Bradenton Beach Restaurants

If you are coming to vacation on Anna Maria Island you are probably not staying long enough to enjoy all the different and unique restaurants that the island has to offer. Duncan Real Estate has put together some great local options. You can choose from simple pizza places to upscale French dining.

WATERFRONT DINING

ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR
200 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, Fl
(941) 778-AMOB (2662)

AMOB is a local favorite for years and has now 4 location. The latest edition is the restaurant on the Bridge Street Pier overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway. It is casual with self order at the counter and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar.

BRIDGE STREET BISTRO
111 Gulf Drive South
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 782-1122

The Bridge Street Bistro on Bradenton Beach, just to the north of Longboat Key, off the coast of Sarasota and Bradenton offers spectacular views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The atmosphere is relaxed yet refined and the attire is resort casual. Dine al fresco on the third floor terrace and enjoy the amazing sunsets while relaxing with tropical breezes and sounds of the surf. Enjoy expertly prepared cuisine at reasonable prices. Chef Keith Daum, which has overseen the best kitchens in Sarasota, Longboat Key, and St. Armand’s Circle, delivers his most outstanding menu yet, including appetizer sampler platters, lobster bisque, seafood gumbo, and specialty salads. For entrees try one their hand cut Filet Mignons or Rib Eye steaks with your choice of four preparations. For the seafood lover you have a choice of four fresh fish daily. Try the potato crusted grouper or Mahi-Mahi; or perhaps you would enjoy our mouth-watering seafood risotto. Veal, pasta, and chicken dishes are also on the menu. Don’t forget to save room for dessert: the homemade desserts are the perfect finish. This daily spectacle is a marker with a special ceremony and a complimentary ‘Green Flash’ shooter for diners. The menu is distinctly Floribbean in flavor, blending Florida seafood with the colorful fruit and vibrancy of the Caribbean.

BRIDGETENDER INN & DOCKSIDE BAR
155 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-4849

Established in 1991 The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite of locals and ‘snowbirds’ alike. Famous for its ‘old Florida’ charm, fabulous food and great entertainment, The Bridgetender boasts a casual atmosphere with world class cuisine. Located at the end of Bridge Street, this restaurant features fresh local and imported seafood, steaks, ribs, pastas along with great appetizers, hamburgers, sandwiches and munchies. Enjoy lunch or dinner at inside dining room, the patio/bar, or the dockside ‘salt life’ Floridian bar. Situated facing Sarasota Bay, the Bridge Tender Inn affords unparalleled views of the famous City of Bradenton Beach fishing pier, the clock tower, the Intracoastal water way and Sarasota Bay. There is ample parking and there is plenty of space to come by boat (Intracoastal marker #49.
Live music 7 evenings a week.

COQUINA BEACH CAFÉ
2650 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4757

Enjoy casual Gulf front dining on Coquina Beach. Daily open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also live entertainment with extended hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

GULF DRIVE CAFÉ & TIKI BAR
900 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-1919

Established in 1981, Gulf Drive Café has been a part of Anna Maria Island’s unique history for over thirty years. It sits directly on the spectacular sugar white sands and turquoise-emerald views of the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island’s south end in Bradenton Beach. A tropical family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the Café was named one of the “Best Breakfasts in Florida” by Southern Living Magazine. The newly expanded full-service bar, The Kokonut Hut (recognized by the palm thatched roof), is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail in the cool breeze. Featuring live entertainment every night, you are encouraged to dance in the sand while our bartenders whip up special concoctions. They provide generous portions, fantastic cuisine and cheerful service in a relaxed beach atmosphere. The outdoor bar is dog friendly and guests can also rent kayaks and paddle boards from Kayak Jacks on the property. The new gift shop even features a gelato station if you feel inclined to grab a treat and walk along the stunning beachfront.

