Anna Maria Island Florida

Anna Maria Island Restaurant & Bars

Restaurants, Fine Dining, Nighlife

You have to eat! Dining on Anna Maria Island is not going to kill your budget if your plan is casual drinks and dining. Plan a special fine dining night out at Beach Bistro. Our favorite? Of course grouper, stone crabs, and a beer. Burger joints are notoriously good and the Island boasts some mean barbeque and Italian. Sunset dinner on the beach with a bottle of wine? Perfection.

Oak & Stone Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

$$ - Bradenton

For a view you truly can’t beat, mouthwatering food & a great beer selection, head over to Oak & Stone. Their newest and closest location is in Downtown Bradenton, about a 25 minute drive from AMI. Oak & Stone Craft beer and artisanal pizza is what makes Oak & Stone such a hit. Oak & […]

Columbia Restaurant in St. Armands Circle

$$$ - St. Armand’s Circle

If you find yourself wandering St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, you must dine at the Columbia Restaurant. A beautiful, Spanish-style restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner. Columbia Restaurant There are multiple Columbia Restaurant locations throughout Florida. 7 locations to be exact including the one in TPA Their original location in Ybor City is […]

Danny’s Pizzeria – Best New York Style Pizza in the Area

$ - Bradenton

I can not stress enough to tourists that the best pizza in the local area is Danny’s Pizzeria in Bradenton. Sure, there are some places on the Island that make a good pizza, but Danny’s is THE BEST! It is absolutely worth the 15 minute car ride into town. Danny’s Pizzeria Originally established in New […]

The Chart House on Longboat Key

$$$ - Longboat Key

Enjoy a special date night dinner at one of the finest waterfront restaurants on Longboat Key, the Chart House. With a fantastic menu and stunning views of the Gulf waters & Sarasota Bay, it’s no wonder this place is so popular! Chart House Open for dinner everyday of the week, The Chart House also has […]

Shore Restaurant on Longboat Key

$$$ - Longboat Key

The spot on Longboat Key where Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant once sat is now the beautiful Shore Restaurant. While the Shore is a new addition to Longboat, this is actually the Shore’s second location. The original Shore Restaurant is in St. Armands Circle. The Shore Restaurant Originally starting off as a retail clothing store in […]

Panera Bread – A Bakery-Café Chain Restaurant

$$ - Bradenton

Bagels, sandwiches, soups, and more! These are the things that make Panera Bread such a popular establishment through the United States. This bakery-café chain is perfect for a quick bite to eat without making too much of a nutritional sacrifice. Panera Bread The closest location to Anna Maria Island would be their new location on […]

Basil’s Flame Broiled Chicken & Ribs

$ - Bradenton

Sometimes you need a quick, decent meal that doesn’t consist of greasy fast food or pizza.  That’s where Basil’s Flame Broiled Chicken & Ribs comes in handy. Basil’s is a fantastic choice for HEALTHY “fast food”, and is just a fifteen minute drive from Anna Maria Island. Basil’s Flame Broiled Chicken & Ribs If you’re […]

Harry’s Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key

$$$ - Longboat Key

For some great coastal cuisine using local seafood and fresh ingredients, stop by Harry’s Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key. Harry’s has been around since 1979 and the restaurant currently serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Harry’s Continental Kitchens Now Harry’s isn’t just a restaurant. There is actually the deli, and the corner store in the […]

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant on Longboat Key

$$$ - Longboat Key

An “Old Florida” feel, fresh seafood, and a beautiful location. All of this is what makes Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant such a successful establishment. You can find Mar Vista on the north end of Longboat Key, and you can get there by car, or by boat. The choice is yours. Open for lunch and dinner […]

The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill

$$ - Cortez

Open for business since 1971, and accessible by both land and sea. The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill in Cortez is truly a local landmark. This establishment features a 68-slip marina, a wonderful outdoor waterfront patio, and a fantastic event space that can hold about 300 guests! The Seafood Shack Combining lovely water views […]