Lunch with Chef Judi: Derek's Rustic, Coastal, Cuisine

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Chef/owner Derek Barnes focus is on rustic, coastal cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood while offering guest a dining experience that is fresh, new, fun and casual. The menu will change often insuring guest an exciting change on their many visits. Drawing from a rich blend of culinary styles and traditions, Derek is committed to bringing pleasure to all five senses when you dine at Derek’s.

Derek's Rustic, Coastal, Cuisine is located at 5516 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton.

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