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The Golden Lion Cafe

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501 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Box 2225, Flagler Beach, FL 32136-3311
+1 386-439-3004
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Winter Haven, Florida
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280 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a great dinner. Sadly, the sun had already set but was still fantastic. Monday margarita was delicious-not water d down like some place. Chose the grilled salmon for dinner. Nice size piece of salmon on asparagus and rice. Was all cooked perfectly. My waiter was great, attentive but not hovering and told me about all the different... More 

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1 Thank 63Kathyd
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145 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our go to in Flagler Beach. Went today before the Christmas parade. I had the Golden Lion salad and it was a 4 out of 5. The lettuce wasn't bad but could have been a little fresher. Friend also had the Golden Lion with shrimp. She had the same issue. Another one of us had a hamburger and... More 

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1 Thank Diana L
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Diana, Thank you so much for your recent review. We are so glad that you joined us for the Santa Parade, it was something wasn't it! I am sorry to hear that your salad was not as you would've liked it to be and we appreciate the feedback. I will make sure that this information reaches the appropriate people so... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been there several times as have family in area. They have cool second story deck overlooking A1A and Beach/ Ocean just beyond. Can easily walk across A1A and walk beach. Several nights a week have live music. Food ids very good beach bar food . Very casual. Friendly staff.

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1 Thank Bill C
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Bill, thank you so much for your recent review. We are so glad you enjoyed sitting up on our ocean deck. The view is just awesome because as you pointed out there is nothing but beautiful A1A between us and the Atlantic Ocean! We always try to provide a very easy, relaxing, laid-back atmosphere where our customers can hang out... More 

Maine
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the look of this place fool you. It's not just a bar with mediocre food. It has great food and the staff is very friendly. In particular the Fish and Chips is very good. The portion is gargantuan, however, so consider sharing it with a friend!

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1 Thank QueenMummzy
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! Our fish n' chips is extremely popular and we are so glad you enjoyed it! It is a very hearty portion, haha. Thank you for pointing out we are more than just a beach bar. We are a family restaurant too and are family owned. We are not a big corporation or... More 

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235 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Golden Lion is right on A1A and has all the old Florida style you look for. The food is GREAT! Try the Fish and Chips. They are out of this world. Destiny was so friendly and helpful. The drinks are great as is the staff. The band playing is awesome and adds to the atmosphere.

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2 Thank Tsoard
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stellar review! We greatly appreciate the compliment of "old Florida Style." We here at the Lion try to create a fun, easy, laid-back atmosphere that is more than just a restaurant or a bar but more of a destination. A place where families and friends can hang-out and escape the real world one hour... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking the beach, this was a great stop for oysters and beer. The service was good and prices fair. Outdoor seating and a great beach surrounding.

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1 Thank magan5052
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy you chose to break from your walk here at the Lion. We have fantastic views and a laid back vibe. Our raw bar offers many great choices from oysters to clams, shrimp, lobsters and more. We also have great happy hour specials everyday from 3-6pm. We have delicious... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always an enjoyable experience and never a disappointment. Service was great, and always a joy to talk to the manager who reminds me of Michael Meyers. Yea baby

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1 Thank alphie074
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy that you had an enjoyable time with us here. We always try to give our customers a fun, easy, laid back time and apparently we haven't lost our mojo ;). Thank you again we look forward to your next visit with us. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. The fish and chips were awesome. Casual atmosphere... live music. Really a nice experience.

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1 Thank John33328
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

John, thank you for your recent review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here limin' at the Lion. We try to provide a place, an experience, that is very laid back and stress free so you can escape the real world one hour at a time, with great food, fantastic ocean views and awesome live bands as well as... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very filling order of Fish and Chips. Cold beer. Nice place to chill out in the breeze and look at the ocean. Server was attentive. Would come back when visiting again.

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1 Thank kwtaper1
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Our famous Fish n' Chips is indeed a fan favorite and there's definitely a hearty amount there. Our views are great and we have awesome live music and a very laid back atmosphere. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to taking care of you... More 

Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot beat $12 for a dozen oysters during happy hour, but don't bother with the lobster cocktail. I was expecting chunks of lobster, not something that resembled tuna salad. Clam chowder had nice size pieces of clam, but the soup base had too much flour in it. My husband's fish tacos were ok - good size pieces of fish and... More 

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Thank LauraMcT
Daniel K, General Manager at The Golden Lion Cafe, responded to this review

Laura, thank you so much for your recent review. Our happy hour does have some great specials like the 12 oysters for $12, everyday from 3-6pm. There are also great drink specials during this time. We are sorry to hear that some of our other items didn't thrill as much as you would've liked. We are still thankful for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Box 2225, Flagler Beach, FL 32136-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Flagler Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-439-3004
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

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