Mean Deans Local Kitchen Celebrates Summer with New Seasonal Specials and Fun Events

Mean Deans Local Kitchen, a beloved neighborhood spot in Bradenton, is turning up the heat this summer with an exciting lineup of seasonal specials and events.

Nestled at 6059 26th Street West, just a stone’s throw from State College of Florida, this vibrant eatery is known for its welcoming atmosphere and ample parking, making it the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, and happy hour.

Chef Dean, a culinary master with an impressive resume that includes owning Cedar Reef Fish Camp and serving as Wine Director for Flemings Prime Steakhouse, leads the kitchen.

Michele, also a former restaurateur and accomplished pilot, takes care of everything else, creating a welcoming community space for locals, seasonal visitors, and weekend vacationers.

“We opened in November of 2020 and couldn’t be happier,” says Michele Angell. “We have so many wonderful regulars. It has been a pleasure to get to know our community and to see them enjoying Dean’s food,” “Cooking is my way of connecting with people and bringing joy to the community,” continues Dean. “At Mean Deans, every dish is crafted with love and dedication.”

After three years, Mean Deans just made a big addition to their offerings by securing their full liquor license and now offers a full bar with a wide variety of spirits and signature cocktails in addition to an extensive wine list and beer selection including craft beers. Mean Deans mixologists are making their own syrups, juicing most of the fruit fresh, infusing their own liquors and using their imagination to bring something unique to the bar and table for your cocktail enjoyment.

Must-Try Signature Cocktails

  • Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini
  • Candied Bacon Old Fashioned
  • Wildflower Spritz
  • Limoncello Drop
  • Tahitian Mai Tai
  • Georgia’s in Florida Cosmo
  • Smoked Paloma Toasted
  • Coconut Key Lime Martini

Don’t miss out on Mean Deans’ Happy Hour from 3-6 pm daily, where you can indulge in drink specials throughout the entire restaurant, including:

$5 Well Drinks | $5 All Draft Beer | $5 House Wines
$2 Off Wines by the Glass (excluding ports) | $2 Off Signature Cocktails

Fun Summer Events

This summer, Mean Deans will be hosting a number of planned events, including a wine social, tequila tasting, and fun themed nights. Live music also starts in mid-June, with local musicians playing all your favorites from past eras to today’s popular tunes. Follow them on Facebook for updates!

Summer Sunset Menu

Chef Dean has created the perfect menu for summer dining.
From 3-6pm June 19th – July 21st
The following items are just $15.90:

  • Tropical Chicken
  • Mahi Mihi & Chips
  • Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese
  • Mussels Amore
  • Tofu Coconut Curry (vegetarian)
  • New Orleans Bowl

Daily Summer Specials

Every day is special at Mean Deans! Enjoy special pricing on signature dishes.

  • Meatloaf Mondays: Marsala Meatloaf $14.9
  • Tuesdays: Fresh Cedar Plank Salmon $16.9
  • Wine Wednesdays: $15 bottles of house wine and 15% off all other bottles
  • Thirsty Thursdays: Happy Hour all-day
  • Fridays: Blackened Redfish $18.9
  • Saturdays: Full Rack Baby Back Ribs $19.9
  • Sundays: Prime Rib starting at $18.9 (available from 4 pm)

Mean Dean’s Local Kitchen is Located at:
6059 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207

For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call (941) 251-5435.

This article was originally published in Discover Bradenton’s Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun. It’s packed with articles, discounts, and more to hep you enjoy summertime in The Friendly City!

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