|BRADENTON,FL-When Basil’s recently reopened in a new location, it was an important milestone for the second oldest restaurant on Manatee Ave. Located in the Pebble Springs Shopping Center at 5917 Manatee Ave. West, owners Jean and Nick Malliaras continue the family tradition that started when Basil’s opened in its first location at Manatee Ave. West on May 4, 1987.
For over a decade Basil’s has been a healthy alternative to fast food. The original menu has basically remained the same with very few changes. Chicken and ribs are fresh and prepared daily.
When Basil’s first opened it was a family affair. Father, Gus, was joined by his sons Bill, Nick and Stavaros. Over the years, things have changed and three more Basil’s have opened.
In the last 26 years dozens of restaurants-independents and chains-have opened and closed along Manatee Ave. . For a small restaurant to succeed for almost three decades is highly unusual.
Owner NickMalarias says, “Basil’s has remained consistent in its commitment to serve fresh, healthy and delicious food at reasonable prices. Additionally many items are specifically prepared just to fill an order. We have to deliver everyday-many of our customers have been with us since we opened. Basil’s always exceeds beyond expectations, that is the key to our success”. Basil’s also caters parties and special events.
Curbside service is available, call 941.794.5222.