I may hate myself for giving this review as it is my secret getaway and it is already usually packed but it is too enjoyable not to share it. It is located near the Highway 75 (Ellenton turnoff) near the Ellenton Mall. What it isn't is fancy but what it is can best be described as a step back to what you envisioned Florida to offer. It is on the Manatee River and they do have an outside bar and dining as well as entertainment. They also have refreshments on a pier across from the main dining area. This is where small boats come in and owners stop for a meal or a drink before heading up the river. Sometimes it is near impossible to find a parking spot but many times it is not an issue. There is parking along the street and valet parking so you will find a spot if it is busy. We go for lunch as it is not quite as packed. I have tried both the coconut shrimp and the crab cakes and loved them both. Great place to people watch and feel like you are in a Florida from another era.
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