Out of the ordinary eating establishments that our judges rate extraordinary.


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY


GOLD


Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
33009 S. Dixie Highway, Florida City, 305-246-1004
Doral: 9815 NW 41st St., Miami, 305-716-4942
Cutler Ridge: 20405 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, 786-293-9406
Additional locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties.


New locations opening this summer at 5377 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate; 6670 Dykes Road, Southwest Ranches; and 6005 N. University Drive, Tamarac

The kids' menu here seems pretty traditional, with mac-and-cheese, pizza, burgers and pasta. But Applebee's also has a variety of side-dish offerings, such as apple sauce, broccoli and mixed veggies, so your kids do not have to eat only fries. The kid-friendly, fun atmosphere, plus the promise of an Oreo cookie shake or Garbage Can sundae will keep kids eager to stay at the table until you're ready to leave. All kids' meals were also reduced to $3.99 last year. From the Weight Watchers menu to the Take Two combination platters, where you choose your own combo, the menu selection for adults is just as much fun as it is for kids.

SILVER

Chili's
Multiple locations
www.chilis.com


BRONZE

T.G.I. Friday's
Multiple locations
www.tgifridays.com


PALM BEACH COUNTY