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Celebration of Thanksgiving with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. For millions of Americans it is a time to celebrate the fall harvest and give thanks for blessings of the past year.
When you think of Thanksgiving, what images come to mind? Roast turkey?
For some, it is roast turkey with the family gathering around the table for Dad’s famous gravy, watching football, football and more football, or perhaps the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
For others, it means spending Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island — in a warm climate, with tropical cocktails, soft, sugar white sand beaches and where every hour is “happy hour.”
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For those of you that have already chosen one of our beautiful vacation homes, it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner. You might choose to prepare your favorite recipes using the fully stocked kitchen in your vacation home. We have everything you need to prepare the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner.
Or, you may want to enjoy the comfort of your accommodations, but don’t necessarily want to cook, here are some options available to you. You can order an entire Thanksgiving meal from Publix supermarket located in Holmes Beach or The Fresh Market just off Anna Maria Island on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. Both offer a great variety for your Thanksgiving feast. And, for your convenience you can order on-line and choose to pick-up or have it delivered right to your door. Also, consider Boston Market or Cracker Barrel, I have more on these below.
 
Preparing a Thanksgiving meal can take hours, sometimes even days, depending on what dishes you’re preparing and how many people you’re serving. If you’re like me and would rather leave the cooking to the professionals, consider making a reservation at one of these popular restaurants.
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Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe (4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-0784) For a unique beachside Thanksgiving dinner, head over to the Beach Cafe located on Manatee Public Beach. Their family friendly Thanksgiving Buffett with all the “fixings” is available between 12:00 and 5:00 pm for just $19.99. Menu items to order will be offered as well. Enjoy Thanksgiving blessings while basking in the warm Florida sunshine and listening to the relaxing sound of the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe offers casual gulf front patio and indoor dining on beautiful Holmes Beach.
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Boston Market (5002 Cortez Road West, Bradenton 941-792-8366)
Boston Market offers a full menu of Thanksgiving food order for carry-out, delivery or dine-in from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. In addition to sliced turkey breast and rotisserie chicken, choose from holiday sides, appetizers and whole pies.
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Bridge Street Bistro (111 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach, 941-782-1122) makes it easy to enjoy Thanksgiving with a buffet dinner from 12:00 to 8:00 pm. Selections include salad, cheese display, turkey, prime rib, pan crusted salmon and your choice of 3 plated desserts. Adult $29.95 Child under 12 $14.95.
Reservations highly recommended.
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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (2203 Cortez Road West, Bradenton 941-778-0000) The restaurant chain states “Thanksgiving is a specialty.” Offering a special “Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressin” Thanksgiving meal for dine in guests from 11:00 am -10:00 pm. Heat n’ serve and to-go meals can be ordered as soon as 24 hours in advance.
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Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen (5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-238-6264) will feature a three-course menu from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Special chef’s selection include, salad/soup/duck confit, turkey/grouper/sea scallop/braised rib/vegan shepherd’s pie, lemon butter cake/bread pudding/pumpkin cheesecake bar/artisanal cheese plate. To reserve, call (941) 238-6262 or through OpenTable.
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Marina Jacks (2 Marina PlazaSarasota 941-365-4232 ext 4) A short drive from Anna Maria Island you can dine and celebrate with sweeping views of Sarasota Bay. Starting at 11:00 am, the Main Dining Room will offer holiday specials throughout the day. Their dinner menu will also be featured. Specials will include a Traditional Roasted Turkey with Mashed Potatoes, Savory Herb Sausage Stuffing, Gravy, Green Bean Almondine and Cranberry Sauce for $27. Other Specials will include a Pepper Crusted Prime Rib served with Horseradish Sauce and Au Jus for $33. Rock Lee will be performing on the Piano Bar starting at 6:00 pm. Live music at 4:00 pm by the band Kettle of Fish will be featured on the Blue Sunshine Patio Bar. If you prefer to combine dinner with a boat cruise there will be two holiday cruises featured. Times are 1-3-5 and 7:00 pm featuring live music from Dan Crawford. The special buffet menu features Caesar Salad, Roasted Turkey with trimmings, Pan Seared Mahi with a Saffron Cream Sauce, Pumpkin Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Chocolate Fudge Cake. Both cruises are priced at 59.95 per adult, and 39.95 for children ages 3-9, plus tax and service charge.
Reservations are Required 941-365-4232 Ext 4.
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Pier 22 Restaurant (1200 First Avenue West, Bradenton 941-748-8087) casual fine dining in downtown Bradenton with a view of the riverfront. Thanksgiving menu includes a mix of everyone’s traditional food favourites. The Thanksgiving meal is from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Call for reservations at 941-748-8087.
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ZOTA Beach Resort (Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 941-248-1207) Thanksgiving day buffet brunch from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm $49.95 for adults, $24.95 for children 4-11) at the resort’s Viento Kitchen + Bar. Featuring carved, roasted turkey breast, honey-baked ham, a smoked salmon display, grilled lemon pepper chicken, a chilled seafood bar and chef attended omelet station. A full bar will be offered; upgrade a meal with bottomless mimosas for an extra $10.
Reservations are required. 941-248-1207zotabeachresort.com.
 
What do you do after a big meal on Thanksgiving?
Well, it’s time to Black Friday shop! Black Friday is the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Holiday shopping season. What can be more fun than joining people as they run from store to store in search of the best deals, looking to snag deep discounts. With the area malls and individual stores offering extended hours you can head to the outlet mall in Ellenton or University Parkway in Sarasota for some sure to be great deals.
But, what about those of us who don’t like crowds, and would rather just enjoy the beach? The Monday following Thanksgiving is Cyber Monday so if you choose to avoid the crazy crowds you can do all your shopping online. Thank goodness for the internet!
 
