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“A Hidden Treasure”
Review of Ocean Harvest Market & Grill - CLOSED

Ocean Harvest Market & Grill
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

While I normally set my culinary radar to places along the beach with a view of the ocean when within a 25 mi. radius of an ocean, we were hungry after running errands all morning, so I spied this place and suggested we give it a try. What a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is pretty unassuming (the full size alligator skin is pretty impressive), the oversized bar at one side of the space suggests large crowds at a different time of day and the display case for the "market" seemed woefully small. But we checked the menu and spied some delicious sounding options and decided to give it a chance. The meal turned out to be terrific. We had gumbo, shrimp quesadillas and a mahi-mahi rueben with the best fried okra ever. Would have loved the sashimi sampler, but it was not available today. Our server, Melissa, was very friendly and accommodating. Nice surprise along the plaza laden major highway (rt. 64) in Bradenton.

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Thank moongazer849
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Complete your life now and indulge yourself if your answer is no. But don't stop there. The blackened grouper sandwich (or mahi if you dare) and the shrimp quesadillas are delicious. The sauces that accompany these creations put the icing on the cake. You will not be disappointed with the smiling, and accommodating service either!

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Thank Georgieiv
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Capt. Ron is real and so is the remarkable Chef Mark. We were a large party of 12 for lunch and our first time to this unassuming place located in a small strip center. When I saw the super freshly caught fish, shrimp, stone crabs in the glass refrigerated counter my expectations soared. We weren't disappointed. I think we ordered almost everything on the menu and ate it all....from the unusual squid fries served with an aoili sauce, seafood gumbo that would hold it's own against any NOLA gumbos, conch soup that had a great tomatoey base, seared fresh marlin delicate and perfectly cooked to their fresh and famous blacked fish tacos. Oh yes, we ate more but those were some highlights. We also ordered for dessert a house made Trez leche coconut cake that was served with a strawberry sauce. The food didn't exactly come out in sync but we didn't care. The bloody mary's were spicy and garnished with a Brussel sprout, green bean, olives and onion. Loved looking at the fishing pictures of Capt. Ron and our waitress could not have been friendlier and good natured. My favorite place now in Bradenton. A must EAT here place

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Thank Stoup
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Ate there and will never go back. Loud kitchen, over priced and very little food. Pathetic 4 little ribs for $11. The bbq was an over the top want to be bbq sauce. If you can call it bbq sauce. If you are an old snow bird or dead you may get full. $8 for bowl of clam chowder??? Yeah stupid prices...

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Thank Waterjunkiefl
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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I've never been disappointed here.
Surf or turf, you're guaranteed a good meal
Favorites: smoked prime rib, fish tacos, fresh catch (always perfectly cooked), sashimi sampler, and daily specials
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Thank Lalageochic
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