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Blu Mangrove Grill

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102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
+1 941-479-7827
11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic atmosphere....beautiful setting on a marina, live music, dancing and comfortable outdoor seating with fireplace. Excellent service was provided by Lynn, by far, the hardest working member of this establishment.

Thank Susan G
Hollywood, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably the worst service I have ever had at what's supposed to be a nice restaurant, and we eat out A LOT. We were there for well over 2 hours for a drink, appetizer, and sandwiches. I have sometimes thought wait staff made me feel rushed to order, but I have never felt like I had to beg... More 

Thank Leslie L
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here just missing Happy Hour (6:00) after a bridge tournament. It wa a little chilly outside but they quickly moved a heater tower over and brought water whiles we looked over the menu. We ordered the house wine for $5. and it was good. After 2 wines we each ordered a burger, cooked to order perfectly. Very tasty... More 

Thank Becky V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 18 for lunch. Sat on the patio with a view of the marina. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. He offered advice on the menu and was knowledgeable. There were no complaints at the table. All enjoyed their food. I had the Prince Edward Island Mussels, which is an appetizer, and ask if it was... More 

Thank billandlinda1
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They never found our reservation so they gave 8 of us an outside table. They provided heaters but we froze. The menu said 18% to be added to large parties but they added 20%. We waited for each course. The drinks were pricey but ok nothing special. The food was incredibly mediocre. The linguine w clam sauce was disgusting like... More 

Thank Barbara G
Mangrove7827, Director of Sales at Blu Mangrove Grill, responded to this review

The majority of our reservations request outside dining - we have a limited amount of space in the indoor dining rooms for parties of that size unless tables are rearranged. The heaters are usually sufficient warmth for our guests, if not we are happy to provide additional heaters or move them closer. We have three different sauce options for our... More 

Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason this restaurant received a poor rating verses "terrible" is due to the riverside location. The service is horrific. You can easily wait 20 to 30 minutes for your waiter to return. The waitstaff is not only slow, but inept with their own menu! In addition, the food is worse than a "mixed bag", as stated in other... More 

3 Thank HeatherS913
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends. It took about 30 minutes or more to have a waitress ask for our drink order. I did ask for a margarita without salt on the glass. The cost for that drink was $12.00. We also gave our dinner order. I did order crab cakes with remoulade sauce, mixed carrots and asparagras and potatoes. After about 30... More 

Thank territravels
Mangrove7827, Director of Sales at Blu Mangrove Grill, responded to this review

The majority of our guests visit us for relaxation and leisure, especially on a romantic occasion such as Valentine's day - we prefer to allow guests a chance to relax and enjoy themselves instead of making them feel rushed or like we need the table. We were rather understaffed and overbooked on this past Valentine's day, unfortunately a side effect... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location on the Manatee River is lovely. There is seating inside and outside. Lots of boats and yachts to watch come and go while you dine. But bring your wallet as it comes with a big price tag. The burger I had for lunch was tasty and initials BMG (Blu Mangrove Grill) were grilled into the top of the... More 

Thank SueInClearwater
Mangrove7827, Director of Sales at Blu Mangrove Grill, responded to this review

Our burgers are made from Prime Angus beef and at a hearty half pound each, we charge an appropriate price for the quality of the food served. The price of $12 for our 8oz Angus Burger includes the toppings of your choice (such as cheese, bacon, sauteed onions or mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle) with no limitations and no additional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is well done. The whole atmosphere is inviting you to sit and enjoy. Goid food, great bar drinks, outdoors or indoor dining in a beautiful setting. Come by boat or car...yes!! We love it!!

Thank Winston F
Ellenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at Blu Mangrove Grill on Friday night. The restaurant was full both in and outside. I had the salad and my husband had the fish special. Both were very good. They have music on the patio and the view is of the marina. We will be back.

Thank Heathercoe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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: 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-479-7827
Located in Riviera Dunes Marina, on the beautiful Manatee River, you can have it all at Blu Mangrove Grill. Capture Ambiance with our breathtaking panoramic waterfront views. Indulge in exquisite dishes prepared by our outstanding culinary team.
Our dedicated staff are trained to provide you with the highest standard of service and attention to detail.
Seafood Lovers will enjoy the many Exotic Seafoods, Raw Bar and hand rolled Sushi...While the Land Lover can choose from a variety of dishes including certified Black Angus Hand Cut Steaks.
Come by land or water, dockside boat parking is available!
HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday, Daily Specials, LIVE Music, large outdoor patio dining, indoor dining, indoor and outdoor bar/lounge. Also available for special events with private and
semi-private dining rooms. Venue can accommodate up to 300 guests.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?