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“Great spot” 4 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, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Buffalo, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant twice during our latest trip to Miami Beach. The first time, we met local friends out for happy hour who suggested this place because they had been there before. We did not eat, but we sat at a high table in the bar area as soon as you step inside. The drinks were delicious, and they had really good happy hour specials (not expensive at all compared to Miami prices). We liked the atmosphere so much that the next night we visited again for dinner. I had the fish and chips and my boyfriend had the Reuben sandwich. We are both picky with food and yet we both loved our meals. We stayed a little after dinner to enjoy cocktails with another friend we were meeting. All in all, very pleasant experience. Good service, good food, and loved the atmosphere. Lincoln Road is a must visit. We had been to Miami Beach/South Beach before and this was the first time we visited Lincoln Road.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Roswell, Georgia
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Great Feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Located right on Lincoln Road. Great atmosphere in restaurant. Lincoln Road a little rough for children and elderly, but charming.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“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
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“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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