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“People watching” 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 #252 of 811 restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Center
fort lauderdale
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“People watching”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a cafe in the middle in Lincoln Road Mall.They offer indoor and outdoor seating.Outdoor is nice to see the beautiful people of Miami go by.The service was good and our drinks were refilled often.We ordered a couple of salads and a wrap which were good.The one thing this restaurant needs is new clean menus. They were very dirty and filled with grim.Make sure you wash your hands after you touch them and before you eat your meal.There are a lot of choices in this area so things have to be special to obtain repeat customers.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Same like News cafe its a miami landmark”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Go listen to the Jazz upstairs it changes daily and one of the hidden jewels of Lincoln road - a must stop for any jazz enthusiast.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“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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98 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 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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