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.
Experience another time when life was less complicated & when Florida could be translated into sun, fun, seafood & friends. If you haven’t experienced us yet, you’re missing a laid-back, delicious time on the waterfront in historic Cortez Village.
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.
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.
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.
Made to Order Donuts! Every donut is your own creation! Start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut, then you pick from our huge selection of icings and toppings. Stop by today and begin your own experiment.
Your new neighborhood joint. Tasty beach eats with Chicago attitude! From the classic Chicago Italian Beef to the iconic Chicago Hot Dog, we have the cure for your beach munchies! We also offer healthy fresh salads and sweet treats too.
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!
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.
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.
Your one stop shopping for lunch or dinner. Local seafood, local produce (in season) and locally sourced products. Complete your meal with our tasty sides, dips, soups, and desserts. Party platters available as well as local craft beer and wine!
Unique cafe, bakery and coastal store. Open 7am – 4pm everyday. Full breakfast and lunch menu, home baked pastries and cinnamon buns, ice cream, smoothies, beer, wine and more! Shop our unique collection of local art and antiquities.