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Linger Lodge Restaurant

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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Menu

APPETIZERS‎
10.99
Ahi tuna
Sushi grade tuna, sesame crusted served rare w/ pickled ginger, wasabi & soy sauce.
9.99
Southern bbq chips
Slow roasted bbq pulled pork over handmade hand cut potato chips, topped w/ cheddar jack cheese. Served warm w/ our own avocado ranch sauce. Enough for 2
9.99
Coconut shrimp
Gulf shrimp, rolled in shredded coconut & seasoned bread crumbs. Served w/ our own orange mango dipping sauce.
7.99
Fried green tomatoes
Locally grown, fresh sliced, lightly battered & fried to perfection. Served w/ our in roumalade sauce.
9.99
Steamed mussels
Prince edward island mussels sauteed in white wine, dakin dair cream, w/ fresh basil, garlic & vine ripened tomatoes.
9.99
Fresh florida aliigator
Local gator bites tenderized in dakin dairy buttermilk, fried, blackened or grilled. Served w/ our own roumalade sauce.
8.99
Buffalo wings
Meaty chicken wings, fried to perfection & tossed in our own hot sauce, served mild, spicy or bbq w/ celery & chunky blue cheese.
8.99
Fried calamari
Freshly cut. Lightly dusted & fried tender to a golden perfection. Served ith our own marinara or sweet chili sauce.
7.99
Snake back onion rings
A basket of black & tan ale battered onion rings served w/ our own venom sauce.
6.99
Hush puppies
A real southern tradition! Sweet & savorv cornmeal fritters served ith our own remoulade sauce.
HOMEMADE SOUPS & FRESH SALADS‎
soup of the day always fresh & inspired. Priced daily
Cup 5.99
Bowl 8.99
Alligator chowder
Our homemade chowder, heapin’ w/ local gator meat, potatoes. Secret seasonings & local dakin dairy cream.
Cup 5.99
Bowl 8.99
Linger lodge gumbo
Try a bowl of our “award winning” gumbo! Made w/ andouille sausage, shrimp, & chicken w/ tomatoes, veggies & secret spices.
Side 3.99
Large 6.99
Grilled chicken +5.00
Grilled grouper +market
Linger lodge house salad
Mixed spring lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion & cheddar jack cheese.
Side 3.99
Large 6.99
Grilled chicken +5.00
Grilled grouper +market
Caesar salad
Locally grown romaine lettuce, tossed in house caesar dressing w/ parmesan cheese & croutons.
11.99
Crab & avocado salad
Mixed‎ spring lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion & cheddar jack cheese. Covered w/ lumb crab meat & sliced avocado w/ a caribbean mango house dressing.
SANDWICHES & BURGERS‎
With your choice of homemade old bay chips or cole slaw (and a pickle)!
Market
Fries +1.00
Senators fish sandwich
Fresh florida grouper, grilled, blackened or fried. Served on a kaiser roll w/ lettuce, tomato, onion & tarter sauce.
8.99
Bacon +1.00
Fries +1.00
Braden river burger
A‎ half pound of freshly ground beef, hand formed, char broiled & served w/ lettuce, tomato & onion.
8.99
Fries +1.00
Bbq pulled pork sandwich
Slow roasted bbq pulled pork on a kaiser roll.
8.99
Fries +1.00
The lodge steak & cheese
A generous serving of shaved lop sirloin of beef smothered in sauteed peppers, onions & melted prosolone cheese on a hoagie roll.
9.99
Fries +1.00
Linger lodge blt
Locally grown fried green tomatoes, bacon & lettuce, w/ our own remoulade sauce. Served on white toast.
11.99
Fries +1.00
Crab cake sandwich
Lump crab meat patty, pan seared. Served on a grilled rolled w/ lettuce, tomato & onion w/ our own roumalade sauce. Best in town
8.99
Fries +1.00
Patty’ melt
A half pound of freshly ground beer. Hand formed, char broiled. Served on grilled rye bread w/ sautéed onions & melted swiss & provolone cheeses.
Corned beef 8.99
Grouper market
Fries +1.00
River reuben
Fresh florida grouper or lean corned beer w/ sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese & thousand island dressing on grilled rye.
9.99
Fries +1.00
Grilled chicken club wrap
All white-meat grilled chicken. Served w/ bacon, lettuce, toniato, melted cheddar-jack cheese & ranch dressing all in a spinach wrap.
LINGER LODGE BASKETS‎
all baskets served w/ cole slaw & French fries.
9.99
Fried claims
12.99
Fried frog legs
11.99
Fried coconut shrimp
11.99
Fried catfish
9.99
Fried chicken tenders
12.99
Fried local alligator
11.99
Fish n' chips
11.99
Fried calamari
SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES‎
11.99
Catfish
Farm raised catfish, sweet & tender, served fried, grilled or blackened.
12.99
Fresh atlantic salmon
Sweet bourbon glazed grilled salmon.
12.99
Shrimp sizzler
Gulf shrimp sauteed in garlic butter & served.
12.99
Fettuccini alfredo w/ shrimp or chicken
Fettuccini‎ pasta tossed in a our own creamy alfredo sauce. Served w/ garlic bread.
15.99
Crab cakes
Pan seared lump meat crab patties. Served w/ our own roumalade sauce. Best in town.
16.99
Fried seafood platter
A delicious combination of oysters, clam strips & shrimp, served w/ French fries & coleslaw.
Market
Fresh florida grouper
Fresh gulf grouper, served fried. Grilled or blackened.
15.99
Sesame crusted ahi tuna
Sushi grade tuna. Sesame crusted. Seared rare w/ pickled ginger, wasabi & soy sauce w/ wasabi mashed potatoes or rice & vegetables.
11.99
Mussels marinara
Prince edward island mussels sautéed in our own marinara sauce, served over linguini pasta w/ garlic bread.
16.99
River platter
Catfish, frog legs & gator, grilled. Blackened or fried. Served w/ French fries, cole slaw & dipping sauces.
MEAT, CHICKEN & PASTA‎
11.99
Mashed potatoes
Fries
Baked stuffed ziti
Just like grandma used to make... Ricotta, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses w/ our own meat sauce...So good! Served w/ garlic bread.
13.99
Mashed potatoes
Fries
Roasted 1/2 chicken
A full half chicken slowly roasted, moist, tender & delicious.
1/2 rack 11.99
Full rack 16.99
Mashed potatoes
Fries
Bbq ribs
St.Louis style pork ribs that that a dry rub & are slow cooked to fall off the bone perfection.
14.99
Mashed potatoes
Fries
Flat iron steak
This‎ 8 oz, tender cut of beef is char grilled & topped w/ sautéed onions & peppers.
13.99
Mashed potatoes
Fries
Rita’s homemade lasagna
Over one pound of pasta. Italian cheeses, sausage & beef in our own meat sauce...Cooked to perfection served w/ garlic bread.
12.99
Mashed potatoes
Fries
Linger's own southern style meatloaf
Perfect blend of ground beef & pork w/ special spices, battered & served golden brown w/ brown gravy.
All served w/ choice of rice, mashed potatoes or fries & vegetables w/ a dinner roll. Baskets & pasta dishes not included. )
DRINKS ETC‎
Full liqour bar
Draft beer on tap
Domestic & imported bottled beer
Fine wine offering
Pepsi soda products
Specialty drinks
Freshly brewed sweet or unsweet tea
Delicious desserts
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went here with family while visiting the area. Located in an older building, it is very clean inside. The decor reflects time past.The staff was friendly. The menu is interesting with a list of road kill items. The food was good. I will go...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 697billm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends for lunch here and were immediately drawn to all the stuffed animals that adorn the walls. The menu even included a section on road kill, but we were told that they hadn't found any on the highway today. We were promptly greeted...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The vibe is just so old-Florida cool, that it would be easy to miss that this is a really good restaurant. After a fried pickle appetizer, my wife enjoyed her BBQ platter, while I really liked the coconut shrimp platter. Portions are huge, especially the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank GR260
Reviewed August 6, 2019

