Cortez Clam Factory
Bradenton, FL 34210
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John Medico, David Sadler and Randy Ellis, co-owners of Cortez Clam Factory, 10104 Cortez Rd., and former restaurateurs, seek to give patrons something more than wings, fries and burgers to stifle those post-boozing hunger pains.
But anything less than quality seafood won't cut it for these guys. After all, the Clam Factory isn't far from the historic Cortez Fishing Village, where locals know the difference between super and subpar seafood. It serves Joe Island clams, a locally raised product and one of the best. The stone crabs, like other seafood selections, are direct from Cortez itself. They buy local seafood, and rarely is any of it frozen.
Located in the San Remo Shores area, about a mile down the road from Cortez Fishing Village. This eatery/watering hole forgoes the posh nightclub vibe in favor of a more down-home pace, but it is still plenty tropical.
The Clam Factory books a steady stream of Sarasota and Bradenton-based bands.
This 'Five Star Dive' Bar has some of the best Music, Food and Service on the West Coast of Florida!
"It didn't occur to us before but takeout from here is an awesome alternative to Chinese or pizza. We got crab fritters ribs and much more."
It is locally owned and the owners combine 100 years of experience in the seafood business in order to give great food at the best price in town. On top of the excellent food, there is much to keep you entertained.