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Kool Beanz Cafe

921 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
850-224-2466
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Ranked #3 of 658 restaurants in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My pasta drowed in its white sauce. It tasted more like flour in my opinion. My wife had the flank steak, mashed potatoes. I fed off her plate.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Kool Beanz has always been one of my favorite restaurants but my last two visits has been a disappointment. During our last visit, service was nonexistent and my food (Flank Steak) was served cold. Our waitress was nowhere to be found so I had to wave my arms to get someone's attention. Waitress was pleasant but disappeared during most of... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have loved this place since it opened many years ago. After the first review of the food I saw a letter to the editor saying "That place will never last. Who wants to eat anything like that?" Well, we did and many more did it would seem. From the style of the building I think it must have been... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was my first visit and after seeing the high ratings on trip advisor I convinced my husband and son to try it with me. We got there early (5:30)and were seated right away (afterwards there was a long line). I got the tilefish which was amazing and my husband got the pepper steak, also amazing. My son is not... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Kool Beanz is a very good place to eat a great meal. They do not take reservations. So, if you are in a rush, don't go on a prime night. We got there on a Saturday a bit after 6pm. They open at 5:30. It was a graduation night so there was already a 25 minute wait for indoor seating.... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I arrived @ 9:30 and was seated almost immediately (outside, in a corner, but it made it easier to watch, listen to the other diners). Even 1/2 hour before closing, this place is jumping. By the time the waiter took my order, I had already selected 3 dishes. The waiter seemed rushed (he forgot to take my drink order first,... More

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117 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is fun and whimsical with funky artwork on the walls and vibrant colors. The staff was courteous and efficient. The food was very fresh and well-prepared. There are no Michelin stars here but it is very good. I had the Red Snapper cooked in a salsa sauce and placed on top of red beans and rice. The fillet... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

While visiting friends in Tallahassee, we had dinner here. They had eaten here several times and had enjoyable meals, although their last experience wasn't up to previous standards. Service: Let's give the benefit of the doubt to our waiter and just chalk it up to her having a bad day. Civil would be the most generous description of her attitude,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

On adult vacation, had a awesome Sunday brunch of Lobster Mac and Cheese, Fried Green Tomato BLT and a Mimosa. The decor was from local artist. The wait staff was courteous and quick to serve. The menu was limited in choice, but the food was fresh, local and they did it right! For us, we would rather eat in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I came in with my son while in town. Decided to have lunch, based solely on the great reviews. We both had fish-tuna and corvina, We were both very impressed. Great combinations, great flavors, nicely executed with a nice southern flare. Two thumbs up!!

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