Top 10 restaurants in Ellenton, United States

April 14, 2018 Lashaunda Abraham

Ellenton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,142 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Ellenton

1. Anna Maria Oyster Bar - Ellenton

1525 51st Ave E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2634 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 941-721-7773
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 628 reviews

Anna Maria Oyster Bar - Ellenton

Reviewed By PlainTraveler - Palos Park, Illinois

2 sisters plus a brother and his wife return to a past local favorite while traveling I-75.

Items ordered: Spicy seafood gumbo @ $5. Outstanding! It was spicy, but not too spicy.

Basa Roma: Moist white fish topped with a lemon, garlic, tomato, basil, caper sauce. Comes with two sides: ordered the seasoned rice and coleslaw. Coleslaw has a little bit of a pineapple flavor to it... very good

Half a slab of ribs: very flavorful... not dried out. Ordered with red potatoes and coleslaw

All you can eat fish and chips: came with 4 pieces of fish. Fish was fresh and not too heavily breaded. The four pieces of fish was enough and we did not order additional fish even though it was all you can eat for the extra dollar. Fries were standard.

Our waitress was Vicki and she couldn’t of been nicer. She offered menu suggestions and serviced our every need.

We will return when in the vicinity. Thank you, John Horn, for such an inviting restaurant.

2. The Clam House

304 7th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221-5207 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 941-721-8774
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

The Clam House

Reviewed By Norman C - Fort Myers, Florida

I had Fried Combo Platter - Crunchy panko fried Haddock, sweet clam strips and five crispy straight shrimp served along side your desired - two homemade sides. The haddock (??) was a little dry. The clam strips were puny and overcooked. The shrimp was good. Would return but would not have their clam strips.

3. Arte Caffe

930 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7352 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 46 +1 941-750-9309
Excellent
90%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 93 reviews

Arte Caffe

An Italian Caffe, Bakery, and Market... Fresh baked bread, Hand made Pasta, and Authentic homemade sauces available. All cold cuts and cheeses are imported and can be sliced to order or made into mouth-watering sandwiches. Come in for a sweet treat and a coffee, or settle in for a meal with friends and family!

Reviewed By William J - Sarasota, Florida

Located in the Village of Arts in Bradenton, Arte Cafe is a surprisingly sophisticated Italian restaurant featuring mainly home made entrees covering a wide selection of pastas, pizzas, meats, sandwiches and cheeses. They do not have a liquor license but encourage guests to bring their own wine which they serve with no corkage fee.

Very friendly and well trained staff add to the ambiance. We were seated for a weekend lunch with no problem but learned that evenings are best secured with a reservation.

4. Hickory Hollow Barbeque

4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2871 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 941-722-3932
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Hickory Hollow Barbeque

Reviewed By DKN54 - Monroe, Michigan, United States

With the smoky smell of barbecue in the air your taste buds start perking when you walk through the door! The choice of two sides to go with your meal can be an adventure alone with many unusual selections that change nightly. One member of our group had corn pudding and stewed tomatoes, another had sauerkraut, pea pods, and they always have mashed potatoes or french fries. Love this place, our favorite so far are the pork shanks - but we'll be back to try more customer favorites!

5. Butterfield's Restaurant

8205 US Highway 301 N, Parrish, FL 34219-8670 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 941-776-0762
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Butterfield's Restaurant

Reviewed By cllivton - Parrish, Florida

My Husband & I relocated to Florida this past year (Parrish, FL).

My husband loves to check out & use Locals businesses (Mom & Pop's).

We have been to Butterfield's Restaurant several times. It is located in Parrish, FL main road: Highway 301 (in a strip mall).

As other posts have noted: Excellent value for the money, Friendly servers; and is one of our favorite Go-to-places for us (& other local relatives).

