Blu Mangrove Grill
Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blumangrovegrill.com/
  • Phone: 9414797827x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blu Mangrove Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (24)scenic view (20)special occasion (13)great for lunch (10)fit for foodies (9)romantic (8)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner. WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view
    MATTHEWVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice end to a long day
    SuzieQ02
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Band was too loud for talking with others... Menu has changed and not for the better!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Little Disappointing
    misslucielle
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful atmosphere and food
    tracyvande
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    great location, right on the marina. wonderful food and service. variety on menu, great for any age.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed Easter Brunch . . .
    NoNickname
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mobile
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    we had 11 in our group .. enjoyed a great time . food was excellent . will return .
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal!
    Suzette854
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fair for the
    Chuck
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was fair for the price. The group was tough and probably frozen. Ambience was the best part, and probably paying for this mainly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improvement needed
    FLSunshineGirl
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Beautiful view but the food and service don't match it. Had a reservation and email confirmation, but the three young hostesses couldn't find it. Fortunately it wasn't crowded. Now we know why. Waited 20 minutes to order wine and another 15 to get it. Menu had some nice options. 4 of us ordered something different. Salmon was excellent. Appetizers were OK but no plate to share them until we asked. Only one salad brought. Other one came with the meal. Extra sauce for the crab cakes never came and our second glass of wine came when she arrived to clear our plates. We have gone to this site for years with its previous owners. We were anxious to try it and as locals hoped it would become a favorite. Not so.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot. Outside dining
    Cmorr
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great spot. Outside dining overlooks Marina. Service and food was excellent. The Pumpkin and Chocolate Martinis are to die for. We had escargot and the clams for apps very good. Lamb shanks for dinner were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST AROUND
    MATTHEWVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    WE CAME ON A BUSY NIGHT HAD LOTS OF STAFF EVERYONE WAS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING THE VIEW ON THE WATER WITH LIVE MUSIC IN THE BACK GROUND A PLUS HAPPY HR AND OUR SERVER AARON WAS AMAZING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marley was amazing
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Marley was great. The only qualm we had was an obnoxiously loud group with sailor mouths.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fair. Someone in
    Elainei
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food was fair. Someone in our party had pork chop- very fatty. Others had salads for entree-small in size but very good. Waiter presented bills that were incorrect, but quickly remedied. Good location with a great view
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for live music with sinn
    JonshaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We went there and sat outside on the patio overlooking the marina. The food was good, some dishes better than others, and the wait staff were very attentive. The music was rather loud and made it difficult to have a conversation. If you want to enjoy the entertainment and not have a lot of discussion, this is the place for you. It was very lively. The grilled pork chop was particularly good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very poor service - brisket tastles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Service was slow and in error half the time. Brisket quesadillas sounded interesting but were dry and tasteless . I have dined here before and the chopped pork sandwich was also blah. My husband was satisfied with the salmon and a friend liked the shrimp and grits. Great marina view and music always good . My advice; avoid the "Q" and order the seafood .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Palmetto!
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Enjoyed dinner and lunch here one weekend. We tried different dishes and everyone was happy. Proportions were large. At dinner the music outside made the dining a nice experience. This restaurant is defiantly notch above typical bar and grill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The seafood was excellent
    NewEnglander
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The seafood was excellent and obviously caught the same day and prepared minutes before it was served. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Subtle seasoning. Noise level was more than "energetic" and the place was full. Salad, apps and soups were served at somewhat random times. Main course arrived for all 5 of us at one time. Need to make reservations because the place fills quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view and great ambiance!
