PIER 22

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SN
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I've been to & brought guest's to Pier 22 many times & really enjoyed it. But this last time not so much. My daughter's salmon sandwich left much to be desired. Lots of bread but little salmon.
On my last visit the French fries were limp and cold & the wait person suggested that next time I should ask for extra crispy. I did...big mistake! Too hard!
May I suggest that you offer commercial fries preseasoned in addition to fresh cut? They're much tastier in my opinion. Or, at least, twice fry your fresh cut.

BJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Had the grouper sandwich. Fish was small piece and overcooked. Bread was dry

j
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a favorite when we are showing people around out local community of Bradenton. Bartenders are excellent and very nice, as are the wait staff and hosts. Food quality is equal to any local restaurant and the price is good for the quality and quantity you receive.

EH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

There is no parking spaces available, no valet, & no golf cart to help you get to the restaurant. Some ordered a breakfast dish (like eggs benedict) & the home fries were greasy & soggy. However, the worst was the service. The young man said he would be right back to take our order (had already been there for over 30 minutes). He came back 30 minutes later. When we said we'd been ready to order for quite a while, he said he had to go to the bathroom. He was very unorganized & we will not be back. This was our 2nd time of trying their Sunday brunch menu. There was also no soap at one of two sinks in ladies room. I wish I could provide more positive feedback. We did tell the manager about the service.

F
Tampa
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early, 11:00am. The server and restaurant were amicable to our changes fruit rather than potatoes and hollandaise on the side. Relax brunch with friends.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful drinks and food. Oysters were particularly good and so were the shrimp and grits.

CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing the Buffalo was cooked amazingly I would definitely go back and definitely will The food was great

SL
Tampa
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service.

LL
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We love Pier 22 because of the beautiful patio and river view. It has been one of our favorite restaurants to visit when we have guests. Unfortunately, food and service seem to have changed for the worse in the last year or so. I had the fresh fish of the day, barramundi, which was served blackened with an uninspired mango salsa lacking heat and flavor. The food was just there on the plate with no attempt at an attractive presentation. The fish was just ok accompanied by mundane mixed veggies. The rice and corn pilaf wasn’t bad. The crab cakes were bland with no lump crab to be found. Our friend did enjoy her seafood jambalaya which looked like it had a good amount of seafood, The grouper, artichoke, and cheese gratin appetizer was delicious.

Our server was not very attentive & didn’t pay much attention to us during the meal. She brought me the wrong salad, which I just ate because she wasn’t anywhere around so that I could ask for the correct salad. The Caesar and 1971 salads are very different so I don’t know how she managed to mix them up. My husband thought she had an attitude. Maybe she was having a bad day but poor service certainly impacts a dining experience.

The food is pricey and should be better than it was. Our dinner for three was $147 and that was with drinks and an appetizer at happy hour prices! The happy hour menu has been reduced to just a few items, another disappointment.

We decided that we’ll visit the restaurant again but just for lunch. They seem to do a better job with that.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waitress wasn't the usual personality that we get. Didn't greet us and just wasn't happy it seemed.

BD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, I have already recommended Pier 22 to friends. It is such a beautiful setting and the food and service is fantastic.

T
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Pier 22 regularly and were delighted to show it off to our friends from back home.

Four of us enjoyed the spectacular balsamic chips and a plate of crisp calamari as appetizers. Then we dove into our various dinner selections, all lit by small, clear bulbs on a large deck overlooking Bradenton harbor.

Finally we split a key lime tart with a lovely meringue topping.

Our server kept us eating and drinking, all the while with a sweet smile and a cheerful attitude.

WC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alwlays we were very pleased with Pier 22. Sadly, one of the meals was not satisfactory and the waitress notices he hadn't eated much of the meat entree. Soon afterward a manager came to the table to inquire about the situation. She apologized profusely and deducted the cost of that meal from our bill. What a nice gesture but typical of the serivce at Pier 22. I doubt many, if any, restaurants would be so caring and generous. Keep up the good work. Pier 22 is one of the best restaurants in the area.

RP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location particularly the outdoor dining...lots of great reasonably priced entrees. Large wine selection and great choice of top shelf liquors. Service always top notch!

