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“Great Live Music Upstairs”
Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Watchung, New Jersey
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Live Music Upstairs”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the few places in Miami where you can see live jazz. Very cozy atmosphere and reasonably priced. We saw Big Brookly Red, who put on a great show. We shared the hummus platter and the house rioja, which was excellent. Get there by 8:30 to get a table for the 9 pm show.

  • Visited November 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“dissapointing”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Food had funny taste. Waiter diseapered after giving the food. Wait time between first drink and food was 20min!!! Watch out paying with credit card, they add an extra tip on top of your tip, so expense on your card is incorrect!!!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Pisa
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“TERRIBLE FOOD!!!”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Atmosphere ok, live music nice, we had a beer and were hungry: we thought we couldn't be mistaken with a cheeseburger.
BIG MISTAKE!
It was terrible, smelt horribly. Every ingredient was bad, but the meat and the cheese were terrible. PS: We didn't like the automatically added tip on the check, common to every restaurant in Miami Beach.

ITALIANO: Non ci mangiate, l'hamburger è da intossicazione, immangiabile. Il resto del locale, come pub, anche passabile.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Michele B
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Miami Beach, Florida
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181 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Always a good people watching spot.”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a great place for cocktails, appetizers and people watching from the terrace which is shaded and attracts the breeze. Great sandwiches too, so also a good place for lunch. I especially liked their turkey wrap which was generous and not overpriced. Cool jazz in the evening makes this an excellent place to groove. Very enjoyable.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Paula790
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West Sussex
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice alfresco setting :)”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here on a Sunday. Considering the place was heaving we were seated within 5 minutes. We had the mahi mahi burger and a turkey breast burger with sweet potato fries. Both were nice. Great place to sit & people watch. So much so we thought we'd stay for dessert & coffee. Unfortunately or fortunately, service was so speedy we were just given the bill before we had a chance to ask. Off to Nespresso for our coffees then!

Visited November 2013
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Thank Victoria72
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