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All 46 Dade City Restaurants

Pearl In The Grove

31936 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525-7379
+1 352-588-0008
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Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Dade City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lake Iola Rd.
Description: Elegant, hand crafted foods and boutique wines are the focus in this relaxed and intimate 40 seat dining room, just north of Tampa in charming Dade City. A winding bucolic drive through orange groves, hills and cattle ranches, this is an unexpected haven away from congested cookie cutter Florida. The Pearl in the Grove is a European bistro with Panhandle roots and definitely an experience worth the drive out of town. The experience is many things at once: ancestral Southern with hints of Creole, a dash of Western European simplicity, easy Sunday suppers served family style, luxurious, leisurely Brunch. Wine pairing dinners. Craft and local beers. Simple ingredients feel sophisticated but fun and effortless, like the New Orleans heritage jazz that plays in the background. The Pearl eschews trend and tricks in favor of a more refined nod to cooking that’s never pretentious, just honest. An unwavering commitment to local farm produce and regional ingredients like local cheeses, hand picked organic micro greens, kumquats from the grove on the corner and local beef and pork from heritage stock-- Proprietors Curtis and Rebecca Beebe know great food and their passion is evident. Informed by world travel as military kids, they both learned techniques from their mothers. Cook with what’s indigenous to the area in the regional style. Chef Curtis watched his mom forage and cook with local produce from Northern Africa, Germany and Japan. Rebecca’s sharp eye comes from a long line of low country Alabama fishermen, farmers and restaurateurs. This sparked a well balanced culinary marriage. When settling back into the towns that arc the Gulf of Mexico, they started to hone their unique regional style and wanted to bring it to Central Florida. Louisiana to Apalachicola. Rural, not country. Leisurely, not casual. Accomplished, reserved service. Genuine hospitality. Careful cooking with lots of panache. Served in a warm and intimate dining room. Just right.
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Canton, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Foodies will love this little out of the way Pearl. It may not be for everyone as the dishes are not your usual fare. I liked the Yakamein so much I had it twice in 6 days. With a rabbit confit (not a bit greasy), pork belly, in a tasty consomme, topped with a poached duck egg...heaven in a bowl.... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The chef made very different, interesting, good dishes. He would fix you about anything you wanted. His wife was the waitress. She was great.

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Floral City, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit was with friends who've been here numerous times. The food was excellent! The service was perfect, allowing for conversation while being attentive. Everything is freshly done and locally sourced. A little off the beaten path, but definitely worth the hunt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Food is way too expensive for the quantity or portion sizes. Trying to be country gourmet but can't pull it off. Customer service not so great either.

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cbeebe, Owner at Pearl In The Grove, responded to this review

Sorry we failed to impress but we're really glad that you've found some other locally owned restaurants that you enjoy. More 

Dade City, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My wife and I had the opportunity to get away Saturday night for dinner at Pearl in the Grove and we were glad we did. It had been a several months since we had been to the Grove but have been going there since they opened. We started with the frogleg appetizer, then had fresh salads and ordered specials from... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My husband and I ate here over the weekend and were both amazed. My husband isn't one for organic, healthy type food but he ate every morsel AND dessert! The care that went into the food was evident and well worth the drive as we are from Tampa. We had shrimp pasta, the filet and pumpkin cake with goat cheese... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My wife and I recently hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for our grand-daughter at Pearl in The Grove. Coming from Whitefish, Montana, we had no experience with restaurants in Dade. What a fantastic choice Pearl in The Grove turned out to be. The entire staff was helpful and warm, and the food amazing. We had a large family style meal... More 

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Penfield, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great place for a unique and exquisite dining experience! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and look forward to returning soon.

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Tampa, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very attentive wait staff, excellent chef, delicious dishes.The food is very fresh and well presented. The atmosphere is white table linens, but relaxed. Nice place for couples, friends, and business dinners.

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Tampa, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great new farm to table experience, worth the drive! Everything was very good from beginning to end. Service was excellent, Sheryl was our server and was very knowledgable, she made the experience even better. Only disappointment was that they were out of 2 of the 5 specials at 7:30, but, there was enough other great stuff to satisfy us. Steak... More 

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Additional Information about Pearl In The Grove

Address: 31936 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525-7379
Phone Number: +1 352-588-0008
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dade City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American

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