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Boiler Room Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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5600 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209-2537
+1 941-792-7176
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

After moving from Philadelphia twenty years ago I had given up on finding a decent cheesesteak. Now my search is over! The Boiler Room's cheesesteak is as good as they get! Not only did we have one of the best cheesesteaks I have ever had but they had great onion rings and chili too!

Thank KBH55
Parrish, Florida
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Boiler Room Bar/Grill is definitely not fancy, but they still make an awesome Cheese Steak. Pure Ribeye, on a soft hoggie bun with provolone, mushrooms, onions & light on the peppers (just the way I ordered it). My friend and I also had an order of Onion Strings, thinly sliced onions and fried to perfection. Nice way to end... More 

Thank Trish M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Its a relaxed feeling, with friendly fun staff. Happy Hour on drinks and we have tried numerous things on the menu and all are wonderful! The staff is willing to fix your food the way you want it. Prices are very reasonable. Great juke box! Lots of locals hang out there!!

Thank Lori C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

They don't wear gloves when preparing food, waitress coughed into her hand, went out to smoke, returned and didn't wash hands, cook had long hair, not wearing a hair net. Prices were high, French fries were 5$ for a single order! It was hard to enjoy our sandwiches after seeing all of those health violations!

1 Thank Sandy F
Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Exterior looks a little shady, its a dive bar in Bradenton. But damn it, its good. Service is great, the steak (or chicken) sandwich has had me coming back for years. Sit at the bar and Watch them take the meat out and cook it in front of you. I live in Sarasota but whenever i come up to Bradenton,... More 

Thank endiaks
Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great, inexpensive pub grub. No better cheesetseak anywhere we have eaten. They make them from fresh cuts of rib-eye. We split one and get fries. Beer is moderately priced too.Do NOT be intimidated by the exterior.It is old, corner bar personified, and the staff is friendly..

Thank franetic1
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

First, onions straws were fantastic and plentiful. Enjoyed the food okay but got way over-charged. After three tries to get the bill right, we got the bill within $.60 of being correct and then we were told by waitress that they always pad the bill $.30 per person. Nothing in writing about a cover charge. Sounds illegal but we paid... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Stopped here with a friend. I thought he had been here before but he said it was his first time. Small menu options so chose the cheeseburger and beer. The beer was ICE Cold and the burger huge and well dressed. This is a good ole place to have some beers, some good food, and play pool. Its not fancy... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Matt's resturant is located close to my old business We picked up lunch many times the best sandwich i had was his Steak and Cheese very good sometimes too much to eat at once !!!!

Thank 940asr
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

My son just moved to the area and we were looking for a good old home town watering hole type of place. This is it.. Sandwiches are out of this world.. Prices will keep you coming back.. I think he will re returning at least weekly if not more often. Great food and cold beer.. What more could you ask... More 

Thank GuyMoto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5600 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209-2537
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-792-7176

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