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!!!

Bear with us!!

We’ve been hard at work establishing the new normal at Linger Lodge…

Your Destination with Separation!!

Here’s what you can expect –

  • Front door greeting to maintain the number of guests inside

  • Reduced indoor seating with safe distancing

  • Expanded outdoor seating in our Beer Garden

  • Additional Sanitation Stations for Guests & Staff

  • Staff will (and guests are highly encouraged to) wear face masks

  • Our Bar is closed to seating. Order from our Full Bar at your dining table.


Reservations preferred or call for seating availability upon arrival. To ensure safe distancing, Lingering in The Lodge while waiting for your table will not be allowed at this time. To make reservations, call 941-755-2757. Be sure you talk to a living person! No voicemail, no email, no Facebook messages will be guaranteed. Sorry, no live music or karaoke until we can gather closer to each other.

NOW AVAILABLE!!  Online Ordering for Carry Out! Now you can order Fantastic Linger Lodge Food from any device & pay online. Then enjoy the scenic drive out to The Lodge to pop in & pick it up or give us a call when you arrive and we'll bring it out to you! Just use the "Order Online" button below.  It's THAT Easy!! Plus, here's a Promo Code for you - TAKE10 for 10% off your Online Order!

Please be patient with us!! We’re doing our best to keep us all safe while we get back to enjoying family, friends & fantastic food!


Restaurant Hours

Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Closed Monday May - October

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation

please give us a call at 941-755-2757


"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 

Our Address

7205 85th Street Court East

Bradenton, Florida 34202

Contact Us

TEL: 941-755-2757  


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