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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A family owned business serving quality handmade donuts fresh everyday with care and pride. Everything we serve is made fresh daily. Kolache, cronuts, coffee, espresso, latte, frappe, teas, Vietnamese spring rolls, banh mi and more! We also cater.
Relaxed setting after a day at sea. Comfy banquet seating, bistro chairs & a Captain’s Table. Wood-grilled oysters. Daily specials based on local catch. Crab hush puppies. By night, ambient & dynamic lighting create casual elegance.