We joke about living our Good Life, "Living on the 301" Highway (includes Butterfield's Restaurant)!! We will continue our Good Life on the 301, including Butterfield's Restaurant

6. Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 37 +1 941-729-0616
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 826 reviews

Riverhouse Reef & Grill

A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a fresh approach to incredible cuisine and casual elegance. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers only the freshest of seafood, highest quality Ceritifed Angus steaks and burgers, and new twists on old favorites such as our renowned Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos, to name just a few! Our salads are made with only the freshest of produce and our soups are all unique house made creations. Reservations not required, but recommended during peak times. Inside and Outside Seating Available. Enjoy These Special Offers: $9 Lunch Menu served Mon-Sat open to 4pm Award-Winning Sunday Brunch: 11am to 2pm $2 Domestic Drafts on Mondays $9 Bottles of Wine 4pm to close Wednesdays Daily Happy Hour 3-7pm

Reviewed By flashover5 - Lowell,Ma

This restaurant sits at the end of a pier surrounded by a marina filled with big,expensive sailboats.This setting on the Manatee River is outstanding but our meals were mediocre at best.I had the blackened gulf scallops which had a seasoning unlike any blackened seafood I have ever had. The flavor was more of a southwest type seasoning which did not add anything to a seafood dish. The scallops themselves had a too firm texture that was not typical of a smooth fresh scallop.My companions both had the lobster pie and both said that the pie had too much gravy and too little lobster with a flavoring that did not compliment the dish(thyme?) None of our meals were piping hot even though we were seated inside.Our experience has us scratching our heads in puzzlement over all the positive reviews.

7. Ortygia

1418 13th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7239 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 941-741-8646
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 447 reviews

Ortygia

At Ortygia Restaurant in our artsy 1920's vintage bungalow we offer a unique, culinary experience. Located just minutes from downtown Bradenton. We offer French/Sicilian cuisine in a small, intimate, indoor or outdoor setting. Where many venues offer an array of glitz and glitter, the attraction of Ortygia is its eclectic charm, unparalleled backdrop, the beauty of nature and an abiding sense of La Bella Vita! Add the ambiance of candles, torches, lights, music and laughter, Ortygia glows with its own brand of beauty that lures people back over and over again. Our distinctive and exceptional cuisine is just another reason so many individuals choose Ortygia to host their special events.

Reviewed By Denise E - Vancouver, Canada

Located in an old house in a residential area. You wonder if you are going to the correct place. Small. Friendly efficient service. Had the specials. Veal osso buco with penne and tuna with eggplant and roasted Brussels sprouts. Bottle of Sicilian white wine and shared a started of roasted golden beets. Total cost with tip $125. Food nicely seasoned—not over seasoned with good flavours. Tomato sauce on osso buco was very good

8. Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903 Private Dining, Valet Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 25 +1 941-722-2391
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

We are a local favorite thanks to our delicious food, "Old Florida" vibe, outstanding service and of course terrific views! We offer live music 5 days and week with two acts playing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Karaoke is a great night to come to on Tuesdays! When you arrive you can sit yourself at any of our tables, from the outdoor patio, inside dining, or our very own TIKI ISLAND! Remember, if it's busy, it may take a bit longer for your made to order food, but where can you go and wait while sitting and drinking, listening to music or simply enjoying the views of the Manatee River!

Reviewed By charlotte g

Looked like a cute place to enjoy a sunset under tiki huts so we stopped. No hostess so had to hover over a table like musical chairs to get a spot to sit. Service was quick but only half of our order came, server didn't notice until 20 min later. Small portions, not warm. Would not call it the best food

9. Riverside Cafe

955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night +1 941-729-4402
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 285 reviews

Riverside Cafe

Reviewed By Armina H

Traditional pub food with a great view. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Seasonal salad tasty but chicken was dry and overcooked. Calamari was almost too greasy and lacked taste.

10. Shake Station

4219 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2411 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 941-722-7866
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Shake Station

Reviewed By gvwmn - Twin Cities

This is a gem of a hometown restaurant. The shakes are made from real ice cream, the burgers are juicy and tasty, and the place is clean and well maintained. Our server was delightful and steered us toward the burgers and hush puppies, which did not disappoint. While the building is older, it's clean and well maintained. I'd drive out of my way to go here.

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