While there is a lot to do, eat, and buy during what might be your first Thanksgiving with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals, it is important for us to remember what the original intent of the holiday was — to give thanks and to count our blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals!
 
Note: Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals offers the above company names and affiliated links as suggestions only. We are not receiving commissions from any of the above and are listing them only to assist our guests. We recommend services that we or close friends and family have experienced.
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Awesome ways to Celebrate Father’s Day on Anna Maria Island 

To celebrate Father’s Day on June 16th – yep, THIS Sunday – The one thing most dads want is to spend time with their kids. This Father’s Day, forgo traditional gifts and give him a keepsake he will always remember. Make June 16th all about fun experiences and quality time together.
Here are a few things to do with Dad while vacationing on Anna Maria Island …
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Take a Segway Tour: Fun for the whole family, you can enjoy a guided tour.
Rent Bikes, Scooters or Golf Carts: What a fun way to explore the Island. Pick your riding style and enjoy your tour. Any of these rentals are such a fun way to explore the island. Rent them for the half day, day, or even the week. Don’t forget to stop along the way and treat Dad to some ice cream 🍦
Parasailing: A great way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Anna Maria Island. Parasailing is truly a once in a lifetime experience and a wonderful way to celebrate with Dad. 
Kayak or Paddle Board: Choose from single and tandem kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Consider an Eco Paddle Tours, they are also available.
Jet-ski: Jet skis offer the thrill of flying across the water and allow you to see unique views of Anna Maria Island. You will get the chance to see all kinds of aquatic wildlife exploring the Gulf of Mexico or Intra-coastal waterway. 
Guided Boat Tour: Eco Tours, Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Private Tours, Dolphin and Whale Watching…so many choices, might be best to let Dad pick 😉
Rent a Boat: Considering a boat rental? Be your own captain and rent a pontoon boat for a half day or full day rental. It’s such a fun way to explore the waters of Anna Maria on your own with family and friends. Captains and private charters are also available.
Sunset Cruise: Any evening is a good evening for a beautiful sunset cruise aboard one of Anna Maria’s lovely tour boats like the Anna Maria Explorer or Island Pearl.
Aircraft Flying: See the beauty of the Island from the sky. Take a ride on the amazing Light Sport Aircraft flying along the beaches of Anna Maria. Book Dad’s flight today. 
Fishing Charter: Book your fishing trip for renowned Anna Maria Island charter fishing and cruise along the local waters with an experienced captain.
To book any of the above services, call Julie at —> Book a Little Sunshine.
Not only will you receive excellent service and be well taken care off, Book a Little Sunshine will make it an experience you will never forget. Make sure you tell them you’re staying with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals to receive a discounted rate.
Call 941-524-4275 for more information or book online.
Treat Dad to Ice Cream: Before or after your adventure or an after dinner treat. Do you know the best Ice Cream place on the island? Island Scoops at 103 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. You really must try it, we guarantee Dad will thank you.
Take Dad out to dinner: As the old saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Is that really true? I think so … good food creates memories, makes the heart grow fonder, and makes for good dinner table conversations. Treat Dad on Father’s Day at any of the fine restaurants Anna Maria Island offers.
Here are a few of our favourites that we’re sure Dad will like too —
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Beach House – 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
The Beach House is a world-class restaurant is just a few minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals located directly on the beach. You will find waterfront dining with a laid-back casual atmosphere featuring air-conditioned indoor seating as well as climate friendly outdoor seating. Serving superb, fresh seafood as well as other fabulous entrees the Beach House is a top choice when dining on Bradenton Beach. If you are planning dinner at this gulf-front restaurant you will have the perfect spot to watch a beautiful Anna Maria Island sunset.
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Sandbar Restaurant – 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria
Inside and outside dining, literally yards from the water. Enjoy being seated around a table with your feet in the sand while your food is being prepared creatively and with a wait staff that’s friendly and prompt. Sound inviting? If you are looking for a truly locally sourced dining experience we recommend the Sandbar restaurant. Goods grown in their own farm, serving fish fresh from the docks at Cortez and they make their own breads. Their menu features picked and plated produce, locally grown clams and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
If you are looking to start Dad’s day with brunch? Sunday brunch will be served starting at 10:00 am at the Sandbar.
Dinner will be served at both the Beach House and the Sandbar.
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The Moose is calling all Fathers! The Anna Maria Island Moose invites you to visit on Sunday June 16th where you can relax inside or kick back and enjoy some sunshine on their outdoor patio or rooftop terrace. And, Dad will receive a drink on them!
The Moose Lodge has special craft beer taps…maybe 10 on tap…I think that’s more than any other Island establishment?!
The Moose Lodge
110 Gulf Dr. South
Bradenton Beach, Fl. 34217
941-778-4110
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Waterfront Restaurant – 111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 
Anna Maria’s waterfront casual dining restaurant with a touch of class. It’s slightly higher end than most places in the area, but we think it’s worth it. You can sit outside and enjoy the waterfront gulf view, be seated inside, or on the back patio. Reservations are accepted for inside dining. Patio seating is first come first serve. We recommend their fish tacos, fresh Snapper and the Grouper is fabulous. As well, the Kale and Brussels Sprouts salad is excellent! Great food with fabulous craft cocktails and for dessert their delicious key lime pie … a perfect place to treat Dad! 
 
