As a responsible parent who wants to help your child maintain a balanced diet, you'll be happy to know that Jaxson' not only offers steaks, wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads, but also chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, butterscotch and marshmallow. Whew! There is no undoing a kid's first experience walking into Jaxson’s, the space just inside the door a maze of brightly colored sweets that beckon in all directions. A young person might reasonably smell a trap: "This is the 'restaurant' my parents took me to?" Yes it is, son. Yes it is.
Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor, 128 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach; 954-923-4445; jaxsonsicecream.com
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- Hoffman's Chocolates, Multiple locations; hoffmans.com
- HipPOPs, Dania Beach food truck; 954-674-2211; hippops.com
BEST PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS FINALISTS:
- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, several locations; acfp.com/locations
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