Quality is Our “Schtick”

Scallops Uptown
Uptown Scallops

Many of you already know who we are and have been our friends since we opened what was Zeke’s Bayside Bar and Grill at the Royal Palm Marina. While we really hated to have to leave that awesome sunset and waterfront view behind, we’re excited to open Zeke’s Uptown in our new permanent location on historic Dearborn Street in downtown Olde Englewood Village where we can deliver you more creative and higher quality food.

Zeke’s is now 100% family owned and operated by the Wentzel family. Dale (D2) is your slave in the kitchen while Dale (D3) is your host, bartender, server, busser and manager in the front of house.

Nothing Fancy but the Food

We don’t have much to offer in the way of fancy furnishings, waterfront views, award winning landscaping or things like that….so while our parking lot is dusty and our atmosphere is relaxed and casual, there’s absolutely nothing casual about our food.

We’re particular about the quality of what we serve and prepare each meal to order with farm-fresh Florida produce, Non-GMO, No-Antibiotics, No-Steroids, natural meats, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products from local farms, fisheries and purveyors whenever possible or practical. We promise that we’ll cook our hearts out and do everything we can to make your quality time with us rewarding. We hope you will notice and appreciate the difference “loving what we do” makes.

When it’s the Food that matters

We cut our own meats, make our own sauces, use the highest quality ingredients and do our darnedest to provide you with an exceptional value. Many of our menu items are complex, prepared fresh to order and take skill, love and some time to cook. We hope you will come to relax, take time to unwind with friends and enjoy the layers of flavor we will deliver to your table.

Remember, it’s Englewood — The beach isn’t going anywhere and the fish will bite when they’re ready. Isn’t that one of the many reason’s we’ve picked this slow moving, friendly and safe Old Florida Fishing Village to call home? Great food takes time to prepare, so come to Zeke’s when it’s the quality of the food that matters.

Full Liquor Bar

One of our goals in our new location was to make sure we’d be able to offer an extensive variety of real libations, not just beer and wine. Zeke’s Uptown was just big enough for us to obtain a full liquor license and we now offer all of the specialty drinks, cocktails and top shelf liquors you are accustomed to, along with new ones you may want to try. We have a very good variety of Craft Beers and have painstakingly selected house wines that have proven to provide an excellent balance between affordability and quality which we are certain you will appreciate.

To Our Patrons & Friends,
Our Sincerest Thank You!

Thank you all for supporting us, we cannot begin to tell each of you how much your friendship, patronage, kind words and many referrals over the years has meant, and continues to mean to us.
We want to extend special thanks to all of you who have supported us through thick and thin, have endured our growing pains with us, have helped us personally to overcome the many challenges we’ve faced with limited resources – we would not be here without you!


Nothing Fancy but the Food