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Celebrating Mom On Mother’s Day — Anna Maria Island – Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals

Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to take your Mom to Anna Maria Island and a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day — and spoiling Mom on her special day makes for an even more memorable vacation. Would Mom like to take a cooking class, play a round of golf, or simply relax surrounded by her family? On Anna Maria Island you can celebrate all the things that your mom loves most.
Staying with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals is a nice way to reward and say thank-you to Mom and the following Mom-friendly ideas will really put a smile on her face for Mother’s Day.
 
Special Mother’s Day Boat Cruise aboard the Anna Maria Princess with live music and flowers and a free mimosa for Mom!
Sunday, May 12, 11:30 am departure
  • Adult: $32.10
  • Senior: $26.75
  • Child (10 and under): $21.40
Location and Contact Information : The Anna Maria Princess is docked at the Bradenton Beach Marina
402 Church Avenue North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Call: 941-778-2288
Bradenton Beach Marina is a resort marina located just off the Intracoastal Waterway on beautiful Anna Maria Island. The Bradenton Beach Marina is easy to find, only a few minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals.
 
Segway and Beach Market Tour
Join Segs by the Sea for a Mother’s Day Coquina Beach Market tour. This 90 minute excursion will take participants along Anna Maria Island’s Coquina Trail. With a stop at the Coquina Beach Market tour participants will have an opportunity to explore and shop. Mothers ride 1/2 price.
For Information visit — bookalittlesunshine.com
Or call: Julie @ 941-524-4275
 
Beach Market at Coquina Beach from 10-4:00 this Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019.
You will find unique items from local artists, arts and crafts, jewelry, fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, herbs and teas, local honey, plants, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, photography, woodworking, health and beauty items, and more! Watch local artisans creating and find that perfect souvenir of your trip to Anna Maria Island, Florida. Enjoy the live music compliments of the talented AMI String band as they stroll the market from 10:30 -2:30. View the beautiful white sand beach and relax with eats and drinks on the deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at Coquina Café. The Beach Market is located at 2650 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach. Getting there is easy. You can walk or ride the FREE trolley to the market or drive and park in the FREE parking lot. The market is stroller, walker and wheelchair accessible.
 
1/2 OFF Sundaes from Island Scoops — Treat Mom to some ice cream at Island Scoops – Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Help mom celebrate in the most delicious way possible — with Island Scoops special 1/2 OFF Sundaes for mother’s. Over half dozen Sundaes to choose from to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day.
 
Sarasota Jungle Gardens — 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL
Approximately 20 minutes from Anna Maria Island, Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a perfect place to celebrate Mom together as a family.
Moms and Grandmoms get a special deal on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12. With the purchase of any full-priced same-day admission, Mom or Grandmom receive free admission for both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the lush, tropical botanical gardens on 10 acres in the heart of Sarasota. You can follow the winding trails and Interact with the animals and enjoy various animal shows and performances.
Admission is free for children three and under; $12.99 for children 4-16; $17.99 for adults and $16.99 for seniors 65 and older. The Gardens are open 10 am – 5 pm
Visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens web site at www.sarasotajunglegardens.com or call (941)355-5305 for more information.
 
Looking for somewhere special to take Mom for lunch or dinner? Here are a few of our favourites —
 
The Beach House – 200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL
The Beach House will be serving chef inspired dishes from their dinner menu starting at 11:30 am both inside and outside on the newly renovated waterfront deck. Mom will love her favourite cocktail in the sunken lounge area or outside bar. With a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico and only a few minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals this is a fabulous choice of venue to celebrate Mom.
Reservations: 941-778-2222; groupersandwich.com
 
Blue Marlin – 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL
A cottage from the 1920s transformed into a top spot for skillfully prepared sea creatures brought over from the docks of nearby Cortez Village. Blue Marlin serves fabulous craft cocktails and other fun drinks and after dinner enjoy live music outside in the Trap Yard.
941-896-9737; bluemarlinami.com
 
Eat Here – 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 
Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with some special treats from Eat Here’s award winning chef. We’re sure Mom will enjoy her delicious meal along with her complimentary drink.
941-778-0411; eathereflorida.com
 
Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus – 3246 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL
This beloved restaurant has an enchanting, Old World setting to go with its authentic wiener schnitzel and other traditional German dishes. Pair your food selection with steins brimming with genuine German beer. We’re certain Mom won’t be the only one that will love this place!
941-778-1320; schnitzel.house
 
The Sandbar – 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, FL
The Sandbar Restaurant is having their Jazz Brunch at 10:00 am with music provided by the Al Hixon Jazz Band. Dinner will start at 1:00 pm featuring a special menu to treat Mom. Toes in the sand dining is a perfect way to celebrate Mom’s special day.
Phone: 941-778-0444; sandbar.groupersandwich.com
 
Waterfront Restaurant — 111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Island, FL
This fabulous restaurant with authentic Old Florida vibes is located on the north end of the island just across the street from the bay. Indoor or Courtyard dining is available. On a clear day, you can see the Skyway Bridge.  We have only had the best meals here and this is a place our family frequents often. The Waterfront offers daily specials and pride themselves on serving fresh local ingredients when available, as well as an array of well appointed Craft Cocktails.
Reservations recommended 941-778-1515; thewaterfrontrestaurant.net
 
Aside from the above suggestions, Mom can make the most of Mother’s Day on Anna Maria Island by relaxing on the beach or by the pool, followed by a comfortable evening in her luxury accommodations with private lanai. It’s all part of a great Mother’s Day with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals.
Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers!
 
