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Waterfront restaurant plans March opening

Whiskey Joe’s has a "Floribbean-inspired" menu.

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  • | 5:51 p.m. January 23, 2020
Courtesy. The Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey property.
Courtesy. The Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey property.
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ELLENTON — Waterfront restaurant Whiskey Joe’s Manatee River, in north Manatee County, will open in March 2020.

It will be the fourth location of the waterfront destination, according to a press release. The new restaurant will open at 5315 19th St. E. in Ellenton. 

Whiskey Joe’s has a "Floribbean-inspired" menu with grouper tacos, snapper, mango-glazed scallops and a raw oyster bar. It will also have a tiki bar serving cocktails, mojitos, margaritas and local beers on tap, the release adds. 

The restaurant will have waterfront views of the Manatee River, a private white sand beach, fire pits and live entertainment. Whiskey Joe’s will also host special events, from beachfront weddings to corporate gatherings at the 12,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor venue. 

Specialty Restaurants Corp. is a family-owned restaurant group founded in 1958 by World War II veteran and bomber pilot David Tallichet. The group has 19 properties across Southern California; Florida; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Buffalo, N.Y.  



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