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Creative Arts Cafe

American, Greek, Diner
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493 S Lakeview Dr, Lake Helen, FL 32744-3021
+1 386-228-4289
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The last couple of times we frequented this Restaurant, we had to pay in cash because their Credit Card machine was not working! I/we can understand that machinery goes down from time to time....but for weeks? We have also noticed that the business has really dropped off! Could it be because most people don't carry cash these days, and use... More 

Thank William Andrew H
Lake Helen, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We would average 1x a week 3-8 people @ a time, at least one person hardly ever got food as ordered. I loved their fried gizzards; delicious; till about a year ago, (haven't been back since) had a to go order and the food had a nasty smell; and a nasty taste as if cooked in "old" grease - I... More 

Thank Garry Allen H
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We were driving thru the area where I used to live and came across this diner by the park. We're very pleased with the meal and service. Food was great. Best Reuben I've had. Also was entertained thru lunch with a guitar duo. Also is open for breakfast. Very reasonable prices.

Thank J Douglas M
Daytona Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

All I can say is DON'T order the Greek food. I couldn't eat it and the spinach pie bite had to go in the napkin. Weirdest Greek salad I've ever seen or tasted, all the oregano on top will stay with you a long time. Now another table had wings that looked good. I think this is basically a breakfast... More 

Thank Yvvie
Newnan, GA
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

First, we sat in the cafe for almost 20 minutes before we were able to flag down a server to help us. Food was served in an appropriate time after ordering, but was very mediocre. We had sausage gravy biscuits.

Thank Sassy718
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

It was our first time at this restaurant and sorry to say it will be our last. We went there with a $2 off coupon off of a fish fry which was supposed to be haddock. When we asked about it we were told they no longer serve haddock. We went specifically for the haddock. They were serving catfish or... More 

Thank James N
DeLand, Florida
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

About a week ago my Husband and I were at Creative Arts Cafe for breakfast. He ordered a full breakfast with coffee, and I ordered one egg and a side of toast. When the bill came, I was surprised to see that I had been charged $4.25 for the toast and single egg. When I questioned the waitress about the... More 

Thank Lynda1944
Deltona, Florida
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159 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

DH and I went to dinner on Saturday night and really enjoyed the service, ambiance, food and live music! The waitress took excellent care of us and kept our drinks full. The food was delicious and fresh and the musicians that play for you were great! This is a hidden gem! A nice country restaurant that has home cooked meals,... More 

Thank Phonecia
Deltona, Florida
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Can't stand walking into a place and having to wipe the seat free of food before I sit down. Table wasn't clean either. This place looks like it was once an automotive garage with roll down doors. Booths to the right side of the room and tables/chairs in the middle. Disco ball and other sound equipment hanging from the ceiling.... More 

Thank Tanya W
Deltona, Florida
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159 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The servers were great! I ordered French Toast and hash browns with onions. DH ordered 2 eggs, hash browns, bacon, and raisin toast. The food was delicious and they had live music which was great! 2 guitar players gave the restaurant a great addition to the ambiance. It was a lot of fun and we felt like we were part... More 

Thank Phonecia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 493 S Lakeview Dr, Lake Helen, FL 32744-3021
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 386-228-4289
Entrance is behind the Police station, in the Back of the new youth activity building. Breakfast, lunch, and diner all day every day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?