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The American Cafe

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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
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A nice view overlooking the water. I like to stop in for lunch while at the Jacksonville Landing. Always understanding when I'm watching my dollars, they never mind when I want to split a meal with my niece who usually accompanies me there. And it's always enough food for us both. We usually get a club sandwich and fries. Last... More 

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Thank wit1016
Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have been to restaurant lots of times over the years. Sadly the last few times have been extremely disappointing. Yesterday we were sat outside at 4pm. They were not busy at all. We sat for 45 minutes before anyone came back to take our Drink order! They sat people around us and took their order, we even said that... More 

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Thank Krista H
Stedman, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The restaurant is apprently in finamcial trouble name up to 6 different types American brewed beers and they were out. Our goal was lunch with beers and wine. The poor lady who was seating us could not do anything that could keep us. It was not her fault.

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Thank Phillip W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Varied, kid friendly menu and a great view of the river make this a great casual place to stop while at the riverwalk.

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Thank Ellen C
Columbia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank John B
Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Thank Mavis M
Bluffton, South Carolina
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mike P
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Karen S
Florida
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151 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Thank Carfredo
Jacksonville, Florida
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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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, 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?