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Cortez Kitchen

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4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
941 798 9404
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Today
12:00 pm - 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    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
Good value, good food

When we first arrived about 7:30 on a Saturday night, the music from the band in the dining room was so loud, I thought about turning around right then and there. But we sat on the deck, where it wasn't as loud, and were glad we waited it out. The conch fritters were homemade, not the dried-out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
EdFoNY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Bradenton, Florida
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is frequented by both local residents, stopping in for some beer and music when a combo is playing as well as the ever swelling number of tourist/vacationers who have found Cortez fishing village. It is on the water, sort of, with fishing vessels and in the middle of a boatyard. A fish packing house is here, too. Food is... More 

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Ocala
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here with out-of-town family. Among the 6 of us, we had calimari, grouper, & shrimp. All was fresh and hot, cooked right, and delivered promptly to all. Cold beer, good service, friendly folks. Will definitely be back! Lunch time was quiet enough to have decent conversation.

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Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Food was good! (my taste might be different then yours) Serves there was friendly, down to earth. Went there twice and both time the waitress explained food and never made you feel out of place or RUSHED! I went to a couple of places where they would make me feel rushed and stupid! (I am not from here so I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We loved the food and atmosphere. Fabulous grouper, shrimp, scallops etc. different than the run of the mill sides. I would definitely recommend it. First here in October, back in June. One of our tables had bad service but the other waitstaff were good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

When we first arrived about 7:30 on a Saturday night, the music from the band in the dining room was so loud, I thought about turning around right then and there. But we sat on the deck, where it wasn't as loud, and were glad we waited it out. The conch fritters were homemade, not the dried-out frozen ones you... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Let's start with...our waitress was rude. I waited 30 minutes for her to take my credit card, then I got mad. Tried to get another employer to take it they said they couldn't. I had to track down my waitress and practically forced my credit card at her. The did didn't taste fresh and wasn't that good. There food is... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very good, fresh seafood. One of those out of the way places, but everyone knows where it's at. Only problem is parking. Always has a good crowd, so parking is a premium

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Athens, GA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We've been coming here for years as it is a place to get good seafood at a decent price. It's always been a bit of a local's joint where visitors are tolerated, and we grin and bare it. Service can be slow, but that's pretty much a given for Cortez. Today we showed up in the pouring rain with my... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

On a Sunday afternoon where can you get red shrimp , cold beer and best of all live music on the water

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Deltona, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We ended up going here twice the weekend we were in town. Music everyday that starts at 6pm. Food was very good. Get there early or you will not get a table.

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Additional Information about Cortez Kitchen

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

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?