Where to Eat

The Bradenton area and Anna Maria Island are home to award-winning bistros, cafes and restaurants. Our local restaurants have been recognized by many national magazines, including multiple times in Zagat, for their unique flavors, phenomenal locations, gulf front dining and impeccable service. From rustic beach-side Tiki Bars to elegant bistros illuminated by sunset or candlelight – meals are memories to be savored on Anna Maria Island and surrounding areas. The ambiance and views of our restaurants are as important as the foods being served. Our gulf-front or bay-side dining restaurants serve a special Anna Maria Island blend of flavor. Savor local seafood cuisine, local farm fresh dishes and local wine favored by many and admired by our worldly visitors. In addition, we boast some of the best known hamburger and barbecue eateries around. How fresh is the catch of the day? Our waters are home to grouper, red snapper, mullet and blue crab. Bay-side or gulf-side, outdoors or in, sunrise or sunset, we invite you to enjoy the secrets to island and coastal living — cool breezes, sounds of the waves crashing into the shore, star-filled skies and dining experiences like no other.
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Sandbar Restaurant
Sink your toes in the sand while you enjoy the freshest seafood the island has to offer. Dine inside or relax before an unforgettable sunset on the Gulf front deck. Award winning for casual waterfront dining and top notch special events.
http://www.sandbar-restaurant.com
941-778-0444
100 Spring Avenue
Anna Maria
34216
Two Scoops
If one scoop is good then two scoops are even better! Local family business since 2007, know for its 32 flavors of homemade ice cream. We also serve a variety of casual dining choices from 9am until 10pm, at value prices.
http://www.twoscoopsami.com
941-779-2422
101 S Bay Blvd
Anna Maria
34216
Homemade Ice Cream since 1984. Specialty items, ice cream cakes and pies. Hand dipped pints and quarts to go. Gift cards available.
http://www.tylersicecream.com
941-794-5333
11904 Cortez Rd. West
Cortez
34215
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant serves fresh, local seafood and fresh farm produce in a unique atmosphere on beautiful Sarasota Bay. It has a private dock and offers inside and outside dining in an Old Florida setting.
http://www.marvista-restaurant.com
941-383-2391
760 Broadway
Longboat Key
34228
Beach House Restaurant
Experience toes in the sand dining in a family friendly atmosphere. Outside deck with beachfront bar and sunken lounge area make it the place to experience the best in waterfront dining. Fresh local seafood, and live music. Happy Hour.
http://www.beachhouse-restaurant.com
941-779-2222
200 Gulf Dr. North
Bradenton Beach
34217
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