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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were with another couple and everyone was hungry after an early morning airboat ride and stopped at The Starting Gate on a whim. Eggs Benedict Menu Explosion ... with shrimp, fried green tomatoes, bacon, veggies, regular style ... the list goes on and it...was all DELICIOUS! Pancakes are HUGE and YUMMY! Staff was very efficient and nice. If you can get a table, grab it for the best breakfast on the west coast of FLA!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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GrandTour827513, Owner at The Starting Gate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for these kind words. We really try to present unrivaled food. We appreciate you for acknowledging the quality we serve. It was our privilege to serve you. Best, Gale & Tracey

Reviewed February 26, 2021 via mobile

Went here today and was so pleased with the quality of the food and service. We had bacon and eggs but the bacon was frankly the best I have ever had. Best family feel inside this little gem. We will be back since we recently...moved full time to this little town of “Old Homosassa “. Red RobinMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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GrandTour827513, Owner at The Starting Gate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2021

Thank you for these kind words. It is truly our pleasure to have you in our Restaurant. Customers like you light our dining room up. Best Regards, Gale & Tracey

Reviewed February 23, 2021 via mobile

Went on Trip Advisor recommendation. Got to location on Sunday at 11a. Went inside to a full restaurant. There was an older man working behind counter / grill who rudely stated they were closed. I asked if they served breakfast and lunch cause the sign...outside said breakfast and lunch, he then snap he doesn’t control signs but they were closed and said good bye. Not sure if there food is good or not but horrible customer service.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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GrandTour827513, Owner at The Starting Gate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2021

We already responded to your negative comments online on Monday 2/22/2021. As we previously stated to you our air conditioning unit was malfunctioning. We cook out front in the dining room in front of all our customers. When the air conditioner is not working the...More

Reviewed February 19, 2021

Don't judge a book by its cover. We arrived and weren't sure as we don't know the area. From walking in and smelling amazing food to friendly family staff and amazing food it was all amazing. We are restaurant owners ourselves and pride ourselves on...finding good eats. This place is for real. A must go to when in the area. A little hard to find. Also if you love horses go there and talk to the owner. You'll see why.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

We ate there twice while on vacation. I had omelets, hash browns, sliced tomatoes and homemade biscuits. My husband had breakfast burrito and we loved all the food. The couple that owns the restaurant are very friendly and the service is really fast. We would...definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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GrandTour827513, Owner at The Starting Gate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2020

Thank you for those kind words. We truly enjoyed having the two of you in our Restaurant. Best, Tracey n Gale

Reviewed September 13, 2020

We were in town for a buddy’s bachelor party. For starters, this is the only breakfast spot accessible by boat. Most of the group had never been to the restaurant before. All of us left there feeling like part of the family. I would go...back just for the service we received, but it just so happens that they serve some of the best breakfast you could imagine. This place is really something special. Next level service and food.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GrandTour827513, Owner at The Starting Gate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Thank you. It was certainly our pleasure !

Reviewed September 13, 2020

Amazing food, Tracey and Gale had the best service and food! If you’re in Homosassa this is must! Can’t beat this good food!

Date of visit: September 2020
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GrandTour827513, Owner at The Starting Gate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed July 28, 2020

Full disclosure - I'm afraid to go out in all this!!! BUT, Tracey and Gale have carefully reviewed EVERY CDC recommendation and put them in place. The quality of food and service has not wavered from EXCELLENCE and you won't be disappointed with starting your...day at the Starting Gate. Dine in, take out available - Support your local small businesses, especially one like that gives so much back to their community.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

Stopped by at 8:30am on the way to McRays boat ramp to go on the river and was in, ordered, ate and out within 45 minutes. Very fast and very good! Definitely coming back.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 6, 2020

Way too expensive for breakfast. My toast was burnt and the hash browns tasted like they fried them in old grease.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Starting Gate Restaurant

  • Yes, The Starting Gate Restaurant offers takeout services.

  • Yes, The Starting Gate Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • The Starting Gate Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5