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Swordfish Grill

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
$12 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Grill, American, Bar
Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So the Swordfish is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. The views are amazing, the people are friendly and the beer is cold. So by all means.....go here. However, be advised, there are several things you shouldnt do. First and foremost, DONT...order food that would have been frozen. About half the menu! Its very bad. Dont order snow crab. Dont order calamari. Dont order fried haddock. Now on the DO side.......DO ask what is fresh and order that only.....there are some pretty good meni items to complement the view but you need to be disciplined. The rest is pretty awful.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I ate at the Swordfish Grill last night, Nov 19, 2020. It was the first time we had eaten out since last March. We live in Minnesota. The outside seating was great, plenty of room between tables. Nicole was our waitress and...she was outstanding. It is one of our favorite places to return to everytime we come back to Anna Maria Island. Great job Swordfish Grill. We will be back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

Swordfish Grill is one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in AMI. I LOVE the views from the back deck for dinner. They serve fish that was caught from next door, which is a fun concept. The food, service, views, and live music...never disappoints! I didn't make it this time but NASCRAB is always fun! Food Recommendations: whatever fish is fresh caught and blackened. Garlic Parmesan Oysters.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

Eating at a 5 star restaurant tonight , great place great staff , what an inviting view swordfish grillle had it going on , thank you to all the staff and Bob Slicker for making this place great . Truly blessed to have great places...like this in our backyard . Max Schumacher had the drinks flowing and really loved his advice on the food choices he gave us . Remember if you want fresh stone crabs , this is the place !!! Their stone crabs never travel by land , so if you want the freshest .....this is the place !!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020

We come to Anna Maria at least one week a year. Bob, Greg and staff over in Cortez are doing a fantastic job of keeping everyone safe during this pandemic. They are always friendly and accommodating. The food is super fresh and delicious. There are...plenty of places to spend our time and money but we eat here a few times during our weeks stay! Keep up the good work!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

Love Swordfish! Thanks so much to the owner for keeping the staff and patrons safe during covid! The view is great. So is the service. Lots of fun things going on as well. The ahi tuna salad is my favorite. Awesome

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

Swordfish Grill and Tiki is a must visit! Always friendly staff, delicious calamari, nice diverse menu and local entertainment. Did I mention the view? You sit right on Sarasota Bay and can even reach this destination by boat, if you wish. They are especially diligent...with Covid restrictions and take great care of their patrons. We also love the bacon wrapped scallops and bang bang shrimp tacos. 5 StarsMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2020

We have so much fun every time we go there. The food is so great . There is good music every time we go. The people are a mix of locals and tourist and all are welcome. We are local but going there always makes...me feel like we are on vacation !! The servers and management have been wonderful during the covid mess. We feel safe going there now.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2020

45 days and counting till we can return. First time there in 2015, multiple trips back since. Good prices and have never had a bad meal. Love the view from the deck for sunset, white pelicans and fishing boats returning. The staff has always been...wonderful. Last Dec we returned on our last night in the area for stone crabs, they had sold out and the boat had not come in yet. Seeing our disappointment a Swordfish member went out and purchased some crabs else where for us to enjoy. (thanks Bob, will never forget) Have followed this establishment since my first visit, it amazes me with their community involvement. Am so glad to see they are taking the Covid situation so seriously to help keep our family and the Swordfish family safe as my aging mom would not miss the trip there. So keep up the good work and will see you Tues 12/8 for some good times, good food and NASCRAB. Always enjoy seeing Greg. And if I make it to the winners circle I will once again name my crab Houlahan!!!🐚Take care and see you soon.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2020

My family and I have been to this restaurant several times. They always have great food, drinks, atmosphere and customer service. We feel safe going there especially in these times because they make sure they are always wearing masks and have you wear your mask...until you get to your table. It especially makes us feel safer going there because our son has been hit twice this year with cancer starting a month after Covid. Knowing that this restaurant is doing their part to make you feel safe is a comfort especially when our son’s immunity is lower now. And for those that are against it and tell me to keep my son home he still has to live his life and have fun as the doctor said. I have been going to this restaurant for a few years now and will continue to go.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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I honestly don’t know why it won’t post. Try ag
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I really do not know. I have only visited the Swordfish Grill at its present location.
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We were there the month of April and went there in the evening for the dancing and dinner...don't really know what the special is, but you could call. Enjoy! It's a great casual place.
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