    Lanie44
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Special occasion riverside with friends. Great martinis on their happy hour too! My only complaint was that my chick was really quite dried out. I should have asked for a replacement.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible
    Jtflahertyjr
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I would not recommend this place to anybody. Food was subpar. Service was nothing great. Try another place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too little, too late
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We went with a group of 12. The sat us at a table for 8. A bit crowded. We waited more than 90 minutes for our food and when it finally arrived, it was cold. When I complained to the manager, he told me he had 408 people to serve. No apology of any sort was offered. So if you like to sit on top of the person next to you and eat cold, late food, this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're coming back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great time on a Friday night. Already told others about this place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. We are coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This was our first visit so we need to try Blu Mangrove some more times to pass judgement. We loved the atmosphere with all the blue lighting and the music was great but just a bit too loud for low keyed dining. How do you critique food when it's your first meal? Ceaser salads were attractively presented, filling and we loved the distinct anchovy taste. Ribs were fork tender, and one of us requested them without sauce and was satisfied. Kitchen should have never served us the baked sweet potatoes. They were way overcooked, and looked terrible with blackend skins, actually the potato was dark beyond the skin, watery and they just should have never come out from the kitchen. That's the kind of things a new restaurant needs to look after.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific restaurant
    srqbob
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Good food... varied menu... friendly service... attractive outdoor dining adjacent to marina... live and recorded music add to resort-style ambience. I dine here frequently and often bring guests from out-of-town. We are fortunate to have this restaurant in our community!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Luvtoeatout
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Looking at the menu and menu prices I was expecting a better dining experience than I had. The food was average, the side salads were so small, it was laughable. But the worst was the atmosphere in the main dining room...... loud bar music. You had to talk really loud in the dining room to carry on a conversation with others at your table. If this place was just a bar, I would have expected the music, but that isn't the impression I got from their menu that I read beforehand online. I guess if you want a bar experience go here, but I wouldn't recommend it for a dinner out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a stellar performance
    LocalFoodCritic
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Service was sub-par; wrong drinks brought out, server disappeared through whole meal. Food was OK. This was the third time I was here and brought friends from out of town, was embarrassing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing!
    Donna
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Party of 4 for birthday celebration. Food was amazing, service impeccable, and fabulous outdoor entertainment. Add in the sun setting, balmy breeze, and it was perfection!! Pricing is very reasonable for the quantity and quality of food received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food items were very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food items were very good. Waiter was attentive and friendly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was excellent until
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Everything was excellent until we got the dessert. We ordered the lava cake. It was cold and fully cooked inside which odd. It also had a burnt taste to it. We told our waiter Bob and he brought it back and didn't charge us for it. Over all from the Baked Brie and calamari to the Salmon and the Ribs everything was excellent. I would have given it 5 starts if the dessert was perfect too. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Disappointment
    laurienaplesflVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Ate here 3 years ago for a birthday party and really enjoyed it. Understand it has changed ownership since then. Server was unknowledgeable of the wine, spirits and menu. Could have been eating at a chain restaurant. Won't return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have enjoyed the food and
    Grandmaof7
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We have enjoyed the food and ambiance, Service is great and you feel appreciated We will go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointed
    lovetodineout
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    First time at the Blu Mangrove brought another couple of first timers as well. Made an online reservation for Wed evening. Anxious to try the lobster special. No lobster left according to our waiter, although the table beside us had it coming to them the whole time we were there. Waited forever for our drinks to come, another table of four got up and left because of the poor service!! Waited even longer for second round of drinks. Once the food came the waiter didnt even come back to ask if everything was alright, and it wasnt alright, we had no salt and pepper or other condiments to go with our food. Then he asked about dessert but did not come back with a menu, just brought the bill even though we still wanted more wine desserts & coffee.
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  • mix of quality, scenery & casual
    NETransplantVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Nice meal of the ribs, soup and salad. It was enough for dinner and lunch the next day. My family is from TX and I miss good ribs living in the NE. These were good even compared to TX bqe. Clam Chowder was also good. There were groups of families, friends and romantic dates. Reasonable prices and great scenery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a fabulous meal !
    LuLu
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The entire dining experience was top shelf....from the beautiful ambient lighting, great water view to the excellent service provided by the staff...very attentive and commited to making our dining experiece memerable. The menu choices very diverse and the staff knowlegable. They have an extensive wine cellar that would surlet satisfy anyones pallet. We celebrated a birthday there and enhoyed fresh lobster all you could ear!! Each one arrived hot and freshly cooked, the desert menu was such a treat. We plan on entertaining our out of town guest to this delicious find in the very near future and hughly reccomend this waterfront dining!! The Burdette family, bradenton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time was a pleasure
    ChowHoundPat
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food was well presented and delicious, and a pleasant marina view from our outside table made this a fun evening. Live music was a bonus, if not a tad loud. The only minor distraction was the slant of the table due to being on a sloped outdoor deck. We thought we might lose a drink off the table a time or two...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view…medeocre food
    Lizzie
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We chose this restaurant because it was in a central location for meeting some friends. It also had a very nice location on the Bradenton river. It had very nice Marina views, good vibes and live entertainment outside in the bar area. There was a good crowd at the outside tables and there was bar specials like 5 dollar pulled pork sandwiches.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and ambiance very good.
    RonElaine
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Food and ambiance very good. Service was fair. Had to wait a long time for our dinners. Entertainment was excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.