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Dan Marino

Remembering Burt Reynolds and Burt & Jack's restaurant in Fort Lauderdale

Remembering Burt Reynolds and Burt & Jack's restaurant in Fort Lauderdale

Dapper, debonair and quite the pair. One was a Hollywood movie star and sex symbol who called South Florida home. The other was a polished and proper restaurateur, the kind who required gentlemen to wear jackets to dinner. Burt Reynolds and Jack Jackson did not know each other until they teamed up to open Burt & Jack’s at Port Everglades in 1984, a waterfront restaurant that combined celebrity sizzle with South Florida’s nautical beauty.

When Jackson got the news Thursday that Reynolds had died at 82, the good times of Burt & Jack’s heyday...

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