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“One secret to restaurant success.....they don't know it” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gateway Restaurant

Gateway Restaurant
Ranked #189 of 396 Restaurants in Daytona Beach
Cuisines: American, Diner, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holiday, Florida
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“One secret to restaurant success.....they don't know it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Do you feel that the condition of the dining area, is a reflection of the condition of the kitchen? This was my thought over and over as we sat down on torn vinyl seats in our booth. The friendly waitress, whom i believe is the owner was so happy to see us on a Saturday morning. "Where is everybody" I wondered. Well the eggs were medium large, the wheat toast was average, home fries were in small numbers. My side order of english muffin was standard fare. The omelette was average, with average amount of cheese and bacon. The pancake was medium small and box-like flavor. Coffee was fair at best. As nice as the 3 workers there were, I wondered...... what were they doing when we weren't there? They weren't mopping the dirty floor, or wiping the dirt and dust off the window sills, or cleaning the outside-only bathrooms. Or even wiping off our sticky, crumb-laden table. Where's the pride? Where's the Windex? What does the inside of the kitchen look like? Does the kitchen reflect the dining area? Better hope not.....

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Jim D
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  • Danish first
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English first
Marion, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

What a wonderful surprise. We ended up here by default and were nervous when we walked in. This is a diamond in the rough. Obviously family owned and struggling. But one of the best breakfasts we have ever had. Very clean. Sweet staff and great home cooked food. Don't skip this wonderful "diner".

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jodi H
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Daytona Beach
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Uhhh...No.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Service is good, but damn did my pancakes taste dry and off...sort of like cigarette ash. The place is very dirty looking and I wouldn't dream of going to the bathroom there. I ordered fruit once and they gave me frozen fruit. Nasty,

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JandJyum
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

The sausage for breakfast is very sage-y, and the biscuits, though they state are home made are kinda dry. The waitress was reallly nice, I wish I would have remembered her name.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank shoppindiva
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Ohio City, Ohio
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Biscuits and Gravy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Arrive early for the biscuits and gravy hardly any left later in the morning,the wait staff are awesome and never let your coffee get to the last drop,family owned,nice place always stop here for all of your breakfast and lunch needs.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank inturn
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