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“A Local Favorite & Popular With Tourists”

Temptation Restaurant, Bar & Package
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Dinner at the Temp is always a special occasion - even when it's an ordinary Wednesday night. The "Old Florida" laid back atmosphere still manages to make you feel you are in a high end restaurant. The food is fresh, top quality and excellently prepared. Try the stone crabs when they are in season. Other reviewers have commented on small portions - I have never found this to be true but it is not a typical "all you can eat" tourist place for sure. The wine list is extensive - ask Jeff for help selecting just the right one to enhance your dinner. If you are visiting be sure to take time to drive around the island which is just full of charm and beautiful spots to enjoy!

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Reservations recommended.. and only dine in the "main dining room" Do not think of dining here without ordering the "fried oyster" appetizer!! My tastebuds will never forget them! Ordered grouper, and was a bit disappointed as it seemed a bit dry? My dining partner ordered a 10oz filet, and it was cooked to perfection! The carmelized onion mashed potatoes were also phenomenal. If we ever get back to Boca Grande, we'll be back to Temptations!

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

On a recommendation from one of the locals, we stopped by Temptation Restaurant and were extremely pleased with the quality. cleanliness, and atmosphere of the eatery. They were able to take care of my wife's gluten issue, a dramatic change from one other local restaurant, and served a very generous portion to all of us. My entree was the fried oysters, cooked perfectly, with fresh fruit, cole slaw (really good) and a couple of dipping sauces. In addition, they introduced our wives to their Moscow Mule drink which was a fun experience. And if you need some other refreshment, stop by the attached liquor store where you will find a good assortment without gouging prices.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We have eaten at the Temp many times...food has always been of the highest quality, the service is first class and we have always enjoyed our dining experience. The fried oysters are to die for. You will not go wrong eating at this very quaint but wonderful establishment.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Just returned from a fishing trip to Gasparilla Island and we had to get back to The Temp while there. Pros: great food and great service in a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere. Cons: pricey and, as previously said, portions trend to the smaller size. The lobster and corn chowder is the best! I could have a few bowls of that and be happy. Two in our party had the ribeye special, served with gorgonzola, bacon and a balsamic drizzle. They were cooked as ordered and got good reviews. I had the pan-fried snapper, always fresh and very tasty. Our server, Tracy, was great--friendly and professional. Always an interested menu; we'll be back.

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