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Celebrating VALENTINE’S DAY On ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals

Did you know that in America, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to dine out? Valentine’s Day is the most romantic dining holiday of the year and right around the corner, so let us, Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals help you prepare. Anna Maria Island is the perfect vacation destination with the best dining options, perfect whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, best friend, or family.We’ve combed through the most romantic restaurants in the area to select our favorites based on personal and guest reviews, menu, service, and ambiance.
To help you choose the perfect spot, here is a list, in alphabetical order of our favourites for romantic dining on Anna Maria Island:
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Beach Bistro – 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-6444
Take a five-star cuisine, five star attentiveness, refined but nicely understated cozy atmosphere looking right out at the Gulf of Mexico and you’ve got one over-the-top Valentine’s Day experience. Enjoy dishes like Grilled Swordfish, Roasted Maple Leaf Duckling, Rack of Lamb embellished with port wine and roasted asparagus all with some culinary flourishes that go above and beyond. For dessert try the Chocolate Truffle Terrine or Key Lime Pie, delicious!
You can savour a beautiful dinner in their dining room or outside on the beach with your toes in the sand while enjoying amazing food and a beautiful sunset.
Many consider this to be the finest dining experience in the area. Some guests have told us it is a little pricey, but they go on to tell us the food is worth every penny. If you’re looking to impress your significant other this might be the place!
Note: If you don’t make it here for Valentine’s Day, don’t worry, the Beach Bistro is romantic year round.
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Beach House – 200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach 941-779-2222
If all you did was sit at one of the tables and drink a glass of water, you would enjoy yourself. Fortunately, with Chef Will’s creativity the Beach House offers so much more than that. Offering delicious dishes all with an emphasis on sustainability and local ingredients, picked produce from their own farm and fresh from the Gulf seafood.
Located directly on the beach with indoor and outdoor dining and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. Dine with your toes in the sand, listening to live music and enjoy a relaxing evening as you watch the sunset over the Gulf.
Note: This is one of my personal favourite restaurants on Anna Maria Island.
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Blue Marlin Grill – 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737
Located in an original 1920s cottage on historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
The Blue Marlin is known on Anna Maria Island for their quality, fresh, local seafood and offers fine dining without that “stuffy” feeling. The restored beach cottage decor is a perfect combination of classic yet nautical and chic, a lovely atmosphere. The wall art blends well with the nautical ship lamps which provide a warm, relaxing feeling.
You will enjoy their appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Blue Marlin is a special place for a special meal.
Note: Reservations are a must! Parking can be a problem. It is about a five minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals or you can take the Free Island Trolley or tips for service Monkey Bus.
After dinner take a romantic walk on the pier at the East end of Bridge Street.
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Bridge Street Bistro – 222 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach 941- 782-1122
The Bridge Street Bistro main dining room, is located on the 3rd floor and boasts panoramic views of the gulf with indoor and terrace seating.
Watch the sunset while enjoying expertly prepared cuisine. The entrees, including Grouper, Cedar Planked Salmon, Duck and Filet Mignon, are delicious, but the chocolate beyond reason for dessert is the ultimate indulgence.
Note: it is very easy to confuse this dining area with their sister restaurant, Island Time Bar and Grill which is downstairs.
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Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen – 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 941-238-6264
Valentine’s Dinner 2019 from 4 PM – 10 PM Three Course Prix Fixe Menu
Enjoy a romantic dinner at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen with a Three Course Prix Fixe Menu. You will find a variety of options in all three courses that are sure to please everyone. For your second course/entree you can select, Seared Sea Scallop & BBQ Pork Belly, Colorado Rack of Lamb, Peruvian Surf & Turf or Red Snapper Ramen. 
The food and service here is good and the attmosphere is nice. They have a beautiful patio overlooking the canal that you can watch the boats come in-and-out.
For reservations call 941-238-6264 or book on OpenTable through their website.
Note: Located at Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club
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French Table – 103 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach 941-779-1930
If you’re looking for romance, you can never go wrong with a nice French restaurant. And, if cozy and quaint is what you’re looking for, French Table should get your reservation. French Table is a small family business serving authentic French food and the atmosphere is incredibly pleasant. The food, especially their homemade bread, Scallops and Shrimp, Duck, Pate Carbonara Fettuccini and dessert are delicious. We have found the portions are a little smaller, but they do leave you feeling satisfied. This is definitely a place where you’ll want to take your time and enjoy this little gem.
Note: Parking is limited, but the French Table is less than a five minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals. Highly recommend making a reservation.
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Isola Bella Italian Eatery – 5904 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941-242-5309
Who doesn’t like Italian food? It’s always good, when you head to Isola Bella on Anna Maria Island. A small family run restaurant serving real Sicilian cuisine made with fresh ingredients, from simple and authentic recipes, with a wine list selected accordinglyThe dishes are authentically prepared and served by a wonderful Sicilian family. They even make their own pasta! You can feel the Love they pour into their foods! 
Notethis restaurant has only been open for approximately 1 Year and the food seems to taste better every time we go.
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Waterfront Restaurant  111 Bay Blvd. South, Anna Maria 941-778-1515
This beautiful, upscale restaurant is known for cuisine inspired by seasonal flavors and the finest ingredients. Whether you prefer shrimp, scallops, salmon or steak there is no end to delicious dishes served at this waterfront restaurant. And, their handcrafted cocktails are the best!
Indoor and outdoor seating is available. The indoor seating is quite charming, lending itself to a lovely romantic atmosphere. There is outdoor seating at the front of the restaurant overlooking the water as well as outdoor patio seating to the back. You will find both are cozy and casual.
Note: This is a very popular restaurant on Anna Maria Island so call now for a reservation. They might already be fully booked for Valentine’s Day, but any day is a good day to dine at the Waterfront.
One of the key ingredients to having a romantic evening out on Valentine’s Day is choosing the right restaurant. The above restaurants are all conveniently located in proximity to Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals. We think you will enjoy any one of them, but to ensure that you make the right choice, please, call them ahead to make your reservations and also to make sure the menu can accommodate any special dietary needs.
Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals are honoured that you have chosen us to provide you with the most memorable vacation and hope that your Valentine’s Day dinner is one to be to remembered. ❤
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Note: Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals offers the above company names and affiliated links as suggestions only. We are not receiving commissions from any of the above and are listing them only to assist our guests. We recommend services that we or close friends and family have experienced.
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Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – Latest News from The Sandbar, Beach House & Mar Vista Restaurants

