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.
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’re a cool refreshment on a hot day and that escape to the beach when you need it. With over thousands of flavor combinations, eating a Kona never gets old. Our shaved ice truck will come to you for your event. Shaved ice-it’s what we do!
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.
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.
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.
Delicious Tex Mex & American classics with a Gulf front patio! Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Tacos, Enchiladas, Angus burgers & more. BEST HOUSE MARGARITAS, Full Liquor Bar, ample parking. Happy Hour 12-5 daily and all day Sunday. Free chips & salsa!
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 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.
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”
Open every day 10:30am – 2:30am, SMOKE FREE! Monday & Tuesday nights – 7 and 9:30 – Free Texas Hold Em Poker; Wednesday night – Euchre card game; Friday & Saturday Nights – LIVE MUSIC; Sunday NFL Package; All major credit cards accepted.
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.