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Loose Caboose Restaurant

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433 West 4th Street, Boca Grande, Florida, Boca Grande, FL 33921
+1 941-964-0440
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11:00 - 04:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 04:30
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Fort Myers, Florida
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Think the pricing combined with disposable utensils took away from our lunch. Crab cake was good on field greens but eating salad w plastic fork on paper in basket is a bit annoying. Friendly service. Thanks

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always go to the Loose Caboose at least once while on Boca Grande for the grouper basket. Big, lightly breaded pieces of grouper, very fresh and crisp. The food is often only average, but the people watching is fun, particularly those who bring their dogs to dine with them. But the real draw is the homemade ice cream, available... More 

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Thank 900LRR
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you enjoy our ice cream on the patio area. We are known for our fresh grouper, but would appreciate input on why you consider the food only average. We use fresh local fish, and produce. It is a fun location for people watching and we really appreciate your support of our restaurant. More 

milton
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to fight over tables, and I won...then ordered a crab cake salad, (i think). The waitress was overworked and we waited forever. Had to tell her that our table needed to be cleaned from the previous customers! Never had to do that in over 40 years of going to restaurants. Not really sure what this restaurant is doing... More 

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Thank s b
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to our restaurant. We always try our best to provide quality service and food. I'm sorry that you must have caught us at an off moment and hope you will try us again in the future. More 

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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly amazing long time staff. Love to stop each team we're on the island. Great fried green tomatoes and grouper.

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Thank Pat L
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We do try our best to provide great service and the freshest grouper on island. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Excelsior, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced for sub-par food. The sandwiches came with a bag of Lays chips. All salads were made of iceberg lettuce. Worst of all, this place uses styrofoam plates which is very wasteful since it cannot be recycled! Until this place makes some changes, I highly recommend that people avoid this place. There is potential for this place to be much... More 

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Thank Autumn028
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry that you were disappointed during your visit to our restaurant. We do make our salads with a blend of romaine, iceberg, and radicchio. I also wanted to let you know that the plates are actually made by earthchoice and are compostable. We use other compostable products when available. We do try to be good stewards... More 

Maitland, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How to describe how awkward it was to negotiate a table from the patrons already eating because it Is seat yourself and there is inside and outside seating. We had a party of 8 and there were a few tables but if you didn't get to the patrons first to ask for their table you were out of luck and... More 

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BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

I understand your frustration during season. It is very hard sometimes to find seating, but we have not found a solution because there are so many points of entry. I am glad that you at least enjoyed your time with your family while you were waiting. I hope you are able to come out again and we will strive to... More 

Walkerton, Indiana
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a very nice place to visit and do some shopping. We frequent the Loose Caboose as often as we can. Just a bit pricey but you have to know where your at. The food is nothing less than deeeee lish The Grouper fingers are the best, even the wings are great, wished for 8 not 6 in the basket... More 

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Thank Emeric S
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliment! I'm glad you enjoyed your food. We take pride in the freshness of our grouper. The patio is a great area to people watch. I hope to see you again soon. More 

Bel Air, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch during the week. Not crowded at all, which sometimes makes you worry about how good it really is. But our grouper entrees were both very good. The fried green tomatoes and ice cream were the highlights! The staff was very friendly and the prices were very reasonable. I love that this was our first meal in... More 

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Thank 2015Stacey2016
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the fried green tomatoes. Did you try it with the spicy ranch? That's my favorite. Renee makes most of the icecream, and we make the flavors by request. The next time you're coming to town, give us a call a few days ahead and we'll try to make... More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped in for a quick ice cream and appetizer snack after spending the day on the beach. What a cute spot! We sat outside and the service was great. My 10 year old LOVES calamari and theirs did not disappoint. Can't wait to go back for a real meal.

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Thank Sara S
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again when you come to the island. More 

Tacoma, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

very nice staff, good menu. Excellent crab sandwhich, lobster bisque, beef au jus sandwhich. Local beers. In & out door seating. Go!

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Thank Linda T
BlancheEnglewood, Owner at Loose Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us. I'm very glad that you found everything to your liking. We really appreciate feed back from our customers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:30
Monday
11:00 - 04:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:30
Thursday
11:00 - 04:30
Friday
11:00 - 04:30
Saturday
11:00 - 04:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 West 4th Street, Boca Grande, Florida, Boca Grande, FL 33921
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Boca Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 941-964-0440
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?