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“Old Florida feel ...”

Linger Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 549 Restaurants in Bradenton
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The place has that "Old Florida" feel and the kids will enjoy it as well. The food is okay and the staff is very friendly. Its the décor and laid back atmosphere that keeps us coming back when we are in town not the food.

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Thank D M
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Food was great, staff is friendly and the atmosphere is...well..it's diferrent.

The place has alot of history and deep southern roots.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The Linger Lodge is famous for its eccentric décor and old Florida casual ambience. And it does provide that, with its ramshackle od building featuring a huge screened in porch area facing the river and the adjacent forest. The setting is tranquil and beautiful. Being a year round resident of Sarasota since 2011 I finally got around to going to the Linger Lodge for dinner last night. I was hoping for some really good fresh FL seafood. Unfortunately the food was overpriced and mediocre at best. My dining partner and I chose 2 entrees (seared scallops and fried oysters). For $19 per entrée the scallop entrée consisted of 8 small pan seared scallops, a serving of luke-warm wasabi mashed potatoes, and some frozen peas with pearl onions, which the waitress had said were going to be fresh peas. The fried oyster entrée consisted of 8 small fried oysters and 2 sides. For $19 entrees the portions of the seafood were very small, as were the entrees overall, and not very good. There are much better places to go in the Sarasota/Bradenton area for seafood, such as the 3 locations of the Anna Marie Oyster Bar, where the portions are much larger, more reasonably priced, and better prepared. My advice would be to skip the entrees and just have a beer and maybe an appetizer and soak up the ambience. Or just park in the restaurant/campground parking lot and walk down to the river in front of the lodge and take in the tranquil river view then head somewhere else to eat.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I took my whole family last Saturday evening to the Linger Lodge. It was out first time there, we had been wanting to go and check it out. It was definately a great night, we enjoyed the decor and the people were friendly to us. The food came out quick and the Gator bites were very good, they disappeared off the plate really fast. Dinner came out quickly and was a quality seafood dinner, just what we had hoped.

We are definately going back, even though it was a 45 minute ride South from home, it was a fun dinner out with the family.

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1  Thank FloridaView
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This was our 2nd time to the Linger Lodge. We took family our family from Missouri. They enjoyed the exotic decor. Sadly we all had burgers because the grouper's market price was ridiculous! They wanted $18.99 for a Grouper Sandwich....really!!!! Are we in a short supply of gulf grouper or what?

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Thank Islandchic72
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