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“Coming here forever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
846 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-3600
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Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Aventura
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Coming here forever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

this restaurant is my home on Lincoln Road. I particularly remember one night right after 9-11 being the only customer(s) in the place and Lincoln Road being so untypically desolate. Sad but home. Sometimes the service is not the greatest but the atmosphere kind of makes up for it.

Visited November 2012
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MIAMI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Great until the check came,,,they don't carry change?.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This is a great spot for breakfast; snacks, salads; lunch and people-watching. The service is very good too! And for South Beach; it is reasonable (breakast: juice/coffee/bacon or ham/sausage/toast/eggs about $10). Like most of the restaurants on the beach, a tip is included (15%) and the check indicates that.
I was taken aback; when I paid my check (including tiip) and the total was something like $11.57
The change on $15 that was returned to me was $3. New math? ....No, I was told they "don't carry change".
Is management aware of this?

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good breakfast, good sandwiches and salads, a variety of foods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great place to meet on a Sunday morning; gppd tp gp with friends and your pets too (doggie friendly). Has jazz at night in the upstairs lounge, good beers and wines, definitely a pl;ace you cannot miss on South Beach and a place to meet a friend for a drink or a coffee and sit outside.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“The Best Cafe on Lincoln Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

If you're looking for a place to grab breakfast or brunch you've found it. Great place to people watch, and features indoor and outdoor seating. They also have live music upstairs at night from time to time. The salads are also amazing!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“It's reasonably priced. Food okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Wanted to eat on Lincoln Rd but not pay too much. We had the bruschetta which was ok I've had better didn't have much flavor. For entree had the vodka al salmon but not much salmon but a lot of sauce I thought it was a little greasy but my husband liked his. Chicken sandwich my daughter didn't complain. You can have an entree for under $15. Service was adequate. We got our food quick and our check quick. There are better restaurants in the same street but watch for the ones with dinner or drink special it's a trap for the expensive menu.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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