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Dining For Dollars: Supporting The Arts Never Tasted Better!



PIER 22 and the Manatee Performing Arts Center are teaming up for our Dining for Dollars event! Visit PIER 22 the day of or day after a show at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, and ten percent from the cost of your meal will be donated directly to the Manatee Performing Arts Center. You must show proof of a Manatee Performing Arts Center ticket purchase to your server for the donation to process (a ticket stub or receipt works just fine). Donations will go to helping with those costs associated with the organization’s enriching entertainment and learning programs along with facility upkeep and daily operations.Make your dining reservations online: or call PIER 22 at 941.748.8087About the Manat...

PIER 22 Happy Hour Deals Are A Steal

Award-Winning Happy Hour Available Daily 3-7 PM At PIER 22

Clocking out and checking in at PIER 22 for our daily Happy Hour specials is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the workday! We know you've earned it and our Happy Hour deals are a steal but don't trust our word for it. PIER 22 has been recognized as Bradenton's best place for Happy Hour by our very own guests, and we've been honored with awards from the Bradenton Herald (2017 & 2018) and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (2017 & 2018).

PIER 22 Earns Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2018

PIER 22 Among 3,759 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winners


PIER 22 has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. This is the restaurant's third year receiving the designation, which pays tribute to wine lists that excel.
The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Ranging in size from 90 selections to several hundred, these lists are well-focused and tend to emphasize discovery. This year, 2,453 restaurants achieved the Award of Excellence.PIER 22 executive chef Greg Campbell stresses cooking from scratch and focuses the menu on fresh quality ingredients. PIER 22 features an extensive sushi menu in addition to generous selections of fresh fish, meat, and game offerings. To accompany the diverse menu, the restaurant offers eighteen by-the-glass wine options and more than 180 bottles.
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, which is currently out on newsstands and online at The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About PIER 22

PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering is genuine Bradenton and sits directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. PIER 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining 365 days per year. From casual meals on the patio to upscale dining, PIER 22 offers a welcoming ambiance for all guests to enjoy. With rooms for every occasion, PIER 22 can accommodate your party or event with up to 300 guests. For more information visit



Thank You Message From PIER 22 Executive Chef Greg Campbell

We're emphatically grateful to our fantastic guests that continue to support our restaurant with every lunch or dinner reservation and every vote for PIER 22 in contests like the Herald-Tribune's Reader's Choice Poll. We're more fortunate than most; at PIER 22 our guests are more than patrons you're part of the family, and we want you to feel at home whenever you dine with us. It is with great satisfaction and an incredible sense of duty that we accept 11 Reader's Choice awards in food and drink categories like Best Waterfront Dining, Best Brunch, Best Sushi and Most Romantic Restaurant.

When you visit the PIER 22 restaurant, one of our private dining venues or any of our special-...



Young Love In Old Manatee
From classmates to soulmates, Hunter Knuckles and Anna Sams share the most adorable and surprising "How We Met Story." Engaged before twenty years old and forever grateful for the Manatee High School drama performance that initially brought them closer together--these two kids share an incredibly unlikely narrative for this day and age: they're high school sweethearts!
Their courtship has been in the works for the past three years, and they've been talking about marriage for nearly their entire relationship. The hurry to make it official was prompted when Hunter received orders that he would be serving the Marines in Okinawa, Japan for the next two years!

The Proposal
Bradenton, Florida has a profound significance for the couple. It's where they grew up and fell in love. The locale was an especially important factor for Hunter as he considered where he would propose. After conducting careful research, Hunter surprised Anna with a magical waterside dinner at PIER 22, the landmark restaurant and venue in the heart of downtown Bradenton, Florida; he upped the wow factor when he got down on one knee as the sun set over the Manatee River. "I'm a native around here, and I've seen the sunset from just about every angle around town, the sunset was absolutely stunning... that night and Anna was gorgeous," Hunter said. "She had her suspicions," Hunter affirmed. "Our first Christmas together, he gave me a promise ring, Anna remembered... and for it to finally be official is really cool. It's still the glowy stage, and I can't stop staring at my ring," she giggled.
Hunter had been planning to ask for weeks, and he was anxious to pop the big question that night, but what truly had him sweating was earlier when he went to ask Anna's father for her hand. "He was happy I asked, but I was really nervous," Hunter said.

They've Set A Date!
These two crazy kids are getting married! April 13, 2019.

Marking The Occasion
Anna and Hunter's waiter filmed the entire proposal, and when PIER 22 restaurant owner, Hugh Miller, heard the wonderful news, he offered to help the newly engaged couple with spreading the word. At the insistence of Hugh Miller and the PIER 22 events team, Hunter and Anna returned to the restaurant days later for an engagement photo shoot. Their engagement took place on a Friday, and Knuckles took off to Japan the following Wednesday.