THE BEACH HOUSE
200 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 779-2222

The Beach House Restaurant is located on the South end of Anna Maria Island, just west of the quaint Cortez fishing village in Bradenton Beach. Perfect for families, as The Beachhouse has plenty of room for kids to play on our newly renourished white sandy beach-while you are enjoying the sunset, a pina colada, or your favorite tropical drink with fresh Florida seafood. Owned by local restaurant Chiles Group, the Beach House offers mouth-watering appetizers, like oysters on half shell, Key West style conch fritters, tender calamari, tasty stuffed oysters, and farm salads. Locals and tourists alike rave about the King Crab legs, Sunset Salad, and the Sesame Seared Tuna. Each recipe was created by an ‘in house’ chef. Occasional live music and also famous for beach weddings. Gift shop with souvenir t-shirts etc. Open 11:30, stop seating at 9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and stop seating is at 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.

 

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH HOT SPOTS

ISLAND CREPERIE
127 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-1011

Located amongst the Shoppes on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, the Island Creperie is a French experience not to miss. Enter this cozy restaurant with décor of purple or lilac colors to put you in the French mode. The menu is full of many devine selections of many authentic French foods. Their specialty is a creative variety of crepes and other authentic French foods, sandwiches and more. Enjoy the specialty coffees and an extensive wine list. A great spot to dine along with a glass of French champagne with a romantic guest! Open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Reservations recommended.

GULF DRIVE CAFÉ
900 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-1919

Established in 1981, Gulf Drive Café has been a part of Anna Maria Island’s unique history for over thirty years. It sits directly on the spectacular sugar white sands and turquoise-emerald views of the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island’s south end. A tropical family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the Café was named one of the “Best Breakfasts in Florida” by Southern Living Magazine. The newly expanded full-service bar, The Kokonut Hut (recognized by the palm thatched roof), is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail in the cool breeze. Featuring live entertainment every night, you are encouraged to dance in the sand while our bartenders whip up special concoctions. They provide generous portions, fantastic cuisine and cheerful service in a relaxed beach atmosphere. The bar is dog friendly and guests can also rent kayaks and paddle boards from Kayak Jacks on the property. The new gift shop even features a gelato station if you feel inclined to grab a treat and walk along the stunning beachfront. Open 7 days a week, 7 AM to 9:30 PM.

 

LIVE MUSIC & NITE ENTERTAINMENT

ISLAND TIME BAR & GRILL
111 Gulf Drive South
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 782-1122

On the ground floor beneath the Bridge Street Bistro, Island Time Bar & Grill offers an open lush tropical setting, tranquil gulf breezes and a resort casual menu. Live entertainment, drink specials and beautiful tranquil Gulf views.
Sidewalk café seating now available.

BAREFOOT TIKI BAR
900 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-1919

No shirt, no shoes, no problem at this local outdoor Tiki Bar that welcomes visitors young and old to hang out and share a beer or wine, while listening to many genres of live music, sports bar, pet friendly. Hand packed Burgers, blackened Mahi fish tacos, wings, yum gumbo. Live band music Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7-10 p.m. and Sunday 4-8 p.m. (typical).

BRIDGETENDER INN & DOCKSIDE BAR
155 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-4849

This special features fresh local and imported seafood, steaks, ribs, pastas and more. Great appetizers, sandwiches and munchies. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the dining room inside, the patio/bar, or the dockside bar. Situated facing Sarasota Bay, the Bridge Tender Inn affords unparalleled views of the famous City of Bradenton Beach fishing pier, the clock tower, the Intracoastal waterway and Sarasota Bay. There is ample parking or come by boat (Intracoastal marker #49). Live band music 7 evenings a week.

 

BLUE MARLIN
121 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach
(941) 896-9737

Located in an original 1920’s cottage on historic Bridge Street the Blue Marlin is dedicated to serving only the freshest, local seafood and hearty fare, the food is terrific! The courtyard, “The Trap Yard” offers live music on the weekends and a great covered deck area.

