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“Complete tourist trap... don't make the mistake” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
846 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)
(305) 534-3600
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Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Center
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“Complete tourist trap... don't make the mistake”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Went for Sunday morning breakfast.... still not really clean from night before! Staff looked hung over and more interested in swapping stories and gossip in the bar than helping us (waited for 10 min after getting food for ketchup!? Had to ask two people)

Food portions are average, presentation sucked... no garnish... menu diversity is great but everything is done sub par... (we had a range of food from waffles, to omlettes, to crepes, muffins... nothing sucked but NOTHING impressed).... We should have known better. Don't make the same mistake.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta
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9 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fun Lunch Spot on Lincoln Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stopped here for lunch while shopping on Lincoln Road. Great atmosphere and outdoor seating. Terrific people watching spot. Interesting, "diner-like" menu with tons of options for all day breakfast to sandwiches to more expensive entrees. Food was very good and our server helped dispel the SoBe reputation of horrible service. Can't go wrong having lunch here. Enjoy!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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“A place to have an informal and light breakfast or lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

There are many good restaurants on Lincoln Rd and this one is not exactly one of the best although I am not saying is bad. I will say is an average to good place to eat.
Menu is American style and not really nothing to remember.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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,woodbridge,new jersey
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“So close..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We just don't visit a Cafe and expect a Mediterranean style meal, there are plenty of restaurants nearby for that. Anyway this is a cafe and I will rate it as such. A great spot for coffee and desert. They also feature a live band which can also be heard via speakers for those who choose to sit al fresco. They also have a full bar...great ambiance

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good service terrible food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

When the my side salad arrived I knew the food was going to be questionable at best. Copious amounts of bad Caesar dressing made the lettuce soggy and limp. The seared tuna entree ($24) arrived and was obviously not a high grade of fish, very tough and taste was not good (being polite). After two bites I pushed the plate away, as did two others at the table.

On the positive side the outside seating is nice and our server was very attentive. I actually felt bad for her because she knew the tuna was not well received by my party. There is live music but upstairs but we didn't linger. We actually went to find decent food elsewhere.

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