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Cortez Kitchen

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4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
+1 941-798-9404
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Richardson, Texas
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228 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here per a local and I enjoyed the Red Ruby Shrimp (taste like lobster) special (see pic) and my wife enjoyed the soft shell crab sandwich. Service was fair for a fish area restaurant. Tip: I prefer Star Fish Company with the fresh fish market and bay view.

Thank Ken R
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will get some of the freshest seafood in the area here. They have their own boats and seafood market. The atmosphere is nothing special, all outdoor eating when the side walls are pulled up. Very small but on the intercoastal and a real view of the fishing industry in Cortez.

Thank dsma1
North Port, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh stone crab, but felt like a cafeteria. Nothing special plastic everything and had to serve yourself.

Thank Tee G
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we decided to give the restaurant a try after hearing it was a good place with good food. They have a bar and offer live music. When I asked the wait staff what was good she stated everything, so we decided to order Grouper (one of my favorite fish if prepared properly) it was fine but nothing special. When... More 

Thank Jan M
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in for some late lunch. Was surprised to see a performer playing guitar and singing. He was OK - mostly 70's & 80's rock songs. Seating is covered but outdoors. It was a cooler day so that was not a problem. Ordered peel & eat shrimp and calamari. Both were good but the shrimp could have used a bit... More 

Thank Vicki H
Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu with great food. Always a lot of great food for the money and such a friendly staff. Never have been disappointed or dissatisfied with any selection. Can't wait to go back.

Thank stevenjohncardona
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a group of friends and had an good evening. The music was enjoyable and the food good. A couple of the orders were wrong and had to be replaced which meant that not everyone ate at the same time. We noticed that some other guests were smoking even though the main restaurant is under cover. Amazing servers... More 

Thank Robert217
West Palm Beach, Florida
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74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small friendly and cozy... great food with friendly staff that treat you like your a local. Off the main road.. easy to find

1 Thank LauriannFarmer
Eagle, Colorado
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Cortez Kitchen is absolutely the best seafood in the Sarasota bay area! From fresh grouper sandwiches and hush puppies to peel-n-eat or oysters with a cold Red Stripe, Cortez's is a favorite of ours that we never pass up. Our typical week vacation to the area has us at Cortez at least twice.

2 Thank VailValleyLocal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Florida dockside cafe. We had lunch (mahi magi sandwich and soft shell crab sandwich). Fries were perfect, fish fresh, staff attentive - watched boats go by....perfect off the main drag spot!

1 Thank MaryOBerkshire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 941-798-9404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?