CASUAL DINING

BLUE MARLIN
121 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 896-9737

Located in an original 1920’s cottage on historic Bridge Street where the first bridge to Anna Maria Island was located. The coastal décor with nautical ship-lamps provide cozy lighting at the intimate beer & wine bar. Although the focus of the menu at the Blue Marlin Grill is seafood, it also offers a variety of dishes including steaks, chicken & other landside features. The fish dishes include grouper, snapper, cobia & hogfish prepared many creative ways. Other favorites are their shrimp & grits, garlic shrimp, Stone Crab Mac & Cheese, fresh oysters and, of course, the daily specials. They offer Cortez chowder and tater soup, salads, starters like Cortez smoked mullet spread, shrimp egg rolls, pulled pork over scallops and other side dishes. The wine list is always changing to include new wines from boutique vineyards. Beer is on tap, with a variety of bottled beer also. The courtyard, “The Trap Yard”, offers live music on the weekends, and a great covered deck. Seating is available to accommodate romantic dining, friends, or family seating with children choices from Mini Marlin menu. Dinner only.

GULF DRIVE CAFÉ
900 Gulf Drive.
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-1919

Established in 1981, Gulf Drive Café has been a part of Anna Maria Island’s unique history for over thirty years. It sits directly on the spectacular sugar white sands and turquoise-emerald views of the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island’s south end in Bradenton Beach. A tropical family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the Café was named one of the “Best Breakfasts in Florida” by Southern Living Magazine. Their newly renovated restaurant, bar and event space covers 450 square feet of waterfront. Offering fresh Florida seafood, cocktails and other specialties, guests of this island hot spot relish the shimmering Gulf and multi-colored sunset backdrop. Eat inside or outside. Open 7 days a week 7 AM to 9:30 PM. Adjacent to the HUGE Gulf front Kokonut tiki bar! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

ISLAND CREPERIE
127 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-1011

Located amongst the Shoppes on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, Island Creperie is a French experience not to miss. Enter this cozy restaurant with décor of purple or lilac colors to get you in the French mode. The menu is full of devine selections with many authentic French foods. Their specialty is creative variety of crepes and other authentic French foods, sandwiches and more. They offer specialty coffees and extensive wine list. A great spot to dine-along with French champagne and a romantic guest! Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner. Reservations recommended.

SHARKEY’S SEAGRILL
2519 Gulf Drive N.
Bradenton Beach, Fl.
(941) 779-9151

A landmark eatery since 1998, Sharky’s offers fine dining for reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere. Sharkey’s is a big favorite with the locals. Award-winning and European-trained, Chef Anton and his wife Marie serve up great food to make any appetite happy, and it’s not hard to see why, with five different fish each day and specials including Seafood Gasparilla, Michigan pork chops, Key West grouper, clam linguini, lobster tails, and a find prime rib! Along with a nice selection of beer and wines, the full bar lends a friendly atmosphere to entice you to try their award winning margarita! Conveniently located on Gulf Drive North, in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, Sharky’s is a favorite of locals from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton and Sarasota.
Enjoy Sharky’s for an exceptional value of fine fare and live entertainment for a memorable experience. Dinner only, open until 12:00 midnight daily.

BAKERY & ICE CREAM

BIG OLAF CREAMERY
103 Gulf Dr. N.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Sweets and Eats include Italian ice, tropical smoothies, mango sorbet, peanut butter cups, malts, rum raisin, chocolate almonds, beef hot dogs, all beef hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, raspberry and blueberry cheesecake, just to name a few ways to hit your heart’s indulging desire !

TAKEOUT & DELIVERY

OMA’S PIZZA DELIVERY
201 N. Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, Fl
(941) 778-0771

Pizza whole or by the slice, Hero sandwiches, Italian dishes from calzones, lasagna, ziti to cannoli’s. Enjoy beer or wine.
Eat in, take-out or have delivered. Open 7 days 11:00 AM to midnight.

 

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