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The Golden Lion Cafe

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501 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Box 2225, Flagler Beach, FL 32136
+1 386-439-3004
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11:00 - 23:00
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Palm Coast, Florida
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Golden Lion Café is located a few feet away from the beach in scenic Flagler Beach, Florida. It's ample parking, delightful Caribbean décor, Beach Bar, live reggae or smooth jazz music, and picturesque grass hut ceilings will readily invite you to smile and relax! We were greeted by our outstanding server, Bryon, who not only gave us an excellent... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a special trip to finally try this place out since we have been following them on Facebook for so long. First off, the manager that sat us was the nicest person you could meet, so a great start. We enjoyed the Mussels in a lemon butter garlic sauce for an appetizer and then both had to try the... More 

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1 Thank TheFloridaFoodie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. And fab fish & chips..and fried butterfly shrimp. So yummy! Hapastance brought my husband here tonight we were a little snippy when we arrived, but great service, great music and wonder full food sure changed our mood. YEAH!

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2 Thank clj0927
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. So great to hear that we were able to turn your mood around with great food, service and music! We hope you'll visit again soon. Cheers! Dan More 

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our return trip from Savannah on January 4, 2017. This restaurant is right on the ocean and if you are from Florida, it is very similar to Captain Hiram's in Sebastian. We thought it would be awesome in the evenings as they have music and a laid back atmosphere with a sandy floor. It... More 

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2 Thank Ronniemull
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Ronniemull, Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased to hear how much you loved your visit. Our Key Lime Tartar Sauce that you mentioned is more than just delicious, it also feeds Flagler County by donating 50% of our profits to our local food pantry! Just so you don't have to wait to enjoy again, I want you... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the ocean side, this all outdoor seating seafood restaurant is fantastic! Both times I've been there I had the fresh catch (sword fish, salmon and red snapper) and all tasted great! The fish and chips are the best I've ever had as well and there's even some good non seafood items like some sandwiches and quesadillas.

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2 Thank jakaryy17
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review! We are so pleased to hear that your experience was satisfactory. We love our fresh catch fish too! Just in case you didn't know you can order all fresh catch items as a sandwich, entree, or tacos!! Our fresh catch tacos are topped with coconut shrimp, which is delicious!! Hope to see you again... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in St. Augustine and love to drive down the coast to The Golden Lion Cafe. They have live music, indoor and outdoor seating in a relaxed Florida atmosphere. I usually get The Ultimate Shrimp Trio - with (3) Coconut Shrimp, (3) Buffalo Shrimp and (3) Butterfly Shrimp. They are all great! To finish it off - Key Lime... More 

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2 Thank Robin A
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Robin, Thank you for your recent review. Just in case you haven't signed up for our birthday club yet you may do so at: goldenlioncafe.us. When your special day comes around this year you will receive a certificate for an appetizer up to $9 and a slice of your favorite Key Lime Pie!! Also, our Key Lime Tartar Sauce you... More 

Troy, Michigan
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend the Fish & Chips and the portion is large enough to split. Decent wine list and draught brews. Great place for a family get together. Seating is available in the open air deck. Entertainment by a soloist is frequently part of the offering. The service was excellent.

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1 Thank Dean A
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Dean, Thank you for your recent review. So wonderful to hear you had such an enjoyable experience. Hope to see you again real soon! Dan More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot tell you how bad the water is to drink! By far the worst I have ever had at any restaurant. So bad that I commented to our sweet waitress and she replied that she knows how bad it is. "it is so bad that I bring my own water to work to drink." My shrimp dinner was probably... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose this restaurant after reading good reviews we were not disappointed. Good fish choice - my husband ordered fish and chips and had 3 pieces. I thoroughly enjoyed the coconut scrimp. All very tasty. It was really busy and people seemed to be enjoying their food. There was live music playing.

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1 Thank Heather G
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Heather, Thank you for your recent review! We are definitely known for our Fish 'N' Chips, I'm glad your husband enjoyed them as well. If you are interested in enjoying more of our live music, please visit our website: goldenlioncafe.us. Here you can view our line up, sign up for our birthday club and receive our newsletter! Thank you again,... More 

Palm Coast, Florida, USA
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday lunch was lovely. Our first visit here, we ordered the smoked fish dip (a great, tasty choice) for an appetizer while reading the menu. The shrimp tacos and Mahi-mahi BLT were our choices for lunch, but there are at least five other items I want to go back and try later. The food arrived quickly, and was delicious. We... More 

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1 Thank Anne T
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Anne, Thank you for your recent review! We are so pleased you had such a pleasant experience. Since this was your first visit, you may not be aware that we also have weekly lunch specials for you to choose from as well! Look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Dan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Box 2225, Flagler Beach, FL 32136
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Flagler Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-439-3004
Description
Flagler's Most Awarded Restaurant & Raw Bar since 1992. Fresh Seafood. Voted #1 Beach Bar on the East Coast of Florida 2015. Live music with Reggae Sundays. Lots of fun monthly Full Moon Parties with Limbo and a white sand dance floor. Second story Rooftop Dining overlooking the Ocean or downstairs under the Tropical Courtyard. Tiki Bar, Ocean Bar, Gift Shop & Raw Bar. Food Specialities English Style Fish n Chips, Fresh Catch Taco's, Lobster Rolls, Oysters, Crab, Shrimp, Seafood Towers, Daily Fresh Fish... Small Barrier Island of 4500, Surf Tournaments, Fishing off the Pier, Red Coquina Rock Beaches, Free Parking and Golf Cart friendly...7 Miles of Oceanview Heaven

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