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“Awesome fish n chips”

The Golden Lion Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Flagler's Most Awarded Restaurant & Raw Bar since 1992. Fresh Seafood. Voted #1 Beach Bar on the East Coast of Florida 2015. Live music with Reggae Sundays. Lots of fun monthly Full Moon Parties with Limbo and a white sand dance floor. Second story Rooftop Dining overlooking the Ocean or downstairs under the Tropical Courtyard. Tiki Bar, Ocean Bar, Gift Shop & Raw Bar. Food Specialities English Style Fish n Chips, Fresh Catch Taco's, Lobster Rolls, Oysters, Crab, Shrimp, Seafood Towers, Daily Fresh Fish... Small Barrier Island of 4500, Surf Tournaments, Fishing off the Pier, Red Coquina Rock Beaches, Free Parking and Golf Cart friendly...7 Miles of Oceanview Heaven
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Decided to take a drive south on A1A from St. Augustine and happened on The Golden Lion. Started with a dozen oysters $12 happy hour special. Then came their famous fish. 3 pieces the size of your hand, fries nice and crisp not soggy and coleslaw. The fish was nice and thick juicy but not oily. I am usually afraid of fish dinners since many have 3 or 4 tiny soggy pieces. I would be willing to bet most will not be able to finish this dinner. Well worth the price!

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Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2015

Thank you so much for your recent review. So glad you enjoyed our Famous Fish n' Chips. We are actually doing a promotion right now with Publix, If you buy a bottle of our Key Lime Tartar Sauce from Publix, bring us the receipt dated between September 21st-October 1st and receive a FREE platter of Fish n' Chips. Promo ends October 1st. It is for dine-in only. We are boosting our sales of Key Lime Tartar to help local communities as we partner with food pantries and donate half the profits from every bottle sold. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Live Music Entertainment, Ocean view and breeze, Beach feeling and good food, friendly staff , good place to take a break

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Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

Thank you so much for the recent review. We really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

No draft beer at outside bar. Bartender was unwilling to go get me one, so I went myself. Too bad. Other than that the food was pretty good. Service was good. Just one thing is to make the bar more seating or should have made the bar larger.

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Thank Jennifer C
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Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

Thank you for the recent review. We do not currently have draft beer capabilities inside of our Tiki bar but the bartender should have went inside and retrieved the draft beer for you. That is unacceptable and does not meet our standard of service and for that I apologize. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your feedback. Ask for me personally the next time you are in. Thanks again and see you soon.

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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, and watched it grow and improve. The food is good though not outstanding, but it has a great position with wonderful views from the top deck. Often has music - Sundays are especially good. They do not take reservations at weekends, even for large groups, which often causes us to go to the Funky Pelican instead.

Thank Marilyn L
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Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are always trying to improve and are constantly updating our menu. Please be on the look out for some exciting new items. We do offer a Fresh Fish Special every weekend and it is constantly changing. We have been reviewing our policy on reservations and although we do not take reservations for small groups of 2-10, we will take larger parties, on the weekend and during off season. Thank you again for the review and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We had a nice lunch here with way too much food :-) We originally came for the Bangers and Mash but they were out of Bangers. We had the fish and chips which was excellent. A lot of food for the dollar. The service was typical beach bar and the waitress was very nice. We ate inside where there was some air conditioning it was in the mid 90s outside. On a cooler day it would be nice to eat outside. We will go back.

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Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2015

Thank you so much for your recent review. The company we previously purchased our English Bangers from changed ownership. They had a slight lull in productions but we should be getting more in soon. I am so sorry we were out when you were here. I am so glad that you enjoyed your food and service....and the newly installed air conditioning in our inside dining room. The weather should be cooling off here soon, so we welcome you back again soon!

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