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“I hate flan...except for Diane's!”
Review of South Shore Cafe - CLOSED

South Shore Cafe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Viera, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“I hate flan...except for Diane's!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

All the reviews are pretty spot on...it only has 4 tables...one woman does everything. Limited drink selection. Not a fan of desserts with liquers in them so I opted for the chocolate flan even as a flan-hater. It arrived and was seriously the best dessert I've ever had. I would have categorized it more a mousse. D-I-V-I-N-E!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Jen R
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We NEVER Miss Having Dinner Here”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We "discovered" South Shore Cafe nearly ten years ago and have never missed an opportunity to include it on our annual visit to the island. Diane is more than an excellent cook and hostess and we actually feel like we are guests at her home. She is just one of the wonderful people that make our stay on St. Croix so enjoyable. We recommend South Shore Cafe for those who seek an intimate and enjoyable dining experience on a very personal level.

  • Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Nice Adventure”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

One of the fun aspects of vacationing is venturing off the beaten path and trying non-mainstream restaurants. South Shore Cafe is really unique. Only five table a night can get served. The reservation times are spread out to enable the sole proprietor, maitre d', order taker, waiter and check, all one person name Dianne time to treat each table as special guests and to allow her to prepare each meal.. Her pastas are fantastic, You have to try her lasagna. Her deserts - we had a chocolate flan - are incredible. This is not the place if you want to eat and run - But if you want excellent food and a leisurely evening enjoying your food, try out here for sure.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank portwashguy
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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious! Go!”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

The food here is spectacular--try the south shore salad, the manicotti, the desserts--wow. The restaurant has a unique and homey vibe--Diane, the owner and cook, will make you feel well-cared for. A fun place to come with friends or family for a delicious night out. You do need to call ahead for a reservation, as it is not open every night.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank 781sftraveller
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A True Gem”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Just returned from St Croix, and other than the stunning beaches our favorite memory is of South Shore Cafe. This tiny restaurant is run completely from front to back by one woman. She does it all expertly! There are only about 5 tables and a bar, so reservations are a must. It is so worth the wait-(do not go if you are in a hurry because food this great takes time). Diane's soups, salads, homemade pastas, and desserts are to die for. The decor is eclectic and charming; the host/chef even more so. Her little dog, Dot, is the restaurant mascot as she sleeps in her basket amongst the patrons. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the coversation, and the local ambience. Diane made us feel like family. We are still amazed that one woman is able to do it all so successfully. Do yourself a favor and put this stop on your itinerary.

  • Visited March 2012
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