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Central Cafe

) #66 of 351 Restaurants in Bradenton €€ - €€€ American, Cafe
906 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1246
+1 941-757-0050
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
906 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1246
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Our attractive server doesn't realize "Beauty is only skin deep". Her uppity attitude was very unattractive which took away from the delicious food. We realize she is young and hip and we were a bunch of ole folk (w/money)out having a fun day. But slamming...More

Thank ma12302013j
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Fresh. Unique. Delicious combinations. Only complaint is the brick wall and tall ceilings make it loud. But it's worth the noise to eat the fries.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

When in Bradenton, stop for dinner or lunch at the Central Cafe. The chef is great as well as the entire staff. Their Blue Tomato soup is mouthwatering, along with their salads, pizza's sandwiches and entree's. You can sit outside in their patio. A must...More

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 26 October 2016

14 years and still going strong! This is the best place in town- the food is amazing, the atmosphere inviting and modern, the music as diverse as it is incredible and the service is brilliant. The tomato blue soup is legendary. The hand-cut fries are...More

Thank matthew c
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I have been kind of hesitant to eat here because the exterior is not really appealing and it's on a busy street. I am so glad I got past that and went for lunch. The interior is much more upscale than I expected. What really...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting fairly new restaurant in Bradenton. Wife had the tuna taco, I had individual vegetable pizza. Both were excellent. Staff very friendly. Good full service bar and happy hour. The food is great.

Thank johnhoran47
Reviewed 18 September 2016

On the way to community theater in Bradenton, we found Central Cafe, a lovely surprise. Place was clean, cool and charmingly designed. I had the Key Lime Cobia special with tangle (salad) which was delicious, but a bit pricey. They were nice about dressing and...More

Thank deadstop000
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped in at an odd time, 2:00 on a Saturday so we had the place almost to ourselves. The service was excellent, not always the case in the slow times at restaurants. We had bruschetta and brisket sandwich. Both were very good. Artisan bread....More

Thank David K
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I frequent this place and my mother always ask to come here when she's in town. Gator, Mark, Donna & the whole staff are phenomenal at this place. Always so nice and feast to great you at the door. Definitely try the...More

Thank SteveFt_Thomas
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this Cafe for the last 14 years, with friends, family and by myself. A family run restaurant that makes one so comfortable and accepted. Now to the food and service...outstanding...a must "go to" destination. Bravo👍

Thank Paula D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 906 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1246
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-757-0050
Central Cafe has been a staple of historic downtown Bradenton for over ten years. We feature fresh local ingredients, craft beers, signature cocktails, and a modern atmosphere. Our specials change nightly, so be sure to stop in and check them out.
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