Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub In Bradenton

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub and Grill is Bradenton’s biggest and best tiki bar and your hot spot for live music, karaoke, cocktails and more!  Their one of a kind open-air tiki bar and tavern is home to numerous Bradenton-area events, including Monday through Friday Happy Hour Special from 4-7pm, Wednesday and Thursday karaoke, and NFL Sundays in front of our large-screen TV’s.

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Marauders Baseball All Summer Long At LECOM Park.

Catch the Bradenton Marauders all summer long at LECOM Park.  The Bradenton Marauders are a Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Click here and browse their online schedule.

Group tickets are also available and require a minimum of 10 people that must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.  All groups will receive a Marauders souvenir cup, a voucher for free soda fill-up for that cup, and a group welcome!

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Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille In Holmes Beach

Do you love tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos?  One place on Anna Maria Island that will satisfy your Tex-Mex craving is Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille in Holmes Beach.  Tortilla Bay is located in the Island Shopping Center and is open everyday of the week from 11AM – 9PM.  Not only is all the food delicious, but it’s also fairly priced. A must try is the Queso cheese dip, it’s fantastic! I could literally eat it all day, everyday.

Tortilla Bay is like a fast food restaurant without the drive thru. It’s great place to grab a bite on the run or have a quick inexpensive meal inside.  Walk up to the counter, place your order and grab a seat, the waitress will bring your food out to you when it is ready.

Tortilla Bay restaurant is located on Marina drive which makes it a convenient stop with plenty of parking.

Address: 5318 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-3663
Hours: everyday of the week from 11AM – 9PM

Hurricane Hanks Pub and Grub On Anna Maria Island

Everyone needs to eat and when you are in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island you must stop at Hurricane Hanks Pub & Grub for lunch or dinner.  Hurricane Hanks is in the S & S Plaza located at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.  This island style pub has it all, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and a full liquor bar, with bartenders who know their drink recipes.

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Restaurants Open New Year’s Eve & Day

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Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and it’s time to go out and celebrate.  It has been a time honored tradition to ring in the New Year with a bang, whether you would like to have dinner with family and friends or party the night away at your favorite Anna Maria Island Restaurant.  It might be a good idea to make reservations and insure your New Year’s plans are all set up.  Take a look at the list of Anna Maria Island and surrounding area restaurants that will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day…

Have fun and be safe, if you need to take a taxi home, or back to your Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental call at least an hour in advance for transportation they will be busy for sure! Continue reading Restaurants Open New Year’s Eve & Day

Sharky’s Seagrill Offers Fine Dining With Casual Flair

If you like fine dining in a casual atmosphere, visit Sharky’s Seagrill in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island where award winning, European-trained Chef Anton and his wife Marie serve up great food and good times at reasonable prices.

Sharky’s features a wide selection of Fresh Florida Seafood, Black Angus Prime Rib, Steaks and Pastas. Specialties include Seafood Gasparilla, Michigan Pork Chop, Key West Grouper and Lobster Tails. Each day Sharky’s Market Fresh Seagrill features five different varieties of fresh fish grilled to perfection. Sharky’s Pasta selections feature authentic Italian flavors in dishes such as Tortellini Gorgonzola, Rigatoni Ala Toscana, Penne Pollo Portabello, Linguini with Mussels and Fettuccine con Fruta di Mare.

Sharky’s has a full bar with Cocktails, Domestic and Imported Beers, and a selection of fine wines. Happy hour prices are in effect from 4 till 7. Sandwiches and appetizers are available at the bar until midnight daily. The restaurant is open 7 days a week, from 4pm to midnight.

Sharky’s also features live entertainment.

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Rod and Reel pier in Anna Maria City is good eat’s

Rod and Reel Pier

The Rod and Reel Pier is an institution in Anna Maria City.   Ask a local on Anna Maria Island where to eat and just about everyone has Rod & Reel Pier restaurant in their top three.  The Rod & Reel Restaurant is located in Anna Maria City and is the most Northern eatery on Anna Maria Island.  The restaurant sits out on the end of a pier in Anna Maria City so it makes for perfect scenery.  I have personally seen fish, dolphins and manatee off the pier while waiting to get into the restaurant.  The pier also doubles as a great fishing spot for visitors and locals alike.  Just about every hour the restaurant is open you will see folks fishing from the pier.

