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Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food was incredible and dessert was even better. The decor inside was also gorgeous. I cannot wait to visit again and hang out in the upstairs also.

Thank Rebekah P
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Diverse menu for your group to choose from. I've had the breakfast items several times and they've all been good. If you're looking for a place to people watch during the day on Lincoln Road with good food, try Van Dyke's.

Thank Alexandria21
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Four of us ate lunch here on a hot sunny Miami Beach day, although the sun was high in the sky, we we offered our pick of the tables available, the greeter, aware we had a large dog with us found us a lovely table away from the main thoroughfare and with plenty of shade.
Without asking she brought us two large bowls of water for Layla ( the dog ) and was very friendly.
The menu was pretty good and when the food came it was up to and probably a little beyond my expectations for a mainstream restaurant.
My friend Leah has food intolerances and asked for a dish without the dressing, when it arrived it had the dressing on it so the waiter apologised and without delay took it away and brought the dish as it was requested. A potentially painful slip up for Leah but it was resolved quickly.
The food was very good and, considering the location, the bill wasn't horrendous either.
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Thank Jezzoo
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Van Dyke is an institution on South Beach. Unfortunately, THEY ALLOW CIGAR SMOKING. nothing can be more DISGUSTING while you are trying to eat than to have cigar smoke blown in your face. The food is good, the prices are reasonable and the setting makes for great people-watching. The service is fair to poor; every time we go we have to constantly look for the waiter to keep our water glasses filled, etc. Yesterday our server poured our bottle of wine in 4 glasses without moving around the table, so he spilled wine outside of every single glass, making a mess of the table and causing each glass to drip when you picked it up to drink. Then he walked away without cleaning up, so we had to wait for him to re-emerge from inside to call him over and have him provide paper napkins to clean our glasses.

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Thank memwalters
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you are looking for a good place to people watch on Lincoln Road, the Van Dyke Cafe is as good as any. But, if you are looking for good food to go with the view, you will not find it here. While the service was adequate, the food was very much sub-standard. I do not recommend the dining.

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Thank JIwhee
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