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The American Cafe

American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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Two Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
904 353-4503
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great outside dining with a view of the river

We selected this restaurant for a quick dinner before an evening concert. The service was quick and pleasant. We enjoyed the discounted happy hour drinks. We both had the pasta with shrimp and crab. The portions were satisfying and it was tasty, there was adequate and visible shrimp, the crab-not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Mavis M
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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Where do I even begin? We stopped at the Jacksonville Landing on our way out of Jacksonville because the brochure looked like it would fun and it had a great view. That was a joke...their marketing person should get a promotion! Since we were already here, we decided to have lunch, but the only real choices were Hooters or American... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We selected this restaurant for a quick dinner before an evening concert. The service was quick and pleasant. We enjoyed the discounted happy hour drinks. We both had the pasta with shrimp and crab. The portions were satisfying and it was tasty, there was adequate and visible shrimp, the crab-not so much. The outside deck has a great view of... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went to a show at tye Times Union..decided to wall to the landings for dinner. We chose it because it was close.. we ordered spinach artichoke dip to start. It was cold and totally runny like soup.. after like 30min our waitress finally came back with our food.. every conversation started with an apology...my burger was cold and totally burnt,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a marvelous time as amateur photographers shooting sunset on the deck of the American Cafe. The bridges in Jacksonville are a delight as well as the fountains and architecture. The food was delightful as the setting sun in our city trip.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Along with Hooters, this is the only restaurant left from the inaugural shops and restaurants when the Jacksonville Landing opened in the 1980s. Unfortunately, it hasn't been updated (or seemingly repaired) since then. Used to be fresh, now it is tired and run down.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

was delicious and good service. great view of downtown and the water line is gorgeous. Also did not have to wait long in line on a busy weekend such as FL/GA since this spot is well placed above hooters in the landing

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Jacksonville, Florida
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The American Cafe

Address: Two Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone Number: 904 353-4503
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Two Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904 353-4503

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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