Our Reviews

Thinking of giving us a try? Check out these reviews from our many happy customers.

Christopher M
Christopher M
01:50 25 Sep 22
UPDATE!! 9/24/22THE BEST SUSHI I HAVE EVER HAD! That kitchen staff is truly amazing. The best. You all put together some of the best quality food I have ever tasted. Thank you!We had one of the most enjoyable dining experiences ever! This place is top notch for sure. Service, food, ambiance…it has it ALL.Jen, the hostess/manager was an absolute gem! She immediately made us feel right at home upon entering the building. Super personality and very accommodating. We got a seat around one of their awesome fire pits. She lit our fire and handed us over to Martin, our awesome server. There were four of us and we decided to order a few things and split everything. We all started with drinks. 3 of us opted for the passion fruit hibiscus margarita. The other got the old fashioned. The margaritas were in the top 3 margaritas I’ve ever tasted. So amazing I had to “taste” 3 of them! They also came with an edible hibiscus flower as a garnish. It tasted like a fruit roll-up!For food we ordered a large pizza with capicola and banana peppers, a burrata beet salad, a roasted butternut and bacon salad with grilled chicken, a small quinoa salad, and a side of fries. The pizza was out of this world and I was SO THRILLED about the capicola as an option! Martin was a true pleasure and we really enjoyed our time with him! Thank you Martin! We loved you! Jen, you’re AMAZING! To the kitchen, THANK YOU FOR SOME OF THE BEST TASTING FOOD AROUND! Can’t wait to return!
John K.
John K.
01:37 25 Sep 22
Just had breakfast there for my wife's birthday. Food was fantastic, service was excellent. Very beautiful backs up to lemon Bay. The specialty coffee's are amazing. Just what the Key needed was a really good breakfast place. Our new favorite place to have breakfast in Englewood.
Kathy G.
Kathy G.
22:28 22 Sep 22
Superb Sunday Brunch. Just love the atmosphere and the menu is wonderful. The Avocado toast was absolutely delicious. This is my second visit and we will be back!!
Diana K.
Diana K.
18:50 18 Sep 22
Magnolias on the Bay is our top favorite for brunch and now for lunch! We just ordered 4 different sushi rolls and they were ALL amazing! We will be back again and again! Love this place ♥️
Willolympico M.
Willolympico M.
22:12 11 Sep 22
nice place, beautiful garden, water view , good service, good food. I recommend.
Luis R.
Luis R.
22:28 09 Sep 22
Magnolias as it was prior to have sushi was new caliber of food to the area of upscale menu and service. recently adding sushi upped the level and went above and beyond acquiring ingredients you would find at other sushi restaurants. with the backing of Chef Noah, they have broken the threshold of bringing great sushi to the area!
Sharon G.
Sharon G.
23:42 07 Sep 22
Exceptional service from Todd, food was outstanding and the view was beautiful.
Debbie L.
Debbie L.
22:44 07 Sep 22
Please, whatever you do..eat here! What an amazing experience! Food, service, etc amazing !! Fantastic experience!!!
James V Granato J.
James V Granato J.
17:31 06 Sep 22
The staff is fantastic. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere is terrific.
Howard G.
Howard G.
22:47 05 Sep 22
Great dining experience. The tables are outside but under roof. The food was excellent and the staff were very nice.
mary C.
mary C.
20:01 03 Sep 22
Great place...food was wonderful
Jeff F.
Jeff F.
13:20 03 Sep 22
A little north of the busy downtown area, spacious and an elevated quality of food. Spacious.
Margo L.
Margo L.
21:01 01 Sep 22
Love dinning at Magnolias Bay
Dessie H.
Dessie H.
23:02 30 Aug 22
Super cute and friendly place! Valet parking provided or park yourself. Phenomenal back yard garden dining with big fans moving the air and making it bearable! From the hostess to the restaurant manager (?) Everyone made us feel welcome! In this time of tanking Covid customer service this was such a breath of fresh air! Food was exceptional - I had the wagyu skewers (do try them!!), Short ribs, salad... The only one I wasn't really fond of was the wild mushroom dish...it was 100%shitake and some wilted greens...I did finish the grits cake in the middle! I would recommend highly you try it! Loved it!
Barbara R.
Barbara R.
20:35 30 Aug 22
It is a bit set back from the road. We were a group of 6 and we sat outside. View to the bay was great. Sat around a fire pit. Lots of fans it was wonderful. Food was great. I had chicken salad sandwich that was delicious and BIG. THE VIEWS, DRINKS AND FOOD WILL BRING ME BACK.
