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The American Cafe

Two Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
904 353-4503
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Ranked #995 of 1,745 Restaurants in Jacksonville
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Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I used to brag on this place a few years back... told everyone I never had a bad meal here because it was true. Things have gone downhill since. My review from last year is a big part of the problem, & I see it is for many others too. Things take too long to happen in here for how... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

actually we stopped here to eat the menu looked great but a server never made it to the table and we sat there for like a half an hour. There were a lot of empty tables so that made it more odd that they were so busy?

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The staff was very dressed down (looked like they just rolled out of bed), one even in cut off shorts (that were not flattering). Food was just ok. Long wait to get food, then to go containers, then check and they were not taht busy. I will not return to American Cafe!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Ate here for a lunch, which was supposed to be a fairly quick meal, but due to computers being down it wound up taking quite some time. Our server did not smile once the entire time. I had fish and chips, and the best way to describe it was fried mush. It was literally as if the fish had been... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our party of six adults and two children stopped in on a Sunday evening for a light dinner. The restaurant was pretty empty at 6:00. The hostess gave us our choice of seating, indoors or out. We choose inside. The menu had quite a few selections. All the food, with one exception, was good. Between the group of us, we... More

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Crawfordville, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had good table service. The food was also a surprise..very good, fresh catch sandwich. Portions are quite large. Sharing might be an option. Clean and friendly!

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I think I was not supposed to eat in a nice restaurant during the jazz fest - see review of benny's for where I ended up. Usually the American Cafe is my favorite place, & I have never had a bad meal there. In the past, the service has been thoughtful & timely as well. I think I walked into... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Food was not bad. I had to wait almost an hour to get my burger, but it was fresh when it arrived. Our waitress/service was SLOW to the point where it seemed like they were not prepared to be busy. A nice spring Saturday night and outdoor seating, what did they expect?

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Loved being able to eat outside overlooking all that was going on during the St. Patrick's Day festivities. We had a fabulous chicken pot pie that hit the spot. Good food, good service, and inexpensive.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The view is great, and food was just okay, it's basically an overpriced Denny's by the river. We sat outside on the patio, and after finishing our meal I noticed a mouse coming out the front door of the restaurant. We notified the staff and they didn't seem at all bothered, but acted sort of like it was totally normal... More

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