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Milliken's Reef
Today 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
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683 Dave Nisbet Dr Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
683 Dave Nisbet DriveUSFloridaCape Canaveral32920
$$Restaurant, Seafood RestaurantToday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AMSunday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AMMonday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AMTuesday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AMWednesday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AMThursday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AMFriday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
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Casual, spacious eatery near a docking port features seafood & steaks, several bars & live music.- Google
"Ribs were cold but chicken on same plate was hot."
"We followed it up with a mango guava cheesecake."
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Tara Measells
4 months ago
Wonderful food and great service! We enjoyed it so much we went back a second time! Everything that was ordered on the menu by us and our friends was well cooked, well presented and tasted heavenly!! After dinner it was nice to step outside and listen to the live music and let the kids plan in the sand! I will be visiting this place every time I go to Cocoa Beach!!! Thank you for the great service and food!
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Jem Bee
a month ago
Note the 1 star reviews outnumber any other! Like other reviewers, we will NEVER visit again, but I doubt this place cares. Management seems fat and happy from the guaranteed flow of tourists from the cruise ships... there is no sense that they feel any need to win customers on any level (even the piano player mails it in, for whatever that's worth to you). Food on the plate is thrown together like loose change; prices not bad, not great; nice view and deck with attractive building. But the service is this place's rotten core: servers are not only untrained in basic professional manners, they appear utterly unsupervised. We saw passive-aggressive, non-chalant and/or subtly disrespectful behavior from our server, our busser AND the food runners. Must be a culture from top down...the only pleasant treatment came from the hostess who seated us: it was her second day! I can recommend Izzy's in Canaveral. Haven't yet tried the other places near Millikens, but sure will.
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Vanessa Webb
2 weeks ago
Such a horrible dining experience, it actually felt like these guys were TRYING to get everything wrong. Drinks were served promptly, but from then on, between slow service, poorly cooked food, and a complete inability to have anything brought to the table (including silverware) without special or repeated request, it was inexcusable. When we realized there were only 5 other groups dining that evening, it became laughable. Hey, when you realize you're NEVER coming back to a place, you may as well laugh at it.
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Itzel M
5 months ago
Loved this place! Romantic and laid back. All my food was fresh and they only serve wild fish witch is huge for me!
david childs
a month ago
Fun family atmosphere. Great food. Had a ( I'm assuming local band) playing and everyone was having a good time. Dance floor and a big open sand area for the kids to play in. Nice bar with lots of tv's. Didn't go inside at all so I can't comment on that. Definitely will go back when in the area
Duke Jackson
a month ago
I visited the restaurant last night, October 9, 2015. I sat for at least 15 and was not asked to be served or even spoken to. A waitress waited on a table next to me and when they left (they were there when I got there) the table was cleared and another party was seated and waited on. I found that to be embarrassing. As a 62 year old man of color, it was a bitter reminder of times past. As I was about t leave, I asked the man checking ID's at the door who the manager is. He said he was the manager and when I told him what happened he immediately started making excuses about a mix up during the shift change. I don't recall an apology. That is the second time something like that has happened to me at that restaurant. The first time I waited for a long time and finally called for service from my cellphone. Can you believe that? I might add that the air was filled with smoke. I texted the date I was waiting on and told her to meet me at Grills (another restaurant at Port Canaveral) where we were treated like our business was appreciated.
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Cary Williams
5 months ago
Went there with friends and their daughters. We were surprised to find a woman at the entrance, complete with sleeping Chihuahua on her desk, inquiring if we would like a "free cruise" (if only we toured her condos or whatever she was hocking). Welcome to Milliken's. Upon entering, we were told to wait while the hostess took a call rather than placing the party on hold. After a minute with the alleged hostess still chatting on the phone, a waiter eventually seated us. The interior of the restaurant has vents with an inch of dust on them, which gave me the impression that if they are willing to display this amount of filth openly to the diners, what degree of cleanliness could the unobservable kitchen possibly be in? Our over-bearing and shrill-talking "waitress" Becca came by to take our orders. After interrupting our conversation, she seemed flustered that we were not immediately ready to order at a time apparently most convenient for her, and continued to repeat "no problem, no problem." I ordered the surf and turf, with the ribeye steak requested to be cooked medium-rare. My food arrived with both the steak and the lobster being thoroughly well done. In addition to it being incorrectly prepared, the steak was incredibly thin, had little to no seasoning and was devoid of marbling, Becca again seemed flustered that I asked to have the meal returned and began a diatribe of how difficult it is to cook such a thin steak (begging the question: Does the kitchen need to buy such thin steaks or are they just incompetent at properly cooking such meager cuts of meat?) She then snatched my plate out from under me just as I was taking my lost bite of overcooked lobster and said she was going to fix my steak, but left us all puzzled how you uncook a piece of overdone meat. My steak was returned essentially raw in the middle, and by this time the remainder of the table were concluding their meals. I asked for the steak to be packaged so I could take it with, and the intrusive Becca brought a styrofoam box akin to those Big Macs are served in, with no offer to have the kitchen properly box it for me, and dropped it on the table. To her credit, Becca was always quite quick to upsell beverages, desserts, etc. though slow to refill waters. No effort was made to comp a dessert or send management staff, although a slovenly dressed individual did come by to inquire if we had any requests for the piano player who had yet to start playing. Perhaps the most inappropriate part of the service was the ending when Becca thrust her hand in front of me to shake it, stating "She had a blast serving us". Really? She then went around to all but one of our friends' daughter--the older 17 year old--insisting we shake her hand.Rather than being cordial and courteous, she was offensive bordering on the bizarre. It is clear this restaurants targets the cruise ship crowds, hoping they can fleece every nickel possible from them during their one-time visits. As a local, I will not only never return, but convey to everyone I know to avoid this restaurant at all costs. Between the truly weird and discourteous staff, sub-par food, steep prices and lack of overall cleanliness, I only regret I cannot give this establishment zero stars. This place however would be a prime candidate for Gordon Ramsay to produce an episode of "Kitchen Nightmares".
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K Mart
5 months ago
Had a WONDERFUL experience here. Me and my gf decided to be spontaneous and try somewhere new to eat for dinner. We decided to drive to the fish lips area since we have never been to any of those restaurants and stumbled upon Millikens Reef. The building looked well kept and was clean both inside and out. As soon as the doors opened it was a beautifully decorated interior definitely had a private intimate feel every table had was candlelight and the ambiance was warm and inviting. Had a nice theme to it as well with the kind of like an upscale beach party theme. The back wall for the indoor seating is glass and overlooks the water. They also had a dock outside that wraps around the building. We did the outdoor seating where they had torches lit, to keep bugs away and every table still had lit candles. They had an outdoor bar area if that's your thing as well as a dance / music area made out of beach sand! We arrived while the live entertainment was there. Anyhow when it came down to the food. IT was DELICOUS! I had the Snapper Hemingway, my gf had the Trinidad&Tobago curry chicken dish! We followed it up with a mango guava cheesecake. All generous portions, was cooked and seasoned well and was the best meal i've had in a while. One thing I would also like to note about the fish, before I ordered I asked if the fish was farmed or wild. The server went inside to ask the manager and to my surprise ALL of the fish they use there are wild. The price, my meal cost $25 and my gf's meal cost $15. So for the value, it is definitely worth it. I will be back!
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