Bauwbee b
Bauwbee b
16:05 26 Aug 22
Magic place.Treat yourself
Sherry M.
Sherry M.
12:54 25 Aug 22
This afternoon found 12 Spice Gal ladies of the Gardens of Gulf Cove doing a restaurant review of the "Magnolia's On The Bay"! Such a great spot to eat...
Dr. R.
Dr. R.
01:44 24 Aug 22
First time for dinner & everything was wonderful! The food, service & atmosphere was amazing. The intercoastal view was just beautiful!
Brantley M.
Brantley M.
13:40 21 Aug 22
Excellent menu. So many excellent choices and they are prepared for all of them and they have excellent chefs. They offer a lot of different drinks as well as creative expresso drinks .
Frederic P.
Frederic P.
11:59 20 Aug 22
Finally a great restaurant in Englewood beach!!! Food in this part of south west Florida is really terrible... Not anymore!Dishes were delicious. Beautiful open kitchen.Our server Todd, was incredibly friendly and on the top of everything.Great job everyone!
Robert J.
Robert J.
17:21 19 Aug 22
Of all the places in the Englewood area to do brunch this is the best. They do both lunch and breakfast equally well, which isn’t always the case at other establishments. On a whim, I thought I’d try their pizza which is the best I’ve had in the area. I ordered the sun dried tomato pesto sauce with onion and cappicola. My girlfriends got the breakfast burrito and the monte cristo sandwich which were both very good. But what separates this place from many others are they specially coffee drinks, mimosas, and cocktails. Grab a bite to eat there before you hit the beach, but make sure you hydrate!
Ashton A.
Ashton A.
12:48 16 Aug 22
We came twice for dinner and once for breakfast during our vacation. It was such a nice place! The food was excellent, service great, and the atmosphere was so welcoming. If we’re ever in that part of Florida again, I will definitely be back at Magnolia’s on the Bay!
Jeff D.
Jeff D.
22:28 14 Aug 22
Such excellent experience for the 1st time going for breakfast while my lady & I were in a mini- getaway vacation for her birthday .Excellent Food to the ( T) and the drinks were phenomenal as well , We loved every bit of our food & will remember to call for reservations next time we are up that way .We also loved the Valet service too .The owners that Own this establishment should put this Quality of food & service into their other Establishment ( Lock N Key ) Magnolias is the Absolute Best on Manasota Key . We are looking forward to going back again soon
Patrick N Sheila G.
Patrick N Sheila G.
16:06 13 Aug 22
This place was absolutely spectacular. The food was fantastic and so was the service. They have actual chefs there which is very obvious based on the quality of the meal from start to finish. The setting is very nice too. The manager Sam was the best, he asked us how our experience was after our meal and took the time to talk to us. We are building in Beachwalk so we'll definitely return!
Sharon B.
Sharon B.
01:23 13 Aug 22
This restaurant is absolutely amazing. We have been here twice. We will definitely return. The food is prepared to perfection. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The view of the bay is beautiful!
Emily B.
Emily B.
00:50 13 Aug 22
#1 in your mouth and in your heart <33 Also Jenny from block 10/10. Magnolias on the bay on God.
BLUE RIDGE V.
BLUE RIDGE V.
19:55 10 Aug 22
Nice atmosphere friendly staff. Well managed.
Karin H.
Karin H.
05:49 08 Aug 22
In a word, phenomenal !Our server was Jennifer. She is the best. Her knowledge of the menu and service is excellent.The atmosphere and beverages are outstanding.They must spend quite a bit on the kitchen staff. The food is amazing.You must try the crab less crab cakes.
Mee O.
Mee O.
18:17 06 Aug 22
Freaking awesome! So good! Everything taste fresh and delicious! The people were great and welcoming. I found a new favorite spot. Can't wait to try the rest of the menu!
Marlene B.
Marlene B.
19:05 04 Aug 22
Good food beautiful area prompt service.My first time there and I Will return.
A Google U.
A Google U.
23:49 02 Aug 22
Manasota Key needed a step up in menu and cocktail bar like this. The interior design is great at the bar with an open kitchen while the outdoor seating arrangement and setup on the bay is great too. Best of all the staff is kind and attentive. Go with the short rib sandwich and I can’t wait to go back for more of the menu-hearing the flatbreads are great!
