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Flanigan's Coconut Grove
One immediate thing that separates the Grove Flanigan’s from the other Miami locations (other than the intense Saturday night wait times) is that it’s open until 4:30am every day. So needless to say, this Flanigan’s is here to party. If you’re looking for a quieter meal, ask to be seated in the room with the rainbow fish tank, where you can sit with your kids and not worry about them asking you why that loud man called the referee on TV a “comemierda.” But if a drinking scene is what you’re looking for, head to the opposite room, where you’ll find a giant bar and strangers with the same mindset. A lot of people think this is the original Flanigan’s—it’s not (that’s in Pompano). But there is something about this one that shines brighter than the rest. Maybe it has more green twinkle lights per square foot (they’re even in the parking lot). Or perhaps this is just one of the few places left in the Grove that still feels true to its days of rickshaws and moose juice.