A family of three Waterfront Restaurants featuring fresh seafood, Old Florida Charm offering breathtaking views.
The Beach House Restaurant is the closest of the three, just a three minute walk south of Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island Florida 34217. Families will enjoy the Beach House where their kids can play on the beach while you enjoy the sunset, a tropical drink and fresh Florida seafood. The Beach House is an award-winning location for beach weddings, receptions or any special event.
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The beachfront Sandbar Restaurant on the North end of Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from their dining room or outdoor covered deck. The Sandbar is one the most popular places on Anna Maria Island where you can dine with yours toes in the sand.
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The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub is approximately 2 miles south of us, located on the North end of Longboat Key in the heart of historic Longboat Village. Arrive by boat (Intracoastal mile marker 39) or by car to enjoy fresh Florida seafood inside the quaint dining room or on our outdoor covered deck overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay.
Some recent news from these fabulous restaurants:
  • Stone Crab Season is here — Stone Crabs are back in full force. Beach House, Sandbar and Mar Vista all have these environmentally friendly and delicious crab claws in stock most nights. Supply is of course based on the success of the local crabbing fleet, but so far, they have been able to keep up with demand.
  • There is something new on the Beach House menu. The Beach House Torpedo Sandwich, looks like a sure way to take care of your hunger. The sandwich features Bob Woods’ Sausage on a house-made hoagie roll with a side of house-made pickled relish and house-made potato chips. Sounds yummy!
  • The next time you dine at the Beach House enjoy a New Shopping Experience. The Beach House team has been working extra hours to make your shopping experience at the Beach House extra special. You will find all new items just in time for the coming holiday season. They have worked hard and have done an amazing job of making your shopping easier. Come take a look, I think you will agree!
  • Extended Savings at Mar Vista – While it has ended at the Sandbar and the Beach House, the $10 off of $30 promotion has been extended at Mar Vista through the end of November. To print your coupon, go to: //www.marvistadining.com/november
  • Now, for those of you that have been asking about Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: The Sandbar, Mar Vista and the Beach House will again be following their past tradition and all three restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. This allows their employees to spend the day celebrating with their families and enjoying a wonderful holiday. They will re-open on the Friday after Thanksgiving with normal hours of operation.
  • We are all looking for ways to make gift shopping easier and the Beach House, Sandbar and Mar Vista Restaurants offers you a simple way to get an early start on your Christmas shopping with this great offer. A great Christmas Gift Idea that everyone on your list will love and just another reason to visit any three of our favourite restaurants on Anna Maria Island. For every $100 you buy in gift cards, you get a $25 bonus gift card and the cards are good at all three locations. The Holiday Gift Card Sale Promotion ends January 7, 2019. Be sure to order by December 16 for Christmas Eve delivery. Gift cards to the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista are always available at all three restaurants, you can also buy them online at – https/:beachstore.groupersandwich.com/gift-cards E-Gift Cards are available instantly. Email, print or redeem directly on your mobile phone. Mailed Gift Cards – Available from their online store. You will be mailed a plastic gift card and shipping is free.
  • The Chiles Restaurant Group, owner of the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista restaurants gives back to the community. Ed Chile’s knows the value of investing and giving back to the community. The group recently supported the Drink Pink Campaign and sold 1,317 pink drinks in October. For every drink sold they promised to donate $1 to We Care Manatee, therefore, donating $1,300. They will also be donating $1,317 to support breast health services for local women who otherwise couldn’t afford these services. So grateful to their guests, they publicly thanked them for embracing this great fundraiser. Way to go The Chile’s Group!
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While vacationing with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals be sure to dine at one or all of these three restaurants and discover for yourself why these “Old Florida” restaurants are favorites for locals and tourists alike.
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2018 – OCTOBER IS RESTAURANT MONTH – BRADENTON, ANNA MARIA ISLAND, LONG BOAT KEY 

