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“Good food if you're not on a diet”
Review of The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Pink has wonderful oysters from a variety of excellent places (not all at once, but over time - the chef has a thing for good oysters), and a good variety of salads, burgers, fish, and meats. The menu is interesting and the dishes well prepared. The catch is a whole lot of cheese, cream, and other unhealthy things are included with many dishes. For example, the yummy baby iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing included a hunk of blue cheese that was the size of a golf ball - a fat golf ball. And the mushroom ravioli included not only a rich cheese sauce but also a very large spoonful of what I fear was some sort of creme fraiche or whipped cream or goat cheese or something along those lines as well. Just too much. However, the wine choices are excellent, both by the glass and by the bottle, and the drinks menu is pleasing. Just watch it with the sauces if you don't want to have several cardiologists on permanent call.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

A spur of the moment side trip to the island found us hungry for lunch at 3pm. Our walk around ended at the hotel, rather than walk back towards the area with all the places to eat we decided to try the Pink Elephant. We certainly were happy we did. Even though we were the only diners at that time of day we were treated as honored guests. The onion soup was by far the best I have had in FL. I also had the shrimp cocktail which was almost too beautifully presented to eat, very tasty. My dining companion had the blue cheese salad (can't remember the exact name of it) and he was very pleased. I am glad we chose this place and was not surprised to see that it's rated so highly by other visitors.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and i found this restaurant on trip advisor, so, when we were in Boca Grande, we decided to eat there. The service was wonderful and the food fresh and outstanding. My wife had the pink blt, which she enjoyed, and i had the harissa crusted grouper tacos. They were light and the sauces and vegetables were perfectly done. We would definitely go back.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner. Started with crispy Thai shrimp. Amazing my husband has delicious onion soup. I shared a burger with truffle fries. Yum.y husband had grouper. Topped it off with key lime pie loved every minute of this Dining experience. Doyd the Jamaican server was incredibly refined and retentive.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We have been coming to the island regularly for the past 17 years and love this place. It's gets better every time we go. The food is wonderful , the staff are great, nothing is ever any trouble and the atmosphere is great too. The Pink is now open year long which is a breathe of fresh air for those of us who visit 'off season' and struggle to find somewhere to eat, that is top class. We will continue to support them as much as we can and hope that the other restaurants follow by example and stop shutting mid May! leaving us with very little choice.

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