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Kool Beanz Cafe

921 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
850-224-2466
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Ranked #2 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
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  • Italian first
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Seating is tough on busy nights; may be relegated to the outside covered area with tables that is rather noisy and subject to the vagarities of the weather. Food is eclectic and fusion-oriented which can be good for the adventuresome, but it isn't always for the faint of heart. The portions are large and can be expensive, which is to... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As usual, dining alone and enjoying each bite. Dirty rice and red beans served as the bed for this fish dinner. Amberjack with a scotch bonnet bearnaise sauce. The fried baby okra was a nice touch. My delightful server, Frankie, took good care.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I am writing this review sitting and waiting for the dessert to arrive at our table...we ordered it 15 minutes ago. After 6 years of being dedicated patrons, often coming once a week, this will be our last time here. Service was never great to begin with but the food made up for it. Now? The food is mediocre and... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was our first visit to Kool Beanz Cafe and we were delighted. We enjoyed an unusually prepared appetizer of calamari. It was thick "fingers" of calamari steak lightly breaded and served with a mild curry sauce. We frequently order calamari appetizers, but thought this was the best we have ever had! We also enjoyed the ground lamb patties stuffed... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Impressed with the freshness of the menu. Vegetables were awesome and key lime desert was superb. No microwave in use here. Only complaint would be the price of the food. Little overpriced for atmosphere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is clearly over-hyped. Though the food was not bad, it lacked the sophistication you would expect. Another big minus were the vegetarian choices on the menu. There was not a single entree for vegetarians and they only offered "replacements". The waitress tried to make up for it, but it is the general attitude that the menu reflected that... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

So happy we saw this on Trip Advisor. We couldn't have been more pleased. Passing through, but we will back on our next trip. Tip: sit at the counter to watch the food being prepared and plated...wonderful...in every sense. FABULOUS desserts, as well

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