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Highlander Cafe

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638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
+1 352-563-0028
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a first time visit near closing time and the OPEN sign was still on. I was hoping for a quick cup of coffee to go, but as soon as I opened the door a lady standing near the bar stated, "we are closed." She went back to talking to other patrons, offering me no other entreaty to... More 

Thank RNRVTravler
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I got two sandwiches to go, so we didn't eat here. The people working here are very friendly and helpful. The sandwiches were generous portions with excellent ingredients. We will definitely return!

Thank GreekamericanMom
Miami, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 10 (and 2 babies!) and the staff at Highlander's was incredibly gracious and patient. Friendly service, very attentive and accommodating. Made better by the fact that the cafe is so cozy, feels like you're eating in Grandma's home. Celtic music added to the charm! I ordered the Breakfast Ciabatta and it was the best thing... More 

Thank Adriana S
Easley, South Carolina
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for beverages and wished we had room for breakfast. Excellent! They have a menu of about 12 different Tea options and of course coffee options.Make a stop when in Crystal River

Thank tigersrule
Crystal River, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite places for lunch in Crystal River. The salads and sandwiches are always delicious and nicely presented. The smoked salmon salad is a wonderful burst of flavors and I find it difficult to try anything else. The desserts look awesome.

Thank deb34423
Valrico, Florida
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here on a Saturday. We had the roast beef sandwich on ciabatta bread and turkey cranberry sandwich on flax and millet gluten free bread. Both sandwiches had great flavor and were very good. For the price felt like it could've had a little more meat on the sandwiches. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

Thank C M
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to start the day or after snorkeling with manatees. The espresso and the food was good, I liked the ciabatta sandwich and the salmon with cappers on a bagel with cream cheese...The music in the background can be annoying since Ireland has more variety...the staff is very friendly and will offer alternatives to people with gluten intolerance

Thank FAVAR21
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Good not your run of the mill sanwiches. But not a lot of items on the menu. I thought my husband's grill.cheese had too much bread and not enough cheese. My chicken bacon wrapped was tasty. Side salad was good.

Thank tamsea
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this place twice over the holidays. The options in this area are pretty limited. We had breakfast to go both days. Egg sandwiches & scones were very good. However the coffee was expensive yet tasted like warm water....,both days. My Guess is the teenager at the counter was the one making it. She didn't offer to add fresh... More 

Thank Wvpresser
Trinity, Florida
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189 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch, with another couple. They stop serving breakfast at 11 am and they close at 3pm. We got there at 1230, they only have about 10 tables inside so you might have to wait. We waited 5 min. Not bad at all. The menu is limited. We had the BLT, TURKEY CRANBERRY SANDWICH AND ROAST BEEF... More 

Thank Lou F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-563-0028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?