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“Good, friendly service and tasty food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Lagoon - CLOSED

Blue Lagoon
Price range: US$8 - US$32
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Good for: Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on Beautiful Coral Creek with boat access and waterfront dining in our 2700 sq ft covered and screened in patio with full bar. Entertainment every weekend inside our dining room.
Hertford, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Good, friendly service and tasty food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We visited here once under the old owners and enjoyed our meal. We were therefore very pleased when the restaurant re-opened after a long closure. The new owners have redecorated and changed the layout of the restaurant. We liked the new decoration but were not so keen on the new layout. It appeared to make the restaurant seem more cramped. The food was good but the choice was fairly limited. The service was friendly and attentive.
One of the earlier reviews said that it was not easy to tell from the highway if the restaurant was open. That is true but the clue is whether there are any cars in the car park.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank HertfordshirePandora
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ENGLEWOOD
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215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Nice Place (with Crickets)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I've been to the Blue Lagoon a few times before the current owner took this place over. It was always a pretty good place to stop in for a drink and maybe a dinner. Today the place is nicer than ever, it's all cleaned up and with plenty of parking and a nice new tile bar. They have great entertainment, and almost no customers. (Hear the crickets?)

And believe me, if you go, you'll enjoy the place. But there is an issue--you can't see the front of the place as you drive down the highway it's on--Rt 775, (AKA Placida Road). Since the place was closed for about a year or more, so going there may not occur to you--and from the highway, you can't tell if the place is open or not.

Naturally this time of year the tourists have pretty well abandoned the Suncoast of Florida in favor of early golf in the north, or planting their summer gardens, or spending Easter with the kids up north. But if you are in this vicinity, stop in and enjoy the Blue Lagoon--

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank EnglewoodDane
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Englewood, Florida
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great evening!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

This restaurant has a beautiful decor and is one of the cleanest in Englewood. We were a group of 6 and I'm sorry to say it was our first visit, even tho we all are in englewood for at least 6 months each year. We were seated near a beautiful large window and enjoyed watching the thunderstorm we had. The music was great and alto were were right next to the piano, it was soft enough to enjoy our conversations. Now for the food.....we had read some poor reviews so were were uncertain as to the quality of food and service. We all had different choices, from salmon, shrimp scampi, eggplant parm, chicken parm, mussels and chicken Caesar salad. Everyone of our dishes were prepared well and very flavorful. All meals came out together and were hot. We all enjoyed our entire meal and dessert. The service was just fine and friendly. We all commented that we were sorry we had not been here before. This is a beautiful classy restaurant and although the prices may be abit high for Englewood, they are worthy for the atmosphere AND food. You can even dance there and last nights music was perfect for dancing!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank beachgirl-711-12
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Rotonda West, Florida
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worst itailian meal”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We had chicken parm, when it was served it looked odd, but they claim the chef was from the north end of Boston, well no chef, never mind a north end chef would use corn meal to bread their chicken....it was just awful, we were the only ones in the place, and while the decor was very nice, I worked to hard to pay for such terrible food, once was plenty, either loose the kitchen staff, know your food offering, or open a bowling alley..

Visited July 2013
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Englewood, Florida
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice Environment with Higher Prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

This restaurant has been closed twice in the ten years I've lived in Englewood. I predict it will be # 3 if they do not make some staff changes soon. We were there on a Saturday night. We had reservations and we needn't have bothered. There were not many diners there even when we left at about 7 PM.
This restaurant has a classy feel to it and is very clean. It is on the water and pleasing to the eye inside. The quality of the wait staff does not match the prices or the setting. There were plenty of them available but not customers to serve. Our waitress did not know how to render professional service at all. She did not check to see if we needed anything during our meal. We had to look for her to get a wine refill. One of us ordered the seafood special which has mussels, clams, bay scallops and shrimp over a white wine sauce with linguine. The bread plate had to be used for the empty shells. I don't think it even occurred to her that a separate dish is usually provided.
My partner ordered the glazed salmon and rated it as very good with a sizeable fillet provided. My special turned out to be very bland with hardly any flavor and the bay scallops overcooked. I always tend to rate a meal by whether it was prepared better than I could have made it. I definitely could have made this better at home.
They have a lovely outdoor deck area with bar. We have been here twice and have not seen it open. Perhaps it is only open later at night and not every night.
I don't think we will be coming back here again. I remarked that we always get a good meal for a comparable price at the Gulf Grill on Manasota Key. That didn't happen here. Maybe their strength is in the area of steaks.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Pavlonia
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