This lodge was first established in the early 1900’s. The owner was a taxidermist so you will see some interesting animals on display. The food is good.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank gedavis
Reviewed August 5, 2019

Sat in the bar and were served by Ann Marie. The Lodge has been updated in the past few years but there are plenty of Taxidermy versions of Florida on the wall and in enclose cases. It is a beautiful location in an established RV...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank amy099
Reviewed August 1, 2019

Very unusual decor filled with stuffed wildlife that includes squirrels playing golf, basketball and baseball. Tons of snakes, deer,and everything you can think of. The food was very good and the service friendly, will come back. They also have live music, check the website.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Donald G
Reviewed July 24, 2019

This is a really fun place. It's off the beaten path and sits on a river (I can't remember which one). Fun place, good service and food. I liked here here. All kinds of weird animals on the walls. Funny "roadkill menu"

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank cherrycash
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

We so enjoyed our first vist to Linger Lodge. The outdoor patio/lanai appealed to us from the moment we saw it. The servers were attentive & quick to take our orders. Our grandson so enjoyed fishing. Although he did not catch a fish he was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Nora Jean B
Reviewed July 10, 2019

It's a cool place to have a meal and the food was good although my wifes crab and avocado salad was just mediocre. My etouffee was very tasty. Drink prices were reasonable. The down side was the condition of the surrounding grounds which could really...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Vacationer786444
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Al Roker said it is one of the most unusual restaurants. Ambience is old Florida with a taxidermist's dream display. Lots of local entrees including alligator, frogs' legs, cat fish along with theusual routine fare. Attentive staff, reasonable prices. Worth going out of the way...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RMS3000
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LaumaR2014
July 11, 2019|
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Response from Jhonesnaps60 | Reviewed this property |
Yep its open and the food is delicious. The servers are awesome and the atmosphere sooooo Florida.
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Climber438769
February 18, 2019|
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Response from 555loveflorida | Reviewed this property |
I had the alligator dinner which was very delicious.
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Suzanne P
November 6, 2018|
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Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Call, text, or e-mail them. Nice place.
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