Cyber Monday Get $25 Gift Card FREE with $100 Gift Card purchase.

This year we are encouraging our customers to keep dollars local by offering our very own Cyber Monday special.
On Nov. 30, 2015, for every $100 eGift card to Riverhouse Reef & Grill you purchase, receive a bonus $25 reward card. You can make your purchase on our online eGift card store, located at This offer ends soon, so don’t wait too long!

Riverhouse Reef & Grill Weekend Specials Nov. 20-23, 2015

Riverhouse Reef & Grill Weekend Specials Nov. 20-23, 2015

Grouper Bites Appetizer
Fresh Gulf Red Grouper Morsels Fried to
Perfection & Served Atop Fresh Romaine
Lettuce w/Cilantro Lime Aioli. $10.00

Crab & Shrimp Louie Salad
Lump Blue Crab Meat, Baby Shrimp, Jumbo
Asparagus, Hard Boiled Eggs, Avocados,
Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, & Mixed
Greens. Served w/Louie Dressing. $14.00

Riverhouse Flounder & Hash Entree
Fresh Fillets Lightly Breaded Served Atop
Potato-Bacon Hash Brown Cake & Topped
w/Sautéed Spinach, Bell Peppers, Shrimp, & a
Champagne-Butter Sauce. $23.00

Suggested Pairing Wine
“J. Lohr” White Riesling (2014 California)
Light sweetness balanced by refreshing acidity and
a slight spritz on the palate. ($7 glass, $27 bottle)

Medicare Enrollment Ends Dec. 7: Speak to Leslee Vandegraft

Any Regatta Pointe Marina customers interested in exploring their Medicare options should be aware the end of the Annual Enrollment Period is Monday, December 7th. Leslee C Vandegraft is a resident of Regatta Pointe Marina and is available to answer any questions that you might have.

Please give her a call today to look into what your options are. There are multiple plans to choose from including plans for those with chronic conditions and even special plans available for people with Vet benefits that actually put some money back into your pocket each month while providing benefits over and above the VA.

Also, the Open Enrollment Period for ACA (Obamacare) is in full swing. In order to receive a 1/1/16 effective date you are required to enroll no later than 12/15/15. The Enrollment Period does continue until mid-February however the later that you wait the later it would take effect. The rates are dependent upon your projected income, how many are in your household and whether or not you are a smoker. There are NO HEALTH QUESTIONS. You may even be eligible for a $0 monthly premium plan while avoiding the 2016 penalty. 

Leslee is here to help you understand all of what seems too overwhelming and to try to put it into English! 

Please feel free to call Leslee or even shoot her a text.

Leslee C Vandegraft
L.C. Insurance Services
Independent  Agent
941-527-7686 or 812-216-7213 
Yellow houseboat  - L-Dock

Riverhouse Reef & Grill Weekend Specials Nov 13 – 15, 2015

Lobster, Shrimp & Scallops Cocktail and Sunset on the River Filet Mignon

Lobster, Shrimp & Scallops Cocktail cold water lobster meat, baby shrimp & bay scallops cooked in tangy citrus juices, served on chilled martini glass with housemade tortilla chips

Sunset on the River Filet Mignon grilled beef tenderloin served atop creamy mushroom risotto & jumbo steamed asparagus, topped with large grilled shrimp & creamy lobster sherry sauce

J. Lohr Paso Robles Merlot (2012 California) bright red fruit signature with bold flavors of pomegranate, black cherry & dark chocolate $7/glass or $27/bottle

Regatta Pointe Marina’s Neighboorhod is Getting Makeover


Palmetto’s Old Main Street getting safer, friendlier

City leaders want to make Old Main Street, also known as 10th Avenue, safer and friendlier for everyone who visits the area. (Florida Department of Transportation)

PALMETTO – More improvements are coming to the city of Palmetto.

City leaders want to make Old Main Street, also known as 10th Avenue, safer and friendlier for everyone who visits the area.

So, they are preparing for a big makeover, which includes major changes for the long stretch of road from Riverside Drive to 17th Street.

City leaders want to make the road more user-friendly, so it’s easier to cross the street, walk to shops and bicycle around town.

“It will have a safer environment for people to come and visit this area and come to businesses on 10th,” said Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant.

Bryant said the Complete Street Project is a nationwide trend designed to make roads safer.

She said it’s being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.

In addition to improving the streets and sidewalks, the project also includes landscaping, stormwater improvements and lighting, as well as reduced speed limits and improved parking.

Phase one of the project is expected to begin next year.

The remaining phases will not begin until 2021.

City leaders don’t want to make the changes on their own and are asking for the public’s help. 

Two public meetings are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

The meetings will take place at Commission Chambers at City Hall, 516 8th Avenue West in Palmetto.


All in all: it was a hit – Manatee Riverhouse Waterfront Venue

The fine folks at David Cannon Well Drilling, Inc. recently hosted a 50-years of working celebration for Mack Tedder at our Manatee Riverhouse waterfront venue.  Here’s what they had to say afterward:

Thank you both Jessica and Kris for the wonderful time on Saturday night.

 I hope everyone on your end was satisfied and I hope we did not cause any confusion or problems.

 The food and drinks were excellent.  (my personal thank you to the bar keep…..I could never remember his name)

 Everyone here enjoyed their selves.    A bit sore Sunday mornings from all the dancing.  Chad did a fantastic job with the music. 

 All in all: it was a hit.  We will keep your establishment in mind for other events.  I would love to have our Christmas Party there but it is scheduled for Dec 5th and way to close to turn corners now.

 Anyway; thank you all for the great time.  Very professional and organized.

Carmen L. Bischoff
David Cannon Well Drilling, Inc.



Riverhouse Reef Nov 6-8 2015 Specials: Scallops & Bruschetta and Vanilla & Champagne Sea Bass

Join us this weekend (Nov. 6-8, 2015) at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill & Snook Deck (our outdoor, waterfront bar).  Come enjoy the spectacular views of the Manatee River from the heart of Regatta Pointe Marina. This weekend’s dining specials are:

Scallops & Bruschetta grilled sea scallops served atop warmed Ciabatta bread & topped with fresh bruschetta & balsamic reduction sauce

Vanilla & Champagne Sea Bass 6 oz. fresh Chilean sea bass lightly breaded, pan-seared & topped with vanilla-champagne beurre blanc, paired with rosemary roasted red bliss potatoes & green bean almondine

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc (2014 New Zealand) tropical citrus fruit, crisp & clean $7/glass or $28/bottle

See This Great Video of Regatta Pointe Marina

Regatta Pointe Marina is the 2013, 2014, 2015 winner of the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Award for “Best Marina.”  

Our little maritime oasis on the Manatee River is home to 350 wet slips, two on-site restaurants, a day spa, a salon, multiple yacht brokerages and the best liveaboard facilities in the region.  Recently, one of our customers made a very nice video tour of our facilities.  We’ve inserted the Youtube video from Kent Greene here.  Take a look to get a look at a typical day at Regatta Pointe Marina.