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Cortez Kitchen

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4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
941 798 9404
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice lunch with the Pelicans

Quaint little seafood joint right in front of the dock where the fishing boat dock to unload their catch. I had the scallops dinner while my wife opted for the shrimp. Grilled to perfection and reasonably priced. Could watch the wide variety of pelicans soar and glide over the bay. Nothing fancy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Wrf379
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Quaint little seafood joint right in front of the dock where the fishing boat dock to unload their catch. I had the scallops dinner while my wife opted for the shrimp. Grilled to perfection and reasonably priced. Could watch the wide variety of pelicans soar and glide over the bay. Nothing fancy, dining under an open air roof, but enjoyable.

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Bradenton, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Of course you know Cortez is an industrial town and the industry is fishing, Know what to expect and the sights, sounds and smells are amazing. Cortez Kitchen was a very positive surprise. My wife had the grilled grouper and it was very fresh and tasty. I had the Buffalo Grouper and it was one of the best fish sandwiches... More 

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Hopkins, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a cool place that you would not find without a "heads up"! Good music, good food from burgers to raw oysters. I had the scallops dinner and it was very good. Friendly and fun!!

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Oak Harbor, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

awesome laid back atmosphere ~ great prices especially during Happy Hour ~ overall great experience!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Located in historic fishing village of Cortez, FL. We started with coconut shrimp and shared a Steamer Pot. The broth was so good that I asked the server for a "to go" coffee cup to take the rest home to use in a dish I had planned for the evening. I asked her if they sold the broth. I would... More 

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Delmont, Pa.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a touch of old florida. It sits back and the eating is all outside. Nothing fancy,but the food was super. The waitress did a great job. It was really busy. It was happy hour so if your a beer drinker this is the place for you. One dollar drafts. We had royal reds, ( large florida shrimp) they... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

NOt much else to say, this is the best restaurant we found in the lngboat key area. simple, straight foward, fresh, well done dinner fare.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went for dinner on a somewhat cool night. They had the heaters on and the dining area enclosed. Comfortable enough. Great prices on drinks and food. It is a place by the water next to a fish company where I think the help unwinds after a day of fishing. No frills, just great food and drinks at a very good... More 

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Cortez, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good view, great grouper, great price, wonderful service, even with crowds. These people serve great food fast at a very good price.

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a large group on Sunday Feb.15th for the Cortez Seafood Festival, we were at the Cortez Kitchen to listen to Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones, they are an awesome band, food and drinks were wonderful. The Staff, Chris, Chelsea, and Molly were great, very quick and friendly to help anyone!!! Thanks for a great time, Lori, Rick,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 941 798 9404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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