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5 School St, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2540
+1 516-656-0003
10:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Terrible service, food never came, every other customer came in after us, served before us and we left without eating after 45 minutes! Will not return!

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Glen Cove, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a good place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I've been there several times and always enjoyed my meal. You can just go for appetizers. It's small but very nice. They have some great items that are different from most places. Very casual. The staff is very good and friendly. It's almost like getting a home cooked meal.

Thank spoostad
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A very unique menu, including tacos and brisket. Everything I have had there has been very delicious. I especially like the tacos. Their chicken corn chowder is awesome too! With a trip if you are in the area.

Thank Mike G
New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

my wife and I love the American café. Great change in the every day take out as well. A great mixture of Spanish and American food. Nice place to go and dine. Love the corn chowder!

Thank P3265NZjeremym
Sea Cliff, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

One of the few places that is not a diner where you can enjoy a burger or light meal and have table service. Service is friendly and the food, especially the soups, good.

Thank Stephenie63
Vienna, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

American Cafe has tasty Mexican food, but also does great burgers and breakfasts. The casual atmosphere and relaxed wait staff makes for a pleasant place to read the newspaper or talk with friends while enjoying the food.

Thank Tim C
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good food friendly staff and a large selection good for a casual meal reasonably priced comfortable atmosphere

Thank MrTonyG1
Pinellas Park, Florida
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Mexican food at the American Cafe. Menu had Hot fogs, a burger, a few salads and two pages of Mexican food. Not "American" at all. Actual name is 'Gonsalo's American Cafe' . Not a fan.

Thank UncleBud77
Baldwin, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Glen Cove is a town that is well known for excellent restaurants - If you want a great casual meal - this is the place to go. Great local place with a nice feel. I have eaten here many, many times over the years and I have never been disappointed. The quality of the food is excellent and there are... More 

Thank James S
Glen Cove, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Eating there or taking out, I must say I have never had a bad meal. It is very quaint in the summer time to sit outside and enjoy a well prepared dinner.

Thank 0utdoorAddict

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 School St, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2540
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Glen Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 516-656-0003

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