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Michael John's Restaurant

1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
+1 941-747-8032
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told about Michael John's last month and decided to go there for our 4th anniversary. From the time we arrived service was great. My husband had their beer cheese soup and I had their house salad to start off with. My husband had...More

Thank Hilde B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant after being recommended by friends. What a lovely surprise we never expected such a nice restaurant out of the way for us. It was well worth it. From the moment we walked in we were taken...More

Thank ArleneSarasota
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We booked MJ's for the three of us on our last night of holiday in Bradenton area. Although a little off the beaten track this is a real winner. The service was great and the food was excellent. Had huge Chilli Shrimp starter to share...More

Thank DarrenB67
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

The food and atmospher is perfekt, really familiar and the point was the espresso at the end! The food is excellent😋 well worth a visit!

Thank Eva G
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Numero uno in Manatee county! Tucked away in a hidden spot that is a must visit. From the ambience to the service, this American brasserie is top notch.

Thank robertgreene391
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Love, Love, Love this place...you can dress up or come as you are... only open at dinner time but so worth it... every thing is delicious.... It’s really a special place - service is awesome, I needed some milk to soothe my sensitive pallet -...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Charming, romantic front dining room. Superlative food well presented. Well selected affordable wines by the bottle. Accomplished service appropriate for the setting!

Thank sugarray122569
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We were visiting Bradenton for the first time and our daughter wanted steak. She looked on the internet for places near by that served steak and she saw all the great reviews for MJ's. Then she reviewed the menu amd she also noticed Escargot, which...More

Thank LJRusso
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Best Steak Dinner. The owner (MJ) came out and greeted us and checked in during the meal. The service. The attention. The food. Whole Notha Level.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The service was excellent. Sergio took great care of us and timed our entire meal prefectory. We never felt rushed. The food was amazing and Chef Michael was extremely personable . Our new favorite steakhouse in Bradenton.

Thank Sukanya M
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Debbie W
April 2, 2018|
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Response from NickL007 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. V small resto. I went alone and had a nice seat but don’t recall a bar. Think small family house converted to a resto.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-747-8032
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Michael John's or MJ's as it is known by its local following, is an informal French-American Steakhouse that serves beer, wine and hearty food. One of Manatee's best restaurants, Michael John prepares house aged USDA Prime cuts of beef and incredibly fresh local seafood. Signature dishes include his French Mussels in garlic, white wine butter broth, Prime Delmonico Ribeye and Maryland Lump crab cakes with chili aioli. At Michael John's it's about food- and company-and the enjoyment of both. Bon Appétit
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