Lester's Diner

Diner in Fort Lauderdale

Hailed endearingly as a greasy spoon, retro-since-it-was-new Lester's Diner has been keeping folks happy since the late 1960s. Everyone makes their way here at some point, from business types on cell phones to clubbers and blue-haired ladies with third husbands to travel writers needing pancakes at 4am.

It's the type of place you expect the chef to be flipping pancakes in between a cigarette break. A must-visit for non-Americans.