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“Old Florida Charm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Temptation Restaurant, Bar & Package

Temptation Restaurant, Bar & Package
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old Florida Charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Stayed in Boca Grande for about a month during April and May. Our guests and we dined at The Temptation a number of times. The meals were always fresh and delicious. The restaurant has been in existence for 60 + years and upon entering through the swinging screen doors, you fell like you have stepped back in time. The mounted fish and hand painted murals recall an earlier time. The bartender was a past master at making an excellent martini. The bar showed its age with a sign posted reminding the patrons, "no foul language". The service was excellent with a relaxed pace, however local fill the restaurant by 7PM, so reservations are a must.
We usually had the fish specials and were not disappointed. Deserts are restaurant made, and the coconut cake and the key lime pie were both perfect endings. While there are few dining options available on Boca Grande, the Temptation, or the "Temp", as the locals call it, deserves special notice.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best in boca grande”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Went for dinner with friends and had an amazing experience. Order the local catches as they are truly local and fresh. The temp keeps boca grande history alive with it's old Florida charm. It's no wonder this gem has been in business for 60 + years.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kiwiapple
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Cleveland,Mississippi
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just a note”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

The say they are open till 2 PM for lunch, turned away at 1:45 , maybe the they should use 1:30, they sent us to the next door bar area which serves to 4:30 and could not get a menu despite asking for one. Count me out for the next visit

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank dlw1955
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Vero Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Do you have a reservation?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were greeted with "do you have a reservation? We didn't but we should have. We were then told that we could be seated in a side room with high top tables. We said that would be fine. When we were escorted to the high top tables we asked if we could sit at the bar instead. The hostess told us "it is up to the bartender if he wants to serve you dinner or not". Which we understood but the tables weren't full and the bar was empty. With that we decided to eat in the back.

The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank luppinotravel d
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch around noon and the quaint restaurant was alive with patrons and workers. We enjoyed some cocktails while waiting for out turkey pastrami sandwich. Drinks were good and the sandwich with fresh fruit was amazing!! Great service staff who was very friendly. All and all and fantastic place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Toopzeros
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