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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (29 reviews)
“veal” (5 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Grill, 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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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 24 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 4 weeks ago

We had a table of eight friends. Service was a bit slow - not sure if the waiter was new. Nice young man, but a little slow which was surprising because the restaurant was not that busy. The Mangrove salad was excellent. My wife and...More

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our restaurant, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food! We apologize that the service was not as spectacular - we are taking this time where the restaurant is a little slower (just out...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Either by boat or car Blu Mangrove Grill is worth the trip. The restaurant is located on a marina with high rises and beautiful private homes in the immediate area. The ambiance is quite, comfortable and laid back. The service is very good with an...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

You would think after this place has been so many different restaurants, it would have great food at some point. But no, the food is still bad. The service is not good. The drinks are very expensive and they are not good as well. This...More

1  Thank Jade D
Mangrove7827, Guest Relations Manager at Blu Mangrove, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Jade, I am terribly sorry to hear you were less than impressed with your experience at our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback, but unfortunately without a more detailed account of what you did not enjoy, we do not have a clear idea of where to...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Enjoyed the restaurant and the food was great. Their shrimp basket was a great value and sooo good. Also had sushi, and salads. All was great. Music outdoors and neat bar but too hot for us. Would be awesome when weather cools. Highly recommend.

Thank 19saluki65
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Blu Mangrove! We came to see our friend the Great smooth jazz trumpeter Chuck Weirich. Our food, service and service and atmosphere were great! The grouper bites were the best anywhere! See Anna for rockstar service and drinks! Try...More

Thank suealbright26
Reviewed 5 August 2017

the Blu Managrove is on the water with outside seating. Great view. The inside has a few large rooms and smaller one for about 30 people. There 4 of us and two had the Capreese salad and they said it was awesome, it had grilled...More

1  Thank tk
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Food, service and ambiance were fantastic. Loz was our bartender and waitress and she was fantastic. We look forward to going back.

1  Thank tomkit94
Reviewed 31 July 2017

After tasting the soft doughy rolls, we should have left right then. The Oysters Rockefeller were unidentifiable as such with a strange seasoning and soggy spinach. The lobster bisque was okay. I ordered the steak salad with candied almonds, roasted peppers, portabella mushroom and raspberry...More

Thank aelubner
Mangrove7827, Public Relations Manager at Blu Mangrove, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We are regretful to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. In an attempt to identify and prevent these issues from happening in the future, we did look through our Point of Sales system to find the exact check (or separate...More

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14 October 2015|
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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
USD 10 - USD 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
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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