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“Very Nice Resturant”
Review of Betty's A1A Cafe

Betty's A1A Cafe
Ranked #9 of 208 Restaurants in Ormond Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jacksonville, Florida
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very Nice Resturant”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Many locals told us to try Betty's Cafe. They were sure right. What a great find. Great food, great value, great service, an great views. What else can you ask for in a resturant. We are buying a home in the area and this will be our favorite place for sure.

  • Visited October 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

This little cafe sits directly on the ocean and is clean, neat, and the food is always good and quite inexpensive. They try to do some gourmet type offerings as well as comfort foods. And they have the BEST coffee...which is always a draw for me. They occasionally offer an all you can eat fried fish special. I ordered it once and couldnt even eat all of the fish on the first plate! I have been here several times and never dissapointed. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a casual dinner or lunch (not sure if they serve breakfast)

Visited August 2012
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Akershus, Norway
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A little gem on the sea”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stopped here one day out of desperation and didn't expect much. We order the mahi-mahi sandwich with sweet potato fries. It was fabulous. Although we lived in Gainesvilles, FL we went out of way to come back here again when ever we were in the area.

  • Visited November 2011
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Jacksonville, FL
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A sad shadow of itself”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

They say you can't go home again, or maybe they say you should not? We went back to Betty's because last year it had been so lively and had such good food we could not wait. Turns out we should have. It closes at 9 PM and we got there at 8. We were the last folks in, but gosh that should not have made a difference, if you are going to start closing at 8 you need to say that.

We ordered their famous clam chowder, and to be truthful it was delicious, it was just not hot, almost not warm. I am sure the stove had been turned off because it was a slow night. We did not do much better with our meals, I ordered the small portion seafood sampler that was haddock, scallops and shrimp. I ordered mine broiled along with Betty's "famous" onion rings. The meal arrive looking like they had forgotten to put it under the broiler because everything was an off white color with no signs of caramelization from the broiler. When I said something to the manager he seemed surprised at first, but then took it back to be re-cooked, or at least introduced to the broiler. When it cam back it was better, and to make up for it he brought two orders of onion rings and an order of some type of potato balls (admittedly hot this time) to make up for it. It really did not because the now warm meal was not any tastier, and we already had been munching on the onion rings while we waited for our meals so we were certainly not hungry for two huge plates of them.

The final straw was the wait staff who were sweeping up around us and cleaning tables - nothing like dust and debris flying around to put you off an already bad meal. They were also right behind our table discussing their tips, or lack of them.

It seems like Betty's is dead, or at least dying, and I am disappointed. Without an infusion of good management, and some better employees, I'd bet it won't be there when we go back next year.

  • Visited September 2012
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Edmond, Oklahoma, US
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“We love this place!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We always plan on eating at Betty's when we travel through Ormond Beach. The food is great, the service is good, the decor is neat, and prices are very reasonable. We especially love their onion rings, but truly we've never been unhappy with anything we've ordered there.
Try it, you'll like it!

  • Visited April 2012
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