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“Down home cooking”
Review of Wheeler's Cafe

Wheeler's Cafe
Ranked #8 of 49 Restaurants in Arcadia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Down home cooking”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Loved Wheeler's Cafe. Was a regular patron of JAxsons on the blvd in St Pete Beach. Family owned and operated, Wheeler's offers good food, home made ice cream in a down-home atmosphere. Very busy the day we stopped but still given great service by the young people serving us. Will return soon.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank SANDI W
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English first
Arcadia, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good old down home cookin'”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

great place to sample some good southern cooking, great daily specials, wonderful steaks on Friday nights, homemade pies 'to die for'. I have NEVER had any processed or 'canned' food at Wheeler's and I've lived here forever. Nope, there are no chandeliers, no fancy silverware or china, it's kind of crowded and you will surely see a lot of 'locals' there, but the food is good and the service is usually good, too. the old, scratched tables and the shabby look is something we treasure from our past here in Arcadia. If you're looking for 'diner, precooked, run-of-the-mill' food, try Chili's.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank jwatsonarcadia
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Rocky Point, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

All I can say is not only are their servers super sweet but you won't leave their place hungry and the food is great for the price!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Kimberly C
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2014

I'm calling shenanigans to any positive review of this café. There is no way that Wheelers café could get a good review. Very small restaurant that is sardine packed( must be locals or fools like me that read the reviews). Very dirty, Old nasty table that had years of scratches into the wood top that left bear wood. We got there about 11:00 am, saw that they served breakfast until 11:30. Thought we were golden. At 11:15 the waitress showed up for our drink order, 11:40 she came back to take our breakfast order. Our order arrived at 12:15. My wife had ordered the biscuits and gravy. I could tell by her look after she had the first bite that something was very wrong. Gravy was ice cold, I mean ice cold. As if they took it off the line at 11:30 and put it in the cooler to save for the next meal. Grits were the same way when I took a bite. They were congealed into that grotesque blob of crap when you leave them off the heat for a long time. We waited so long because of the reviews we read. My son's corned beef hash was the same way and out of a can. Either the cook puts everything for breakfast away at 11:30 or the cooks produce it on time but the wait staff is so bad that it sits around for 30 minutes. ( that's my theory) Which ever way it is, it shows a complete lack of respect to the customer. That's why I call the reviews B.S. Waiting an hour to get cold, nasty, processed food is absurd. Maybe there's a reason that the state mental hospital used to be in Arcadia. Don't waste your time even stopping at Wheelers. I would say don't waste your money but there was no way that I going to pay for the horrible service and even worse food in such a "landmark".

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Donald S
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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just So So”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We heard this was a great breakfast/lunch place, but we decided to try it for dinner. We felt it was just okay. They we all out of the special, poor planning on the busiest weekend of the year. So we tried their ribs. They were beef ribs, no sauce rather plain The other food we tried was the same. Not impressed with our server either. However the dessert was homemade and good and the girl running the register was nice.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Cheryl486
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