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“Just a perfect place!” 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: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Just a perfect place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a place to sit & people watch & just have a soft beverage & stopped at this place because it was beautiful, clean & different from anything else we had seen in Miami Beach. The old world European charm was refreshing. We were apprehensive at first because they were crowded & serving dinner. We afraid they would be annoyed at us just ordering ice tea but the hostess sat us with a smile & you'd think we were ordering lobster & champagne from the service we got from our waiter.

The table next to us started with soup. The gentlemen who ordered the homemade chicken soup loved it so much he ordered a second bowl. Seeing that, we not only ordered it but ended up ordering appetizers. The food was fabulous & all made from scratch. Can't wait to go back for dinner next time.

We also got a pleasant surprise when using the rest rooms. Walking through all the rooms downstairs & then up the steps to the second floor airy additional bar & seating felt like you were touring a castle in Great Britain!!! There was also a variety show there that night that was packed!

Just on all around great place! Wish I had a picture to share because I would have loved to have a visual memory!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Enjoyable, give it a try.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Went twice in one week and had very good food and service both times. Hummus plate was outstanding. Cheeseburger was delicious. Great place for people watching.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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midwest
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service was bad. Food was bad.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Less and less people come here now, the fish is frozen not fresh and the service people are lazy. We ordered the mani mani sandwich and it was a pr made piece of fish. We ordered the steak and it was very skinny and covered in a sauce to cover the fat and look of it. The French fries were not hot. The service person was unconcerned and lazy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good variety of food located in a nice, fun corner in Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Live music on Saturdays on the second flloor.

Visited February 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

If you go to Lincoln Road Mall, stop here and eat outdoors if the weather allows it. Fantastic menu with so many items, it is difficult to decide what to order. Large portions, GREAT food and Great service. I eat here every time I visit Miami Beach

Visited February 2013
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