Blu Mangrove Grill
Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blu Mangrove Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)scenic view (21)neighborhood gem (12)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (10)special occasion (7)great for brunch (7)good for groups (7)romantic (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Try the blu chips as a shared appetizer. it's a very large portion and three of us shared them. One diner said his grouper entree was delicious. One person had the blackened grouper sandwich and enjoyed it. My lobster tacos were nice and fresh but the lobster was very chewy. Blu Mangrove is a local favorite and we were disappointed to see it not packed on a Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our waitress Lynn was a gem. We were reuniting with old friends and she gave us the time to chat. Only one small complaint. The music was a little loud and inappropriate for Sunday Brunch. That said, we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Help-yourself Mimosas and Bloody Maries with all the fixings were included. Omelets, benedict, smoked salmon plate were all super tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Resm
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Good food and good service. Like that it is in Palmetto. Enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing place for dinner
    Lambchop
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Went to BluMangrove with a large group for happy hour and then dinner. We were seated on the patio and had a wonderful water view. Service was great in spite of ours being a very large group all wanting separate checks. Everyone in our party agreed that food was delicious. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We are just so happy to have Blu Mangrove so close. It's convenient to pull in and have a decently prepeared meal. Blu Mangrove is not haute cuisine, but well prepared, better quality, filling food. We love the fish tacos, burgers are consistantly very good and I love the differently prepared cuban. I especially like the Blu coleslaw.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant with water view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went to this restaurant on recommendation of a friend. We really enjoyed it. Happy hour before 6 with half price drinks, bottles of wine, and appetizers made it even better. The marina view was nice, and the food and service were definitely way above average. The final plus was the great band. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great waterror place
    Charleys
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food, decent and affordable wine list.....great place
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Blu Mangrove, train your greeting staff to act like they are interested in their job and extend a pleasant welcome to arriving diners. Maybe Edward, our server, should train your front door staff like they care about their experience with people arriving. Edward certainly would help your restaurant staff in exuding enthusiasm. Two meals here in one week? I have heard it said to judge a restaurant on simple things like a burger. Both meals here, the burgers were prepfectly prepared, seared with a juicy interior and cooked exactly as ordered. Loved the cuban. Don't know what I was expecting as the menu stated it clearly, all I know was it was different, delicious, paked full of pork and chicken and I would order it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great ambiance and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Took my friends here for dinner after my bridal shower spa day. It was relaxing and the view was great of the marina and yachts. Food was excellent too. Recommend to anyone. The service was a little slow otherwise it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scenic view.
    Tommyboy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very attentive staff with great food and a beautiful waterfront marina view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    It was a treat to be able to sit outside and look at the marina and relax. Grouper tacos were very good although the grouper smelled a bit strong. My burger was moist, juicy, cooked perfectly and I love the "blu" slaw.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never complain
    Anna
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everything was perfect except service. We ordered appetizers before our entrees and they were completely forgotten. Waiter told us that he's sorry and that we should come back during the week to order appetizers since they are cheaper. That didn't help us that night. Will definitely go back for the food and ambiance but we will ask for a different waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was very good but the food...so, so. $34 for filet and it was just not that flavorful. The crabcake was good but again - not much flavor. The smoked ribs were the best entry of the four of us but the second half of the rack was so fatty it was almost not worth bothering with. We probably wouldn't go back. Too many other good choices in restaurants to pay that much and not be impressed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    DODAenterprises
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dinner was just wonderful! The food was fabulous, the service was exemplary, and the ambience was outstanding! The live music added just the right touch - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    slinksters
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a wonderful time last evening. We chose to sit outside for the first time. Very enjoyable, great Jazz band, cool breezes and great view. One of our favorite places!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband had the sea scallops and I had the crab cake BLT. Both were on the special nightly menu. We really enjoyed the food--very good tasting. Don't think our friends enjoyed the ribs or the shrimp linguini, but the other folks enjoyed the food that they ordered, crab and pompano, and the escargot was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My experience was not good. It was 6:00 pm reservations with a party of 4. Music TOO LOUD!, terrible sound system, speakers vibrated from the music, could not heard our own table's conversation. Bob.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Would have been nice if the outdoor mist fans were working. Also, great mimosas and bloodies but the brunch food options are lacking. Our server Jennifer was incredible. I want to see some gourmet French toast, or some badass pancakes. Get creative, everybody else is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blu Mangrove
    rogerh
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had been here a few times for lunch and always enjoyed the food and view on the patio. At dinner inside the dining room, while the food was of the same quality, the room lacks the ambience and for us detracted from the dining experience. We will be back for lunch but probably not for dinner unless pleasant enough to sit on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    TheDrunkCrab
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was a great recommendation. $50 all you can eat king crab...I will def go back. My hubby and I sat outside and enjoyed the view. The drinks were strong. Very nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    vkc9999
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    View of the yachts and water great backdrop to large outdoor seating. Always good music on the weekends. Good happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views and great food!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went for dinner with my wife and the ambiance was unbelievable with all the boats in the background as well as from the crab cake appetizer to the king crab I had was some of the best Ive had! Definitely would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 103 reviews are from the Blu Mangrove Grill reviews archive.
  • Nice place to eat and drink
    foodnfun4me
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Was looking for someplace new to take my wife for our anniversary. Had already been to many of the "regular" spots, so found this and thought we'd try it out. We took a table outside and were promptly greeted by the wait staff. The food was very good and arrived promptly. Had the escargot appetizer and two other dishes. Nice wine and beer selections also. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go!
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting
    filly
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE this Restaurant !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere indoors and outdoors...felt like I was at a beautiful vacation spot,,,and, Great food !!! Will DEFINITELY come back !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoydine2wine
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Disappontment
    foodlover
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Hour
    datenightdiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood247
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everything was great. The food, the, service, the ambience. The hot fudge brownie sundae even had a mini firework. we will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blu Mangrove Grill
    249Babs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed dining outside, great location and nice music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Diners
    Flaman
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AYCE lobster dinner
    lobsterfeast
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blu Mangrove Grill
    249Babs
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    Eatingright
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palmetto Perfection
    baldeagle
    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 !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    auntiem
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server
    Floridagirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.