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Located in the historic Cortez fishing village

Our Full Menu Is BACK! Enjoy Nightly Dinner Specials,

PLUS Daily Chef's Dishes.

The Cortez Clam Factory, referred to as

“ The Clam “ by locals, is a  friendly honkytonk located just a mile from the historic “Cortez Fishing Village“.

Originally known as Hunter's Point, Cortez used to be settled in the 1880's by way of households from Carteret County, North Carolina. When a post office set up in 1888, the village wanted a new identify to keep away from confusion with any other Hunter's Point in Florida. Although the origins of Cortez can't be formally proven, the neighborhood may have been named after the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés.

Winner of two TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards. 

Voted a top restaurant and bar with a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor three years straight!


10104 Cortez Rd. West

Bradenton, FL 34210


(941) 798-9898


10 A.M. - 2 A.M.

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Happy Hour:

10 A.M. - 7 P.M.

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Daily Specials

Chef's Daily Specials are available every day. Ask your server or call ahead


Taco Basket

all day


Chipotle Grouper

all day



Maine Lobster

5 pm



Prime Rib



Fish Fry




Steak Night




all day

Homemade Meatloaf 

$8 Sunday NFL Menu

Clam factory Smoked Meats and bacon

Most days you'll find chef and owner / partner Randy out back smokin' up a, not that kind of smoke...he's busy smokin' wings, brisket, pork, and our newest addition, bacon. And don't forget to try our famous smoked pastrami Reuben sandwich!

The Clam Factory specializes in House-Smoked BBQ,

House-Cured bacon, and fresh Seafood. Our idea is to simply provide the best quality food at the most affordable prices.

Our menu includes many dishes that owner Chef Randy has been perfecting for many years. Taking pride in our food and service is our number one priority. We also offer specials almost every night of the week including our famous Saturday Steak Night or Lobster Wednesday. 

Stop in and see what all the talk is about!

The Cortez Clam Factory, referred to as

“ The Clam “ by locals, is a  friendly honkytonk located just a mile from the historic “Cortez Fishing Village“.

Founded in May, 2010, by owners Chef Randall Ellis, and David Sadler, our establishment has evolved into one of Manattee County’s favorite food, music, and fun locations. With over a hundred years combined of food and beverage experience,  we offer fine dinning quality at local, reasonable prices. Serving great seafood, house smoked Barbeque and more… it’s no wonder we are known as a “Five Star Dive Bar"

House-Smoked BBQ


We offer our now famous smoked and cured Clam Factory bacon on any sandwich. Our signature BLT is a new local favorite, as well as the triple bacon burger, made with our own bacon and beef patties, house-made bacon jam, and thick slices of our own Clam Factory  bacon. 

Don't forget the bacon!

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Perfectly roasted

succulent prime rib dinner

AND grilled to order steaks

Prime Rib Available every Thursday night, with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans.

Steak dinner special available every Saturday evening with sides. Grilled to order.

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Fresh from maine

hardshell coldwater

lobster and fresh seafood

The Cortez Clam Factory offers a variety of fresh seafood, including Grouper, Hogfish Snapper, North Atlantic Cod, Shrimp, Lobster, Calms, and Oysters.

Fresh from Maine Lobster available every Wednesday with corn on the cob, and roasted red potatoes.

the best Local and national LIVE MUSIC

The Cortez Clam Factory is proud to host the area's best musicians every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon! We serve up great food and entertainment, and that's exactly what you'll get!

Visit the clam factory, today. the original five star dive with Music,
and great food

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