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“You must go here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Shake Pit

The Shake Pit
3801 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL
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Ranked #31 of 399 restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: American
Description: A Bradenton Tradition since 1959. It's no wonder it's been around for 50 years- they keep doing it right. Though we are Tampa Natives, we only experienced this awesome place yesterday for the first time. What a throw back, a perfect piece of Florida History. Awesome burgers, dogs and ice cream. Outdoor and indoor dining with a great vibe! Food, especially ice cream, malts, etc are a 10+. IT will be a regular spot for us when we are in the area. You must experience this place!
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Description: A Bradenton Tradition since 1959. It's no wonder it's been around for 50 years- they keep doing it right. Though we are Tampa Natives, we only experienced this awesome place yesterday for the first time. What a throw back, a perfect piece of Florida History. Awesome burgers, dogs and ice cream. Outdoor and indoor dining with a great vibe! Food, especially ice cream, malts, etc are a 10+. IT will be a regular spot for us when we are in the area. You must experience this place!
Sarasota, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“You must go here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Fantastic place Go as soon as you can, It old school great service and just a fantastic place. Do not get a large ice cream I think they give you a 1/2 gallon in the cone or dish! Try the banna split, but make sure you have someone to share it with. Love this place

Visited June 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Land Mark Walk Up Eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This establishment has been in Bradenton, FL forever and is a land mark place. You will think you are back in high school if you happen to grab a burger and fries after a home game. The food is as good as you had way back when. Worth the visit.

Visited April 2013
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“No customer service skills!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We didn't have cash on us only a credit card and stood in line for over 30 minutes to learn they don't except credit cards...no signs up...ok fine you would think they would at least take my order until I went to get cash...no...they say we must have our money first...but they except phone orders? Ok can I speak to the manager? We've been doing this for years she says...Well get with the 21st century lady! This is not how you treat customers...I recommend customer service training for the manager at least!!! Not to mention we have a young child with us waiting for some Icecream on a very hot day...needless to say we didn't get any :( .....GO TO DAIRY QUEEN

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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“Best burger & onion rings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This place is by far the best burger joint around. The burgers are juicy and their onion rings are crisp. Love going here whenever I am in Bradenton.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“fun and ice cream!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Shake Pit is a tradition! It offers all the ice cream treats you can imagine. It also offers a fun blast from the past in the way of a small eat in dining grill.

Visited April 2013
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