While spending your holiday with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals-601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 whether you are soaking up the beautiful Florida sunshine on the beach or at the pool, jet skiing, shopping or listening to live music on Bridge Street don’t miss out on these restaurant deals. These deals are available until October 31st so it’s not too late! Enjoy local dining with beautiful sunsets, handcrafted cocktails and uniques flavours while saving big. Dine at any of these great restaurants, some of the many amazing restaurants our area has to offer.
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Anna Maria Oyster Bar — 941-778-2662 — 200 Bridge Street (Historic Bridge Street Pier) Bradenton Beach
Service is good and food is amazing. Lots of options from seafood to burger to chicken there is something for everyone. The desserts are fabulous! It is directly on the bay and offers beautiful views from the outdoor seating on the pier.
Amazing Promotion —
$5 TWO FISH TACOS AND MARGARITA
• Available all day at AMOB on the Pier.
• Available from 11am-4pm at Landside, Cortez, and Ellenton.
• 21+ up only.
$5 ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES
• Available only at AMOB on the Pier from 8-11 am daily.
$5 BUD LIGHT PITCHERS
• Ice cold and available all day at all locations.
• 21+ up only.
$14.99 LOBSTER MANIA
• Available daily at AMOB on the Pier
• Available at Landside, Cortez, and Ellenton on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays while supplies last.
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Beach House Restaurant — 941-779-2222 — 200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach
This is one of the best places to dine on Anna Maria Island. Located right on the beach with the most amazing view, a wonderful out door sunken lounge and sandy beach dining area. Fantastic food, friendly staff and perfect location! They also have a cute lobby shop selling beachwear items at good prices.
The Sandbar 941-778-0444 — 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria
This place is a gem tucked away at the North end of Anna Maria Island. Parking is limited, but they do offer valet service. You won’t be disappointed dining right on the beach with a glorious view of the ocean. The food is always fresh and delicious, and the service is prompt and friendly. A perfect place to experience delicious dining with the magnificent Gulf of Mexico sunsets.
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub 941- 383-2391 — 760 Broadway Street, Long Boat Key
You can feel the “Old Florida charm” when dining at Mar Vista. It’s really hard to beat having dinner under the buttonwood mangroves at the water’s edge. Watching the boats pulling up to the dock makes for a perfect setting. They have a variety of menu options, but their clam chowder is outstanding and the coconut shrimp salad is delicious. A relaxing atmosphere with a gorgeous view.
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*Beach Bistro — 941-778-6444 — 6600 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Beach Bistro is Anna Maria Island’s premiere dining destination. It sits directly on the beautiful white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and the view from the dining room is absolutely gorgeous. It is unassuming from the outside, but the inside dining room decor is intimate and certainly fine dining. Beach Bistro is a top 20 ZAGAT restaurant in the United States with an internationally acclaimed chef that consistently prepares impeccable and perfectly presented meals. From fresh Gulf Seafood and Prime American Beef and Domestic American Lamb the Beach Bistro has earned it a reputation for the Best Food in Florida.
*Eat Here — 941-778-0411 — 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Eat Here is the little sister restaurant to the Beach Bistro. The menu offers a variety of dishes from tacos and pizza to more sophisticated fares. The presentation of each plate is very nice and the portions are generous. You will enjoy a relaxed Island atmosphere with seating inside or outside on their patio.
*The Doctor’s Office — 941-213-9926 — 5312 Holmes Blvd. unit B Holmes Beach
The Doctor’s Office is Anna Maria Island’s best new craft cocktail bar.
The Doctor’s Office like it’s name is a former physician’s office. The theming is carried through the decor such as vintage medical charts and the cocktail list have clever medicine names. The bartenders are very talented mixologists and familiar with any request you might have. On our most recent visit we enjoyed listening to a singer perform to prerecorded music. The space is small and it does get a little crowded, but it is a fun, upbeat place to go. Enjoy cocktails, local beer and bar fare every evening from 5 until mid-night.
*Mention their promotion and say “Sure is HOT” for a FREE drink!
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Wicked Cantina — 941-281-2990 — 101 7th St N, Bradenton Beach, Florida
Right across from the beach and about a two minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals. Enjoy a terrific view of the gulf from the outdoor deck as well as from inside and live music every night. Their home made guacamole is delicious and the margaritas are the best! This restaurant has a wonderfully casual atmosphere, complimented by a warm and friendly staff. A great place to enjoy dinner and make sure to try their key lime pie…amazing! This place is not one to miss!
While you’re there, ask about their October promotion.
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Seafood Shack — 941- 794-1235 — 4110 127th Street West, Cortez
A great casual waterfront restaurant. Good food and great location. Enjoy watching the boats pass by on the intercostal waterway. 
*The Seafood Shack in Cortez wants you to #ThinkPink, #DrinkPink this October in support of the Breast Health Services at We Care Manatee. They will donate $1 for every Boob-Berry Lemonade sold during the month of October to We Care Manatee.
The Boob-Berry Lemonade packs a little punch with Stoli vodka infused with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, freshly squeezed lemonade and a splash of soda. The Shack donates $1 for each Boob-Berry Lemonade purchased. The Breast Health Services at We Care Manatee is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer through research. The funding aids research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and breast cancer survival.
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Call to inquire about other promotions 941.794.1235
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Waterfront Restaurant – 941-778-1515 – 111 S Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
The Waterfront Restaurant is located at the North end of Anna Maria Island in a freestanding cottage offering indoor and outdoor patio dining. The interior has recently been updated but, maintains the Old Florida feel. This is one of our favourite restaurants on Anna Maria Island. Very pleasant surroundings with a view of the bay and the food is amazing. Good menu with plenty of options – seafood, beef, chicken. Very cordial staff that are attentive to service needs.
*Come to the Waterfront Restaurant and mention the promotion of Bradenton Area CVB to receive 20% OFF your entire bill!*
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Small Town Creamery – 941-213-9107 – 5404 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island
An outstanding ice cream shop with a delicious assortment of desserts. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Friendly staff, plenty of ice cream choices and reasonable prices. They also sell fudge, wine popcicles, candy and some toys. A fun environment!
-Small Town Creamery’s October Fudge Special.  Buy 1 pound of fresh
homemade fudge and get a ½ lb free!
-Fall in Florida means it’s time to enjoy Maple Walnut and Penuchi Fudge
(Brown Sugar Fudge with a hint of maple
-Halloween Wiffer Sniffers are here!  Limited quantities available.
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Swordfish Grill and Tiki Bar — 941-798-2035 — 4628 119th Street, Cortez
A waterfront restaurant right on Sarasota Bay, in Cortez Village, Florida’s oldest active fishing village. A very casual “local” atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating featuring LIVE music nine times a week. Food is fresh and service is good.
Mention this promotion for Happy Hour ALL DAY Monday through Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm. This deal includes $2 off all cocktails and house wines and $1 off all beer
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Last, but certainly not least, as part of this October promotion don’t miss your chance to give the ultimate beach vacation to your friends or family. While dining at any participating area restaurant, post a picture of yourself enjoying the food to Facebook or Instagram with #DineCoastal to win a five-night stay in the Bradenton Area complete with round trip airfare and restaurant vouchers! Good luck!!
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FILL YOUR GLASS WITH SUMMER FUN AT EAT HERE RESTAURANT 

