111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, (941) 778-1515
sit inside the cottage or outside to view the Historic City Pier and Sunshine Skyway bridge with gorgeous water views. Cutting edge menu from shrimp and grits to the beet-and-ginger infused quinoa.
100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, (941)778-0444
wear your flip flops or put your toes in the sand while you enjoy peel and eat shrimp on the Gulf-front deck. Inside is a tad more formal. The menu offers casual Florida fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Gorgeous sunsets Gulf of Mexico views and sunsets.
The Rod and Reel Pier
875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, (941)778-1845
is one of Anna Maria Island’s hidden treasure dining experiences. It is a little bit of “old Florida” serving local favorites, burgers and the fresh catch of the day since 1947. Tampa Bay vistas-priceless.
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, (941) 778-6444
is Zagat rated as one of America’s top restaurants. Stellar service, amazing wine selections and chef/proprietor Sean Murphy is always cooking up something new. Located right on the beach with Gulf views. Check out the bar menu.
200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, (941-) 792-2222
Popular Bradenton Beach restaurant part of the Chiles restaurant group(Sandbar). Gulf front restaurant with awesome views and sunsets. Watch the dolphins’ frolic in the ocean while eating a grouper sandwich and your toes in the sand.
Blue Marlin Seafood
121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, (941) 896-9737
makes its home in a 1920’s cottage with nautical style interior on historic bridge street. The “Trap Yard” courtyard boasts a big covered deck and live music on the weekends.
Gulfdrive Café and Tiki
900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, (941) 778-1919
Fun casual restaurant on the beach serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tiki available for weddings and parties. Great views!
5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, (941) 778-2501
“World famous burger and coldest beer in town” Family operated and local favorite for 40 years. Casual and fun. Don’t ask for French fries.
5315 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, 941 778-0411
Inspired local island fare, craft beers in a cozy casual atmosphere. Owned by Sean Murphy of Beach Bistro. Try the tempura beets or local catch.
902 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria, (941) 251-6940
Popular family owned Sushi house featuring traditional rolls and Japanese fare in relaxed atmosphere. Located at the North end of the island at Galati’s Marina. Take a look at the million dollar yachts in the marina.