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“Pleasant but average” 3 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 #257 of 832 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
London, United Kingdom
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“Pleasant but average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stopped here for breakfast. Nice enough location. A relatively good bagel and some granola and yoghurt. Service was completely average and the food was pretty basic. Not a bad place to stop but there is certainly better food and service very close by. Still over $25 including service for one person which I find ridiculous.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
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163 reviews 163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Had to wait a looooong time for service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We love Lincoln Road and the people-watching it provides, this restaurant delivers on the people watching. Once seated, we waited for a long time for anyone to come and greet us, take orders, anything, but, nothing, there were some employees who looked at us, but they just looked at us. So, I had to go up to the host stand to initiate any kind of service (they were not busy, many empty tables) Finally got a server, and he did a decent job. Their food were generously portioned but average, the prices are a bit lower compared to other restaurants in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Popular place for food it has a good jazz club upstairs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

In my opinion better for jazz than for food as it has a very average menu but it is always crowded at any hour, not for choosy palate. The jazz club is small but musicians are always great plus is inLincoln Road the most popular area of Miami Beach

Visited July 2012
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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food was incredible and dessert was even better. The decor inside was also gorgeous. I cannot wait to visit again and hang out in the upstairs also.

Visited May 2013
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Alexandria, VA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good lunch/brunch choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Diverse menu for your group to choose from. I've had the breakfast items several times and they've all been good. If you're looking for a place to people watch during the day on Lincoln Road with good food, try Van Dyke's.

Visited April 2013
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