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“A Gem of a find near Anna Maria Island”
Review of Seafood Shack

Seafood Shack
Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: New Florida Flavor, Old Florida Feel! The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill has been a Cortez landmark since 1971. Accessible by both land and sea, The Seafood Shack has a 68-slip marina, a bar & grill with an outdoor waterfront patio and a private 6,000 sq.ft. banquet space to hold up to 425 guests. Come for the food and stay for the view. Visit us today!
Florida, U.S.A.
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A Gem of a find near Anna Maria Island”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

It was getting late although the restaurants on Anna Maria Island were still packed with tourists as usual. We crossed the Cortez bridge and immediately came upon the "Seafood Shack" (another family had told us about it). I was surprised that it wasn't busier, although I believe their somewhat hidden location is responsible. Water views are everywhere and the staff are most courteous. Most importantly, the food was delicious! Fresh Grouper and Scallops with side dishes even with the sandwich meals which were very inexpensive compared to restaurants on Anna Maria Island proper.There is a full bar to boot!

  • Visited August 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I loved it, but the family not so much”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

I had the seafood sampler and it had the best fish filet on the trip, shrimp and scallops were awesome too. My family wasn't as impressed though. Service was good and atmosphere reminded me of a roadside diner at the marina. I'll be back, but probably solo :(

  • Visited July 2013
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Apollo Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Needs some help”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Nice view of the Marina, the staff is nice, and the food is good. The restaurant itself is very outdated and dark, very old style.

Visited July 2013
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Peoria
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Now here was some good food!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

The name is deceiving. It is more of a fine dining place. I felt kind of underdressed in my shorts, hoodie, and hat(we had just come off the beach). When we arrived it was not crowded at all which was surprising because every place is packed at dinner time around AMI. Mostly older diners although families started showing up later. We had a group of 4 adults and 5 children. Food was excellent!! Loved the crab cakes!! I've noticed others complained about the outdated decor but that didn't bother us. We came to eat! The place was clean and you could look out the many windows at the beautiful boats. Would definitely return!

Visited April 2013
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Hythe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Funny tasting shrimp”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We sat outside downstairs which was very nice. Dolphins swam by to add to the atmosphere. But.....we both had not had Hush Puppies before and we told our waiter, so we shared some as a starter. Strange things. What a pity the waiter didnt tell us we would get some on our entree. We both had fried shrimp....yuk. They had a very strange taste, sort of chloride!
We wont be going back, despite the dolphin show!

  • Visited April 2013
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