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HUNGRY HOWIE'S--FT. LAUDERDALE--RESTAURA
NT REVIEW


Wednesday, January 02, 2013


With just a little effort Hungry Howie's, on Federal Highway, could easily be a 4 star restaurant but that's getting ahead of myself.
We had a Groupon for $15 which included a large salad, a large 3 topping pizza, 10 Howie wings and cinnaMMM bread which normally would have come to $37.42 plus tax (and that infernal tip jar!) Bottle sodas ($1.25) were extra. There is certainly no complaining about the price which came to $9.23 each.
We had a choice of 4 salads and we had the antipasto which consisted of lettuce, ham, pepperoni, cheese, tomatoes, black olives and Banana papers plus a choice of dressing and tasted freshly made.
Along with your choice of 3 toppings you also had a choice of crust and we chose garlic herb and our toppings pepperoni, black olives and ground beef. The pizza was hot, tasty and, once again, freshly made.
I wasn't particularly thrilled with the Cinna-MMM bread which were heated bread stick brushed with cinnamon and cups of icing served on the side.
Last, but not least, were a portion of 10, slightly spiced, wings served with a packet of Bleu Cheese dressing and a small loaf of Spicy Howie bread which, with the pizza and cinnamon bread, was completely unnecessary.
Getting back to the rating--there were 2 other parties completely served and ours was the only order in the kitchen. Instead of serving the salad or wings while the pizza was being made we.everything was brought at once overwhelming the table and us. Of course, we had to choose between half the pizza or most of the wings or the cinnamon bread getting cold. In addition we had to get all the boxes at the register.
The food was good, not great, the Groupon price was certainly right but without that extra effort there is no reason to return to Hungry Howie's with the, literally, thousands of Italian restaurants in Broward county to choose from.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PICKIE98 1/3/2013 4:16PM

    I have no used Groupon since they do not have one thing listed for my area, BUT I do use restaurant.com.. It has gotten me into some great dining places, introduced me to new ones.. plus I got the $$ free for it.. just paying the part at the register.
Hungry Howies near here is a good pie place,, we use coupons there too.
It sounds like the cooks were great, just management sluffer-offers!!

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TENNISJIM 1/3/2013 6:27AM

    Thanks for the review

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GREATMARTIN 1/3/2013 12:09AM

    If it wasn't for Groupon I would probably never eat out--as a waiter I use to laugh at people who brought in coupons and now here I am using them! LOL

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DIET_FRIEND 1/2/2013 11:58PM

    Sounds like a good place for binge eating with all those bready foods. Glad the price was right. I wish my pocketbook didn't dictate my dining out decisions as much as it does.

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