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“Wonderful atmosphere, food and service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yellow Dog Cafe

Yellow Dog Cafe
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Malabar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $70
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Confort food with a flair. On the river in Malabar, Florida. On the Water with a long dock for a walk after diner. Outside dining, business meetings, weddings and private parties, event space.
Marion, Iowa, United States
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere, food and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went to Yellow Dog for a business group dinner. We had seating in the lower level and had a great view of the water. The service was great and food was interesting the way they integrated dog shapes into the dishes. The lobster bisque was wonderful, the lamb was ok, and the chocolate cake brownie was outstanding. The prices are a little high so plan for that. They had valet parking which was nice since the lot next to the building is limiting on space.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 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 Michelle H
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English first
Melbourne, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“not child friendly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

they sell onesies apparently. Yet they make you bring your own high chair/seat for your child. for the price the food is not that great.

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Thank Robin R
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Columbus, Ohio
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere and view, very pricey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Definitely good food--some of the best the area has to offer. Been there many times Just there again last week and had the duck, girlfriend had the filet mignon. Both wonderful. Wine pour is generous. Outdoor deck and dock is awesome--best I've experienced on the river. Comes at a price, though ($$$$)but worth it for special occasions.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 ChrisC-Ohio
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Outdoors along the Indian River”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

After several visits to this wonderful restaurant we have a concensus. This place is a winner! Service is personable and seamless. The view from the white table cloth dining room is splendid and serene, a slice of still-life nature at its best. Downstairs, the outdoor seating is nice, a bit more pedestrian, a bit earthy. Sadly, we were seated next to the restrooms and service bar, so traffic was brisk. We also seek that subjective entity: value. This restaurant is good but not great in that category. Specialty crab bisque is excellent. This is not fast food, so with nice wine expect the average check to reach a healthy level.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martin H
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Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Surprise Inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Though it doesn't appear great from the road, it is nice inside and borders the river so there is a good water view. The menu is very interesting, service is great and we feel it is a treat to dine here.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank balletsue
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