Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill – Manatee RiverWhiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill – Manatee River
Many things that remain a mystery about the legend of Whiskey Joe: did he really tame an alligator? Did he really ride out a hurricane, single-handed, on his small sailing vessel in Tampa Bay? Some things we may never know. What we do know is…
Orphaned on a Caribbean Island as a child, Joe was “taken in” by the salty world-renowned captain, Shanghai Red, to serve in the ship’s galley. Sailing from shore to shore and island to island, Joe quickly learned the ways of the open sea and the food many a distant land-from exotic new dishes of fish, coconut and spices to new and unique ways to spin a beverage to appease a weary traveler.
Today, Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill is still right here where visitors can wait and keep a watchful eye for Joe’s return.
5313 19th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222