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Kool Beanz Cafe

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921 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
850-224-2466
Website
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 253
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OMG OMG

dinner tonight may have been the best meal we have ever eaten. Panko fried calamari with ginger miso was the best calamari I've ever had and the sesame tuna was even better. The desert, pink peppercorn pavlova and blood orange anise sorbet was amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
fritz1011
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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416 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

dinner tonight may have been the best meal we have ever eaten. Panko fried calamari with ginger miso was the best calamari I've ever had and the sesame tuna was even better. The desert, pink peppercorn pavlova and blood orange anise sorbet was amazing.

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Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Kool Beanz is one of (if not my favorite restaurant in Tallahassee. The menu is very divers, from fried oysters to fried green tomatoes; from flank steak to frog legs. No matter your taste Kool Beanz has something for you. When my wife and I go we sit at the bar so we can watch the cooks work their magic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a hard review hard to write, because my dish was really really good. It was a seared tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes and edamame and the flavors were just right. My husband had a chicken -shrimp - blackbeanandrice thing that was good but that had an ordinariness about it compared to my dish. (Once again he ordered without... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good food and above average service. Atmosphere inside is ok can get alittle loud at times. Love outdoor seating!!

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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Kook beans is one of the best places I've ever tired! Not the standard menu....always chanung and always delicious!

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Always fun place and good food. One of the best places in Tallahassee. My sons and daughter really love this restaurant!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've eaten at kool beanz so many times and I have never been disappointed. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. The only con would have to be that there's usually a significant wait (but that should tell you something - others seem to love it too :))

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food. A bit noisy but fun. Ordered the fried oysters for apps....really good. Had Skirt steak with fried onions for entre. Husband had several small plates and loved them all.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were driving from Tampa, wanted a nice meal, and planned our arrival at the restaurant a few minutes before the 6:00 pm opening time on Tripadvisor. When we got there the place was full and people were waiting inside and outside to be seated. It actually opens at 5:30 pm! This meant we had a very long wait. We... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unique, tasty and satisfying. A unique and spicy blend of chicken, shrimp, sausage, black beans and rice with cheese. It is filling and satisfying. Pairs well with spring greens n apple salad and fresh baked bread. Inside seats can be noisy, but in decent weather the outside patio is very pleasant. Servers are pleasant and efficient.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 921 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: 850-224-2466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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