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Mai Kai
tikijimmy
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Joined: Apr 22, 2012
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Posted: 2018-03-15 6:54 pm   Permalink

Ok.... so without much warning, I am going to pick up my wife at a conference in Miami Florida tomorrow. I am embarrassed to admit that I have never been to the Mai Kai....But we have a reservation for dinner tomorrow at 5:30. I don’t have a lot of time to research this, so I need your help:

What are the “can’t miss” aspects of the restaurant?
What do we eat? What are your favorites?
What do we drink? What are your favorites?
Are there decent hotels nearby?
Do we buy anything?
Should we see anything else in Fort Lauderdale?
Any other hints, help or info would be much appreciated.

I am soooo excited
Thanks

Jim



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tikijimmy
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Posted: 2018-03-15 6:56 pm   Permalink

Ps...Sorry for the typos

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5311
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-03-16 05:11 am   Permalink

Jim,

You can walk around the restaurant and gardens, just be discrete to customers.

Get the Kona Coffee Grog after dinner. It is a treasure "only at the Mai-Kai" just like Don did it.

Macadamia encrusted grouper, anything from the ovens, Peking Duck is the best in the world, but for 2.

Happy Hour is only in Molokai, get some drinks there first. Mutiny or Black Magic, Special Planters, KO Cooler, Jet Pilot, etc.

There is a Best Western nearby that's nice, vintage.

There's a book in the giftshop...
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-03-16 07:11 am   Permalink

Bahia Cabana Hotel, Yankee Clipper Wreck Bar.

Jet Pilot, that's the drink I like best.

Like the Peking duck as well.

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tikijimmy
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Posted: 2018-03-16 8:47 pm   Permalink

thanks so much guys...had a great time...details to follow


 
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rum on the rideau
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Joined: Apr 29, 2016
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From: Ottawa, Ont.
Posted: 2018-03-17 09:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-03-16 07:11, tikiskip wrote:
Bahia Cabana Hotel,



Is this the hotel on the water, at the water taxi stop, across, more or less, from the Wreck Bar. Google says it's permanently closed.


 
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Mambo
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From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2018-03-20 7:39 pm   Permalink

It was destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

Quote:

On 2018-03-17 09:46, rum on the rideau wrote:
Quote:

On 2018-03-16 07:11, tikiskip wrote:
Bahia Cabana Hotel,



Is this the hotel on the water, at the water taxi stop, across, more or less, from the Wreck Bar. Google says it's permanently closed.



 
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