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The Boat in the Moat

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4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (7 reviews)
“apple crisp” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me Solomon must have been quite a character! Great imagination! He has created quite a legacy for his family, of which there are 4 generations living on this property.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Soloman's Castle. Afterwards we had lunch in The Boat in the Moat. The service was friendly and the food was served quickly. The meatloaf was tasty but a little salty. The spinach casserole was amazing! The blt sandwich had...More

Thank Sherry33615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth the drive, not only for the delicious food, but the atmosphere is one-of-a-kind as well!

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour of Solomon's Castle and enjoyed a delicious lunch of Reuben sandwich, chili and chicken pot pie.

Thank Ilene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu offers sandwiches, larger plated dinners, desserts, ice creams made home style. Service was friendly and accomodating.

Thank WinstonA03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good value for the price. There is a room for large parties. It is air conditioned and within listening direction of the musical entertainment.

Thank ddwaller1
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Part of the whole Solimon's Castle experience. The gift shop is unique. The acoustic guitar player outside is a great touch. The menu is varied, dinner, sandwich, dessert options available. It is pretty good for a roadside attraction I. The middle of nowhere. It is...More

Thank LorenaFmOrlando
Reviewed May 17, 2017

My friend and I both enjoyed our meal. There are plenty of selections and the prices are reasonable.

Thank gersygrl
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Went here after the Solomon's Castle tour - right next to the castle. Food was pretty good. Had their turkey/bacon sub. Big sandwich - actually too big for me. Fruit cup had fruit that was a little too ripe for me. My companions all had...More

Thank PRF569
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Average but pretty good food; large portions. Everything is locally grown and prepared in house. The huge chicken pot pie was excellent. The taco salad was also huge. Service was friendly and good. The Solomon family and friends do a good job.

Thank wacotx46
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713 (Formerly Solomon's Castle)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ona
  • Phone Number: +1 863-494-6077
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