Now a distinctive casual fine-dining destination, PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio and Catering is most celebrated for our commitment to creating an exceptional guest experience. Our magnificent waterfront views, charming ambiance, and scratch-cooked meals have given rise to a new narrative, and you're invited to become a part of the story!"
PIER 22 Features
• Sushi Bar starting at 3
• The Patio features a full bar & fire pit
• The Waterfront Terrace offers al fresco dining
• Waterfront Ballroom seating 200+ overlooking the Manatee River
• Private/Semi-Private Rooms for all occasions (weddings, receptions, corporate events and parties)
• Catering full service offsite and onsite
• Complimentary dockage available while dining
• Overnight dockage, please call us for slip assignment
Construction of the Municipal Pier, later known as Corwin Dock begins.
Corwin Dock is rebuilt and later renamed Memorial Pier.
With the original dock gone, Corwin's Ice Cream Shop, which neighbors PIER 22, is our way of paying respect to the maritime businessman Samuel C. Corwin.
Pier building rises.
Constructed near the end of the Florida land boom (1928), the pier building reflects the fashionable style of the time: Mediterranean revival.
Manatee Chamber Of Commerce moves to pier building.
Main floor becomes a warehouse for goods from cargo ships.
Memorial Pier is dedicated to 21 men from the Bradenton area that gave their lives in the Great War.
1930s & '40s
Second floor Grand Ballroom becomes a popular dancing nightclub and social lounge.
Pier building serves as a U.S.O. servicemen's center during World War II.
Bradenton AM-1490 WDHL studios begins broadcasting from Memorial Pier building.
Transmissions occasionally interfered with incoming ships.
South Florida Museum moves to main floor of Pier building.
After arriving in Bradenton for the 1949 Desoto celebrations, Manatee "Baby Snoots" made his home at a South Florida Museum exhibit on the pier.
Memorial Pier and building are neglected and go into disrepair.
It was important to maintain the building's original style, and meticulous restoration lasted two years.
Don Miller Jr. opens the doors to The Pier as the restaurant was first known.
A NEW LEGACY is taking shape! Today, PIER 22 is recognized an award-winning restaurant, venue and catering company.