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The Carlyle Cafe

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Flamingo / Lummus
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1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4610
+1 305-534-9414
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Joliette, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can give you 2 tips for this restaurant first don't go to this restaurant and if you still want to go you better record on your cell what the hostess tells you about the specials specially for drinks!!!!!! It's a tourist trap and a scam!!!!

Thank Nicole P
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a beer late morning. Asked for a large and a small beer. It was then we noticed the drilling from the building inside. To add to the excitement a fire truck parked directly in front of us for 15 mins. After awhile we moved tables. The beers were OK , draft heinikan . The location was good... More 

Thank D5C
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wondering around Miami Beach and stumbled upon this restaurant, which we were told as we were walking by that all food was 50% off. Once we sat down and looked at the menu we definitely found that the "full" price of the food to be very expensive, however the 50% off made it much more reasonable - plus... More 

Thank Scott S
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time back in Miami in decades. The decision to dine at this cafe was based on my partner's desire for seafood. The location of the place is tourist central, across from the park leading to the beach. Nice outdoor seating. This cafe could be exceptional, but they are counting on tourists to pay exorbitant prices for... More 

Thank Richard L
Davidsonville, Maryland
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You ask for something & they say ok but have no intention of ever bringing it. The table next to me asked for extra plates for sharing & they were ignored , too.

Thank teacher1131
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lunchtime prices were half-off. Check the tab to see if tip has already been added. I didn't notice till day 3 so our waiters up to that point got double tips!

Thank Linda H
Gothenburg, Sweden
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329 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the restaurants along the beach walk. It was very busy when we visited for lunch. They promoted themselves to have 50% discount on all food and that turned out to be true. What they didn’t promote quite as hard was that a glass of Coke costs 4,50 USD and that they put 20% service charge on... More 

Thank Joky80
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a great spot for a cocktail, lunch and people watching. Friendly attentive staff reminds me of the cafes in Europe, chill out, take your time, sip the oversized cocktail and enjoy a light lunch. The food is fresh and served with a nice presentation. Take some time to enjoy the journey and quit wining!

Thank 1flyingbuckeye
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food here is really good and the portions are large. The pasta I had was so saturated with yumminess. I tasted the beef steak my wife ordered and man, just as tasty. Yes, the servers are used to working fast and it can be impersonal, but once you strike a conversation they'll treat you better. Our server took care... More 

Thank Den D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible service, terrible food ... Rip you off on drinks $45 per. Stay away. They will lure you in with discount food, but once you are sitted it is the worst experience in South Beach.

Thank Ronald C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-534-9414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?