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Eating Out on Thanksgiving

Eating out ThanksgivingBe spoiled while spending the holidays on Anna Maria Island and visit one of the local restaurants for eating out on Thanksgiving. There are plenty of restaurants on the island and surrounding areas that will do the cooking and cleaning for you.  Relax and enjoy! You deserve it!

 

 

Island Restaurants

Anna Maria Island Beach Café (Open ALL Holidays)
4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-778-0784

Bridge Tender Inn (Open Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
941-778-4849

Sandbar (Open Easter, Thanksgiving,  Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-0444

Rod N Reel (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/ Day)
875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
941-778-1885

Waterfront (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
111 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
941-778-1515

Off  the Island

Bonefish Grill (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)7456 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
941-795-8020

Carrabba’s Italian Grill (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
2106 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207
941-755-7712

Columbia Restaurant (Open ALL Holidays)
 411 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-388-3987

Harry’s Continental Kitchen (Open Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
525 St Judes Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
941-383-0777

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant (Open Easter, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve/Day)
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228
941-383-2391

Outback Steakhouse (Open ALL Holidays)
 4402 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
941-792-1898

Pier 22 (Open ALL Holidays)
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
941-748-8087

If you are planning on gathering the family around and enjoy the holidays together consider these larger Duncan Real Estate properties for your island getaway!

Beach N Lake House
Put this brand new vacation rental with fantastic lake views and within minutes to the Gulf of Mexico on your map. Just bring your fishing pole and flip flops! This spacious 3 BD/3 BA ground level home sleeps up to 8 people and accepts pets upon approval. Its split layout is perfect for a larger family traveling with children.  Book now!

Beachwalkers
5 bedroom duplex, sleeping 10. Just across the beach in a great central Holmes Beach location. Close to everything! Book now!

Bodacious Oasis
Stunning 4 BD/2.5 BA home with private pool. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle inside and out with splendid furnishings and entertainment features. Comes with beach equipment. Quiet side street on North end. Looking to accommodate a larger party? Book Sea Mist next door to sleep 14 in total. Book now!

Seagrass Retreat
5 bedroom single family home, pool (heat included), ground level. Spread out and enjoy! Book now!

West O’Gulf
Spectacular 4 bedroom home with pool on Park Ave. Steps to beach! Relax, swim, eat, repeat! Don’t miss out on lower 2018 rates! Book now!

Beachwalkers Living Area

 

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In the Mood for Florida Cuisine?

Anna Maria Island Beachside DiningPlenty of restaurants on Anna Maria Island offer the Florida Cuisine that travelers are looking for. Vacationing here means to enjoy beautiful beaches during the day and unwind when dining at sunset. A popular variation is the “Floribbean Cuisine”. It combines Caribbean, Latin American,  classic American and European traditional elements with fresh Florida produce and seafood. 

There are also specialty stores on Anna Maria Island that offer local products like fresh fish, the famous Florida orange juice or other citrus related products. Stop by the new Farmers Market on Pine Ave by the City Pier. It offers fresh produce every Tuesday from 11am-5pm during season. If you see jumping fish in the island canals it is probably mullet. Smoked mullet is a delicacy that should be on your shopping list. Enjoy it on a great lunch sandwich or as cold dinner spread.

Here are other area typical items that you will find on the Anna Maria Island restaurant menus.

Conch Fritters: This edible marine mollusk has a mild and sweet clam-like flavor. You can order a fried version in ball shape or a tomato-based conch chowder. Pronounce it “konk” to sound like a local!

Cuban Sandwich: Derived from the influence of Cuban immigrants this tasty sandwich is a favorite lunch menu item. A buttered Cuban bread comes with sliced pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles, will then be heated and flattened with a sandwich press for a crunchy treat.

Florida Lobster: It is also called spiny or rock lobster, has no claws and offers the best meat in the tail.

Grits:  Made from hominy or coarsely ground corn grits are part of a good, old-fashioned Southern breakfast.  Cheese grits are often served as side dish for dinner.

Grouper: This is probably the most popular fish. It is firm and white and served in many variations: grilled, blackened, fried, grouper fingers, seafood quesadillas and in fish tacos. Some dishes are offered at market price. Please ask before ordering!

Gulf Shrimp: The Gulf of Mexico shrimp is tender and sweet.  Restaurants offer them in endless variations.

Hush Puppies: They are cornmeal fritters that are served as a side at lunch or dinner with seafood items like fried fish, oysters, shrimp or scallops.

Key Lime Pie: Key limes are the yellow variety from the Florida Keys which tart flavor gives a Key Lime pie the delicious taste. A Must dessert when visiting Anna Maria Island.

Mahi Mahi: Also known as Dorado or dolphin fish is a lean, sweet fish. Try the Rod ‘n Reel Pier Restaurant for lunch and order their superb Mahi-Mahi sandwich.

Snapper: The Florida Red snapper is the other favorite next to Grouper and is served pan-seared, crab-stuffed, cashew-encrusted, barbecued, baked or grilled.

Stone Crab Claws: During October through May local fishermen will set their traps. The crabs are de-clawed and returned to sea, therefore preserving a bountiful supply of claws for next seasons to come.

Please click here for information on Anna Maria Island restaurants.  Stop by or call our local Duncan Real Estate team at 941 779 0304 for more eatery tips or send us a quick message here.

 

Florida Cuisine

Scrumptious Red snapper, Florida lobster, Gulf shrimp, Stone crabs

 

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Thanksgiving Dinner on Anna Maria Island

Just about all of our vacation rentals have beautiful, full-sized kitchens.  But when you think of a beach vacation, cooking a huge meal probably isn’t on the list of things you want to do.  We came up with a list of restaurants on the island that will be open for Thanksgiving and their hours for the day.  So fill up on some of our island favorites and walk it off with a stroll in the beach! Happy Thanksgiving from our family here at Duncan Real Estate to yours! We hope you enjoy your delicious dinner and your stay here on Anna Maria Island.

The Sandbar                                    941-778-0444        12:30-9PM

Bridge Street Bistro                       941-782-1122        1-9PM

Bridge Tender Inn                         941-778-4849        12-9PM

Havana Cabana                              941-254-4999        7AM-9PM

Hurricane Hanks                            941-778-5788        11AM-2:30AM

Ocean Star Sushi                            941-778-1236        5-10PM

Gulf Drive Café                               941-778-1919        8AM-6PM

Café on the Beach                         941-778-0784        7:30AM-5PM

 

Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialists.