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“Love places like this!”
Review of Chef Larry's Cafe

Chef Larry's Cafe
Ranked #13 of 134 Restaurants in Titusville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Potsdam, New York
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343 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Love places like this!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

We tried this place at a the suggestion of some friends. Earlier in the week we drove by to see if we could find it, but it took a few trips before we spotted it. Looks like just another house on the street.

We arrived shortly after 11:00 AM, and there were only a few tables taken. We were seated promptly inside and our order was taken shortly thereafter. We both ordered the sampler which consisted of a small, almost slider sized sandwich of pulled smoked chicken on a delicious roll. Crab cake, garlic mashed potatoes, tossed greens, some cooked carrots and a coleslaw that had hints of raisins and horseradish in it were on the plate. Also just a small square of bread pudding for a mini dessert completed the dish. A good sized lunch for a few dollars. Probably one of the best deals in Titusville! The presentation was excellent as was the food. As we were eating the customers were pouring in. By the time we finished up they were standing in line out the door.

It is quite small and a bit cramped on the inside, and the decor is old style with what appears to be wainscoting set horizontally up the walls. Kind of cozy. From what we experienced this trip it is certainly worth another visit. Don't try to come here with more than 4 people because you probably won't find a table large enough. I only saw one. Lunch is their forte, and dinners are only served on the weekend.

A real gem of a find!

  • Visited March 2014
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Herndon, Virginia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

On our recent trip to Cape Kennedy, our B&B owner suggested Chef Larry's in Titusville. She said it was great, but you must have both reservations and cash in they don't take credit cards. We took her advice and had the best meal of our trip!

Chef Larry's is located in a converted house, so there is very little indoor seating. There's also minimal signage out front so it's easy to drive past. It's owned by Chef Larry Berkowitz and his delightful wife. This is really more a labor of love than any restaurant I've ever been in.

We were greeted at the door and seated immediately. The young but enthusiastic staff explained the simple menu for the week. There were only four entrees and each came with a soup and salad. They don't have a liquor license but you can bring your own wine.

We had the chicken corn chowder, mixed green salad with a delicious fruit dressing highlighted by a generous touch of ginger and the New York Strip steak with caramelized onion gravy. the meat was cooked to perfection and tender.

We didn't have room for one of the desserts, but they looked wonderful. Best of all was a price that was truly unbelievably low. this place is a true Florida gem!

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank Dick D
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best lunch in Titusville”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Lunch specials include soup, salad, meat & starch all for less than $10.00. Must pay cash, no credit cards to hold down prices. Food is excellent (Larry is a trained chef). Waiters are prompt & friendly. Sodium free seasoning is for sale. My wife has blood pressure issues and loves it. Highly recommend this small restaurant.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Douglas C
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Titusville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“ChristmasEve Exerience”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

The sitting was 45 minutes late.The crab cake was the worst I have ever tasted.Don't know if the soup was supposed to be cold,but it was.The prime rib looked fantastic,but cold.Complete turn off.Won't come back,plus service was sooooo slow.We are full time residents and had heard good things,but this was not a good experince.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Bill F
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Eclectic Boutique Cafe”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Chef Larry brings a gourmet twist to American food with excellent service, large portions, great taste in a small venue. BYOB helps keep the price well below expectations. A superb value and fun dining experience. a

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank CyberSkip
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