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About Kafe' Kokopelli

Located in historic downtown Dade City, Kafé Kokopelli offers exceptional food in an extraordinary atmosphere. A favorite of locals and visitors alike Kafé Kokopelli strives to create a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression on our guests.

Known for his creative modern american cuisine, award winning Chef/Owner Steven Queen Jr. promotes local food and farm to fork concepts at Kafé Kokopelli while changing the menu seasonally.

Please visit our website for the most up to date information on events and entertainment. We look forward to serving you soon!

37940 Live Oak Ave
Dade City, FL 33523
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
6th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(352) 523-0055

Website:
http://kafekokopelli.com/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website for the most recent information on special events, specialty dinners, and entertainment.

Parking Details:
Our parking lot is located off of Live Oak Ave and 5th St. with limited spaces available however, we have ample street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Steven Queen Jr.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Kafe' Kokopelli Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
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Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good, especially liked the house made potato chips. Perhaps a little over salted, but tasty and crunchy. Food was served promptly and Meg (server) pointed out portion of my plate might be hot. Nice attention to details. Have eaten here before, and had the feeling the management might have changed
Will return and recommend food and beverages. Bloody Mary was just the right accompaniment for my Reuben.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Nearly all of us noted that our food was barely warm. That applies to both warm/"hot" appetizers like the brie, fried green tomatoes and bisque, and to the entrees. I don't know if they sat before they were brought to the table or were just produced that way by the kitchen, but it was probably the most noteworthy aspect of the meal. It definitely affected everyone's reception and the consensus was that while we may not avoid the restaurant, nobody was in hurry to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They got rid of the uneven wooden floors-good move!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love this restaurant! Worth the drive to quaint Dade City!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Kafe Kokopelli was a great experience, the food and atmosphere are both fun and classic. definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was excellent; food was good but pricey. A little heavy handed on the salt.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waiter Kurt, was a lot of fun, food was great as always. We brought friends for their first visit and they really enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 16, 2017

A hidden gem in downtown Dade City. We had a wonderful experience. We will return.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was not good for the price is should be exceptional. 30$grouper.30$ prime rib. If it was good food price would be fine. food was not modern at all dated and just not a good experience. Wife had prime rib was dry and just seemed old. Won't be making the drive back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

You'll be hard pressed to find a restaurant that serves a better grouper or salmon dish in all of Tampa Bay. Outstanding!!!
And don't miss on the gator bites - tender, fresh and delish.
This restaurant is a fav for us whenever we're in the D.C. area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We sat in the dining room with the fireplace. Quirky decor but the a/c wasn't working or something. A bit too warm and sweating during my meal is not preferred inside. My husband ordered sliced tomatoes on his Cesar salad and they were well past ripe. Always a bad sign when the kitchen lets mushy sliced tomatoes go out to a customer. Not to mention $7 for this salad of no extraordinary ingredients or flavor, below average. The restaurant was not full but we waited a considerable amount of time. Only when we inquired we're we informed the kitchen was backed up. The food was decent but nothing to make it memorable or desiring to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was amazing! We will make the trip back!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great restaurant tucked away in Dade City!! Fun and kitschy decor with lots of seating for couples or sm/larger groups- tables and booths. Ken our waiter was very personable & knowledgeable which added to the experience. He answered questions and gave great suggestions. Great service!! The menu has a lot of variety and the best thing was the (much more options than many places) GLUTEN FREE menu!!! Because they make things to order and are not pre-made they have more control what they can do. I had the GF Ruben Sandwich. I can't tell you the last time I had an amazing GF sandwich, Kafe Kokopelli knocked it out of the park. They figured out how to keep the bread toasty and crisp which is often a challenge w/GF bread. They have full menu w/ appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, craft beers/drinks. I would recommend Kafe Kokopelli for any occasion and will return often!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The atmosphere was fun. The waiter (Kurt) was great and funny! The bar was lively but the food was disappointing. Chicken in the Chicken Marsala was very tough. A pretty bland dish. This was my first visit and I would go back to have drinks and enjoy the entertainment but not to eat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Nice atmosphere! I was disappointed with there lack of vegetarian food. The watriess said that they could do a veggie dish with quinoa but only had spinach, asparagus, green beans, and mushrooms. They need some normal food on their menu. Im surprised that they stay open in Dade City with a menu like that. Beautiful place though!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I have started going back more..had not been in a few years...but the lunch prices are reasonable, its not so dark and dusty anymore. Dinner still a bit high for my taste..but I will certainly continue to recommend it to my out of town friends for lunches and happy hours!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We decided upon Dade City for a place to meet a friend for lunch, and had found pretty positive reviews of the Kafe'. We were stunned with how much we liked this place, in terms of ambience, menu options and a good wine list. I would expect such a restaurant in Tampa, but this is a very good dining option in the heart of Dade City. We could select a items from a lunch menu, or anything off the dinner menu as well. Our selections were uniformly excellent and service was provided by an amiable server. Full bar here, in fact, the bar is very cool and spacious. This place is a great find and we will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The restaurant has a lot of character; we loved the eclectic decor. A very busy place for dinner so reservations are a must. It took a bit of time for our dinner to be ready. My chicken parmesan was slightly overcooked and the pasta too al dente for me but still very tasty. My husband had the prime rib while our friends had the rueben with egg sandwich & home made chips and the salmon salad. They all loved their choices. Will go back again and try something new.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The decor is similar to sitting in one of the antique shops down the street. It's fun, light-hearted, and whimsical. The owner is always smiling as he greets you. The service staff is attentive but overly so where they feel intrusive.

