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“great local diner”
Review of Scenic 90 Cafe

Scenic 90 Cafe
Ranked #94 of 691 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Have been here now three times while visiting the area. The food is all made to order, hot fresh and really delish. The fried potates and onions side dish at breakfast is totally amazing. We always get double orders, and the shakes are real old school fron scratch, hand made and hand mixed. tThe prices for B,L & D are very resonable. Hey and the coffee is excellent !!

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

The Scenic 90 Cafe (who calls it that? Everyone I know calls it the Shiny Diner!) is a go-to place where Pensacolians meet and greet for Sunday breakfast. The Scenic Special gives you eggs, a choice of hash browns or grits or country potatoes, and another choice of biscuit or toast or English muffin. Great value. I am addicted to their pumpkin pancakes - yes, you can order just one :-) on the side. Get there early, visit with your friends while you wait for a booth, or, in great weather, eat out on their beautiful dining porch.

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

My elderly parent (who rarely get out because of physical limitations) visited Scenic 90 today (November 17th) and were greeted at the door by a slovenly attired "chef"...seriously stained/dirty jacket and disheveled appearance. As if that wasn't enough, he was berating a waitress in a very loud and public way. I grew up with the notion that you "Praise in public, criticize in private." Simple. They won't go back.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Scenic 90 Cafe is a great place for a terrific breakfast. When you step inside, you feel like you're in an authentic 1950's diner, just like the ones that once stood on this old strip of Highway 90 overlooking the Bay and known by the locals as Scenic Highway. Scenic Cafe is one of the off-the-beaten-path places where locals dine. I enjoyed a Sunrise omelet, which was filled to the brim with fresh vegetables and cooked perfectly. My companion ordered a three-egg Western omelet which nearly overflowed the plate; he said it was so good that he'll go back again and order the same thing. The service is excellent; the servers are always ready with another cup of coffee. Though they also have daily lunch specials, it's nice to know that Scenic Cafe serves breakfast all day long. The booths and floor don't absorb much of the noises of serving and cooking, though, so the atmosphere is bustling and noisy. But the next time our breakfast-loving friends come to town, we're taking them out to Scenic Cafe.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I really really wanted to like it. I really wanted the food to rock and that atmosphere to be fun. It didn't, it's not. Maybe my expectations were too high, I don't want to say the food was bad, it wasn't. But, everything was out of the freezer. The service was friendly. I left feeling let down. Sometimes these places blow it out of the water, sometimes they don't. They didn't! Too many other great places to go eat in P-Cola to try again.

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