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Lucky Frog Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 20/09/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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The German Lunch and Dinner spot is in the Publix-anchored shopping center at Cortez Road W. and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 8.30 pm. Since opening in September 2014 the Lucky Frog is part of Bradenton’s 10 Best Local Eats, under the 10 first Restaurant from 635 by Tripadvisor, voted as Best German Restaurant by Bradenton Heralds Peoples Choice and has 4.9 Stars from 5 on Facebook. They offer authentic German Meals, a good choice of vegetarian or gluten-free possibilities and everything is made from scratch by the owner, Master Chef Uwe from Bavaria.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
German, European, Central European, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped in Lucky Frog on Cortez for lunch. Asked for water. Was told they don’t serve water due to problems with TAP WATER. But they will sell a plastic bottle of water for $1. Rip Off! If water is not safe to...drink what are they washing dishes and hands with! I think it’s a Health Department inquiry as to why water is not safe to drink.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We’re not serving Tab Water but if you don’t want to pay $1 for a Bottle you also could choose Ice Tea, Soda with free refills, Juice or Wine and Beer which fits perfectly with our German Food. Florida has the worst water quality in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always have to come here every vacation. Never disappointed with the traditional German food. In a mini mall next to a nail salon and grocery salon. Love it! 5 stars....

Date of visit: July 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! You’re always very welcome and we’re blessed to have so wonderful guests

Reviewed 9 April 2022

We've eaten here many times. I've never had a bad meal. Actually, I've never had a meal at the Lucky Frog that was less than superb. It's a small, locally owned place that serves delicious German fare. The chef cooks behind a half wall to...keep an eye on the patrons. We sometimes chat while he cooks. Everything is just right - the schnitzel, the sausages, the German beer - even the side salad is special. If you want something different, ask for potato pancakes with a sliver of salmon. Perfect!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2022

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We appreciate that very much and feeling blessed for our great guests

Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

Very welcoming and pleasant. Our server was friendly and helpful. The food is cooked to order and was served piping hot. We were stuffed with the lunch portions, I’m sure dinner would necessitate a to-go box! Everything we ordered was delicious!!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2022

Thank you so much! We appreciate your great review and are very happy about it. Please come and see us again

Reviewed 13 March 2022

What a find. The best German food I've had in a long time. A small place but clean and service was good.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2022

Thank you so much! We are very happy you enjoyed your meals, please see us again, you’re always very welcome

Reviewed 24 February 2022

FOOD WAS WARM AND SERVED IN A GOOD TIMELY MANNER. WAITRESS Was excellent friendly and attentive . bread pudding was fabulous

Date of visit: February 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2022

Thank you so much! We‘re very happy that you enjoyed your dinner and we hope to welcome you soon again

Reviewed 15 February 2022

To find this wonderful German restaurant within walking distance of our hotel was a great find. We had a great dinner accompanied by several German beers. The food, service, and owner's attention to detail was top notch. It is a small restaurant and reservations were...offered. A great evening.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2022

Thank you so much, it was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again

Reviewed 9 February 2022

Went in for a beer and a snack and will be back for more. Crysta was very informative. I and very interested in returning for a special dinner of pork shank that needs to be ordered the day before. Read about the history of the...place. Have been to a number of old established German restaurants such as The Berghoff , in Chicago, Metzgers, in Ann Arbor Michigan and this one should be around for a long time also if the continue to hire people like Crysta..More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2022

Thank you very much! We love Crysta too and hope she’ll stay a long time with us. Although we hope to see you soon again, you’re very welcome

Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Four of us tried the LF for lunch and had a wonderful time last Wednesday. The German beer was good & cold and the food was hot and scrumptious. Our waitress, Crysta, was very pleasent and helpful. Only two tables were occupied so we ended...up having nice conversations with Crysta and the chef about the homeland and food. We plan to return asap.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2022

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to meet you and we’re looking forward to welcome you again

Reviewed 31 January 2022

Vacationing in Bradenton, Fl for 3 weeks. My sister is on a Gluten Free diet. This restaurant came up when we did a search. Not easy to find locations that take gluten Free serious. What a surprise - the best restaurant by far we ate...at during our 3 week stay. German food was delicious and served steaming hot. Staff was very knowledgeable about Gluten Free selections. We went back for a second time during our stay. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Simone K, Inhaber at Lucky Frog Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you and your sister had in our restaurant

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joann6527
27 January 2019|
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Response from bigbill7754 | Reviewed this property |
Everything on the menu is good. Their lunch specials are great. I can’t remember the names of the dishes I loved, but I’ve never had a bad meal there. One had the word wedding in the name and I think the hunter was another... More
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19 April 2018|
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We have live German Folk Music every other Saturday and they are playing the chicken dance too. Please see the music dates on our website
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Olivs, Oliv Oil, Garlic, Herbs. But sorry, we can't give you exactly our secret receipt
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lucky Frog Restaurant

Yes, Lucky Frog Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Lucky Frog Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Lucky Frog Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4