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“Love the tuna tacos” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Cafe Restaurant

Central Cafe Restaurant
906 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1246
941-757-0050
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Ranked #55 of 403 Restaurants in Bradenton
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Central Cafe has been a staple of historic downtown Bradenton for over ten years. We feature fresh local ingredients, craft beers, signature cocktails, and a modern atmosphere. Our specials change nightly, so be sure to stop in and check them out.
Bradenton, Florida
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“Love the tuna tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

had tuna tacos at central café the other night, love them! cute atmosphere as well. The beer selection could use an update though

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jessica B, Manager at Central Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thanks for the great review Erika. Is there a particular beer you were looking for? We have a constantly rotating selection so I would love some input. Hope to see you at central again.

JB
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Quaint little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have been to Central Cafe a few times and the food is consistently good and prices are ok. It's a small place so it can get pretty filled up, but it's good for lunch or dinner.

Visited September 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Place In Bradenton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Central Cafe has an outstanding selection of beers. The menu is not the longest, but contains some amazing gems. I can only speak to the hamburgers, because after my first visit this became my “go to” place for burgers. The atmosphere is also great. Its historical building adds an extra touch. The staff is also extremely helpful and friendly and parking is easy.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A MUST eat experience during every trip to Bradenton!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is one of our favorite places to eat when visiting family in Bradenton. I LOVE their tomato blue soup. Everything on their menu is great, salads, pizza, burgers, fries. The service has always been impeccable.

  • Visited December 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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Houston, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“We'll come back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled on this after an unplanned Dr.'s appointment in Bradenton while on vacation. Showing up at 11:30, we beat the lunch crowd, which seems to show up around 12:30. But this was the day before Thanksgiving so that might not accurately reflect normal business. The atmosphere was neat and the food couldn't be beat! When the waiter learned we had never been before he immediately got us a taste of the Tomato Blue Soup (it's delicious!) and told us that everything comes in fresh each morning. He seemed energized by the restaurant's credo. We sat outside on the arbor-covered patio, but the interior is also a generous, airy space.

I ordered the Tomato Blue Soup and my husband had the Mediterranean salad. We shared the home cut fries. The soup was flavorful and creamy, served with a healthy sprig of parsley and a tasty crostini. The salad was bountiful with goodies, delicious fresh lettuces, and a delightfully flavored mustard vinegrette. The fries were served with malt vinegar. They were a little on the salty side but were still flavorful.

Even though we try to not to repeat restaurants while on vacation (to get the broadest selection of local tastes), we would absolutely come back here. I recommend it most highly!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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