Top 6 Dock and Dine Restaurants on The Manatee River

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Florida's coast offers white, sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, and delicious cuisine. From gourmet restaurants to casual outdoor tiki bars, you'll find food, drinks and entertainment for great dock and dine enjoyment. Take a look at six boating restaurants you don't want to miss.

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Woody's River Roo

Woody's River Roo is a family-owned restaurant with causal atmosphere, a picturesque river view and a great outdoor tiki bar. The menu includes Black Angus, ostrich and kangaroo burgers, fresh seafood, homemade soups and their signature dish, beer battered fish and chips. At Woody's, you'll find great food, live music six nights a week, and Tuesday night Karaoke.

For gourmet food, live music, fun activities and amazing waterfront views, head to Tarpon Point Grill & Tiki Bar. You'll find a menu with gourmet entrees, tasty burgers, fresh salads and delicious desserts. Tarpon Pointe offers live music from local bands, 13 flatscreens, sand volleyball on Wednesdays, sunset cruises, and private parties.

River House Reef & Grill
You'll enjoy waterfront dining with dockside seating and elegant atmosphere at River House Reef & Grill. While you dine on fresh seafood, certified Angus steaks and burgers, lobster pot pie, and Cajun crawfish, you can watch playful dolphins and manatees that frequent the boating docks. River House features daily happy hours with coconut shrimp appetizers and margaritas, as well Sunday brunch.

Pier 22

Pier 22 offers elegant indoor and casual, outdoor waterfront dining with a beautiful Manatee River view. They have an extensive menu with fresh seafood dishes, sushi, Angus steaks, poultry, fresh salads, and decadent desserts. You can choose an elegant ballroom setting, a casual patio atmosphere, or relaxing views on the Waterfront Terrace.

Blu Mangrove Grill

For some of the best fresh seafood in the area, don't miss Blu Mangrove Grill where you'll enjoy fresh lobster, oysters Rockerfeller, Prince Edward Island Mussels, scampi, calamari and a seafood raw bar. Along with a variety of side dishes and homemade desserts, Blu Mangrove has an extensive wine and beer list and incredible waterfront views that provide the perfect boating dock and dine experience.

Snead Island Crab & Fish House

Snead Island Crab & Fish House offers casual atmosphere, a small restaurant that serves a variety of fresh seafood, and a unique seafood market. Specialties include crab and lobster, seabass, calamari, mussels, oysters and fresh fish. For old Florida charm and relaxing atmosphere, you can't beat this waterfront fish house.

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