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Swordfish Grill

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4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215
+1 941-798-2035
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orchard Lake, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gentleman that owns this restaurant is a born restauranteur. Unmatched hospitality, outstanding service and excellent food. We'll be back!!

Thank MarkPBurnett
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding seafood sampler plate with lightly blackened cobia (local fish), scallops, shrimp, and a grouper cake. The lightly blackened seafood was perfect and allowed more flavor to come through than if it were deep fried. Super green beans for a side and a wonderful key lime pie. Great scenery overlooking the back bay. Good fun watching the Pelicans and other... More 

Thank Bob T
Ipswich, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was so enjoyable to sit outside on there deck and watch the boats and birds go by while having a nice lunch!

Thank seansea2017
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

everyone in our group was happy ,lot so food took home some...Had a nice band that played..we just had a wonderful time ..no problem with the food ,,,Im a picky eater but went away happy...the only down fall was the key lime pie..too sour

Thank Marie C
Bay City, Michigan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have dined at Swordfish Grill twice in two weeks. Their food is delicious and the view from their deck is spectacular! We've enjoyed the Conch fritters twice. We also took a break from sea food to try their Angus burger. Ordered it medium rare, and the chef delivered a perfectly prepared burger! Yum!

Thank Philip P
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant overlooks the bay where you can view white and brown pelicans as well as other water birds. The menu features fresh caught fish from the gulf. We have never had a bad meal yet. I'm sure you will enjoy the food as well as the view. Yes, there is dining outside.

Thank LavendarladyOhio
Bradenton, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. The outdoor eating area is phenomenal. It's right on the river with spectacular views. Great food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Won't be disappointed.

Thank cfree19
Lakeside, CT
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here on the recommendation of a local dolphin cruise Captain (Chad from Paradise Tours). This recommendation was spot on! The food was absolutely wonderful, and we sat outside overlooking the ocean and watching the diving pelicans. I had the shrimp scampi. I don't usually order shrimp scampi because it's so filled with garlic, but this one wasn't like... More 

Thank Lakeside_Katydid
Bradenton, Florida
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bypassed the Mar Vista and Tide Tables restaurants for the sole purpose of going to the Swordfish and am now saddened at having made the decision. Great atmosphere; excellent location; fantastic service but terribly uninspiring and average food. I ordered the grouper dinner and received a mediocre piece of fish, a handful of beans and an 'ice cream scoop' of... More 

Thank fluidtherapy
Albany, New York
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant has great atmosphere with a bar area, dining room, and outside deck!Dinner choices were seafood lasagna and fried combo platter of shrimp, cabia, and clams. Seafood lasagna came with 2 pieces of garlic bread. Combo platter was served with fries and Cole slaw. Planning a visit for lunch next time to sit outside for a view of the water!

Thank 3Diana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Grill, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 941-798-2035

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?