LOCATED at : 1701 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach
Phone: 941-242-5340. Currently accepting call ahead orders.

Getting there is easy. Jump a short walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217.

We were so excited when we saw this new restaurant had opened on Gulf Drive a short walk from our condo. We love good barbecue and Smoqehouse didn’t disappoint!

Andrew Kubes, co-owner of Smoqehouse and his wife, Heidi, opened the restaurant on July 31, 2017. The couple own two other somewhat similar restaurants in Minnesota.

This Bradenton Beach restaurant has a rustic modern setting. It is casual which suits the laid back atmosphere on Anna Maria Island. Love the decor – painted black walls, suspended Edison bulbs and picnic tables. The exterior of Smoqehouse is is also painted black, accented by a metal roof. Overall a great look inside and out!

Their name suggests a traditional barbecue restaurant but their tag line which says “barbecue fusion” is actually more accurate. All menu items at Smoqehouse including sauces and dressings are made from scratch. Their cheeses are smoked in-house and their fruits for their vinaigrettes are smoked. Salads are fresh and interesting and the special of the day is always tempting. It has only been open a few months, but we have made our way there many times and have never been disappointed! Make sure you order the fries…hand cut and crispy! And, save room for their creative signature dessert consisting of vanilla soft-serve ice cream with Chilean olive oil and black lava sea salt – Fabulous!

You order at the counter and they call your name when it is ready. Our food has always been delivered in a very few minutes. The only problem we encountered was when ordering choosing between the Cubano sandwich, brisket burger, the tempting special, smoked chicken or, my favourite – the amazing vegetarian sandwich! A difficult decision for sure!

I was pleased to see that there was a caffeine-free diet soda fountain option (light lemonade). A beer and wine license is pending.

They do accept credit cards (I used AMEX)..

There is limited parking but that goes for pretty much any place on Anna Maria Island. The trolley stops within 100 yards of their front door – please, do not be tempted to park in places other than obvious restaurant parking spots, as it is very likely you will be towed. Take this tip from your friends at Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – walk, ride the free trolley or call Island Beach Monkeys.

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Craving Pizza on Anna Maria Island? We Can Help!


Pizza is the perfect food to enjoy while on vacation.

These are a few of our favourites.

On Anna Maria Island Pizza Restaurants

Oma’s Pizza in Bradenton Beach

On the south end of the Island you’ll find Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant at 201 Gulf Drive N. and just a few minutes walk from

Oma’s restaurant is run by the Manning family and has been on Anna Maria Island since 1982. Oma Pizza and Restaurant is a local pizza gem for casual diners where you’ll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Outdoor dining doesn’t get much better than the quaint patio at Oma Pizza and Restaurant.

Oma’s offers big slices of pizza along with many of the traditional family style Italian specialties. All pizzas are hand made to order. Two crust styles, the hand tossed and inch thick Sicilian. Their claim to fame is pizza so give it a try. On their menu you will find lots of Italian meals; ziti, chicken parmesan, spaghetti, meatballs, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. They offer a good selection of beer and wine as well as other beverages.

Need a night in? You can carry it out or have them deliver it straight to you.

Solo’s Pizza in Holmes Beach

This casual restaurant is located in the Anna Maria Island Shops plaza at 3244 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. Solo’s is a mix between a pizza joint and a sports bar. They also have thin sliced pizza, sandwiches and pub grub fare.

The Feast in Holmes Beach

Not only can you find great pizza here, but also an assortment of great seafood and something for everyone. The Feast is casual, but slightly higher end. This isn’t really a pizza place, but an nice restaurant that also offers fantastic pizza pies. Find the Feast in the Island Shopping Center at 5406 Marina Drive.

Off Anna Maria Island Pizza Restaurants

There are also plenty of pizza restaurants off Anna Maria Island. Here are a few we’re sure you will enjoy.

Fire and Stone

Located minutes from the Island on Cortez Road — 10519 Cortez Road West, Bradenton

A family-friendly restaurant everyone will love. This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are always welcome. All you can eat pizza buffet and a salad bar. The pizza is stone oven thin crust. Loads of choices but if you don’t see yours they will make it for you. Hot soup and a large salad bar plus you get a sundae for dessert. All for one incredibly low price. They have a perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Beverage is extra. You really can’t beat it.

Lots of free parking in the connecting lot.

Don’t forget to bring cash. Fire & Stone Pizza does not accept credit cards.

Danny’s Pizzeria in Bradenton

Located at 7220 Manatee Avenue in West Bradenton, Danny’s is a very popular spot. They serve delicious NY style pizza, the best garlic knots, eggplant, sandwiches and delicious Italian specialties. Excellent pizza wings along with a great meatball! Danny’s also offers pizza by the slice.

Village Idiot Pizza in Bradenton

This pizza shop is located at 11904 Cortez Road West just past the city of Cortez. Village Idiot has many specialty pizzas, tacos and daily specials.

One of the best pizza places in the Bradenton/Cortez area. The meats and vegetables used in the pizzas are freshly prepared, and the woodfire stove just adds that extra bit of flavor! Definitely give this place a try.

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