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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Florida Flavor, Old Florida Feel! The Seafood Shack has been a Cortez landmark since 1971. Accessible by both land & sea with a 68-slip marina, bar & grill with outdoor waterfront patio and a 7,000 sq.ft. banquet space to hold up to 425 guests.
We pride ourselves by creating the freshest, highest quality and most tempting cupcakes and cakes available. Choose from 18 or more delicious cupcake flavors a day or enjoy a coffee or frappe. We also offer wedding cakes & cakes for every occasion.
Established in 2014, Motorworks Brewing is Florida’s best large Brewery (2017). Enjoy weekly live music, karaoke, trivia, cornhole & much more! Come taste award-winning beer at one of the Gulf Coast’s must-visit destinations.
A sophisticated casual restaurant located on the Manatee River. Indoor & outdoor waterfront dining with an extensive menu of sushi, fresh fish, choice steaks & wild game. Catering, The Ballroom & terraces for special events available.
Hamburger Heaven! Family-owned & operated for over 40 years by former Holmes Beach mayor Pat Geyer, she & her five daughters continue to offer beachgoers an island attitude in a charming surrounding. Come & see why USA Today calls it “an institution”
Landmark eatery established in 1998. Enjoy the freshest seafood, gourmet specialties, well stocked bar, imported beers and fine wines. Upscale casual setting with emphasis on tasteful cuisine and caring hospitality.