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Blu Mangrove Grill
Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blumangrovegrill.com/
  • Phone: (941) 479-7827
  • Hours of Operation: EVERY DAY FROM 11 TO 10PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: KENT DALTON
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Blu Mangrove Grill
Great Food! Fantastic Happy Hour! Gorgeous Location!
Blu Mangrove Grill offers offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbecue and of course, we didn't forget the accompaniments: crisp salads, savory soups, mouthwatering side dishes and a delicious selection of home-style desserts are not to be missed.

Blu Mangrove Grill delivers the highest quality food and service, like our smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow over hickory and apple wood.

Compliment your meal with one of our specialty drinks, domestic & import beers, or fine wines, while listening to Live Entertainment (See our calendar for daily music). We are looking forward to seating you soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We were 4 for dinner. 3 of us ordered shrimp with grits. All plates were dripping in butter about 1/2" deep. It should have been sent back but the kitchen closed and the only other option was pizza. I ordered lobster which made me deathly ill all night. I don't have to go into details. My husband thought that the lobster might have been dead or almost dead before they cooked it."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Sat inside because it seemed to hot outside for some of us. when we entered noone greeted us nicely, as if we werent supposed to have come. Most of us drank water, which was poured directly after we came - this was nice. However they did not seem to enjoy refilling...we had to ask multiple times.. they did not stop by our table often whcih was weird because t wasnt full at all and there seemed to be a lot of waiters. Ambiente: music wasoutaide and inside there were speakers - sometimes too lout but they played modern music which we partially enjoyed ver much. When the storm came the musicians continued inside. nice band! The decoration was pretty but i expected a bit more high quality for the pricing of the food. Food was good not very good"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere indoors and outdoors...felt like I was at a beautiful vacation spot,,,and, Great food !!! Will DEFINITELY come back !!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our meal was excellent and the atmosphere was enjoyable. The service was spot on. The Calamari appetizer is the best I've had and the scallop appetizer was a high point. I look forward to returning to the BLU Mangrove in the future and have already recommended it to friends as a great place to go to relax, enjoy good food and the tranquil water view."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was poor quality. We had a party of 22 for a birthday and it was embarrassing as our guests had issues with their food. Two sweet teas were filled with salt instead of sugar and a $50 lobster plate had a roach found in it. When we spoke to out server only a $25 credit was offered for the lobster. Our drinks were empty most the evening as well. Overall we were very disappointed with our restaurant choice for this group party and will not return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We go to the Blue Que quite often and always enjoy the food and service. We wrongly assumed that the Blue Mangrove would be just as good. Our service was very slow and the food was not at all what we expected. My husband's prime rib was dry and my crab cakes were mediocre. We probably will not go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Blu Mangrove has the best happy hour! It's worth going there just for that. The drinks are fabulous and the food sensational. It's just a fun and very enjoyable place to eat."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everything was great. The food, the, service, the ambience. The hot fudge brownie sundae even had a mini firework. we will definitely be back"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed dining outside, great location and nice music."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First time visit since Blu Mangrove took over this restaurant. Dinner was very good, excellent portions too. We came on a Friday night, unknown to us it was all you can eat Lobster night and the restaurant was obviously packed. We plan to go back on an weekday night, not a Friday or Saturday as the noise level was very high. We are not interested in a buffet type dinner, i.e., all you can eat nights, prefer more ambiance and conversation as opposed to massive food consumption contestants. Would recommend this restaurant though, one of best in the area."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a group of 13 - four teenagers and nine adults - all but two ordered the AYCE lobster. Unlike other places, no sides come with the $40 price tag. I think that is a positive because they are not trying to fill you up with other items. Our service was prompt, the lobster was excellent, although a couple of the group members got a bad lobster which ended their feast. They did not mention it to staff, so I do not know how it would have been handled. The two kids who ordered pizza loved it. All in all, we had a lovely evening out with friends, good food and good service."