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HELP!!! Seafood Resaurant in Bradenton

Hi fellas\,

Need a little direction on a good seafood restaruant in Bradenton, Checked out the Oyster Bar but looking for something more geared towards adults..quiet works also...

Thanks for looking.
Capt Bill

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  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,813 Captain
    Head on over to AnnaMaria Island go north to the end....
    There's a marina up there with a fine menu.

    But, my favorite seafood restaurant on this coast is
    LOCK n KEY
    in ENGLEWOOD BEACH
    It's at the triangle.
    Manasota beach rd.
    God, save the South!
  • windysurferwindysurfer Posts: 95 Deckhand
    The original "Crab Trap" on US 19 gets my vote! They actually cook seafood vs just frying everything.
  • Tyson BrownTyson Brown Posts: 41 Deckhand
    Well, I agree about Anna Maria island. I'd go to the Sandbar for the food. It's not as quiet, necessarily, but you can sit open air "on" the beach and feel the breezes, and the food is super awesome.
  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,813 Captain
    Linger Lodge on Braden River.
    Order the "fresh catch".
    It's not just dinner out, it's n adventure into old Florida.
    God, save the South!
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    Thanks guys...deeply appreciated..now the choice is up to her.

    Anyone else? Keep em coming.
    Capt Bill
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,515 Admiral
    It doesn't have quite the ambiance of the others listed here, but Captain Brian's on 41 by the Sarasota airport is excellent. The spicy gumbo is delicious, but they don't have it every day.
    Always Do Sober What You Said You'd Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut. - Ernest Hemingway
  • drkpttdrkptt Posts: 1,927 Captain
    Ocean Harvest, Bradenton; haven't been since they moved but they're good. A fresh seafood market/restaurant run by a charter captain: http://www.oceanharvest.tv/

    Star Fish Company, Cortez: http://www.starfishcompany.com/starfishcompany/index.html very casual, very fresh fish served right on the commercial dock. Order at the window.

    I'll second Captain Brian's. It's also one of those restaurants with a seafood market counter.

    Linger Lodge is a must-see; old Florida at it's wackiest. But I don't think the food is anything special.

    Barnacle Bill's has great seafood, more expensive than the others. I've been to the one in downtown Sarasota; there's one somewhere on 41 too.
    http://www.barnaclebillsseafood.com/
  • gasparillagasparilla Posts: 358 Officer
    My wife loves the Mar Vista on the north end of Longboat - quiet, good food, on the water, a bit pricey, but nice for a date night
    Cheap, fast, reliable - pick two . . .
  • JEIBEJEIBE Posts: 274 Deckhand
    Starfish is THE BEST. Go there and there is no disappointment . Ocean harvest off manatee and 51st is good to.
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    Wow lots to chose from...thanks guys.
    Capt Bill
  • fishingkid315fishingkid315 Posts: 1,953 Captain
    Walts fish market in Sarasota is the best!!!!
    Sarasota,Fl 
    Fishing, Photography, Life
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    Linger Lodge on Braden River.
    Order the "fresh catch".
    It's not just dinner out, it's n adventure into old Florida.

    WOW. I would use stronger words but I'll keep this G rated.!I just looked at there home page...Now that is something both of us would like. "OLD FLORIDA"..now ya talkin.

    All the rest looked good also but this one really caught my eye.:thumbsup

    Here is the link if you want to take a peak

    http://lingerlodgeresort.com/rates.asp


    Thanks again guys,heard you guys where OK up that way..just proves em right!
    Capt Bill
  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,813 Captain
    Capt.Bill

    The fresh catch will not be on the menu at the restaurant...
    Remember to ask your server.
    Usually it's Grouper or Redfish... The Redfish is very good and very fresh...
    Lightly blackened.
    Enjoy!
    God, save the South!
  • TysonfishTysonfish Posts: 72 Greenhorn
    Best seafood.....Lucky Pelican
    Best grouper sandwich.....Starfish
    Best Ol Florida feel.....Linger Lodge......go via boat if you can. Launch at Jiggs landing.
    Best date night.....Sign of the Mermaid in Anna Marie
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    I now live in West Palm Beach, but when I lived there, it was either Mar Vista or as crazy as this sounds, The Rod and Reel Club at the North End of Anna Maria. The Mexican Grouper is over the top! I've actually finally figured out how to make it here at my home in Jupiter because I missed it so much... The Rod and Reel Club is a DIVE, full on, but it's one of my fave places in all of Tampabay...

    I've never tried anything else on the menu, so I can't speak beyond what I believe is one of the best ways to prepare fish EVER...

    Downstairs is a bar and bait shop, upstairs is the restuarant...

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/rod-and-reel-pier-anna-maria

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItkZbLtRmrE
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    Here is a picture of my version of the Rod and Reel Club (Pier) Mexican Grouper...



    And my recipe for it...

