Linger Lodge Restaurant & Bar

$ $
7205 85th St. Ct. E
Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 755-2757
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm


  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order the Bayou-spiced alligator with rattler venom sauce or grilled Braden River frog legs. Wash it down with a pitcher of Bud.
  • Ask for the "Road Kill" menu. Enjoy!
  • Try the fried green tomatoes and then a blackened grouper sandwich. Best enjoyed mid-kayak trip!
  • Love the gator chowder
  • This place is fantastic! The atmosphere this place has to offer is like no other I have ever been a part of. Its a fun, energetic and has a "homey" feeling to it. The linger lodge is a destination!
  • Very good fish camp food! Grouper is great and when Red Fish is in season you gotta try. Alligator is fresh!
  • Taxidermy bar and RV campground wasn't an option...this is Sarasota's best kept secret. One of the weirdest places in the world!!!
  • Excellent alligator chowder!
  • Great ambiance and good food. I've been going here since I was a little kid and the Braden River sampler never disappoints....hope u like frog legs!
  • Neat place with good food. Service goes to hell when they get the least bit busy, though. We've had to get up and leave more than once as a result.
  • Very fresh fish and wacky atmosphere--sit inside if you can! Don't get the fries though, they were just nuked in a microwave
  • Gator basket's interesting. Little bite of chewy meat. Venom sauce leaves much to be desired. Pepped it up with tabasco.
  • The gator is great but ask for the sauted squirrel butt.
  • Got the full tour from the manager guy here in 1997, had some alligator too....great fun, great place. :)
  • Unique food, unique atmosphere, relaxed atmosphere, live music,
  • Whiskey sour
  • Gator, gator and gator! Yum
  • Love the food and atmosphere
  • Gator gator gator, gator gator. Frog legs are great too.
  • Everything is so good, especially the gator. Buy anything gator, and you'll love it. They also have very friendly staff.