PIER 22

4.5
2638 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering is genuine Bradenton and sits directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. PIER 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining 365 days per year. From casual meals on the patio to upscale dining, PIER 22 offers a welcoming ambiance for all guests to enjoy. With rooms for every occasion, PIER 22 can accommodate your party or event with up to 300 guests.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJsk13905
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met some relatives we haven’t seen in quite some time. They are new to the area. We all enjoyed loud dining experience. Service was very good. Good excellent as well. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.

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Bestfriend
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Pier 22. The server was very attentive. There was a birthday in the party. He brought a complimentary piece of cake with candle. My young daughter loved blowing out the candle. Cant say enough good things about the restaurant. Hopefully next time we will be able to enjoy the outside patio.

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KarenW
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved our food and the atmosphere and service were great

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WandaJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The food was such a disappointment. The appetizer was over cooked. One of our guest had a hamburger ordered welldone. The burger came out med rare. The waiter Chaddy was a poor excuse for a waiter. Couldn't get refills on drinks. Spend you money someplace else that wants your business and food much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We made a reservation for outdoor seating. Arrived and were seated inside. We asked about our outdoor table, the hostess apologized and said a table had paid and was leaving shortly they would move us. 20 mins later we were never offered, water or given an update. I approached the hostess for an update and the attitude was fierce. They were having a wedding and it was hectic, not their problem. If I didn't want to sit at the table without water, I could have waited outside or in the lobby. We ate at the table we were originally seated at after 30 mins of being ignored. Bartender was our waitress and she was the only good experience with staff we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Limited menu. Asked to have a steak “medium” and was told they can’t guarantee it will be medium, more likely well. Seriously?!?

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BobM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the valets, checking in ladies to the waiters: Hey were all very friendly and efficient. Not a complaint, but the outdoor noise level made it hard to carry on a conversation. Then one dog barking at another.

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KimberlyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food. Will definitely be back!

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RobertT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff exceeded our expectations. No pre portioned, Sysco crap here. Best french fries in town. Made fresh daily.

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MichaelM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had late lunch on Thursday, was a nice day & food & drinks were good!!
Highly recomend this Pier 22 ,to All!!

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GeorgeH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant right on the river. Socially distanced

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LolaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server “Aaron” was fantastic. Had the good fortune to have him the last time we dined there for lunch, too. He’s a keeper.

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vipDrMike60
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! View, good, service....all excellent!

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Terry
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting by the water. Service was great and food delicious. Everyone was happy with their meal. A nice sunset too. Can’t wait to return!

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JillR
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the food, service and the view. We will definitely be back and can’t wait to bring our family with us.

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SallyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pier 22 has been my favorite restaurant and was my birthday choice. When I learned that prime rib was only Friday and Saturday, I opted for the rack of lamb. It was pathetic. Overcooked and virtually no meat. I sent it back and opted for a shrimp dish since I didn't want my dinner partners to have to wait while something else was cooked. It was OK but nothing special. It was my birthday which I had noted when I made the reservation and my husband told the hostess when we arrived. No one recognized it. We enjoyed sitting outside along the water but I was terribly disappointed in the food and the experience.

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vipMSB74
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view. Delicious food with lots of choices. Wonderful ambience

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CindyV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal with lots of gluten free items for 2 in our party of 6 which made them very happy. Food delicious and service also was very good.

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TIMOTHYH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice few of the bay. We will be back.

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vipAlexandreS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Salad was so small and 9 bucks for shrimp ..
Very unhappy

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JayW
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Pier 22 for our 42nd wedding anniversary. Our service was excellent and our waitress was always on top of everything without being intrusive. The food was also excellent with attention paid to every detail and the finest and freshest ingredients. I highly recommend!

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SarasotaLocals
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Really, one of the worst dining experiences we've ever had. The food was very disappointing, and we only ate a few bites of everything we tried. The appetizers were overly fried and too sweet. The sushi was not fresh. The drinks were watery. Also can't say much for the service. Everything was almost comically bad. The view was nice.

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Angel
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Beautiful view of the water and sunset

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view, delish food,enjoyable atmosphere. We will dine here again

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at Pier 22 to celebrate her birthday and the food and service was excellent. The evening was made more memorable when a rainstorm blew in just as we had finished a delicious peanut butter pie. Quite an exciting evening.

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DavidC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining is amazing!
Waitress was very attentive and food was excellent!
highly recommend

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Going off previous reviews we had above average expectations. Saturday brunch on the patio. Lovely spring day, great views but, service and food were sub par. Service help appeared poorly trained. Had to ask for napkins and silverware after our food arrived. Basic bar food quality. Nothing special. Great outdoor dining atmosphere. Drinks were moderately priced which was a good thing considering how long we waited for someone to take our food order. Good thing we weren't in a hurry. Arrived at 11:30 left at 1:00 PM.

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chv01
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall always a nice dinner...it was a bit crowded with a wedding going on, which took up about half of outdoor seating which we would have preferred. There was know apparent way to request an outside table when reserving thru open table...left request in comment...didn't seem to work.

Overall still a very nice dinner

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vipDebra
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately not the best experience this time. My husbands Grouper Oscar was sent back as it obviously had been sitting under a heat lamp with glazed over, barley warm hollandaise sauce. I had the Wasabi tuna, which was ok, but small portion, 6 medallions I believe, with white rice and stir fried vegetables that were barely warm and the rice was crusted over as well. Our server seemed annoyed with us. When the dining room manager brought out our redos she apologized for my husbands fish and I was told that it’s just the way they make their rice, sticky sushi rice. I have had penalty of sushi rice and well aware of the way it is supposed to taste, this was a ball of crusted over cool rice, not at all what I have had at that very same restaurant in the past. My husband was comped a dessert for his trouble. There was a private event going on, a wedding, at the same time we were eating. I believe the kitchen may have been a bit overwhelmed which was reflected in the quality of the dinner we were served. Definitely not a quality meal for entrees at $32 and $36.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just ok, service was just ok pretty mediocre place but the sunset view and watching dolphins is I guess why people really go here

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JUDH50
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place with o/s food and service. Ambiance is great right along the Manatee river.

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frankf
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and visit with friends. They now have a new place to enjoy.

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FeliciaW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience taking my mom (who is visiting from out of state) to lunch there. All around great place especially to take out of town visitors.

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susank
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We selected Pier 22 because of its location on the Manatee River and the outdoor patio. The ambiance was very nice and our waiter was attentive, but the food was only average. One diner had the jambalaya and it was watery and very average. One diner's fish was a bit overcooked. My scallops were cooked perfectly. Desserts were good. I'd go again for the atmosphere if I was in the neighborhood. Sad that places with views continue to think the food only has to be good enough.

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vipInjun
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice greeting upon arrival. Good bar vibe. Nice view. Very good food.

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MikeR
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite “Go To” restaurants. Food was great, service equally good and a wonderful view

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Dave
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We were seated right next to the door for the out door bar area. There was a large amount of people there....extremely. loud and destroyed out dinner....we spent almost 200 dollars for our dinner....which we thought would be in quiet setting to enjoy our guest. very disappointing ..... If I wanted to eat in a b ar I would have gone else where....David Liehr

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MikeM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in the shade by the water, cool breeze, attentive but unobtrusive waitress and good food at a decent price. Who could ask for anything more?

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vipMirasol
Tampa
34 reviews