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“Needs a little work” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Roof

The Roof
Ranked #125 of 396 Restaurants in Daytona Beach
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: View, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Needs a little work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

At first glance The Roof appears to be an excellent place to dine. While the food was traditional and the view was amazing, the customer services was a little off balance.Our waitress spent most of the time on her phone, walking around absentmindedly as if we did not exist and we were her only customers. I had to go find her to get our check, and it took over an hour to get our dinner. Overall the experience was a whole lot different than the others we had on the pier.

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Orlando
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122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Bad Service/Bad food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The only thing that saves this place is "the view".

When fist getting in. We waited for about 7 mins for the hostess. She had walked by several times, and didn't even give a "Sorry, I'll be with you in a minute." But instead took us right to a table. No hello, no welcome. (But we can deal with that.)

The view is beautiful.

After about 10 minutes of waiting, our waitress finally came over. Took our drink orders, and didn't come back for another 10 minutes. (This was also on a very non busy night. We counted 4 other tables, in the waitress section.) She took our order, no apptz, no drinks. Just a hamburger and two chicken sandwiches. We started to wait. The table next to us, had aptz, the entrée, check and paid, before we even got our food. The waitress checked up on us once, to refill a diet coke. The food came, the chicken was over done. And the taste of oil that needed to be changed, tasted with the food. At the end of dinner, the waitress, finally came back with the refill of the diet coke, and asked "How everything was." We said, good and asked for the check, since we were finished.


Great view. But several other places along the sea line, with the same sort of view and much better food and service. We own a beach house down the road, and we wont ever go back. It's sad, cause this could be a really great place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terribly overpriced for truly awful food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Paid about $70 for two drinks and a few offerings off the menu, and the food was really bad. My boyfriend and I are the kind of people that are extremely easy to please and never ever complain about food anywhere. But this was bad enough to warrant me writing my first review ever of a restaurant. The quesadillas and crab poppers seriously tasted like a frozen meal at the grocery store. The coconut shrimp were alright. The peel n eat shrimp basically tasted like crappy cocktail shrimp you can get in the frozen food section. It was truly awful. Drinks weren't so good either. Really bummed because the view and the breezes were so lovely.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Liberty, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“avoidance”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

the only good thing about this place is the view....the service is awful....nobody even says hello or we'll be with you in a minute or anything...we waited 20 minutes to place a drink order, no one gave us a menu till we asked for 1 . Then 40 minutes later we're still waiting on a cheeseburger. I won't ever go back to this place ! it probably won't be there for much longer anyway !

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Lansing, Michigan
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464 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“good location..good happy hour..service so-so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Great place to eat and drink..on the pier at the top. Was a little windy. We set at the bar. Bartender was not too good. Was not very attentive at all to the point that he didn't really want to be there, was the feeling we got. Had to ask for everything that you normally wouldn't.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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