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“Great Fish Sandwich”
Review of Islander Cafe

Islander Cafe
Ranked #42 of 106 Restaurants in Jensen Beach
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Dunnellon, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Fish Sandwich”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We went to Jensen Beach to secure a place for 6 weeks. We stopped at the Islander Cafe for lunch and had a blackened dolphin sandwich and a grilled cheese for the grand daughter. SAndy the waitress is wonderful and helped us to secure a place. We would definitely go back as it is so reasonably priced and delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Sue C
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home
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181 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great little breakfast place”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I happen to own a condo directly across the street from this place. I never visited it due to the outside appearance. I was told I must go there for the stuffed berry french toast. Well they were right ... outstanding and enough for two! Sandy is a very funny and lone waitress who you will feel like you have known her your entire life just after one visit. The place is small and gets very busy hence warm, but feel free to turn on a/c. I go there every time I arrive. Try the lunch crab and artichoke grilled sandwich too. If you own or are familiar with the area just looking at all the photos adorning the walls like wallpaper could keep you there for a vacation itself! Ask and they will provide you will additional photos if you see something of interest. The cook is always visible and will add/delete any ingredient to your liking. I suppose this little secret is out so be prepared you may have to wait for a table.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank mruggier0
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Mesa, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Surprise”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We were vacationing at a nearby condo and the clerk told us about this restaurant. At first site, it looks so small and not very inviting. What a great surprise to get a great home cooked breakfast. Everything was hot, tasty and served with a smile. One waitress, one cook, not many tables but worth going to. We ended up going back for breakfast a second time.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank TropicalMillie
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Downhill?”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Have been to Islander Cafe a few times in the past. Breakfast has always been delicious...and yes the wait is usually long if others are also waiting for food. It's a one man operation. We frequent Hutchinson Island to spend time at our vacation home. Stopped there for lunch yesterday. Maybe Sandy was having an off day but she was not friendly in the least. Drinks were put onto the table just short of being slammed. We said thank you several times as we were served and not a word of acknowledgement from her. Cheeseburger was average, obviously the frozen type. My husband had the Monte Cristo which was ok, but very dessert- like. A side of baby greens was served with it. Within the hour it started running out of him and this lasted for several hours. Maybe because with the slower season the food stays around a little longer, or possibly the greens were contaminated and were the culprit. Waitress handles money and food, which is not healthy. Maybe an off day, but the place could use some cleaning up.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank FloJo34957
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Jensen Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
355 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 956 helpful votes
“Yet another work of art!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

This is why we eat here. The best breakfas for @ least 100 miles... it doesn't get any better than this!

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank FoodSnobsFL
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