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Highlander Cafe

638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
+1 352-563-0028
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (56 reviews)
“quiche” (39 reviews)
“side salad” (23 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were new to the area and were looking for a place with outdoor dining. We brought the dogs and sat on their porch. We had very nice breakfast wrap. Wait staff was very attentive. Have been back several times and never been disappointed.

Thank Conch59
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Cute little place with delicious sandwiches and friendly service. Great place to eat and explore the little shops in the area.

1  Thank judiphilips
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Between dives we American Pro recommended this as a place to eat. Very nice mushroom soup for starter and good quiche. Recommended and light meal - no fried - fatty stuff.

Thank Golfista1967
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Crystal River I eat here once or twice. The daily specials are healthy, fresh, imaginative and tasty. I had the cream cheese and smoked salmon on a bagel with salad today. Very simple but delicious. I started with the soup...More

1  Thank ipd2014
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The only negative we can find about this place was that it didn't open until 8 AM !! It was the only place we could find that serve salads, delicious vegan meals, amazing gluten-free English muffins… And we cannot say enough about the desserts and...More

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Doesn't open before 8 AM, so we waited in parking lot 15 minutes beginning our trip to TX. High marks for the coffee. Breakfast entrees more for dieters than gluttons, but prices quite affordable. Could have bacon as a side option. As first customers of...More

2  Thank Sn0wb1rd
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Highlander Cafe is a favorite of ours. As snowbirds, we visit regularly. The Coronation Chicken Salad is my favorite--mild curry flavor served on fresh greens with pineapple, grapes, cucumber, tomato. Their house honey mustard dressing is the best. The bagel with lox and cream...More

2  Thank FirstMateMarquette
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Tried this cafe by accident and we were not disappointed! Food was excellent as well as the service. Out party of four had the BLTs, roast beef sandwich and the turkey/cranberry sandwich. All were tasty and fresh. Prices were reasonable too!

2  Thank Sue D
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't get anything too complex, a bagel and the salmon lox bagel with a vanilla latte but both were good. Service was quick and friendly.

1  Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lovely laid-back place for lunch, salmon salad was delicious and easily enough for two. Almond torte was also a standout. Very friendly staff and great service. Sat on the porch in the sunshine. Charming!

2  Thank Kate H
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Questions & Answers
Carol T
11 October 2016|
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Response from Priscilla G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol - The Highlander Cafe doesn't have a lot of "atmosphere" but it does have fabulous service and delicious food. Your "Red Hats" would be graciously welcomed!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3968
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-563-0028
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