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The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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500 Palm Avenue, Boca Grande, FL 33921 (5th Street)
+1 941-964-4535
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 09:30
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 10:30
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London, Canada
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for the best spot on the island to have a special dinner, this is it. This is fine dining at it's best. Outstanding service. Reservations highly recommend. Check dress code.

Thank Stephanie F
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service is good. The restaurant is elegant - perhaps the most posh on the island. Great wine list.

Thank Renee D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chairs in the dining room are very uncomfortable. The service was poor. We had ordered a bottle of wine. At one point I had to get up and get the bottle out of the ice and serve myself. The food was excellent. We did not order appetizers so we were told the dinner would take longer to come out... More 

Thank Diane N
Chicago, Illinois
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2,452 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,567 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time my wife and I visited Boca Grande, Florida, the historic Gasparilla Inn was being renovated. Built in 1913, it is one of the largest surviving resort hotels in the Sunshine State. Oh, it doesn't compare to the Breakers in Palm Beach. But it once served as the winter White House for President George H.W. Bush. After renovations... More 

Thank Taylor B
Port Charlotte, Florida
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant in November Much to our surprise it was fantastic. The service was great. We had as servers a husband and wife team I have reservations for Valentine's day and will update my review with pictures

1 Thank Longhorn33981
Boca Grande
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Inn is one of old Florida-style and ambiance premier places to visit, stay and eat. The various rooms on their main floor alone is something to take in: the Game room; the Pelican Room; Beezy's Lounge; the Dining Room; even the hallway with its case of local shells. Don't miss the Living Room to sit and view the Shell... More 

Thank Mark F
Timonium, Maryland
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202 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Great buffet breakfast on the weekends. Food and service are impeccable. Beautiful views of the golf course too.

Thank Gretchen M
Hong Kong
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I had the snapper, which was good but nothing great. My mom and husband had the lamb which was over cooked. We enjoyed our dinner and the experience but for the prices I definitely expect better food. Based on my experience this seems to be true of most places on the Island.

1 Thank Lee S
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Worth the visit to see this historic property. Good food and great service, would definitely recommend the visit.

Thank Judy S
Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We went to the Gasparilla Inn for our wedding anniversary last month. It was such a special evening! The food was wonderful and the service was fabulous! The staff knew it was our anniversary and they had printed special menus with our names on the top wishing us a Happy Anniversary. We will be back again soon!

Thank lakelife4us

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:30
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:30
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:30
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:30
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:30
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:30
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Palm Avenue, Boca Grande, FL 33921
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Boca Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 941-964-4535
Our spacious and welcoming Main Dining Room is at the heart of the many culinary experiences that delight guests at The Gasparilla Inn & Club. Breakfast and dinner offer the most tantalizing of fresh and natural ingredients available. All of this is presented impeccably by a cordial and knowledgeable staff that is dedicated to make each and every dining experience memorable. The Main Dining Room is open to the general public, members and hotel guests.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?