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“Rotten Ralphs like Seniors afterall” 4 of 5 stars
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Rotten Ralph's
5942 34th St. W., (Near SCF and near IMG), Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34210
941-778-1604
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Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
McMurray, Pennsylvania
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“Rotten Ralphs like Seniors afterall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I previously wrote a review about this restaurant not being senior friendly because they wouldn't give us the discount after we paid the bill. Their manager wrote me and said that their policy is to give the discount to seniors even after the bill is paid. So.............Kudos to Rotten Ralph for doing the right thing. She offered a 20% dicsount on my next visit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Great if you like grease!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Dined (and I use that phrase haltingly) for lunch today. Very limited lunch menu and hubby and I both ordered Fish and Chips which seemd to be a house specialty. Yes, there was a large party of 12 as well as others in the restaurant and, yes, there was only one server. Our fish came out literally dripping in grease! No, that's not special. When the server came to ask how everything was, we showed her the saturated paper towels we had used to sop up the grease. We ate what we could and must say the side of slaw was the highlight. We had asked for well done fries and they did come out brown and crispy...but greasy. When the server came back, she told us 'no charge' and suggested we let the manager know the problem in the kitchen. So, here we are. While there, we watched others walk out because the one server could not cover the whole restaurant, We had eaten dinner here once before (THE NEW 34TH ST. W LOCATION ACROSS FROM SCF) and had a decent meal so honestly can't say whether the cook was solo and overworked as well as the server or if the cook is simply terrible. Even if we go back, will probably NEVER order anything fried again. Although we didn't pay for lunch, we did give the server a generous tip.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus IN
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“Rotten Ralph's at the new location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It was a bit of journey even with GPS to find the new location. The menu remains the same, and the food was great. Our server was friendly, and the food was prepared quickly. Our group had the fish sandwich, shrimp salad, and cheeseburger for an early dinner. There seemed to be a steady crowd even early in the evening. We did miss the ambiance of the pier location.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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“Good fried fish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Not a fancy place but good fried haddock and homemade potato chips or fries...all you can eat for $12. No longer in Anna Maria Island. The only location open is on 34th St in Bradenton. Service was good but very few people were there at the time. A sign out front says 10% off for seniors or if you pay cash...but we assumed they knew we were seniors and after paying, they said it was too late to get the discount. BAD POLICY! So be sure to ask for your discount before you pay!

Visited February 2014
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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“Good fish, not senior friendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After looking all over Ana Marie Island we finallly found this place in Bradenton. We bought the all you can eat fish and it was pretty good. The service was good and the waitress was very friendly. The only thing that spoiled our dinner is on the way out after we paid the bill and left a nice tip, we noticed a sign that said 10% off if you pay cash and also another sign that says 10% off for Seniors. We asked about the discounts and they said because we already paid the bill............sorry. That sort of left a bad taste in our mouths. For a lousy $2.50 they could have had some really happy customers. They need to ask before making out the bill if any seniors are at the table so the discount is made aware to the patrons. I mean really.......is 10% going to make or break you if you make it known before paying the bill?

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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