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The Golden Lion Cafe

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501 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Box 2225, Flagler Beach, FL 32136-3311
+1 386-439-3004
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2016

My wife & I have been coming here for quite sometime , mainly for the delicious fish tacos & the great ocean view. However , we continuously have problems trying to make a few changes to our meal. We prefer rice to tortilla chips and many times the waiter will say there might be an upcharge to do this substitution.... More 

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Thank Dougyfd
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the way you feel your requests were handled. We do appreciate your business and would like to know how we can make this better for you. Please contact Dan Kreglo at dankreglo@goldenlioncafe.com. More 

Niagara Falls, New York
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171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2016

This place is a trip . . . and a good one at that. The ambience is fun. Live music - a sand dance floor, roof top dining overlooking the beach - what more is needed. Did we mention the drinks are cold and well prepared - the mojitos were amazing. The food is fresh and well prepared. Being from... More 

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Thank Brett C
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Brett for such a wonderful review! It's true, you can't beat the ambience here at the Golden Lion Cafe. It's great to hear that our Fish n Chips ranks up there with the Fry Capital of the World. Also, our Key Lime Tartar sauce is housemade and we currently sell it at select Publix and Winn Dixie stores here... More 

Hampton Bays, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 5, 2016

A few months behind on the review, but better late than never... We were new to the area and always looking for a good, fresh place to eat. Golden lion did not disappoint! My husband had a tower of fresh, raw seafood. My mother was visiting from out of town. She and I had the peel and eat shrimp and... More 

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Thank 3_lil_Ducks
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always love hearing from our customers no matter how much time has passed since their visit. We have an amazing raw bar and the seafood tower is a delicious treat. You can never go wrong with the peel n eat shrimp too. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Moriarty, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We Had 15 people and was best Food and Service!!! Had The best Blood Mary For sure!! We had Pasta, Peel n eat shrimp, Fish tacos, Shrimp wraps, coconut shrimp. Best Waitress her name is Candice So Friendly and Nice!! If they had a 6 Star it would be. Coming Back for drinks tonight!! P.s. My Brother wanted to steal... More 

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Thank Melita W
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Melita for your wonderful review. I am glad to hear that Candice took great care of your party of 15 and that everyone was happy with their meal. Thanks again for dining with us and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Indiana
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

The ambience here is great! Live music, sand area, roof top deck overlooking beach. That in itself is worth it. I'd come here again for that reason. But waiting 40+ minutes for mediocre food on a Sunday night was a little frustrating.

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Thank GoingNewPlaces
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your service was disappointing on Sunday night. The only way for us to improve is to get feed back from our customers so please contact me directly at dankreglo@goldenlioncafe.com. More 

North Carolina
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

What a delightful surprise for a seaside cafe; not only was the food EXCELLENT but they also had live entertainment that was so very soothing! Offers outside dining!

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Thank Rachel H
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience here at The Golden Lion Café. You can enjoy live music on Monday and Thursday for Happy Hour and also all weekend long. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

...on grilled romaine the other day was fantastic. Kendrick was server and took very good care of us. On nice days, views from upstairs are purely First Coast pleasure. Try their own tartar sauce!

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Thank Linda S
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Linda for this nice review. Our lobster salad special was a hit last week, glad to hear you agree. You can also purchase our very own Key Lime Tartar sauce at our Gift shop located next to the raw bar or at Publix, Winn Dixie and online. Thank you for your support. More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Great little seafood and more restaurant extended happy hour. On the ocean in Flagler. Great friendly service.

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Thank Caroline72747
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Caroline for your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at the Golden Lion Café. We offer happy hour 7 days a week from 3-6pm and music on Monday and Thursday for Happy Hour. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bloomfield, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Ate here twice. Nice beach bar & restaurant. Great fish & chips, awesome tartar sauce. Friendly staff.

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Thank Edward P
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Edward for your review. Our Fish n Chips are certainly a crowd pleaser and do pair well with our house made Key Lime Tartar sauce, which is also available for purchase at select Publix and Winn Dixie stores Thanks for stopping in. More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 31, 2016

We live in nearby Palm Coast, and come here fairly frequently. I do NOT like fish, except for GL's fish & chips, so when I get a craving for F&C, my wife frequently orders something else. Only problem is that the fish & chip order is HUGE Sometimes, I can convince my better half to share. On Thursday dinner they... More 

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Thank LXK1940
Dan K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review. We love to cater to our locals and realize that they are such an important part of our business. Our Fish n Chips are one of our best sellers and certainly big enough to share. Yes, Beaujolais is a fun annual event we do every year in November. We hope to see you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Box 2225, Flagler Beach, FL 32136-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Flagler Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-439-3004
Description
Flagler's Most Awarded Restaurant & Raw Bar since 1992. Fresh Seafood. Voted #1 Beach Bar on the East Coast of Florida 2015. Live music with Reggae Sundays. Lots of fun monthly Full Moon Parties with Limbo and a white sand dance floor. Second story Rooftop Dining overlooking the Ocean or downstairs under the Tropical Courtyard. Tiki Bar, Ocean Bar, Gift Shop & Raw Bar. Food Specialities English Style Fish n Chips, Fresh Catch Taco's, Lobster Rolls, Oysters, Crab, Shrimp, Seafood Towers, Daily Fresh Fish... Small Barrier Island of 4500, Surf Tournaments, Fishing off the Pier, Red Coquina Rock Beaches, Free Parking and Golf Cart friendly...7 Miles of Oceanview Heaven

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