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“Bugs Bugs and Bugs,”
1 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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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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.
Sebastian, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bugs Bugs and Bugs,”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Four of us had a great appetizer and when the entree arrived discovered bugs on my plate. After 4 of them I asked the waiter to return my tuna, which had arrived cold by the way, because it appeared that it was the source of the bugs. The owner showed up and we pointed out the 'jumping bugs' which were now all over the floor also. After a lame excuse about unprecedented, he dissappeared and a few minutes later I was brought another plate of tuna, which was excellent and hot this time. The waiter moved us to another table, right next door, where there were just as many bugs. Excuses abounded but they were in other parts of the restaurant as the waiter admitted. First time for the season! Well we are not very demanding and took it all in stride being from the Caribbean and having experienced 'bugs'. But we were not expecting to hear the owner on our exit suggest as he pulled a 'bug' out of my uncle's girlfriends hair and examine it suggest 'Maybe you brought them with you!' They have a serious issue here and the fact that the owner won't recognize it and blames his patrons is total diregard for his clientelle. There were hundreds there living below the woodwork on there newly establishd deck. Oh yes and by the way ...they knew they were there because when we arrived my wife and uncle's girlfriend complained that the overhead fans were making it cold. The waiter did turn them down and ten minutes later they were turned back up. When we asked the owner to turn them back down.....he brought shawls for the ladies. The fans were never turned back on. They were hoping they would blow the bugs away. There were also large houseflies on the pillars. Disgusting and the owners would not accept any responsibility. In my small way I will let my friends and family know that this is not a friendly hospitable place.Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! AND THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM!

  • Visited February 2013
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Excellent food and view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very good. Have eaten there before and they never fail to disappoint. The only disappointment this time was that "lunch" ends at 2:00pm and "dinner" doesn't start until 5pm, so the "in between" menu is a bit sparse, but was still very good. Great view of the intercoastal waterway, noticed some dolphins swimming in the water during the meal. A bit on the pricey side but the meal was very good.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank t1man
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USA
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144 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I had dinner here. Exterior was poor, interior , service and food were average a best. Prices high and food and atmospere did not make up for it. Avoid

  • Visited February 2013
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Evans, Georgia
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food but disappointed by the added tip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We were there as part of a large group and had choices within a set menu. The food was good as were the wait staff but we were more than surprised by the added tip written in large letters on our bill - over 22%. While I understand that it is standard for a restaurant to add a tip when there is a large group we found the amount excessive and unnecessary and not very tastefully handled.

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Austin, Texas
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“Gourmet Waterfront Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Yellow Dog is one of our favorite restaurants in the Space Coast/Treasure Coast area. Overlooking the Indian River, the atmosphere is relaxing and tasteful. The service is attentive without being annoying. The menu offers a variety of local and imported foods which are expertly prepared. The seafood is always fresh and delicious. We often make the one hour drive just to enjoy dining at Yellow Dog.

  • Visited January 2013
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