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

m
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was extremely bland, service was somewhat slow. Probably would not go back.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice evening! Have been to Pier 22 many, many times over the years.

DO
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious and our servers were amazing. We had a large party of 25 and they did a fabulous job with everything.

W
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our friends there and it was their first time - they loved the place and the outdoor patio. The service was great as usual and the food was exceptional as usual. This is our go to restaurant in the Bradenton/Palmetto area.

TX
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was about to place an order for sushi when the waitress cut me off and said the sushi bar was closed because a table of 20 came in and they all wanted sushi so the sushi bar was closed to the rest of the restaurant. I ordered the house special martini, “The Dirty,” which according to the menu featured blue cheese stuffed olives. The Dirty arrived without the blue cheese olives. We ordered prime rib and tempura shrimp both were ok but the start of our experience colored our overall impression. We don’t plan to go back.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting, great food enjoyed very much

r
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was most enjoyable occasion and the evening was a perfect finish to a great day!

JV
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As a frequent diner we love the food taste and presentation. The recent change to scallops kept me from ordering for the last 2 years but I decided to be adventurous this trip. The scallops did not disappoint but the stringy/foul tasting “stir fry” vegetables were not eatable. Thankfully, I did trade the “sticky rice” for your prize risotto. I will be back end of January, February, and March (a monthly visit) when we have out of town guests and surely will try a work around the “not so compatible” sides. Ask the chef to eat his/her pairing just for me. PS. It was disappointing to use open table comment and the hostess was completely unaware that I asked for a window table so my guests could look out at the beautiful manatee. I will go back to phoning for my reservation.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were amazing! Gorgeous sunset and will definitely be back next year!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!

CM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything was great but we didn’t have the best table. Sort of in a corner and the bar area was noisy. Next time will ask for another table. It was my husband’s 85 th bday so I wanted everything to be perfect. Food and service were top notch

D
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my 73rd birthday party at Pier 22, excellent food and service.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. We enjoyed blue crab for our appetizer and the grouper Oscar with hollandaise which was a special the night we went. It was perfectly prepared. Service was great!

a
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

You’re paying for the view. Server took forever to take orders or bring food. Food was blend. Nothing special about this place other than the location and view.

TT
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

excellent food, service and the view is unmatched.

A
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pier 22 is reliably an excellent place to have a meal whether your desire is casual or mote upbeat. The service has been spotty in the past but the food in general has been excellent. The lobster bisque was poorly made this trip. Food otherwise very good.
Get rid of the $0.50 charge for a blue cheese stuffed olive in the martini. It cheapens the overall experience.

M
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a friend from Colorado and he was very impressed. His lobster was perfect, as was my Filet. The potatoes were outstanding, as usual, and the lemon meringue pie was great. Nice evening overlooking the water. ...5star all the way.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Year dinner. Arrived much earlier than our reservation and restaurant was very accommodating. Had surf & turf. Best steak I’ve had in a long time. In fact took some home and had steak & eggs for breakfast. Staff was busy but attentive. Quite a nice experience.

GS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not as nice as last year. Heat of food was questionable at best. Buffalo rib eye excellent. Deserts,ok.

MC
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

NY eve! Last minute reservations outside very comfy! Food was just ok...overpriced! Escargots were awful, instead of garlic and butter, it had a overwhelming white sauce. They took it off the bill. I had wasabi crusted ahi tuna and it was sooooo spicy! My girlfriend who likes spicy food could barely taste it actual ahi! Lamb chops were practically raw and had to be sent back. The service by Mindy was impeccable and that’s what made our evening so enjoyable! She took care of everything! I go there frequently for brunch, oh those oysters and will continue to do so!

K
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

main complaint would be that they did not have one single vegetarian entree on the menu for new year's eve.

QT
Naples
71 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on New Year's Eve for an early dinner. Drinks, service, food was good & very relaxing dinner. Can't beat the "valet service." Only disappointment was because of it being a Holiday, they only offer a "special menu". However, our choices were: Surf & Turf - Filet Steak & Scallops & Rack of Lamb. Food was delicious. Will return to enjoy another dinner.

OT