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Garden Cafe

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14227 7th St, Dade City, FL 33523-3806
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite local sandwich/salad place

I've tried most of their sandwiches. They are all delicious but my favorite is the Fried Green Tomato BLT (add a side of Ranch for dipping). The salads are amazing as well. Always fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dade City, Florida
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Dade City, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've tried most of their sandwiches. They are all delicious but my favorite is the Fried Green Tomato BLT (add a side of Ranch for dipping). The salads are amazing as well. Always fresh.

Thank SnD_BT
Dade City
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating here for years and it just dawned on me that I have never written a review. The food is always freshly prepared and very tasty. The soups are excellent and from house recipes. Their Cuban sandwich is second to none. I have probably had almost everything on the menu and it is all good. Try the... More 

Thank David G
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Kind of a small place so not great for a large group. Food and service was good. They have patio that is pet friendly as well.

Thank Carl T
Rock Hill, SC
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We apparently picked a day with glitches - computer down and mechanical problems in kitchen - whatever that means. Took 20 minutes to be acknowledged as being there to eat. Then blame was passed to others. Took over an hour to finally get food and eat, but food was very good and fresh. Hubby had club sandwich. I had Asian... More 

Thank AnnTRockHill_SC
GardenCafeDC, Owner at Garden Cafe, responded to this review

I appreciate your honest review. Our computer did go down during the rush while you were here. The kitchen problems came from the computer being down (our internet as well). Our system is connected via our wireless network so when the internet goes down the tickets are not sent to the printer that is in the kitchen. We also had... More 

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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while antiquing in Dade City. Great choices on the menu. We tried a Cuban sandwich and a Club sandwich and both were delicious. Fresh fruit was a great side. Really liked this little place. Service also very good.

Thank Linda W
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good salads & nice 1/2 salad and 1/2 sandwiches choices on the menu. Meals were large and tasty. There was an outdoor area to sit at (but not for us in the Florida summer heat) so we chose the air conditioned inside. Food was a little slow is arriving; but overall we enjoyed our meal, the staff and the whole... More 

Thank Sandra S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Ok for quick sandwiches not anything out of the ordinary. Nice outdoor area to sit at and a couple tables inside with a room next to it with additional tables.

Thank Winendinetampa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It started 6 years ago, my wife and I rented a motorcycle (Harley Davidson) and headed north from Saint Petersburg up along the coast past Dunedin to route 52 , we then cut across to Dade City. First impression , "What a lovely friendly city". Well the road took us to this Garden cafe. We decided to stop and enjoy... More 

Thank Keith Allan R
Porterville, California
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289 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My partner and I had a late lunch here, for the first time, both of us getting 1/2 salad and 1/2 sandwiches. The black and blue salad, as well as the Asian chicken salad, altho 1/2 sized, were very large and tasty. Our sandwiches, one a Rueben, and one Fried green tomato BLT were also en pointe. We both would... More 

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Gulf Breeze
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stopped here during an afternoon of antique shopping in Dade. We enjoyed the tomato bisque and reuben sandwiches in a converted old car repair shop/dealership with both outdoor shady and indoor seating. Also loved the large pink lemonade! I'd go back again for sure!

Thank vrl007

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14227 7th St, Dade City, FL 33523-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dade City
  • Phone Number: 352-567-7277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?