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“Chef in a strip mall” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Harvest Market & Grill - CLOSED

Ocean Harvest Market & Grill
5120A Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, FL
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Chef in a strip mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We saw Ocean Harvest while looking for a place for lunch while visiting Bradenton. The decor of the strip mall type storefront looked inviting do we stopped in. When I saw the tripadvisor decal on the door I knew we made a good choice. We had grilled caesar salads with fresh grilled fish, the meals were prepared perfectly and the presentation was more upscale than we expected. The lunch menu features meals for $10 or under. It is obvious that this restaurant has a chef, not a cook. The rest of the menu choices looked great too, we'll be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fresh, tasty and not expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had enjoyed the small previous location, primarily as a place to buy fresh fish. You can still buy fresh fish to take home and cook yourself, but the full service restaurant now has a full menu and full bar. And the fish is still very fresh nad mostly local. The squid fries are a great opening to any meal. We happened to drop in one night when lobsters were the special -- and my wife chowed down on a three-pounder. That won't be available very often, but the selection of seafood is always terrific. The people are fun, the food is good and the check won't empty your wallet. One final thought: Take home some mullet spread.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“One of the freshest and best in Bradenton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Thanks to a suggestion from family we ate dinner at Ocean Harvest. If you want fresh, delicious food this is the place to go! The fish spread, squid fries, clam chowder, fish tacos, crab cakes are all delectable! Highly recommend this place and we can't wait to go back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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“Great food and service reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Setting is a small strip mall, after you enter the decor is a surprise, very mellow. The Chef Mark has many surprises in taste and flavor. Very attentive wait staff. Real reasonable prices, food arrived at the proper temperature. Squid fries were a wonder in taste, the sauce was to die for.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Fresh Seafood Restaurant & Market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

All of us were pleased with our fried shellfish (softshell crab, shrimp & full-bodied clams) meals. Full-bodied clams are somewhat better in New England, but mine were very good. I would choose the boiled shrimp over the fried, but the softshell crab was perfection. A selection of several fresh fish are featured daily and prices were good for quality received. Less costly seafood is available at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, but this place is better for fish & crab. We enjoyed an appetizer of conch fritters, which were prepared exactly as they should be with a spicy dipping sauce, as well as, fresh lemon wedges. Lemon wedges were provided with all seafood dishes. Tartar sauce appears homemade. The dessert special, pumpkin creme' brulee' was superb. We will eat here again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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