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“Excellent Breakfast in a Small, Fun Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lighthouse Cafe

Lighthouse Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.
State College, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast in a Small, Fun Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

The Lighthouse Cafe is the real deal - the breakfast was unique and well executed, and the design of the little restaurant, packed wall to wall with pictures of lighthouses, was full of character.

You will likely wait for a table as the restaurant is very small, but it is worth the wait.

I had the Seafood Benedict on a toasted croissant. The croissant was covered with fresh veggies, scallops, bay shrimp and crab meat. The flavor was excellent, but the faux crab should be replaced with real crab meat to bring this dish to the next level. It would be worth a dollor or two more for real crab.

The home fries were crisp and covered with a spice that seemed to have a slight flavor of Old Bay: very good. My daughter had a whole wheat pancake, which was excellent as well.

Of the breakfast restaurants I visited during a week on Sanibel Island, the Lighthouse Cafe was the best.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Okemos, Michigan
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Very tasty breakfast. Fresh, homecooked, yummy. Kid-friendly with a fun lighthouse themed decor. There was a wait to get a table because it is a small, popular place but it was worth it.

Visited November 2012
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Phillipburg
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Good luck trying to get a seat. Food is very good and the specials usually rock. Can get expensive for breakfast but worth it at least once a trip

Visited November 2012
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

old breakfast cafe but very popular be prepared to wait for a table, service good and food likewise went here twice and had to wait on both visits one early and one later

Visited November 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Great breakfast, very crowded even for off season. Pancakes were delicious and the homemade strawberry preserves were very good. Definitely a must for breakfast on the island!

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