GROVE Restaurant, Patio, & Ballroom -Lakewood Ranch

The GROVE Restaurant is a newer establishment, and sits where the Polo Grill & Bar once was in Lakewood Ranch. If you have ever dined at Pier 22 on the river in Downtown Bradenton, than the GROVE may seem a bit familiar, as it is owned/headed by the owner and head chef of Pier 22.

The GROVE Restaurant, Patio, & Ballroom is open for lunch & dinner, and they just started doing Brunch on the weekends. The food on the menu is great for any palette. There is seafood, landfood, sandwiches, sushi, flatbreads, and more. Not to mention their creative cocktails, wine list, and dessert menu. Everything here looks fabulous!

Planning an event? The GROVE has a beautiful ballroom and private dining rooms that they would love to host your special event in.

GROVE Restaurant, Patio, & Ballroom
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(941) 893-4321

2020 Labor Day Showcase – Soccer Tournament

Soccer. It’s a sport loved and played by many across the world. And the Labor Day Showcase is quickly approaching, which means in just a week an estimated 2,100 athletes and an additional 3,500 spectators will be flocking the area to compete in this youth soccer tournament.

The competition is for boys and girls, ages 7 – 19, and will be taking place at the Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Campus (5895 Post Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211). This location is a 140 acre full-time sports complex, equipped with over 20 professional size fields (all being Celebration Turf), and over 40 acres of parking.

After the competition head over to The GROVE Restaurant just off Main Street for a bite to eat.


Polo Grill and Bar – Permanently CLOSED

Polo Grill & Bar

THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED AND THE “GROVE Restaurant” HAS TAKEN ITS SPOT. 

The Polo Grill & Bar on Lakewood Ranch Main Street is open 7 days a week for dinner starting at 5:30PM. Offering a delicious selection of meals at modest prices for the quality, a meal at the Polo Grill is one that will satisfy your taste buds.  Bonus – check out the Lakewood Ranch movie theater that is just a short stroll away.

Hours of Operation
Dinner Monday-Sunday 5:30pm – Close
Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm
Lounge Monday-Saturday 4:30pm – Close
Sunday 5:30pm-Close
Closed daily from 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Polo Grill & Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

941.782.0899

Lakewood Ranch Cinemas

Lakewood Ranch CinemasLakewood Ranch Cinemas shows recent releases throughout the day! Just a short trip from Anna Maria Island.  The Sarasota Film Society has a direct say on which movies to show, and has been involved in the operation since the December 2006 opening. The cinema is located conveniently right at the end of Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Check out what movies are playing and head over to catch a film!

Movie show times run during the following times on their respective days:
Monday 1:30–8:30 pm
Tuesday 1:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday 1:30–8:30 pm
Thursday 1:30–8:30 pm
Friday 1:30–8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Lakewood Ranch Cinemas
10715 Rodeo Dr #8
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(941) 955-3456

There are movie theaters closer than Lakewood Ranch for Anna Maria Island Visitors.  Oakmont and AMC 20 which are just in Bradenton only 15-25 minutes away.

Legacy Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch

Legacy Golf Club is a short trip from Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Legacy is actually only a single traffic light east, and you may be able to catch a glimpse of hole #3 and #4 from Main Street as you look over the lake.

The first five holes are touted as the most difficult, and reasonably so. You will find yourself lakeside on holes #3 and #4 so expect to carry the ball a good distance or get another golf ball out of your pack. Featuring an abundance of wildlife you can expect to see gators, herons, deer and other creatures while spending a day on the course. The average round will last about 4 hours and 15 minutes for a group of four.

Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch is an Arnold Palmer designed course that will test your skills. You will find 18 holes of golf that are sure to leave you with a new found appreciation for course design and the beauty of the area. Hole #17 (shown above) is an island green that will leave you searching for another ball if you come up short or blast it too far.

Golf rates in 2015 run $29 on weekdays and $59 on weekends including a cart.  For specials and timely rates please visit the Legacy Golf Club website found with the address information below.

Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch
8255 Legacy Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34202
941.907.7067

Need some Golf closer to Anna Maria Island.  Here is a summary of Golf Courses within a reasonable drive from Anna Maria Island.

Sarasota – Lakewood Ranch outdoor Polo Club

If you are visiting Anna Maria Island from December until April and don’t have much to do on a Sunday then you should head out to Lakewood Ranch and enjoy a few hours of being outdoors and take in a polo match.  The Polo Club facility is over 130 acres with 9 outdoor polo fields and a covered open air pavilion with open air stadium seating.  When I visited a polo match there was just one match going which was plenty of fun.   If you click the aerial picture to the right you will see the Sunday field and once you get close on University the drive in is pretty obvious where to go and where to park.

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