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“Grab a table & people watch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Van Dyke Cafe

Van Dyke Cafe
846 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)
(305) 534-3600
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Ranked #259 of 833 restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Steakhouse
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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
Kingston, Jamaica
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Grab a table & people watch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is one of the best eateries on Lincoln Road. It's location on this pedestrianized strip is perfect for taking some time out to just watch the world go by.
The menu and service is good (and much better than other similar spots on 'the road') but the real draw is the location.
Take some time out from the excellent shopping on Lincoln Road to sample the eclectic SoBe lifestyle as it passes by.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Just a perfect place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

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 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 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 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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