Phil S.
Phil S.
21:24 02 Aug 22
The Swordfish lunch tacos were the best I’ve had, and our wait person, Kayla was magnificent.
Jenn
Jenn
17:44 02 Aug 22
Heard a lot about this cute restaurant. Was much bigger than I thought and the food was superb. Had a espresso martini at the bar. Once seated Jill my server came over and very friendly and prompt, tried the Beef tips were amazing and tender. Staff was very friendlyJenn the restaurant manage stopped to see how my food was. Which was excellent.I will definitely be back again.Valet parking, great atmosphere, beautiful view.
Marivee J.
Marivee J.
18:01 01 Aug 22
Such a great spot to eat brunch on manasota key!The gourmet specialty coffee was delicious! All of our meals were excellent, savory and right to order....
Nat L.
Nat L.
23:57 30 Jul 22
Nice ambiance, friendly staff, great food… not much to add!
Rainne P.
Rainne P.
19:53 29 Jul 22
We love this restaurant! Tried both lunch, and a few dinners, with each time a delicious experience. Excellent service, high quality ingredients, wonderful seasonal menu, and food cooked to perfection. I usually do not give such an outstanding review for restaurants in our area (Port Charlotte/Englewood), but I can’t contain my excitement about Magnolias on the Bay!!!
Terri S.
Terri S.
22:26 26 Jul 22
Beautiful atmosphere. Great food
John H.
John H.
15:30 26 Jul 22
This is great find. Really good food off season so it is laid back. Staff is attentive but not rushing you. We will go back
V N.
V N.
20:54 25 Jul 22
Relaxing atmosphere, good vibes, beautiful terrace with waterfront. And the most important - amazing food. Delicious and carefully crafted dishes and drinks. Valet parking, ample sitting outside is available.
hwasun L.
hwasun L.
17:17 24 Jul 22
I had a great time with friends here on Sunday! We were there for brunch! We loved this place because atmosphere is beautiful and food was very good, also service is amazing ❤️
Nic I
Nic I
17:13 24 Jul 22
A small slice of good food and atmosphere on the water. I would recommend any time of year.While a little pricey there is the attention to detail in the food and service is good.The staff is attentive and take care.The bruch menu is a little on the sweet side for my taste but I think most people would like it.
Sara S.
Sara S.
02:33 24 Jul 22
Classy, wonderful atmosphere. Service was excellent. Free valet parking.The appetizer rolls were delicious, and all our meals were excellent. My husband had the catch of the day (Mahi Mahi) which seemed to be what almost everyone ordered. I had the scallops and they practically melted in my mouth. Heavenly! Even the kids chicken tenders and fries were top notch.Lemon Bay is visible from the restaurant and they have lawn chairs near the water. We thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular clouds and fantastic ambiance during sunset.I felt a bit underdressed and my kids were the only ones there. Seems to cater to the slightly older crowd, or those who enjoy a serene glass of wine over beer and loud music.
Dorothy W.
Dorothy W.
19:49 21 Jul 22
I am a local and took guests. Everyone was in love with the views and food. It my new go to place.
Shavon B.
Shavon B.
20:22 17 Jul 22
Amazing hidden gem in Manasota Key with an absolutely gorgeous back patio indoor bar and food! cocktails were superb!
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
22:30 13 Jul 22
Nice addition to Englewood. The atmosphere feels slightly upper class but we felt welcomed. The food was delicious (recommend adding a scoop of gravy to their caveman bowl). If you like old fashioneds you must try the southern gentlemen (if I remember the name correctly) hands down one of the best I've ever had. They know the secret to a good old fashioned is the maple syrup. The bloody Mary was great too. We will see you next year Magnolias on the Bay.
Joshandkristie Loudner J.
Joshandkristie Loudner J.
15:27 13 Jul 22
My car broke down and they were the absolute best. The food was awesome and valet wonderful.
Windy H.
Windy H.
12:52 13 Jul 22
Amazing service, great coffee and drinks !
Julia P.
Julia P.
01:25 08 Jul 22
Cute restaurant. We visited for breakfast but will be back for dinner. Not an extensive breakfast menu but good selections. Our food was fresh and tasty. Service was great. I can't say enough about the space. We ate outside and the several fans perched above kept the humidity and bugs away but weren't loud enough to bother our conversation. Service was great. We took a walk to the Bay. The property is large and would make a great place to host a party.
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