Waterfront Dining


pier-22Pier 22

Pier 22 is an upscale yet casual eatery by the Bradenton marina. The best time to visit is during sunset which can be enjoyed on their riverside deck. Pier 22 has an extensive menu created to entice everyone from the casual boater to the person enjoying a night out on the town or the couple celebrating that special occasion.

1200 1st Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone:(941) 748-8087
Website: pier22dining.com

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Seafood Shack

The Seafood Shack Marina has been a Cortez landmark since 1971. Located to the north of the Cortez Drawbridge on the mainland side, The Seafood Shack Marina is fully accommodating with 68 deep water and sailboat safe slips. Plant yourself on the outdoor patio or indoors and you can still watch the boats go by on the Intracoastal Waterway while devouring fresh seafood and sipping on tropical cocktails.

4110 127th St. W., Cortez

Phone: 941-794-1235
Website: seafoodshack.com

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Swordfish Grill

Located in Historic Cortez Fishing Village. The Swordfish Grill serves up waterfront dining featuring the finest foods with exciting dishes and unique ambiance.
Located on Sarasota Bay on the fishing docks accompanied by the commercial fishing fleet as well as local charter boats, Swordfish Grill exudes a character that is the perfect mix of Old Florida and the Freshest Local Seafood.

4628 119th St. W., Cortez

Phone: 941-798-2035
Website: swordfishgrillcortez.com

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Cortez Kitchen

Old Florida fun doesn’t get much better than here, munching on a blackened mahi mahi sandwich outside on the dock of the bay with beverages from the full-liquor bar and live music by some of the best blues and roots rock bands in the region.

4528 119th St. W., Cortez

Phone: 941-798-940
Website: thecortezkitchen.com

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Anna Maria Island

waterfrontWaterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront Restaurant is a laid-back, yet upscale restaurant, located on the north end of Anna Maria Island overlooking Tampa Bay. It serves a variety of meat and seafood dishes, many of them prepared in distinctive ways. The Waterfront Restaurant is a beautiful destination for everyone looking to enjoy great food, fine wines, and world class lagers and ales.

111 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone:(941) 778-151
Website: thewaterfrontrestaurant.net

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sandbarSandbar Restaurant

The Sandbar Restaurant is a casual beachfront restaurant at the northern end of Anna Maria Island. It has a covered, open-air seating area and some tables that are actually on the sand. This is the right place if you want to enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf while having a tropical cocktail or a casual dinner.

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
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gulfdrive cafeThe Kokonut Hut

If you drive along Gulf Drive you won´t miss the Kokonut Hut´s huge tiki hut. The location is great to have a drink while enjoying the views of the Gulf, so this is mainly a location you visit for the view.

900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-1919
Website: gulfdrivetiki.com

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The Beachhouse has a large patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and features seafood and the typical island-inspired fare. 

200 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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