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Swordfish Grill

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4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215
+1 941-798-2035
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice change of pace restaurant. This is not a "fancy" place, but the food and service was very good Definitely recommend the grouper sandwich, fish tacos and shrimp. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but worth the effort. This is off the normal track of restaurants

Thank DaveZ111
New Windsor, New York
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost everything about Swordfish Grill is very good. Waitress one of the best, music good, seafood platter & coconut shrimp tasty! However, the constant barking of dogs does not belong where folks are trying to enjoy their meal and have conversation! If you allow pets suggest you tell owners to keep them quiet! Very disappointing!

Thank reis2
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I just had lunch here. We've been spending winter down here for four years and this was our first visit to Swordfish. It didn't disappoint! They have an amazing deck right at the edge of the water. I had grouper sandwich and she had fried shrimp. Both dishes were excellent. We were seated at a table on... More 

Thank DavidWRP
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our food was delicious. The atmosphere is a true waterside fish grill. It was very noisy, although that could have been because we were right in front of kitchen. Because of that, ourfoid was delivered very quickly and arrived very hot! The blackened grouper was great, however the chowder wasn't up to par!

Thank Sandi S
Chula Vista, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of this restaurant is wonderful and came highly recommended. We ordered drinks while waiting for a table. The wait was not overly long. When we ask to have our drinks added to the dining check, the hostess told us that was not possible. When we tracked down the server to pay she told us that she would transfer... More 

Thank Jo91910
Cortez, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they have a fantastic location and have worked hard to make it a popular place to go for food and entertainment. a great addition to the cortez family

Thank fcdcwi
Bedford, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat. Wonderful local atmosphere with outdoor dining overlooking bay. We've seen dolphins playing while eating. Nightly entertainment, jaz, blues, rock, and crab races. But food is why we go. Best scallops ever, great oysters served all ways and their lobster mac and cheese is to die for. If you're in the area a must... More 

Thank Michael J
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating. We chose an indoor table, since it was very windy. The food was great and the service was wonderful! Everyone should go to see this place!

Thank cpgrn
Fairport, New York
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swordfish Grill is not haute cusine but is top quality casual dining in a working fishing village. Nice terrace, with tables amply spaced. Comfortable chairs, laid-back atmosphere. Friendly service. I had fried select oysters which came with seasoned fries and coleslaw ($16). The oysters were perfectly fried with crisp breading but barely warm, melt-in-your mouth interior. The seasoned fries were... More 

Thank tombantle
Chester, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal and a real fun time! The people, the music, and the evening were all super wonderful.

Thank MotelintheMeadow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Grill, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 941-798-2035

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?