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Pearl In The Grove

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31936 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525 (Lake Iola Rd.)
+1 352-588-0008
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dade City, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome place to eat There fruits and vegetables are fresh never frozen the atmosphere very relax and the staff is very friendly

Thank rosalindas20
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we went there Saturday evening. What a treat. Great atmosphere, great food and outstanding service. How nice to be treated like they really appreciate you coming. Chicken liver appetizer was terrific. Then we had the homemade pasta... really good. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank pipatton
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the movement of the farm to table restaurants. Its not always easy to find gluten free food. The staff was very helpful in guiding my choices and customizing the menu to meant my dietary needs. Desserts are amazing!!

Thank LeffFam
Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The food, menu and service were all outstanding. It doesn't get any better than this. Everything that was served was extra special, even the freshly baked bread accompanied by three types of butter.

Thank Lloyd M
Brooksville, Florida, United States
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional! Rarely do I use such strong words, but what a surprise, both for the location and the price. Whether the sweet potato bisque (who'd a thunk it?), homemade charcuterie, chicken liver stuffed squash blossom, or bacon-stuffed-bacon (my name for the pork belly), it was all done fantastically. Flavors popped, food was fresh, and not a bit of that terribly... More 

Thank Karl L
Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My mother recently moved to a retirement community in the area and before I went for a week to help her unpack I checked out the restaurant options near her as she does not like to cook and prefers that I too not cook. Well, there is not a lot to choose from and what IS there is mostly chain... More 

Thank kayakgoddess
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Laid back elegance, wonderful wait staff, no rush, hearty portions. I enjoyed the surprise of a bite of flavored goat cheese on a slice of carrot before the appetizer and the cleansing bite of sorbet between the courses. Certainly worth the drive.

Thank Janice H
Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I have now been to Pearl in the Grove at least twice and have not been disappointed one bit. The first time was for our anniversary and the second was for my birthday. What a very special place to enjoy both occasions. The food and wait staff have been excellent each time, wine superb, company wonderful. The owner was present,... More 

Thank SusanDScully
Land O Lakes, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

best frog legs ever!! sweet place great food and charming. Wine collection wonderful. Cheese board with local honey fab!

Thank elaine m
Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I took my husband here for his 40th birthday and it was a great find! We had a great time and enjoyed everything we ate! The waitress was informative and friendly. We happened to be in the area and wanted to try and see what all the fuss was about. We would definitely go back if we wanted another great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $45
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31936 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525
    (Lake Iola Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dade City
  • Phone Number: +1 352-588-0008
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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