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.
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.
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.
Located on Sarasota Bay, Mar Vista is a completely unique dining experience whether you’re on the enclosed patio or under the trees. Mar Vista comes complete with its own dock, slips, private each, and package service.
Step up to a one of a kind, waterfront experience at the Beach House with good food, great friends, and a fabulous Gulf front view. Enjoy fresh, local seafood, chef-inspired features, and the area’s largest, climate controlled, outdoor deck.
Stop by to watch your favorite Chicago sports team as you enjoy some comfort food from Chicago. We make our pizza sauce, pizza dough, & a long list of our Chicago Italian menu items from scratch. Mama D taught us well!
One of Zagat’s “Top Restaurants in America”, Beach Bistro has been the island’s most romantic, fine-dining destination for more than 30 years. Its waterfront location makes it the perfect place to catch a spectacular sunset.
Eat Here is an island bistro that offers a trendy take on classic cuisine. The ambiance is casual yet sophisticated. Menu preparations are served in a variety of small sharing plates. They also feature craft beer and rare wine from around the world.
An artisinal, international street foods concept specializing in Argentina-style empanadas, Gluten-free Brazilian Cheese Breads and Stuffed Pasta, hand-crafted bowls, luxurious sweets, and so much more. Brunch, lunch, dinner, beer/wine, live music, take out, catering & banquet.
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.
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.
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.
An award winning restaurant offering indoor & outdoor dining with views of Tampa Bay, Egmont Key & The Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Recently voted “best overall restaurant” with exceptional cuisine, fine wines & 10 lagers & ales on tap.