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The American Cafe

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2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202-5058
+1 904-353-4503
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The food was okay, I had a chicken sandwich that was a little on the dry side. I got a side of French fries, they did not put many on the plate. The service was good, I probably wont eat here again.

Thank Bone414
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Minimally decent food, dingy and dated decor. Place hasn't changed in 10 years. The appearance of the staff makes me question the cleanliness of the kitchen.

Thank Mike M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Great grilled burgers. The kids loved their mac and cheese. Awesome waterfront view. Fast and friendly service.

Thank mrsbmcrawford
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The American Cafe is an excellent place to eat. We sat on the balcony on second floor overlooking the St. John river. Food was very good.

Thank Mike S
Ocala, United States
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located at the Jacksonville Riverwalk, it has amazing views of the water. That being said that is about all that I can say positive for this place. The interior is outdated and too dirty looking. The wait staff was absolutely horrible. They could not get an order right. I ate the shrimp and chips and it was... More 

Thank Trevor H
Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

A nice view overlooking the water. I like to stop in for lunch while at the Jacksonville Landing. Always understanding when I'm watching my dollars, they never mind when I want to split a meal with my niece who usually accompanies me there. And it's always enough food for us both. We usually get a club sandwich and fries. Last... More 

Thank wit1016
Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We have been to restaurant lots of times over the years. Sadly the last few times have been extremely disappointing. Yesterday we were sat outside at 4pm. They were not busy at all. We sat for 45 minutes before anyone came back to take our Drink order! They sat people around us and took their order, we even said that... More 

Thank Krista H
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

The restaurant is apprently in finamcial trouble name up to 6 different types American brewed beers and they were out. Our goal was lunch with beers and wine. The poor lady who was seating us could not do anything that could keep us. It was not her fault.

Thank Phillip W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Varied, kid friendly menu and a great view of the river make this a great casual place to stop while at the riverwalk.

Thank Ellen C
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Where do I even begin? We stopped at the Jacksonville Landing on our way out of Jacksonville because the brochure looked like it would fun and it had a great view. That was a joke...their marketing person should get a promotion! Since we were already here, we decided to have lunch, but the only real choices were Hooters or American... More 

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202-5058
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-353-4503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?