Monday, July 27, 2020


To all our Linger Lodge family and friends,

it is with heavy hearts we must bring you this news.

Due to the continuous increase of COVID-19 cases, and - although to date we have NOT had a team member diagnosed with the virus - we are beginning to see people who have been exposed. And even though we have gone above and beyond in taking every safety precaution possible, there is a growing concern for the safety and well-being of not only our team members but for everyone who comes through our doors.

So, out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close Linger Lodge Restaurant. We know that most of you will appreciate this proactive approach to help keep our team, guests and community safe, and for that, we are eternally grateful.


Thank you for all your support over these last difficult weeks. We wish everyone health and happiness, and we'll see you again when we can gather, laugh, and dine together safely. Please be safe and take care of each other!

The Lodge

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Restaurant Hours


A Unique Dining Experience

Nestled along the lazy Braden River, Linger Lodge is Old Florida at its Best! Established in 1945 as a fishing camp, over the years it has evolved into a great place to dine, listen to live music and enjoy the great views.

Folks naturally gravitate to the extensive taxidermy that adorn the inside walls of our full liquor bar

and air-conditioned dining room. Our two outside covered and screened decks provide picturesque water views. 

Linger Lodge is known for its great food! Our menu specialties include Florida Grouper, Alligator, Frog legs,

Smoked Meats & Seafood, Catfish, Burgers, Reuben's, Gumbo, Alligator Chowder and much more. 

See you at The Lodge!!!


"A wonderful meal, everything was delish, server was good, staff is friendly and atmosphere is the best. Go and enjoy, we did!!"

Facebook, Lori, June 2020

"Fun experience, GREAT food!

Love sitting on the screened porch to eat and watch the wildlife. Food is SO GOOD and a fair price. Service is good also. LOVE the rustic northern atmosphere and taxidermied animals and snakes."

TripAdvisor, NoLeeWisc, Oct. 2019

 "If you're visiting the area do not miss a chance to see this place it's kitschy and fun! Food is great, service is great, the view is great, it's just more fun more fun more fun!!"

Google, Charen, Feb. 2020 

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7205 85th Street Court East

Bradenton, Florida 34202

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TEL: 941-755-2757  


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