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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 any team member how much elbow grease, enthusiasm, and experience it takes to run a successful restaurant like the Swordfish Grill. The Swordfish team has many years of experience in a tough business, and has weathered many a storm in the restaurant business but has brought all that experience and wisdom to the Swordfish Grill, with great results.

The Swordfish team 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. The staff is trained to take care of your every need, whether it be a cocktail, beer, or an item on the menu.  Management oversees the kitchen, making sure all food items are fresh and prepared properly. 

“Great ambiance right on the water in Cortez. Drink menu was awesome and very reasonable. Their menu was fabulous.”

“Had a great dinner at Swordfish. They offer a wide variety of dining options with a decent drink menu too. Everyone that works here is phenomenal. “

“We came here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised! A waterfront table, live music, and amazing service was the cherry on top to some amazing food! The calamari was excellent, scallops were amazing, and the mahi mahi was awesome (according to my fiancé). We’d definitely come back!”

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.

The team’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. 

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