    There’s this tiny little restaurant at the end of a pier off of Anna Maria Island right were Tampabay meets the Gulf of Mexico. It’s called The Rod and Reel Club. Situated in a tiny two story building, it’s an authentic Bahamian looking dive of a place with seating for only about 30, and I promise you this, you wouldn’t eat there unless someone told you to do so, twice. In fact, it shares its space with a little bait shop and a bar downstairs with seats for about 15. I don’t know much about the menu because the first time I experienced the Rod and Reel Club, I was told to order the Mexican Grouper, and it was sooooo good, I never tried anything else after that. Skipper one evening said; “that dish would be a snap to make”. She went to Publix and her first run at it was pretty much on the money. We played around with it a few times and this is then end result.
    INGREDIENTS
     Fish of your choice
     Yellow Rice
     Black Beans
     Diced Tomatoes ~ (DelMonte with the Basil, Garlic and Oregano if possible, or add spices yourself)
     Vidalia Onion
     Green Bell Pepper
     Red Bell Pepper
     Mushrooms
     Cayenne Pepper
     Whipping Cream (or milk)
     Sour Cream
     Salt and Pepper to taste
    DIRECTIONS
     Marinate fish in whipping cream (not much gets in, so don’t worry, or whole milk) with some salt and pepper
     Remove fish from marinade and thoroughly pat dry
     Rub fish with olive oil and lightly salt and pepper
     Grill Fish….
     Cook Yellow Rice as described.
     Sautee ½ Vidalia onion, ½ green bell pepper, 1 red bell pepper, then add 1 can of diced tomatoes (DelMonte with the Basil, Garlic and Oregano if possible, or add spices yourself)
     Add ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper to sauce, simmer 1 minute
     Add mushrooms, stir and simmer 5-10 minutes over low heat.
    SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
    Serve fish over a bed of yellow rice, then top fish with the tomato-cayenne sauce. Serve with a side of black beans with a spoon of sour cream as pictured.
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    Those muttons are good eating and that one is just the right size. When I head to Key West we pull some real slobs down there along with some others like this Cubera Snapper
    Capt Bill
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    Hawkboat wrote: »
    Those muttons are good eating and that one is just the right size. When I head to Key West we pull some real slobs down there along with some others like this Cubera Snapper

    Those are BEAST... What gear were you cranking on to pull those bad boys out?
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    I personally use Diawa reels, had a bunch of saltist 30, 40 and 50 high speed 6.4:1 sold them and got a Saltiga 35---2 speed and Saltiga 40 on Calstar rods. one 7 foot and nne 8 foot
    The boat itself have pulled muttons up to 23 pounds, ARS up to 18. Jolt head porgies to 12 Then a monster Wahoo at 90, black grouper largest was 55. when you fish the Tortugas you never know what to expect. He also now hold a Fl record Margate at 19.6 pounds.

    I run some private charters on a friends head boat about 4 times a year, limited to 20 people on a 100 foot boat, 3 day trips called marathons. I have known the owner Captain for years. He has 24 years of experince fishing the Tortugas. Used to split time bewteen Glouschter and Key West but becuase of new regs for Cod he chose to stay in Key West Full time

    Here is the link for Sept and October trips, everything is still open except ARS

    That last photo was a 3 day trip with 15 anglers

    http://forums.floridasportsman.com/showthread.php?65247-Yankee-Capts-Fall-Limited-Load-Trips!

    This is an article I wrote for a website I belong to from the N/east where I origianlly come from. That was my first trip, lots have changed since them..met some really good guys.

    http://www.fishingunited.com/html/featured-articles-yankee-mutton-marathon.php
    Capt Bill
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    Here is the link to the boat and trips if interested.

    http://www.yankeecapts.com/
    Capt Bill
  • HooganHoogan Posts: 547 Officer
    Hawkboat wrote: »
    Hi fellas\,

    Need a little direction on a good seafood restaruant in Bradenton,

    Thanks for looking.

    I personally would ask the legendary captain Matt Earl.
    Bradenton is his home town.
  • RennieRaeRennieRae Posts: 725 Officer
    Pier 22 at the Twin Dolphin Marina is fantastic if having a date night with your wife. The Cortez kitchen for grouper sammiches and beer is a hard to beat if with your girlfriend.... :)

    Depends on the quality of food and date you are looking for .. both are fantastic IMHO
    Bob 

    17 ft. Ankona Native with 40 hp Suzuki 4 stroke - Skini Rennie
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    We are still kicking it around but it sounds like the Lodge might be a good place. This gal is from South Carolina, yep accent and all! She is just in Bradenton a few years.

    Me I like the pier, might even bring a rod along..what's under there anything to play with. She is a newbie to fishing..hasn't even been on my boat yet..so safe bet would be the pier and see I can get a tug on a line. For her...I'll just watch and and try not to laugh to much, but will help her out.
    Capt Bill
  • the other guythe other guy Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    Hoogan wrote: »
    I personally would ask the legendary captain Matt Earl.
    Bradenton is his home town.

    I honestly don't know.. .I never really bought seafood at a restraunt since I could get fresh fish pretty much any time I wanted it. I've heard good things about the linger lodge. The wife keeps hounding me to take her there. So I would have to say, teach her to fish and cook or linger lodge. Good luck!
  • big_tbig_t Posts: 589 Officer
    I honestly don't know.. .I never really bought seafood at a restraunt since I could get fresh fish pretty much any time I wanted it. I've heard good things about the linger lodge. The wife keeps hounding me to take her there. So I would have to say, teach her to fish and cook or linger lodge. Good luck!

    Greetings Capt. Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Please excuse the derail.
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