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Linger Lodge Restaurant & Bar

Linger Lodge Restaurant & Bar

American Restaurant$$$$
  • Esquire
    "grilled Braden River frog legs."(2 Tips)
    Lisa R.
    "Love the fried green tomatoes!"(2 Tips)
    Julie B.
    "Excellent alligator chowder!"(2 Tips)
    Brennen C.
    "Everything is so good, especially the gator."(15 Tips)
22 Tips and reviews
  • braden river
  • fried green tomatoes
  • chowder
  • lively
  • good for groups
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  • Omar M.
    Omar MartinezJune 26, 2013
    This place is fantastic! The atmosphere this place has to offer is like no other I have ever been a part of. Its a fun, energetic and has a "homey" feeling to it. The linger lodge is a destination!
  • Merab F.
    Merab FavoriteNovember 24, 2014
    Great ambiance and good food. I've been going here since I was a little kid and the Braden River sampler never disappoints....hope u like frog legs!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 1, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order the Bayou-spiced alligator with rattler venom sauce or grilled Braden River frog legs. Wash it down with a pitcher of Bud. Read more
  • Latonia B.
    Latonia BoudreauJune 23, 2013
    Very good fish camp food! Grouper is great and when Red Fish is in season you gotta try. Alligator is fresh!
  • Brennen C.
    Brennen CollierApril 2, 2015
    Everything is so good, especially the gator. Buy anything gator, and you'll love it. They also have very friendly staff.
  • John P.
    John PayneMarch 8, 2015
    The beers are cold. They serve a local Bradenton brewery. The staff is great. I have never eaten here but the food looks good.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Neat place with good food. Service goes to hell when they get the least bit busy, though. We've had to get up and leave more than once as a result.
  • Carley K.
    Carley KramerSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Taxidermy bar and RV campground wasn't an option...this is Sarasota's best kept secret. One of the weirdest places in the world!!!
  • Connor P.
    Connor PennNovember 23, 2012
    Very fresh fish and wacky atmosphere--sit inside if you can! Don't get the fries though, they were just nuked in a microwave
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RydzinskiOctober 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Gator, gator and gator! Yum
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RocksAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the fried green tomatoes! The mussels are great, too!
  • Bill A.
    Bill AJune 4, 2011
    Got the full tour from the manager guy here in 1997, had some alligator too....great fun, great place. :)
  • John S.
    John SmokeNovember 30, 2014
    Environment, gator bytes, atmosphere ribs too
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KellerMay 31, 2011
    Try the fried green tomatoes and then a blackened grouper sandwich. Best enjoyed mid-kayak trip!
  • Nikolas P.
    Nikolas PappasApril 1, 2012
    The gator is great but ask for the sautéed squirrel butt.
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BorrielloDecember 29, 2015
    Gator gator gator, gator gator. Frog legs are great too.
  • Julie B.
    Julie BoosMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent alligator chowder!
  • Wendy D.
    Wendy DamronJune 16, 2016
    Love the food and atmosphere
  • John B.
    John BoosNovember 2, 2013
    Love the gator chowder
  • Richard Z.
    Richard ZeinnerApril 19, 2012
    Gator basket's interesting. Little bite of chewy meat. Venom sauce leaves much to be desired. Pepped it up with tabasco.
  • Chris  L.
    Chris  LatkoMarch 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the "Road Kill" menu. Enjoy!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MackeyNovember 16, 2014
    Gatore bits rock
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