Swordfish Grill

head2Every great restaurant with ambiance, fresh food, and an experienced staff begins with great management.  The Swordfish Grill is no exception.  Just ask Bob Slicker, General Manager, how much elbow grease, enthusiasm, and experience it takes to run a successful restaurant like the Swordfish Grill.  In all his many years of experience in a tough business, he has weathered many a storm in the restaurant business but has brought all that experience and wisdom to the Swordfish Grill, with great results.

Cortez Kitchen

cortez-kitchenLocated in historic Cortez Village, Florida, this hidden treasure is a local favorite. With fresh seafood delivered at it’s docks, the food is amazing and the prices are the lowest in town. The beautiful views and waterfront dining add to the already amazing atmosphere created by the family-oriented environment which also features live music every weekend (Fri – Sun). So come enjoy Florida at its best and listen to some live music with the family!

Cortez Bait & Seafood Market

logoHere on the gulf coast, we are no strangers to the formula of a good time: great food, great friends, and great atmosphere. Fortunately, with access to some of the best fresh-caught seafood, great food isn’t too hard to come by. Fortunately, those living near the Gulf Coast (and bound) get to reap the delicious benefits of some of the freshest seafood in the world, a beautiful and picturesque atmosphere, and a community dedicated to just that – this community.

The Florida Maritime Museum

fmmThe Florida Maritime Museum is sponsored by Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Courts, and is situated on almost 4 acres of land in the historic fishing village of Cortez. Cortez Villagers have survived hurricanes, economic depressions and threats to their livelihood from a reduction in fishing grounds and regulations on the fishing industry. The residents of this community are passionate about preserving the past and ensuring that current and future residents and visitors to Manatee County understand the significance of Cortez Village and the broader maritime history of the area