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“Bad taste for tourism” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
846 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-3600
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Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Palm Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bad taste for tourism”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We sat at this lovely street enjoy the city and rest around 3PM. A week day and not busy. The server was moody, even the coffe that day wasn't good and to top that their suggested gratuity was calculated including (enclosing) the TAX

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank lilir2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
fort lauderdale
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“People watching”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a cafe in the middle in Lincoln Road Mall.They offer indoor and outdoor seating.Outdoor is nice to see the beautiful people of Miami go by.The service was good and our drinks were refilled often.We ordered a couple of salads and a wrap which were good.The one thing this restaurant needs is new clean menus. They were very dirty and filled with grim.Make sure you wash your hands after you touch them and before you eat your meal.There are a lot of choices in this area so things have to be special to obtain repeat customers.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank vetgirl69
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Miami Beach, Florida
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Same like News cafe its a miami landmark”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Go listen to the Jazz upstairs it changes daily and one of the hidden jewels of Lincoln road - a must stop for any jazz enthusiast.

Visited March 2013
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Thank LaFlamaBlanca17
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pleasant but average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stopped here for breakfast. Nice enough location. A relatively good bagel and some granola and yoghurt. Service was completely average and the food was pretty basic. Not a bad place to stop but there is certainly better food and service very close by. Still over $25 including service for one person which I find ridiculous.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank pistacio
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Washington DC
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247 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Had to wait a looooong time for service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We love Lincoln Road and the people-watching it provides, this restaurant delivers on the people watching. Once seated, we waited for a long time for anyone to come and greet us, take orders, anything, but, nothing, there were some employees who looked at us, but they just looked at us. So, I had to go up to the host stand to initiate any kind of service (they were not busy, many empty tables) Finally got a server, and he did a decent job. Their food were generously portioned but average, the prices are a bit lower compared to other restaurants in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank WashingtonJonDC
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