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The Boat in the Moat

4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
+1 863-494-6077
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (8 reviews)
“apple crisp” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr. Solomon created all of the artwork here at his "Castle" and decided to build a replica of a Spanish galleon to be a workshop for him to make wooden toys for children. As he finished the boat, the many tourists kept asking if there...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the otherwise sparsely populated area stands a one man created wonder....From the castle to the art studio to the boat with no moat restaurant , your jaw will drop and your funny bone will be tickled by what you see and hear....Yes he even...More

1  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to eat in the air conditioned lighthouse. I had the best meatloaf I've ever eaten with spinach casserole and home fries and apple crisp for desert. Friendly service. When paying, I complemented the meat loaf and was told the secret ingredient!

Thank OhioOrienteer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice casual restaurant at Solomon’s Castle. Relaxed outdoor place. There areas live music on the day that we visited. Very good sandwiches and salads. We didn’t try the entrees or desserts, but that are probably worth a shot. Cash only.

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

It s ok the price it s ok For thé visit of thé castelvit s more dispendius We not recommanden thé visit

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Lunch at The Boat in the Moat was delicious. The Pot Roast is tender and flavorful. Sides of real mashed potatoes and spinach souffle rounded out the meal. My husband had meatloaf. Nothing left on his plate. No room for their home made desserts, even...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The boat and lighthouse that houses the restaurant was built by the artist so it is a real delight to visit the restaurant. The food however is very much standard American fare. Salad made from iceberg lettuce. Come on folks what about spinach leaves or...More

Thank Sushila N
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is a fully functional restaurant. You do not need to take a tour of the Castle to enjoy eating here

Thank Jan I
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Mr. Solomon built a full-scale ship in a low area on the property as a whim, billed as the Boat in the Moat. No water, it will never sail away, so they turned it into a restaurant! All four of us had something different and,...More

Thank elizabethnoyes
Reviewed 13 December 2017

What a gem, who else can say that they have eaten lunch aboard a galleon or a lighthouse in the middle of Florida? The menu is just right, the food delicious and home made and the prices reasonable, will be going back.

Thank Barry I
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Sandy F
13 October 2017|
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Response from millertymejudy | Reviewed this property |
I felt they had a great menu... full meals, soup, sandwiches, deserts... I was surprised, I didn't expect the wide selection to choose from. Plus the food was good
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4533 Solomon Rd, Ona, FL 33865-8713 (Formerly Solomon's Castle)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ona
  • Phone Number: +1 863-494-6077
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