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4110 127th St W, Marker #49 by water, Cortez, FL 34215-2502
+1 941-794-1235
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view is great and the atmosphere very relaxed outside. The food is a mixed bag or very unremarkable apps. & salads (think Applebee's) with a few interesting seafood items and no fails like grilled oysters and boiled shrimp. With a huge bar menu, this can be a very good way to end the day or start your evening.

Thank Oceanna W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you visit Tampa area (you must visit Tampa) you'll scout the barrier islands. When you scout Anna Maria Island off of Bradenton, plan on lunch or dinner at the Seafood Shack.... conveniently located just off the Cortez end of the drawbridge over the inland waterway. The restaurant is right on the water. The pier jutting out from the restaurant... More 

Thank LunkChef
New Windsor, New York
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice location on the dock. Server was attentive and responsive. Fish and chips was lightly battered and salted...much to our taste. Dinner menu looked a little pricey.

Thank herb44
Mississauga, Canada
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of parking across the street which was great since we were in an RV. Service was excellent, from the hostess to the waiter. I had a black Ned grouper and my wife the seafood Cobb salad. Nice view if you like the water, boats and Pelicans. As you can see from the pictures the food is appetizing, the owners... More 

Thank Minkster56
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was amazing! Very fresh and prepared perfectly! The clam chowder was not a traditional recipe - it was a bit spicy - but I really enjoyed it! We made several special requests with our meals and they were happy to accommodate us! The service was also very good. They do have a kids menu, although our kids are... More 

Thank Jenny H
cortezseafoodshack, Manager at Seafood Shack, responded to this review

Hey Jenny! We're happy you enjoyed our take on clam chowder. Thanks for visiting us and hope to see you and your kids again soon. Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went for the Valentines Day dinner, and I must say we were extremely impressed! Very talented Chef along with friendly local atmosphere right on the water, what else can you ask for!! The perfect Florida restaurant, whether you want wings, or fish-n-chips, to bacon wrapped scalloped and braised short ribs, local fresh caught fish and not... More 

Thank Michael T
cortezseafoodshack, Manager at Seafood Shack, responded to this review

Hi there Michael! Thanks for choosing to dine with us on Valentine's Day. We're so delighted you and your wife enjoyed our offerings and hope to see you back at The Shack again soon. Cheers! More 

Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish smelled like fish and the hush puppies were gross. The service was so-so. I wouldn't recommend having dinner here.

Thank Tom W
cortezseafoodshack, Manager at Seafood Shack, responded to this review

Hi there Tom. We're sorry we weren't able to live up to your expectations. More 

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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

This restaurant sits on the bay and features fresh caught fish. . It is a nice restaurant with good food. Not a lot of outdoor dining but plenty of indoor seating. I don't think you would be disappointed.

Thank LavendarladyOhio
cortezseafoodshack, Manager at Seafood Shack, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of options for the seafood lovers...You've got to try the grouper sandwich. Plenty of local and fresh options too. A fairly broad menu. The food is wonderful. The service is generally good. The prices are average, for seafood, in the area. With the marina out back, it adds to the ambiance. A great place to motor or sail into...

Thank homesolution825
cortezseafoodshack, Manager at Seafood Shack, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and do hope to see you back with us again soon! More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both my mom and I got the Fish and Chips. We got 3 good size pieces of fish. The fish was fresh and tasty. The French fries were nice and crisp and really good. Was not impressed with hush puppies - we prefer them crisp. The view is awesome. We sat inside because my mom does not like to eat... More 

Thank Donna D
cortezseafoodshack, Manager at Seafood Shack, responded to this review

Hi Donna. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're happy that you and your mom enjoyed your time with us and we hope to have you back at The Shack again soon! Be sure to visit for another one of our weekly specials (prime rib Tuesday, ayce gulf shrimp Wednesday, or ayce snow crab Thursday). More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4110 127th St W, Marker #49 by water, Cortez, FL 34215-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 941-794-1235
New Florida Flavor, Old Florida Feel! The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill has been a Cortez landmark since 1971. Accessible by both land and sea, The Seafood Shack has a 68-slip marina, a bar & grill with an outdoor waterfront patio and a private 6,000 sq.ft. banquet space to hold up to 425 guests. Come for the food and stay for the view. Visit us today!

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