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Golden Lion Cafe, Flagler Beach

Golden Lion Cafe

501 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Avg. Rating

3.98 out of 5
Service
4.37 out of 5
Atmosphere
Rating: 79% - 23 Reviews

Total

3.96
3.96 out of 5

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Golden Lion Details

  • Cuisines: American, British
  • Phone: (386) 439-3004
  • Address:

    501 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136

  • Hours:

    7 Days: 11am-10pm

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Payment: All Major Credit Cards
  • Alcohol Served: Full Liquor Bar
  •   Golden Lion Menu

 I have been to Golden Lion several times over the last 15 years and although the food has always been better then average, but the service has been going... read more!

Review of Golden Lion by Sam Sowards from Ohio/Florida

Reviews of Golden Lion Cafe

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  1. Review by Noah, Palm Coast 10/15/2020
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    If you like good seafood this is the place to go! Evertthing is great and they really know how to handle raw seafood like oysters. Love the Ahi Tuna and the Fish and Chips really are excellent. Awesome atmosphere and views and efficient service. No better place around for a nice relaxing meal with drinks beachside.

    Highlight of visit: The Seafood Tower is well worth the extravagance.

        Noah recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Kenny, Palm Coast 7/5/2020
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    It was one of those perfect afternoon here today. Sat at a table with a great view, good friends, cool mixed drinks, and a killer fish sandwich that's the best in Flagler. Server was kinda slow but we were in no rush. Prices are good here and we love the atmosphere.

        Kenny recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Peggy Travers, Palm Coast 5/6/2020
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    The food was great as usual. We were impressed with the care taken to keep their customers safe and comfortable. The disposable menu, placemats and single serve condiments show their concern for customers.

    Highlight of visit: The fish and chips and coconut shrimp are always a favorite with us.

        Peggy Travers recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Brent, Daytona 3/14/2020
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    Pretty crazy with bikers but managed to get a table and enjoy the views. Busy but crowd decent and having good time. Service was stretched and slow but we were in no rush. Mixed drinks excellent and food very good. Tuna Sliders are awesome and they have a good version of a Lobster Roll. Always enjoy the Lion.

    Highlight of visit: Caribbean Lobster Roll for something different.

        Brent recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Kat, Palm Coast 2/3/2020
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    Always love going the Lion but you really do need the good weather to fully appreciate it fully. Service not always the best but the food is tasty, drinks very good and the atmosphere is fun. Bar good to sit at or go up top if a warm day.

        Kat recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Lexy, Palm Coast 9/16/2019
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    Best in Flagler Beach for atmosphere and view and a great place to relax. We love sitting at the tiki bar and the cocktails are always good. Service is always very friendly but can be slow at times especially the food. Fish and chips are amazing and portions generous. Top deck offers incredible views!

        Lexy recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Harvey, Palm Coast 7/4/2019
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    Had a great time here today. Service was awesome, food really tasty and the drinks were right on. Views are incredible and prices are fare. The Coconut Shrimp Tacos are a must and thier margaritas go down so well. The best restaurant beachside in my opinion.

    Highlight of visit: Coconut Shrimp Tacos

        Harvey recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Seth, Palm Coast 6/20/2019
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    Love the setting and vibes here! Get a good table on the upper deck and enjoy. Drinks and food are good although fish and chips have been a miss lately. Service can be slow sometimes but always friendly and prices are respectable. Just can't beat the beachy bar type atmopshere and live music sets the mood.

        Seth recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by RJ, Palm Coast 6/9/2019
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    I've been going to Golden Lion for over 15 years and almost always order what they are famous for, the fish 'n' chips. Today was my first visit since Summer and I was looking forward to having my favorite fish 'n' chips for lunch. After taking one bite, I was disappointed. The fish was rubbery and dry instead the usual moist flaky texture that I loved about this meal. I asked our waitress if they used another kind fish and was told they did change the fish used about 4 months ago. What a big disappointment! Bring the old fish 'n' chips back! It was what made Golden Lion famous!

        Not recommended
        
  1. Review by Gerry, Palm Coast 5/27/2019
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    Visited Saturday and sat upstairs which was awesome with a nice breeze on a really hot day, plus the view is killer. Our food was excellent and the mixed drinks very good. I highly recommend the fish tacos and my GF loved her soy and ginger mahi mahi. The seats upstairs are not too comfortable though and the service was kind of slow. But we were in no rush and enjoyed our experience here.

