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Find the Linger Lodge on the Beautiful Braden River
To Linger. Remember when people had the time to linger? Reminiscent of days gone by, Linger Lodge is the perfect place to recapture those lazy, carefree times. Large, live oak trees dripping in Spanish moss shelter the restaurant and campground. This is "Old Florida" at its best. Located in Bradenton, on the picturesque banks of the Braden River, Linger Lodge is untouched by time.
Named by Forbes.com as one of the
"Most Unusual Restaurants in the World"
- Al Roker named us one of the "Top 5 Weirdest Restaurants in America" and we're proud of it.
- Preserved native Florida animals adorn every inch of the restaurant.
- We specialize in Old Florida favorites such as:
- Fresh alligator bites
- Frog legs
- Fried Green Tomatoes
Come Stay for a Spell at Our
Full-Service RV & Campground Facility
Frequently mentioned in many of the "one tank" and "day trip" books as a favorite destination, we currently offer full services amenities.
- Oversized, waterfront campsites at one of the most tranquil locations in Manatee County.
- Bring your own pop-up, tent, or RV
- Rent one of our cabins
- We have sites available seasonal, long term or permanent rental
Nearby attractions include beaches in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Siesta Key, Sarasota, and Venice. Other destinations include Lakewood Ranch and Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex ellentonice.com.
Braden River Bluegrass Festival and Gumbo Cook Off!
Download the Braden River Bluegrass Festival Flyer
Vendors Welcome, call 941-755-2757 for more info.
RV - Campground Office Hours:
As of May 5th
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday — 9 to 4:00
Friday & Saturday — 10 to 5:30
Sunday – By Appointment
Gift Certificates Available
As of May 5th:
Restaurant Hours of Operation
Tuesday thru Thursday
11:30 am to to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday
11 am to 10 pm
New expanded hours for Happy Hour!
Tuesday – Friday 11:30 to 5:00
Buckets of Beer
Domestic (5 bottles per bucket) – $12.50
Imports (5 bottles per bucket) – $15.00
Saturday and Sunday
Karaoke with J & J Music Machine
7pm to Close!
Friday Night Fish Fry
Includes 4 pieces of Fish and 2 sides $13.99
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