Looking for a great place to dine on Anna Maria Island?
One of our favourite restaurants on the Island is Eat Here located at 5315 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
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Eat Here is changing things up with a new summer dining menu. Offering refreshing summer dining options with smaller portions along with a smaller price. Almost everything on their menu will have a lighter cost option. Some summertime tastes to try, Vichysoisse, chilled beet, watermelon and feta salads, along with other preparations.
The menu isn’t the only change, Eat Here is taking a page from one of it’s sister restaurants, Beach Bistro’s “Sure is Hot” attitude adjustment program. When you step into Eat Here’s cool interior and announce that it “Sure Is Hot” the first glass is on them. What a fun way to celebrate the heat of the summer.
Yes it’s hot outside, but it’s cool at Eat Here. 
You sure won’t hear anyone from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 complain about the Florida heat, we love the heat! We especially love the summertime warm temperatures of the Gulf of Mexico and the high nighttime temperatures on Anna Maria Island are nice too!
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TripAdvisor Reviews—
  1. Always Great! We love this place and they always accomodate our family of 9. We have come here for several years and the service and food are always excellent!!
  2. Delicious! Good food. Clean, fast service. Very nice waitress. We had grill cheese and pizza. Prices were reasonable
  3. Good Food-The name caught out attention and the food and service were wonderful. They have different sizes of servings and the food comes to you when it is ready but they will tell you that.
  4. Excellent! Small dining room that packs a powerful punch into a great meal! Loved the pot roast meal as well as the seafood options.
  5. Good Stuff! Found this place on YELP and decided to give it a try. We opted for outside dining since is was a nice evening. Nice menu selection and glad to report they have gluten free items! Everyone was very helpful and food was great! Would definitely go again!
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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub

760 Broadway Street — North Longboat Key, Florida — 941-383-239
Open daily 11:30 AM — 10:30 PM 
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Mar Vista is top area restaurant we recommend you try during your stay with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals27.438199, -82.681307 – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217. A sister restaurant to the Beach House Restaurant which is on Bradenton Beach, Mar Vista is located at the North end of Longboat Key, about a 5 minute drive from our condos. It is perfectly placed right on the bay side overlooking Sarasota Bay with its recently renovated 14 slip private boat dock. There is ample seating inside the rustic dining room, on the covered outdoor deck or under the canopy of ancient Buttonwood trees. You will enjoy a creative menu with a selection of fresh local seafood, farm to fork produce right from their own farm and pasture to plate land fare. As well, many of their own breads are baked on site. They offer a full bar and an extensive wine list. Terry’s favourite is the Brussel Sprouts appetizer and the Mar Vista Burger. While I usually order the crab cakes or Cobb salad, both are equally delicious!
Mar Vista was recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Since 2011 when TripAdvisor began handing out this award, Mar Vista has been recognized each and every year. Once you have experience Mar Vista dining I think you will understand why.
We love the excellent food, great service and the ambiance of dining outside under the trees and are certain you will too.
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TripAdvisor Reviews June 2018
  1. Had a great dinner of fresh seafood while sitting outside.
Lauren was a wonderfull waitress!!
Great location right on the water. It was nice to take a stroll after a filling meal.
Drinks were also served quickly and were quite good.
We will definitely visit this restaurant again on our next trip.
  1. Spectacular service! Great location! Excellent food!! Lauren was the best server we have ever had in any restaurant!! took her time going over the menu, gave recommendations! talked to us! not just as our server, but as someone who was interested about our experience at the restaurant!
Thank you for hiring such a great person!
And the food!! the frog legs, and the crab stuffed pumpkin blossoms! OMG… will be back.
  1. Great meal and Service! The food was excellent and our waitress, Lauren, did a great job accommodating our group. We tried the brussel sprouts on her recommendation that the whole table enjoyed.
  2. Lauren was great! Come here all the time by boat. Great dock, great food! A longboat key staple. Nice little gift shop as well. And the tile fish risotto this evening, very tasty.
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INDOOR OR OUTDOOR DINING AT THE BLUE MARLIN IN BRADENTON BEACH

