There is nothing better than eating local (and like a local) when you are on vacation. All around Anna Maria Island and Bradenton, we have restaurants with exciting menus that you won’t find anywhere else, not to mention the best fresh seafood! So, get ready to indulge yourself because here are our favorites that can be found on and off the island!
Where: 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
A vibrant beachside eatery serving up island-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Where: 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217
The best Italian restaurant on AMI offers authentic family recipes with made-from-scratch ingredients.
Where: 111 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Choose your vibe! The bar is located on the ground level below their fine dining restaurant, Bridge Street Bistro. Offers colorful scenery and exciting dishes to match.
Where: 6401 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
We can speak for everyone in Manatee county when we say that we are glad that Joey D’s is serving up a full line of Chicago stuffed pizza, traditional Chicago style thin crust pizza, and Mama D’s family recipes.
Where: 7220 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Enjoy their fun hometown atmosphere while indulging in traditional favorites like Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, and a quick slice of award-winning pizza
Where: 127 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
A lovely French taste and French Atmosphere.
Where: Click here
Winning 2020 Traveler’s Choice & 2021 Herald-Tribune Reader’s Choice, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar is known for great food & great times in a fun family-friendly atmosphere inspired by life on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Where: 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, USA
Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar (popular as BTI) is an excellent spot featuring innovative food, creative cocktails, and the best of sports and music entertainment.
Where: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236
Colombia is a branch of a long-standing local chain of outstanding traditional Spanish restaurants, dating back to 1905. With the original in Tampa’s Ybor City.
Where: 111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Island, Fl
Anna Maria Island’s premier restaurant for exquisite fresh classic American seafood, salad, and steaks. Offering ‘You Catch & We Cook’
Where: 1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
As an upscale yet casual eatery, Pier 22 is a fine dining staple in the community. Dine with an impressive menu of modern and classic dishes and gorgeous Manatee River views.
Where: 170 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
Enjoy a seasonally inspired menu that is complemented with world-class wines. If you’re busy with vacation adventures, but still want a taste of Florida dining, order a Green Box dinner one day in advance, then warm and serve wherever you like.
Where: 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
The Feast is a casual fine dining restaurant located in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. Serving up fresh seafood, steaks, salads, innovative pasta, and much more.
Where: 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Bustling, easygoing eatery with a funky 3,000-pound metal fish sculpture, serving seafood & burgers. Come here if you are looking for 100% island vibes!
Where: 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Whether you’re looking for authentic food, a great atmosphere, or mesmerizing sunsets, dine with your toes in the sand as the sun sinks below the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico.
Beach House Restaurant
Where: 200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Set on 650 feet of pristine Gulf front beach, the goal of the Beach House is to be a world-class location that adheres to the principles of sustainability and eco-consciousness while serving locally sourced menu creations. It is casual waterfront dining at its best
Where: 5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Lively, beach-themed Irish Pub with seafood, pizza, live music & outdoor seating.
Where: 3901 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Established in 1952, Skinny’s Place is full of Old Florida charm serving handcrafted burgers, hotdogs & homestyle sides in a chill spot with outdoor seats.
Where: 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Experience award-winning surfside dining on the Gulf of Mexico, where Floridian meals are elevated with art-adorned interiors or a patio with views.
Where: 4446, 3611 1st St, Bradenton, FL 34208
Sushi & tableside Hibachi are the forte of this Japanese steakhouse with casual, dark-hued decor for a unique dining experience.
Where: 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236
Seafood spot with an outdoor raw bar patio, upstairs dining room, piano bar & expansive water views. The Dining Room features an award-winning wine list and an exceptional menu featuring the region’s finest steaks, seafood, and pasta.
Where: 431 St Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
The old-world ambiance provides a warm vibe in this Continental cafe with views of St. Armands Circle.
Where: 25 N Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236
Blu Kouzina is bringing its signature, wholesome Greek cooking to the Sunshine State with traditional cuisine.
Where: 300 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
Their location in St. Armands Circle is a short swim away from Lido Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island. Take in the island vibes and stunning sunset views from the second-story dining room as you treat yourself to fresh, island inspired fare and handcrafted cocktails.
Where: 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Chart House seafood restaurant has redefined the ideal dining experience, serving seafood & steakhouse fare in a classy setting with a view.
Where: Click here
Experience the Florida Keys with a British twist. Enjoy the waterfront view while sipping on a Tropical Frozen cocktail while snacking, lunching, or dining.
Where: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221
The Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant brings so much more to the Manatee River than just a nice bite to eat with a beautiful view. This upscale-casual seafood restaurant is situated on the water with views, dockside tables & a bar. Pick your level to pick your fare.
Where: 427 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Where fabulous, inventive food and drink are better shared with friends. Enjoy creative salads, fresh local and exotic seafood, perfect steaks, beers from around the globe, and fabulous wines.
Where: Click here
Stop by and enjoy breakfast & lunch creations in a setting that exudes warmth and friendly service, time after time.
Where: 1121 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207
A favorite local chain serving American breakfasts & comfort-food lunches in a modern diner where everything is handmade, using the best ingredients available.
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This is just scratching the surface of all there is to indulge in here in Southwest Florida. This is why we personally guarantee that each time you visit, there will be something new for you to do and discover. Click here to plan your vacation today! We are here to help you have the perfect vacation getaway, by offering a wide selection of luxurious accommodations and amenities that perfectly match your needs.