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The Carlyle Cafe

$$ - $$$
Flamingo / Lummus
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1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4610
+1 305-534-9414
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunchtime prices were half-off. Check the tab to see if tip has already been added. I didn't notice till day 3 so our waiters up to that point got double tips!

Thank Linda H
Gothenburg, Sweden
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321 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the restaurants along the beach walk. It was very busy when we visited for lunch. They promoted themselves to have 50% discount on all food and that turned out to be true. What they didn’t promote quite as hard was that a glass of Coke costs 4,50 USD and that they put 20% service charge on... More 

Thank Joky80
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great spot for a cocktail, lunch and people watching. Friendly attentive staff reminds me of the cafes in Europe, chill out, take your time, sip the oversized cocktail and enjoy a light lunch. The food is fresh and served with a nice presentation. Take some time to enjoy the journey and quit wining!

Thank 1flyingbuckeye
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is really good and the portions are large. The pasta I had was so saturated with yumminess. I tasted the beef steak my wife ordered and man, just as tasty. Yes, the servers are used to working fast and it can be impersonal, but once you strike a conversation they'll treat you better. Our server took care... More 

Thank Den D
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible service, terrible food ... Rip you off on drinks $45 per. Stay away. They will lure you in with discount food, but once you are sitted it is the worst experience in South Beach.

Thank Ronald C
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice spot if you like eating roadside with bustling traffic and people going by all the time with tables outside and good service and reasonably priced food rhat was nicely cooked and served by friendly staff.

Thank Mikemorfey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location but be aware of tricky pricing and not very pleasant staff. Paid the price of a 36oz margarita for a 20oz one, tried to argue but the behaviour of the waiter was quite obnoxious so we preferred to pay and leave. Suggest to choose another place for drinks on Ocean Dr.

Thank Maren P
Maple Ridge, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good meal with friendly staff. It was a little on the noisy side but the food was good. Wide selection of options on the menu at reasonable prices. Definitely a good option on Ocean Drive, but one of many side walk walk eateries.

Thank Nigel G
Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

busy stretch of Ocean St. every place has waiters and hosts/hostesses hitting you up to stop for a drink or dinner. this place is pretty aggressive, but their hook is their menu and advertising every meal at half-price. it's a pretty broad menu, and it's pricy for what it is, but at half-price it's like any moderate chain. on the... More 

Thank Michael C
Farmington, Connecticut
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486 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Carlyle Café is located in a lively section of Ocean Drive with numerous pedestrians and beach goers. Our crab and shrimp, and burrito pollo entrees were filling and inexpensive for this pricy location. Outdoor sitting is recommended to enjoy the ever changing scenery.

Thank Chris F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-534-9414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?