On the Gulf Coast of Florida, Bradenton Beach is home to an eclectic group of seasonal and year-round residents. Bradenton Beach is the southernmost of three small cities located on beautiful Anna Maria Island.
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Bradenton Beach has so many amazing restaurants, but this is one of our favorite spots to enjoy indoor or outdoor dining.
Blue Marlin Restaurant is located in an original 1920s cottage on historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The Blue Marlin is known on Anna Maria Island for their quality, fresh, local seafood and offers fine dining without that “stuffy” feeling. The restored beach cottage decor is a perfect combination of classic yet nautical and chic, a lovely atmosphere. The wall art blends well with the nautical ship lamps which provide a warm, relaxing feeling. We had reservations and were seated within minutes of our arrival. I ordered the blackened fish Alfredo and it was absolutely amazing! Terry ordered pecan crusted grouper which looked fantastic and he said it tasted the same. Presentation was exceptional! If you are a dessert lover, like me, you must try the guava key lime cheesecake. Note: other key lime pies do not compare.
Our server was awesome, super friendly and helpful. For us, amazing service appears to be standard at Blue Marlin. Prices are reasonable, a little on on the upper side, but the quality, service and attentiveness are reflected in this.
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But, our favorite spot at Blue Marlin is the outside “Trap Yard” in their courtyard where on Friday and Saturday nights local musicians play great bluegrass, jazz, funk, and more. The courtyard has a fun vibe to it, with a nice covered deck where patio dining is available with a full menu service. Or, you can order from a different more casual menu from an outdoor kitchen that serves great fresh fish tacos and delicious burgers.
Either way, inside or outside you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Excellent wine list, reasonably priced beer, and fantastic food.
Open: Sunday 5 – 9 PM Monday – Saturday 5 – 10 PM
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In minutes you can walk to Blue Marlin from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 or take a free trolley ride to Bridge Street.
If driving, parking is limited, but they do have a courtesy parking shuttle that will follow you to a lot and drive you back.
Blue Marlin is such a popular spot that reservations are required on Fridays and Saturdays and strongly recommended every other day.
Tripadvisor Reviews — June 2018
  1. Great Meal, Great Atmosphere-If you’re on AMI you have to try this place! Shrimp & Grits were outstanding and their Burger is the bomb. Wait staff super attentive and no detail overlooked.
  2. We enjoyed an amazing dinner at this quaint little gem. We started with the Seafood Egg-rolls which were just plain yummy. Then, I had their Shrimp Ajillo (garlic shrimp) with a house salad and my husband had their Pecan Grouper. Both meals were spot on and the atmosphere and staff were great. So happy we found this fresh seafood spot!
  3. Great dinner. After looking at the posted menu, while kicking around on Bridger’s Street we decided to give the nearby restaurant a try. The fish preparation methods really looked good. It’s a smaller, unassuming building, but actually one with a little character and evidently historical background!Definitely a good choice, a couple of us tried the pecan crusted grouper and really enjoyed it, while on their special menu of the night there was a Thai preparation that was also fantastic! The chef also went out of the way with a special request from my 12 year old granddaughter which she liked! Our serverwas great and seemed to be Omni present whenever something was needed. While it may seem a bit pricey, the food quality and service this night seemed more than fair. Would certainly return on my next visit to the area.
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BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT, BRADENTON BEACH, RECEIVES 2018 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 

The Beach House Restaurant has done it again! For the 7th year in a row, The Beach House has been awarded the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
An honour for the Beach House Restaurant and how fortunate are we, Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217, to have this fine dining establishment within walking distance of our condos. For many years we have enjoyed dining at and have recommended the Beach House Restaurant to our guests.
We know that TripAdvisor is one of the most powerful traveler review sites on the web and many people use it on a regular basis. As an example, anyone who is considering dining at a local restaurant with waterfront views goes to TripAdvisor in order to read reviews from actual customer and then chooses the restaurant based on the heavy influence of these reviews. So for The Beach House to receive this award for seven consecutive years is quite impressive to say the least.
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What exactly is the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award? Here is a brief summary of how it works —
Each year since 2011, TripAdvisor gives Certificate of Excellence awards to hotels, B&Bs/Inns and speciality lodging as well as restaurants and attractions that show continued excellence in hospitality. The Certificate of Excellence is an achievement automatically given to qualifying businesses on TripAdvisor, and there is never any purchase required to qualify. There is no application process for the Certificate of Excellence, and the achievement is earned over time. It is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year. Recipients of the award are announced once a year in or around late May. To qualify a business must maintain at least a 4/5 overall TripAdvisor rating, must have a minimum of reviews and be listed on TripAdvisor for a full 12 month qualifying period between April 2 and March 31. Certificate of Excellence recipients are determined by ratings and reviews on TripAdvisor. A business cannot pay for a Certificate of Excellence nor is there any influence from a commercial relationship with TripAdvisor.
We are delighted that The Beach House has once again received this fine award.
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This is what we tell our guests…The Beach House is located minutes from your accommodations, right on the beach. It is a first-rate dining establishment, offering an abundance of seating both inside or outside on the covered deck. We always choose outdoor seating with a table in the sand where we can watch the sunset. I prefer a little privacy when dining and the tables are far enough apart not to be crowded. The prices are reasonable and the service has always been outstanding. The Beach House offers an extensive menu, excellent food and combine that with the spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico equals a perfect dining experience.
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