I have a rare food allergy that requires a bit of extra care and both the front and back of house do an excellent job making sure that everything is done well so I won't have to worry. A rarity in food service, and one that I appreciate.

The pricing is in line with a more upscale establishment but the food delivers so you won't feel as though you've been fleeced. I recommend this location for everyone - date night, guests in town, special event, or you just don't feel like cooking.

Enjoy - you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 15, 2016

It is always a great time to talk and have a good meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Excellent food....great and friendly servers....nice ambience

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great atmosphere, very relaxed. The noise level was amazingly pleasant, easy to have a conversation over the table. The food was excellent. Mostly americana style, with some southern flare. (Imo). Definitely a place we will be revisiting!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2016

This place is Amazing! Highly Recommend it.. The scenery inside and out is awesome! The food is so fresh!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We actually started our evening at Beef O'Bradys; after waiting 15 minutes and not having anyone give us a 2nd glance, we made a last minute reservation at KK. We were greeted with a smile, seated immediately, and our server arrived within 2 minutes of sitting down. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was perfect as always, and the service was IMPECCABLE!

Thanks to Beef O'Bradys for being crappy that night and giving us a perfect date elsewhere!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2016

we had a very enjoyable, quiet lunch...we were seated by the fireplace, so it was very pretty..It was quiet, so we could converse easily...all very nice. There were a couple of items that you didn't have, but not that big a deal..you were out of these items

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Eclectic room in nice town. Food and service not great. The place has potential, needs better restaurant management.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Tough to pick a restaurant without input. Two couples were meeting coming from north and south so we chanced a pick. Ambiance was quite good, service was really good. pleasant evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Well worth the drive. A historic yet eclectic building housing surprisingly great food! The food has always been fantastic. Drinks are also well done, creative and tasty! Good local beer selection too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2016

I had heard such great things about kokopellis. appearance is awesome. service is awesome. food that night was very mediocre. chicken Parmesan was overly large fried piece of butterflied chicken then dunked in sauce put on the plate and cheese scattered on top. fish tacos were very hot pieces of fish plopped down on the cabbage salad so much so that cabbage turned very wilted and mushy and turned the tortilla mushy underneath. 2 HUGE pieces of meatloaf the was so salty it couldn't be eaten. the hamburger was the entree of the evening. it was moist and cooked perfectly and had lots of good flavor.
in this time of so many new restaurants opening up, you have to make every meal great. this was not.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We drove from Tampa and had a great time..Two of our party of six had birthdays..There were so many good things on the appetizer list that I made a meal out of 4 of them with a salad.. .We ordered the Bananas Foster for dessert and everything was delicious! Our waiter was a lot of fun and very helpful..I can hardly wait to come back this winter when the fireplaces will be lit.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Great spot in Dade City. Good speciality drinks. Super service and food. Definitely will go back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2016

I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. The food was fabulous. Service was good. Atmosphere amazing. AND, you didn't have to raise your voice when talking with others at the table. Prices very reasonable. We visited family in Zephyrhills and made the 1/2 hour drive to Dade City and it was well worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Excellent service, delicious food and beautiful decor! Great place!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Original dishes, generous portions enjoyed by all. We had the club sandwich, the original burger, meatloaf and the beef/blue cheese salad. No space for deserts...

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 30, 2016

The atmosphere is eclectic and fun, but not gaudy. The food is delicious, plentiful, and reasonably priced. And the gluten-free menu is the most extensive that we have found anywhere. Service was perfect - not overbearing, but always there at the right time. Really a hit with everyone in our party. Loved, loved, loved it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Food was delicious and service was fantastic. The ambience was nice and it was kid friendly as well. Nice gem in Dade City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Fried green tomatoes had no flavor. Tasted like eating flour on raw tomatoes. Homemade potato chips tasted days old. Grouper tacos were cold and bland. This is not a 4-5 star restaurant by any means. Waiter appeared upset with me when I gave him my honest opinion about food when asked. Atmosphere unique, food not! Will not recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 19, 2016

EXCELLENT!! I had the chicken Marsala and it was heavenly, even the next day when I had my leftovers for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Our server was outstanding(Elisa?). Very attentive. Extremely pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Wonderful Dining experience! Banana Foster was "excellent!"

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