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“TEMP keeps REP” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Temptation Restaurant, Bar & Package

Temptation Restaurant, Bar & Package
350 Park Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921
+1 941-964-2610
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Ranked #3 of 19 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Saint Louis, Missouri
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“TEMP keeps REP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

First went to the TEMP in the 70's with original or then owners. Current owner has done a nice job keeping tradition alive all these years. Some of the BEST local catch you will find on the island. Pompano is incredible. Suggestion is to skip the sauces (had it on the Hog Fish and it killed the taste of that delicate and tasty catch) and went with grilled Pompano almandine the next. Killer! By far the best local food on the island. No, not for the budget. Blue Blazer crowd has moved in and changed the island so don't expect a bargain, just good local seafood. Steaks were not bad either per my guests. DAN was awesome so ask to be seated in his area. Long timer, laid back and knows the food well. TEMP is was very accommodating when i wanted to bring in my own wine. Most places would charge stupid corkage fee but the TEMP did NOT. Very nice touch. Want local? Be TEMPTED and go:-)

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Subpar”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

My wife and I spent our fifth wedding anniversary this past weekend in Boca Grande and went to dinner last night at this restaurant based up an ambitious menu and favorable tripadvisor user reviews. What a mistake. First the service was slow and the prices were outrageous. For $36 an entree one would expect a superb dish. Let's start with the salad. The strawberry salad had a mystery dressing with mustard and very little sugar or honey. This did not pair well with the strawberries or cheese. My wife ordered the hogfish which although tasty was over cooked. I ordered pompano which too was overcooked and did not taste fresh. The service was slow and inattentive. They offered a free desert and we passed.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“the place where residents go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

The Crab and Shrimp Lunch was much better than the Seagrill across the street. Much, much more crab. My fiance loved the place...for lunch I would highly recommend the place...

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bellevue, Washington
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35 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

We ate here for lunch and really enjoyed it. My wife had the Lobster & Corn soup and I had the Grouper Taco. Both were excellent. Lots of lobster meat in the soup and lots of grilled grouper in the taco. Very tasty.

The restaurant is very quaint. It's almost like stepping back in time. We'd definitely eat there again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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“We love the Temp.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

Bonnie is our favorite waitress but service is always excellent. I always get the juicy fried oysters. We go several time a year but can't bring myself to try anything else because the oysters are so fantastic.

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