There’s No Restaurant In The World Like This One In Florida

Florida has a never-ending list of themed restaurants and touristy hot spots, but one of the most unique restaurants in the country is a hidden gem in Sarasota that few people have ever heard of.

It’s pretty cool that customers of Bob’s Train get to eat in a real dining car he remodeled himself, but there are other train dining experiences in Florida. Keeping with Sarasota tradition, though, Bob’s is unique in the world as the only place you can dine on a privately owned circus train, lined wall to wall with circus memorabilia. There’s one car for dining and two more museum-like cars for exploring. He is even in the process of restoring JomaR, circus royalty John and Mable Ringling’s private car.

The owner, Bob, is himself a big part of the experience. Not only does he cook an excellent lunch, brunch, and dinner, he’s a walking encyclopedia of Sarasota history and circus knowledge. The train sits on old tracks in an old yard, which can be hard to find, but it’s worth the effort. Someday, Bob dreams of having enough funding to have the train running during meals, with live entertainment. In the meantime, though, there’s already no restaurant in the world like Bob’s Train.


Please check out the website for the menu, hours, and more information on Bob’s Train.

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