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“Fresh Catch was Fantastic!!”

Loose Caboose Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Favorite with locals and visitors alike, great sandwiches, dinners, homemade ice cream in a restored train depot. Friendly waitresses and great food. We have a large, outdoor, pet-friendly patio area for dining. Lunch served from 11 to 4:30 daily. We will be opening December 26th for dinners too. Dinner is served every night except Wednesdays from 6 to 9 pm
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The fresh catch was fried grouper with french fries. Best fried fish I've ever eaten. It has both indoor and outdoor seating area. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Stopped by for dinner one night. Made reservations but it was not that crowded. I guess the 'season' is ending. The atmosphere is a little less than what you would expect for the prices of the food, but the food was fantastic. We were there Monday and it was Fish Taco night. Yum! Delicious! Other people had the Chicken Pot Pie and the fish of the day and all were great.

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Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

What a great place to stop for a casual lunch. We sat inside on a hot afternoon. The wait staff was very kind and helpful. Our lunch was served quickly, but we were not rushed. Food was delicious. You must try the fried green tomatoes! And, of course, don't forget the amazing ice cream! Loved it!

Thank allizen
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We read an excellent review for the Loose Caboose so we made sure to stop there for lunch. We picked a shady outdoor table to enjoy the beautiful weather. We ordered a crabcake sandwich and the Boca Grande wrap, both $13.99. The wrap had fish, black beans, rice, lettuce, and tomato. The taste was good, but it was poorly constructed and impossible to eat. It was almost square! Opening it up and eating it like a salad was more successful. The crabcake sandwich had lettuce and tomato and was served on grilled bread. The crabcake itself was disappointing, consisting of a large amount of filler and breading and less crab. Both meals were accompanied by tasteless cole slaw and an unremarkable pickle spear. The slaw had too little dressing on the largish chunks of cabbage and carrot. Substitutions of fries, a salad, or a fruit cup were available at seemingly exorbitant prices: $2.75-$3.50. All outdoor meals were served on disposable service items: food rested on a paper-lined woven plastic tray that was too warped to sit flat on the table. Flatware was cheap plastic and all beverages came in paper cups. This aspect was disappointing in itself.
Our server looked a bit unkempt and seemed increasingly harried as customers came and went. As a couple of nearby tables finished, we all waited--and waited--for checks. Perhaps inside service is different, but based on this visit, I would hesitate to recommend outdoor eating at this venue.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and have visited Boca Grande every year for the past 5 years and on each visit have gone to the Loose Caboose for Dinner, sadly on each occasion we have been disappointed. The location in town is great, the building itself is very nice and the service has always been good but apart from the ice cream which is yummy and we pop in for regulalry, the rest of the food has always been disappointing, this year we had friends with us and gave it another try but we were all disappointed with our choices, the Seafood Pot Pie was the worst, nice pastry but a watery red broth with one piece of shrimp and two pieces of chewy fish, so probably will give up on visits for dinner in future and just stick with the ice creams. Such a pity as we would love to have nice food at the Loose.

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Thank tokkihazel
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