Great Food & Good Times

Every 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.

about1Bob incorporates many elements that result in a great dining experience.  Firstly, the atmosphere at the Swordfish Grill.  Like a jewel hiding in the mystique of the Cortez Fishing Village, the Swordfish Grill is right on the Sarasota Bay, creating a place that initiates relaxation and a laid-back ambiance.  Bob has hired a staff that is trained to take care of your every need, whether it be a cocktail, beer, or an item on the menu.  As a Manager, Bob oversees the kitchen, making sure all food items are fresh and prepared properly.  His years of experience have paid off.  

The word is in about the Swordfish Grill.  On Trip Advisor, The Swordfish Grill was voted one of the top 9 restaurants in Cortez, with a strong rating summary in the areas of Food, Service, Value and Atmosphere.  Visitors enjoyed watching the fishing boats unload their catch and thought Swordfish Grill's happy hour prices and drinks were super.  

On the Yelp website a review of the fish tacos was excellent, as well as the grilled oysters, and there was an excellent rating on the servers.  A positive review was given on the meal and service on a party of 10, and another interview gave an excellent rating for the entertainment and atmosphere.about2

These elements are what make the Swordfish Grill a success.  It's a tight ship, and anyone eating and drinking there is caught up with a great view of the Sarasota Bay, the surrounding fishing village, and an outside eating/drinking area that is hard to beat.  Great views, good vibes, and delicious food is what the Swordfish Grill is all about.  You can pull your boat right up to the dock at the Swordfish Grill, which makes for a wonderful experience when you're out on the water and hungry.  

Bob's many years of experience in the restaurant industry shows in his dedication to detail, and his appreciation of being in this wonderful little fishing village that is so historic and atmospheric.  The Swordfish Grill has been in business since 2011, and going strong. Definitely a totally unique backdrop for a comfortable night out, a family dinner, or business meeting.  Add live music and  great food and you've got the recipe for the perfect dining experience.  

Come and dine with us, and bring your family.  We would love to provide you with the freshest fish and seafood that is procured right at our door.  We are located at 4628 119th St West, Cortez, Fl. 34215. Call us if you have any questions 941-798-2035.


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4628 119th St W. Cortez, FL 34215

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Monday-Sunday 11am - 10pm.

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Monday- Sunday 11am - 10pm

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Every 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 experience it takes to run a successful restaurant..   read more...