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Reviewed 5/7/12

Rotten Ralph's

By Land or By Sea
Great Food, Drink and Friendly Service!

Rotten Ralph’s can be found on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. Although this location offers only beer and wine, you can’t beat the good food, casual atmosphere and magnificent bay views!

So, you want to hit the beach but, need a little something to start your day!

breakfast is offered from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. daily with extended hours on Saturdays and Sundays till 1:00 p.m. Along with eggs, omelets, sausage and bacon, griddle cakes, grits and more, there are yogurt parfaits, egg beaters as well as cottage cheese and tomato slices.

Lunch, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., feature...

Appetizers encompassing every desire from Ralph’s famous Escargot...to Nachos Supreme. Salads include Chef's, Caesar and Shrimp or Crab salad plates.

Chili, Gumbo and French Onion Soup are always on hand as well as an exceptional New England Clam Chowder.

Seafood Dinners of Grouper, Shrimp, Clams, Crab, Scallops and Cod are prepared to your specifications.

If you're tired of fish...The New York Strip, Baby Back Ribs and four chicken preparations are excellent alternatives as well as Linguini tossed with multiple combinations.

The Belly Buster Hot Dog, Hamburger, Chicken Breast, Roast Beef or Country Ham Sandwiches do nicely for kids.

On this gorgeous evening, we found a great table on the pier overlooking the water with views of the bridge, mainland and sailboats bobbing on shore.

A friend joined my spouse and I, for a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio and shared appetizers of Escargot and Seared Tuna. Although garlic was not a prominent feature, the snails were delectable… served in a traditional crock and covered with melted cheeses. EXCELLENT! The lightly seared tuna was accompanied by a nicely sweetened peanut sauce and wasabi. Even though it was balmy, my spouse couldn’t pass up Ralph’s New England Clam Chowder brimming with succulent clams and chunks of potato in a mildly spiced cream broth. Very Good!!!

Ralph’s British Style “All You Can Eat” Fish and Chips is hard to resist. Alaskan Cod dipped in a light batter and deep-fried to perfection, with sweet creamy slaw and choices of French Fries, Rice Pilaf or Baked Potato.

But...we were craving shrimp and they’re best at Ralph's!!!

Eight HUGE, succulent, meaty morsels dipped in a light batter served with fries and slaw. OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

Rotten Ralph's may not deliver on the "dazzle", but there's a lot to be said for GOOD old-fashioned comfort food, friendly people and a GREAT water view!

DIRECTIONS:  Located on the Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. From the mainland, take Cortez Rd. west over the drawbridge to Gulf Drive. Turn left at the traffic light, go to the Circle at Bridge Street, turn left to the pier at the end of the street.

  Waterfront Dining

200 Bridge St. ~ Bradenton Beach
$ L,D American Cuisine

Casual, Relaxed Atmosphere
Overlooking Sarasota Bay & thr Intra-Coastal
Celebrating 23 Years of Business
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Daily
Barrier-free access
MasterCard, VISA & American Express credit cards accepted

Thank you for visiting...and "Good Eating" at Rotten Ralph's!

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