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had lunch with a group of 10 ladies for a Birthday celebration. Everyone loved the Restaurant the food was good and the service Great. The manager was very accommodating and the view outside terrific. May of my guests will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant on the location more than on the food. We were pleasantly surprised at the food and the service. We had a party of 9 people for a birthday dinner. The service from Christian was the best and the whole staff was very warm to the party and the service was great. We had company in from out of town and the fact of adding a Whole Maine Lobster to any entree for $10 was a hit. The best bargain of any restaurant in the area. The band on the Lanai added a great flair along with looking out at the marina. We will be back!! Very impressed and hope to see you soon."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Experienced the atmosphere three times in one week! Three different waiters...all very competent and attentive. Great music from Taylor Taylor to tropical contemporary. Always there from around 5 to 8. One night till closing...Once there you really hate to leave! First trip was for special occasion... The other two visits were to entertain out of state guests. There is no better place to have casual ambiance at the finest level of Florida lifestyle. Thank you for your efforts,class, and style...You make the North River Rock and Palmetto Proud !"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our first visit was by boat for Sunday lunch, which was wonderful. Our next visit was a party of six. We could not dine outside because of a function. The noise level inside was overwhelming and the food was just fair."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was delicious. The only part of the evening we didn't care for was the server. He was way to familiar so far in the comments he made about his boss and his being a quick cleaner when we weren't done with things. He was very slow in responding and coming by the table. But the worst was when I asked for a lime he brought me one wedge in his fingers and put it on my glass. I was totally taken aback by him handling the lime and then my glass."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Reservation through open table and did not have opportunity to request outdoor seating - was told it was a 45 minute wait for outdoor table. Band was outdoors with terrific music piped in. Only two tables occupied indoors. Food was top quality. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 7. When I showed up that did not have a reservation for us. I had to show them my confirmation email. The food was poor. However, I was happy with the service!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had the best time here Mother's Day live music great service and awesome view of the marina "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Blu Mangrove has figured out how to eliminate the heat and bugs from Florida outdoor dinning! It's has an upscale atmosphere without upscale prices. The menu is unique in variety, they serve generous portions, everything we ordered was delicious. The servers were personable, courteous and attentive."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I made reservations for Mother's Day but was told it would be a 10-15 minute wait when we arrived. It was almost like they weren't ready for the crowd and werev trying to stagger seatings even though they dhad accepted reservations. We were not the only ones they did this to. There was a woman there (she seemed like a manager) who seemed unfriendly and ill-prepared as she barked orders to younger employees in front on patrons. I began to think I had made a huge mistake until we were seated. Our waiter was friendly, funny and efficient and turned our entire experience around. The food was great and we really ended up having a positive experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at the Blu. We especially liked the fireworks style decoration on our dessert. The main meal was not enough food for the guys in our party, though. The food for me was very tasty."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Understandably the restaurant was busy for Mother's Day. No where on open table or it's own website was their a timing that brunch ended, the only reason we went. The waitstaff was behind and hostess was really behind, but kept her cool. Hopefully try it on a non holiday to give it a better review. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day brunch: HIGHLY disorganised. Staff just wandering around or sitting down (yes bartender sat at bar & poured herself an OJ) while ONE person served the entire restaurant drinks. Had to wait 15 minutes every time I wanted a mimosa. Food was mediocre, but cheap. Biggest problem-the restaurant would not honour the free brunch that was posted to their site. Shady. I heard 3 people complain to the manager abuot the chais but he was busy letting his kid run around the restaurant to actully make any changes."