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Blu Mangrove

102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
+1 941-479-7827
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Grill, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Blu Mangrove
1. Private 50th Birthday
"The whole experience with this restaurant was great"
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2. Great Ambiance
"You need to go here if you like the marina/boating environment"
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3. Above and Beyond
"Thank you to all the staff that made our day one to never forget!"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Blu Mangrove is a special dining experience in Manatee County. I eat there quite a bit and find the total experience to be more than I expect. The food is top quality. And the staff is super friendly and attentive. If you like music,...More

Thank John W
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Another great meal on a beautiful day. We sat outside listening to great music with a wonderful view. We always order our favorite app, shrimp scampi. Always delicious! I love the sushi rolls here. The shaved primed rib sandwich was what the hubby had and...More

1  Thank Butterfly2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This the 2nd time my husband and I come for lunch here. The first time, last month, we ate outside, I had the rib eye and my husband fish and chips. The steak wasn't great, though it was a small portion because it was lunch,...More

Thank saramalena
Mangrove7827, General Manager at Blu Mangrove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. Our $14, 10 oz Ribeye lunch special which comes with your choice of one side is a Black Angus Choice cut. While dining in our restaurant, we would have been happy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a reservation and we all ordered something different as the menu has so many great selections. Even though the waitress forgot to place my order when she placed the others it was a matter of minutes before my meal was delivered. The...More

Thank Betty N
Reviewed 10 November 2017

First the positives; the view was wonderful and the band they had playing was great. After that it went downhill. A group of us decided to have dinner. There were 16 of us so we were split into 2 tables of 8. So far things...More

Thank michaelks2016
Mangrove7827, Public Relations Manager at Blu Mangrove, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Michael, While we are glad that you enjoyed the wonderful view and the live music, we are sincerely regretful that the rest of your experience at our establishment did not leave you just as impressed. We are of course sensitive to the guest experience as...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great bar service inside and out plus fun music out by the marina almost every night. When the skies are damp, all the fun moves inside to join those who have chosen sushi, burgers, and lovely fish entrees. Blue lighting with white tablecloths lend a...More

Thank hledgerwood
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Everything on the menu is delicious, they have a really good bar and wine list, the staff is amazing, they are dog friendly outside, the view of the harbor is fabulous and the sushi is some of the best I've ever had.

Thank PepperMagoo
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Shrimp tasted frozen and not fresh. Probably ok for Florida transplants but not natives who know the difference. $175 for 4 shrimp platters and 2 children Mack and cheese. Setting is pretty on marina and live music was good. Food was average and overpriced.More

Thank gatordoc78
Mangrove7827, Public Relations Manager at Blu Mangrove, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

While we are glad to hear you enjoyed the wonderful view and live music, we are regretful that the rest of your experience was not as positive. We have fresh seafood delivered daily from local vendors who are known for providing the highest quality of...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing! I came in with a party of 15 on a Friday night! Thomas and Jenny were very attentive and satisfied all of our needs! Great atmosphere had live music outside. Really a hidden gem if you ask me. Although it looked...More

Thank mjohnson450
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has changed hands a few times over the years. I've been several times and it was good, not great. BUT, I recently hosted a 50th birthday party for a friend and we were in need of a private room. I remembered this restaurant...More

Thank JamieLawson
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Nearby Attractions
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719 reviews
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1.52 km away
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1.66 km away
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2.20 km away
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Questions & Answers
13 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jennifer G | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not. All diners are allowed to use the valet area for pickup/ drop off though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-479-7827
  • E-mail
Located in Riviera Dunes Marina, on the beautiful Manatee River, you can have it all at Blu Mangrove Grill. Capture Ambiance with our breathtaking panoramic waterfront views. Indulge in exquisite dishes prepared by our outstanding culinary team. Our dedicated staff are trained to provide you with the highest standard of service and attention to detail. Seafood Lovers will enjoy the many Exotic Seafoods, Raw Bar and hand rolled Sushi...While the Land Lover can choose from a variety of dishes including certified Black Angus Hand Cut Steaks. Come by land or water, dockside boat parking is available! HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday, Daily Specials, LIVE Music, large outdoor patio dining, indoor dining, indoor and outdoor bar/lounge. Also available for special events with private and semi-private dining rooms. Venue can accommodate up to 300 guests.
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