Official VIP Caterer and proud sponsor of the Bradenton Blues Festival, PIER 22 is offering a special Blues Fest deal—happening all weekend long Dec. 1 through Dec. 3, 2017!

Enjoy the Real Deal Blues at the 2017 Bradenton Blues Fest Dec. 1 - Dec 3, then join PIER 22 for a Blues Fest Weekend Deal, we're just minutes from the event pavilion located at the Riverwalk gateway 1st Ave. West Bradenton! The PIER 22 Blues Special includes market mussels with white wine, garlic butter, spinach, bleu cheese and bacon paired with a draft beer of your choice (Bud Light or Yuengling) for just $9 bucks! Mention this ad to your PIER 22 server to get started.

Looking for a lunch or dinner reservation, BOOK HERE!

About The Bradenton Blues Festival
The Bradenton Blues Festival is produced by REALIZE BRADENTON, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses.

About PIER 22
PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering is genuine Bradenton and sits directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. PIER 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining 365 days per year. From casual meals on the patio to upscale dining, PIER 22 offers a welcoming ambiance for all guests to enjoy. With rooms for every occasion, PIER 22 can accommodate your party or event with up to 300 guests.



Thanksgiving Dining Bradenton-Sarasota Area - PIER 22

Enjoy a lavish housemade Thanksgiving meal and panoramic river views


Thursday, November 23, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Gather the family for a Thanksgiving feast to remember. Gaze out over the Manatee River
while enjoying housemade offerings including...

-fresh roasted turkey
-housemade stuffing
-mashed potatoes and gravy
-sweet potato casserole
-broccoli casserole
-green beans
-cranberry sauce
-housemade dinner rolls
-slice pumpkin pie
(beverage not included)

Adults: $29.95
Children (12 & Under): $16.95
*Prices do not include taxes or gratuity



Thursday, November 23, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.



Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops
medium scallop, Italian prosciutto and Boursin

Crab Cake $13.5
broiled and served with Creole remoulade

Mussels & Bleu
white wine, garlic butter, spinach, bleu cheese and bacon

Lamb Lollipops
Dijon, rosemary, garlic breadcrumbs and mint sauce

Boursin, wine, garlic and puff pastry

Asian Lettuce Wraps
bibb lettuce, ponzu chicken, Asian coleslaw, fried egg noodles, wasabi aioli, Sriracha and peanut sauce


Lobster Bisque
a cup of creamy bisque finished with Maine lobster bits and fresh chives

Baked Onion Soup
caramelized sweet onions with fresh rosemary, toasted croutons and melted provolone cheese

Spinach & Apple
spinach, Granny Smith apples, bacon, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola and apple vinaigrette

PIER 22 House Salad
mixed field greens, balsamic vinaigrette, roasted pumpkin seeds, Gorgonzola and grape tomatoes

Traditional Caesar Salad
romaine, herb croutons, Caesar dressing and parmesan


Filet Oscar
10 oz. filet, lump crab meat, port jus, hollandaise, mashed potatoes and asparagus

Grouper Oscar
pan seared, blue crab, hollandaise, corn risotto and asparagus

Alaskan King Crab Legs
10-12 oz. Alaskan king crab legs served with drawn butter, parsley red creamer potatoes and vegetables

Prime Rib
12 oz. cut served with au jus and horseradish cream sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus

New Zealand Rack of Lamb
full rack, Dijon, rosemary, garlic, breadcrumbs, mint sauce with parsley red creamer potatoes and asparagus

Stuffed Lobster
broiled 8 oz. half lobster tail, crab stuffing, drawn butter, sweet corn risotto and vegetables

Roast Duckling
crispy half duckling slow roasted, duck gravy with parsley red creamer potatoes and vegetables

Surf & Turf
6 oz. filet and scallops, asparagus and mashed potatoes topped with bacon and bleu cheese beurre blanc

Wasabi Crusted Ahi Tuna
mild wasabi crust, sesame peanut sauce, soy glaze, sticky sushi rice, and wok vegetables

Lobster Tails
twin 5 oz. lobster tails, drawn butter, parsley red creamer potatoes and sautéed spinach

Pork Osso Bucco
pork, demi-glace, mashed potatoes and asparagus

Chicken Chévre
grilled, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, basil, mashed potatoes and vegetables

Grouper Stuffed Prawn
broiled jumbo shrimp, grouper cake, Old Bay beurre blanc, creamer potatoes and asparagus



Thursday, November 23, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pick Up Available


Thanksgiving pick-up orders should be placed by Nov. 21. Call to get started- 941.748.8087

*To Go Orders include a FREE bottle of pinot noir while supplies last.

Feeds four & includes all items from the Traditional Thanksgiving meal. Purchase an additional pumpkin pie for $15 each. Ask about à la carte pricing for side dishes.


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