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“Why Are They So Disagreeable?”

South Beach Bar & Grille
Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Orlando, Florida
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Why Are They So Disagreeable?”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

I eaten here for years as I come to Boca Grande 2 or more times a year to fish. They have expanded the dining area but shrunk the customer service. Three thing my group asked for were pretty simple requests in most places, like can I get that fish blackened, get the same dish we had last night, etc. We got 3 knows and 2 "we can't ." Well, we won't be coming back ever again. Despite less than half full the service was slow and curt. At $40 per person it is not worth the hassle. Oh, I forgot the "doesn't make any difference it's it a tall or short drink it's the same amount of liquor but double the price."

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waco tx
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Ate there twice in four days”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is the only restaurant on the beach in Boca Grande and always has a full parking lot. The food was amazing and so fresh. Of course, you can't beat the view of the beach while sipping a delicious frozen drink. Very laid back atmosphere and excellent service.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank wacotxtraveler
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“beach bar”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

found this place by random on a drive around Gasparilla Island Fl. Great food and drinks right on the beach. Definitely recommend stopping in and sitting on the patio.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Kathy J
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect atmosphere ruined by burdensome host.”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was to be our second annual visit to South Beach. We loved the outdoor seating right on the beach, which compensated for the average pub grub food. This year I had convinced two other families to join us. Oops. I tried to make a reservation and was told it was not possible (which is ok) and was told to come early, which we did. Upon arrival, the host (same person on the phone) would not seat us unless the third family was present. I'll save you the rest of the story, but this was the beginning of a difficult and rude rejection. Clearly the management this year was not interested in families or large groups. Too bad, we spend a lot and drink our fill. Out of principal we will not return and will take out hard earned dollar elsewhere.

  • Visited March 2014
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5 Thank John T
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Hamilton, Indiana
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food, Spectacular view.”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

There are a lot of great places to eat on Boca Grande but if you love the beach, non have a better view than sitting outside at the South Beach Bar and Grille. This place is close to the Boca Grande Lighthouse and actually sits right on the beach. The place is not fancy but rather is a place you can go with sand still in your flip flops and get a nice cold beer and something to eat. I highly recommend the grouper tacos with mango salsa or a great blacked fish sandwich. Kick back and enjoy the view!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Kim G
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