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The American Cafe

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2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202-5058
+1 904-353-4503
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The food was okay, I had a chicken sandwich that was a little on the dry side. I got a side of French fries, they did not put many on the plate. The service was good, I probably wont eat here again.

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Thank Bone414
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Minimally decent food, dingy and dated decor. Place hasn't changed in 10 years. The appearance of the staff makes me question the cleanliness of the kitchen.

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Thank Mike M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Great grilled burgers. The kids loved their mac and cheese. Awesome waterfront view. Fast and friendly service.

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Thank mrsbmcrawford
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

The American Cafe is an excellent place to eat. We sat on the balcony on second floor overlooking the St. John river. Food was very good.

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Thank Mike S
Ocala, United States
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located at the Jacksonville Riverwalk, it has amazing views of the water. That being said that is about all that I can say positive for this place. The interior is outdated and too dirty looking. The wait staff was absolutely horrible. They could not get an order right. I ate the shrimp and chips and it was... More 

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Thank Trevor H
Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

A nice view overlooking the water. I like to stop in for lunch while at the Jacksonville Landing. Always understanding when I'm watching my dollars, they never mind when I want to split a meal with my niece who usually accompanies me there. And it's always enough food for us both. We usually get a club sandwich and fries. Last... More 

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Thank wit1016
Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have been to restaurant lots of times over the years. Sadly the last few times have been extremely disappointing. Yesterday we were sat outside at 4pm. They were not busy at all. We sat for 45 minutes before anyone came back to take our Drink order! They sat people around us and took their order, we even said that... More 

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Thank Krista H
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

The restaurant is apprently in finamcial trouble name up to 6 different types American brewed beers and they were out. Our goal was lunch with beers and wine. The poor lady who was seating us could not do anything that could keep us. It was not her fault.

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Thank Phillip W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

Varied, kid friendly menu and a great view of the river make this a great casual place to stop while at the riverwalk.

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Thank Ellen C
Columbia
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

Where do I even begin? We stopped at the Jacksonville Landing on our way out of Jacksonville because the brochure looked like it would fun and it had a great view. That was a joke...their marketing person should get a promotion! Since we were already here, we decided to have lunch, but the only real choices were Hooters or American... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202-5058
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-353-4503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?