    Highlight of visit: The Thai Fish Tacos

        Gerry recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Lidia Torre, Palm Coast 10/30/2018
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    Kimmy at the bar is the best ever. She is always very pleasant and very kind. She always does an extraordinary job. We love sitting by the bar when she is there. She takes great pride and she is very consistent in providing great service each and every time we've been to The Golden Lion. She is absolutely awesome!! Food is always great also.

        Lidia Torre recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Sunshine, Florida 9/15/2018
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    My family and I are native Floridians. We live in the center of the state and have vacationed in Palm Coast/Flagler Beach for years. Our children are grown now but we still come every year. We came to The Golden Lion. It was probably the highlight of the week. Our server Corey was spot on. Hands down THE BEST we had. Attentive, polite, accommodating, great sense of humor. We came for oysters and drinks, 5 of us ended up having dinner as well.

    Not sure if he was a manager or owner but Tony came around to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. I mean everyone was just super friendly food was great atmosphere was perfect. If you haven't been here, go! I mean right now, stop reading this, get in your car and go see for yourself. Loved it!

        Sunshine recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Laurie Sanders, Palm Coast 6/18/2018
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    Never have I ever been this disappointed in a restaurant...15 years! Brought my kids, grand kids, friends..and so on. Two of us seated at a table for 6. I realized immediately the reason for the seating. Water from the upper deck dripping on to the table. We could have asked to be relocated but there were no other tables available on the lower deck, outside... and I can't do a stair thing.

    My Mussels were absolutely gross... overcooked and under-sized. You can't cover up "ugh" with a lot of garlic butter. Just to be clear: I have never, in my entire life, returned anything to the kitchen: Today would have been the day? But that's now I roll. Kylie-Rae was very cute and accommodating but the experience was very disappointing. Offering to give me more the same would not have been the answer and, sadly, I'm too timid to ask to have them taken off my bill. Won't be back any time soon.

    P.S. On a good note? The raw oysters are always the "bomb".
    Thanks for listening - Laurie Sanders

        Not recommended
        
  1. Review by James Boyd, Palm Coast 4/22/2018
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    Had their famous fish and chips. It was the greatest. Everyone was friendly and our server Jasey B made the outing and dinner just delightful.

        James Boyd recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Don, Palm Coast 7/28/2017
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    My oysters were perfect! esp. sweet during happy hour prices. Also shared some shrimp tacos that were yummy. Enjoyed the music too. Great place to spend the evening.

        Don recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Unhappy Guest, Flagler County 7/17/2017
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    Visited today and that has to be the worse food we have ever had up and down the beach! You seriously need to check the oil in which you are frying foods - Definitely tastes extremely old and on the verge of being spoiled. We live here and frequent most of the restaurants regularly. Paid our bill and left. $45.00 totally wasted. Waitress was fine.

        Not recommended
        
  1. Review by Elizabeth Digilio, Palm Coast 7/5/2017
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    This past Fourth of July my parents and I enjoyed a terrific meal. The service was excellent, every body kept coming to our table to see how everything was. As for the atmosphere well lets just say that it reminded me of a restaurant that I saw in the Bahamas. Especially at night when the lights are on.

    Go and check it for yourself. Believe me you won't me sorry.

        Elizabeth Digilio recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Jim, Palm Coast 7/5/2017
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    We went for the 4th of July celebration & want to say that the FOOD & Service was outstanding. As this was our first visit (though it will not be our last) I highly recommend this restaurant on the beach. Beth who was our server was really a great waitress! We cannot wait to go again.

        Jim recommends Golden Lion
        
  1. Review by Sam Sowards, Ohio/Florida 6/24/2016
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    I have been to Golden Lion several times over the last 15 years and although the food has always been better then average, but the service has been going downhill steadily. On our last visit, two weeks ago, we were asked if a specific table would be acceptable, only to watch it be cleared and given to guests arriving after us. When asked why this happened no answer was given. On other occasions servers have gone missing for over 20 min., or after paying the bill, we had to ask a different server for our change. Most likely won't return, too many better options in Flagler Beach.

        Not recommended
        
  1. Review by Leo Lengton, The Netherlands 6/6/2016
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    Drove by on A1A and stopped at this place. Very welcoming people with good drink and food. Excellent service by Ashley and Erica. I lover the shrimps with the coconut dressing (served separately) with fries and my wife the chicken salad. When in the area we will be back.

    Greetings from Holland. Gerda & Leo.

        Leo Lengton recommends Golden Lion