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“Complete tourist trap... don't make the mistake” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Complete tourist trap... don't make the mistake”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Went for Sunday morning breakfast.... still not really clean from night before! Staff looked hung over and more interested in swapping stories and gossip in the bar than helping us (waited for 10 min after getting food for ketchup!? Had to ask two people)

Food portions are average, presentation sucked... no garnish... menu diversity is great but everything is done sub par... (we had a range of food from waffles, to omlettes, to crepes, muffins... nothing sucked but NOTHING impressed).... We should have known better. Don't make the same mistake.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Aaronalpine
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Atlanta
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fun Lunch Spot on Lincoln Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while shopping on Lincoln Road. Great atmosphere and outdoor seating. Terrific people watching spot. Interesting, "diner-like" menu with tons of options for all day breakfast to sandwiches to more expensive entrees. Food was very good and our server helped dispel the SoBe reputation of horrible service. Can't go wrong having lunch here. Enjoy!

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ATLFamilyofFour
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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264 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A place to have an informal and light breakfast or lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

There are many good restaurants on Lincoln Rd and this one is not exactly one of the best although I am not saying is bad. I will say is an average to good place to eat.
Menu is American style and not really nothing to remember.

    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Alex B
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,woodbridge,new jersey
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“So close..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We just don't visit a Cafe and expect a Mediterranean style meal, there are plenty of restaurants nearby for that. Anyway this is a cafe and I will rate it as such. A great spot for coffee and desert. They also feature a live band which can also be heard via speakers for those who choose to sit al fresco. They also have a full bar...great ambiance

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank in2it4good
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good service terrible food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

When the my side salad arrived I knew the food was going to be questionable at best. Copious amounts of bad Caesar dressing made the lettuce soggy and limp. The seared tuna entree ($24) arrived and was obviously not a high grade of fish, very tough and taste was not good (being polite). After two bites I pushed the plate away, as did two others at the table.

On the positive side the outside seating is nice and our server was very attentive. I actually felt bad for her because she knew the tuna was not well received by my party. There is live music but upstairs but we didn't linger. We actually went to find decent food elsewhere.

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Thank Gunner927
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