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the first time we have eaten at this location and we will definitely be going back. The brunch area is a bit crowded but prime rib was awesome in the carving station on Mother's Day. The view of the marina is nice and all the place settings are gorgeous - blue glasses and napkins. All of the staff was exceptionally friendly in spite of the business of the day. They wear really "cool" blue waiter's jackets which adds to the ambiance. The BOGO offering printed in the Open Table reservation was not honored as the owner stated he had asked it be removed but he graciously gave us a gift certificate for the amount. They have music most days and special offerings daily so we will check those out before we return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband took me there for Mother's day. When reservation was made it stated that since the reservations were made online that Brunch would be half price. Once the bill came, we were surprised when the server and manager explained that your website had been hacked and they were not offering half price. If it wasn't for the offer we would not have gone there. As nice as it was it was not worth $70 for brunch. Very Disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was very good, though limited for a brunch buffet; more like a breakfast buffet. The space was very tight for a buffet, constantly moving out of the way of customers, waitstaff and the hostess while waiting in the buffet line. The biggest complaint was that they did NOT honor the "Get Mom's brunch free with purchase of second brunch". We were not the only party that this happened to. When we questioned the management, we were told they did not authorize the special. They blamed it on "opentable"."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Terrible experience on Mother's Day! An advertised promotion was not honored, I was charged double what I was expecting , the food was not worth almost $30 per person, and I will never return. You don't wait until someone has completed their meal before telling them you're not going to honor the Mom Eats Free promotion on their confirmed reservation. It was shameless, disappointing, and they have permanently lost this customer. Worst brunch ever."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Stopped in to have lunch and very surprised at the menu and 1/2 price on appetizers and drink...great spot with great view. Went back few days later for dinner and also great."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We ran out for a quick bite and did not want to travel far from home. Blu Mangrove is in a perfect location right here in Palmetto. The Cuban sandwich was very different, delicious an filling. The coleslaw did not sound too tempting with blue cheese, but it was excellent, creamy, tangy and nicely accented with the blue cheese. My husband throtoughly enjoyed his grouper dinner."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We had a perfect evening at Blu Mangrove. Everything was outstanding - food, service, ambiance. There was not one thing that we would have changed about the experience. We will definitely come back. It is worth the drive to get there. It is nice to go somewhere that has great food, service and a waterfront scenic view."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The outside and inside is just beautiful service and food amazing live music in the back ground a must on Wednesday all u can eat lobster"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed eating on their deck overlooking the marina. We both had seafood which was cooked to perfection. I had a special peach martini which had a very nice balanced flavor to it. There was live music on a Sunday night which I thought was great for outside dinning. We will definitely return when we are in Bradenton in the future."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Band was too loud for talking with others... Menu has changed and not for the better!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "4th visit to this restaurant. We brought friends to introduce them to the restaurant as it was a favorite of ours and went on the 'all you can eat lobster' night and were very disappointed. No lobster available! First 2 selections of wine were unavailable as well. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "great location, right on the marina. wonderful food and service. variety on menu, great for any age."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Priest kept us overtime on Easter. We missed brunch by 10 minutes. However, best thing for us. Greatest thing . . . 1/2 price on all liquor & wine after 11am on Sunday. Had great sparkling wine for $20 bottle. Food good too. Funny menu. BBQ mixed with all sorts of other things. Bring your own sauce though if you're not a sugary sweet fan. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A few things - 1) Waiter was spread too thin. He had tables from one end to the other and both inside and outside so he was unable to give his best service. Our beverages and our all you can eat items were not refilled in a timly manner. 2) Unless you are a boat owner of a boat in the private Marina, there is really nothing there. It would have been nice if we could have at least walked the docks. 3) Staff - If it was not their "job", they did not lend a hand to other staff memebers nor did they know the answer to customers questions. 4) They don't offer anything "special" to help celebrate your special occasion while you are at their establishment. Not even a complementary dessert"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "we had 11 in our group .. enjoyed a great time . food was excellent . will return . "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Very good meal and excellent service. We were attending an event next door and the waitress was very accommodating at getting us our food and check. Only drawback could be if you have members in your party that are hard of hearing, it's very loud - sound is bouncing all over."
    Dined on 4/15/2014