Rod and Reel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Their breakfast is very good as well as their lunches and oh yah, their dinners too!  Every meal at the Rod and Reel is great!  The restaurant has an old Florida diner charm.  It seats about 20 inside and seats about 15 outside.  The 20 seats inside are made up of tables for 4-5, tables for 2 and one table that can seat about 6-8.  There are about 4 tables that sit along the Bay so you can glance out at the water while you enjoy your clam strips, fish & chips, grouper Reuben sandwich or grouper any way you like it.  The 15 seats outside face towards the West so you can get an early glimpse of our Anna Maria Island Sunsets as well as the pier below.  There are a flight of steps up to the restaurant so if you have someone in your party that cannot do steps it is best to skip this restaurant.

One insider secret is the small bar under the restaurant.  It is back behind the stairs up to the restaurant and is considered on the ground level.  They will serve food at the bar although it can get tight on popular nights.  The seating is a tight 10-12 but the beer is cold and cheap.  Last time a “friend” had a beer there it was $3 for a draft.  (Yes, I have updated this in 2019 and it is still $3 for a domestic draft)  I recall the first time my “friend” got a beer down in the bar area.  The bar tender said “Three dollars please,”  My friend said “What?”  The bartender quickly said, “I know, I know, we just raised our draft beer prices from $2 but we had too.”  Of course we were surprised with how reasonably priced the draft beer was.  If you are looking for “insider” secrets then swing by the bar and pull up a seat.  There are plenty of locals that have a drink or two at the bar.

Now for the meals.  The lunch and dinner menu’s are one in the same.  The restaurant has plenty of sandwiches to choose from, grouper any way you like it, a Reuben grouper which is just like a Reuben but with Grouper as the meat and about four other choices of sandwiches.  My son loves the clam strips or the fish & chips.  If you are looking for a meal on the bigger side then the Mexican grouper is your ticket.  Of course they serve plenty of fish any way you like it.  The most recent night I visited they had several specials, Mahi Mahi, Sword Fish, and a few others.  They do serve bottled beer up in the restaurant as well as wine.  Their coleslaw is great as well as their desserts.  If you still have room try their Key Lime Pie.  You won’t be sorry!

Another great feature of the Rod and Reel pier other than the awesome food?  If you get window seats you can take in the Tampa Bay, maybe see some dolphins and take in the gorgeous Sunshine

Rod & Reel Pier – Anna Maria, FL
Address:
875 N. Shore Drive
Anna Maria, FL 34216

Cuisine: Gulf Coast Seafood

Price Range: $-$$
Takes Reservations: No

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Tortilla Bay is a great addition to Anna Maria Island dining

Tortilla Bay serves fresh Tex-Mex food in a diner like environment.  The restaurant offers less than the usual amount of variety however the food quality makes up for the choices.  Everything I have tried has been a favorite.  Taco’s, a delectable taco shell salad with your choice of chicken, pork, or beef, and burritos.  They have a few choices for your children which comes with a soft drink and choice of cookie.  Most meals are served with nacho chips and a small portion of salsa.  You can purchase guacamole, sour cream, or extra salsa for a minimal charge.  A must try is the Queso cheese dip, it’s fantastic!  My five year old son even dips his chocolate chip cookie in the dip because obviously it tastes better than the cookie.  Now that’s a compliment coming from a five year old!

If you are looking to be served a dinner this is not the place for you.  Once you enter the restaurant you walk straight to the back and give your order at the bar and pay your bill.  Once the food is prepared they call your name and you grab your lunch or dinner.  Tortilla Bay restaurant is a great inexpensive option to Anna Maria Island dining.    Portions are a comfortable size and they serve beer and wine. Continue reading Tortilla Bay is a great addition to Anna Maria Island dining

SandBar Restaurant Anna Maria City

For many, the Sandbar restaurant Anna Maria city is a must visit while staying on the island.  The atmosphere is wonderful and it’s one of the few restaurants where you can dine outdoors while listening to the surf.  The most popular time at the Sandbar is just prior to sunset.

The restaurant offers good food with an outstanding view. Preferred seating is accepted for large groups. About one hour prior to Sunset time you can expect to wait over an hour for a seat outside. There are a few tables outside where you can still put your feet in the sand while most are on the wooden deck covered by an open air cathedral tin roof.  Inside seating is 3 to 4 rows of with one row along the West wall which offers Direct Gulf Front views. The Sandbar Restaurant Anna Maria City offers a full bar with a smaller seating selection and some but, limited views of the Gulf.

Sandbar Restaurant Anna Maria City Menu

The Sandbar offers fresh local sustainable seafood, salads, hamburgs, children meals such as chicken fingers, Macaroni and cheese, pasta, and seafood.  I have had the seafood salad, stuffed flounder, salmon, and a specialty salad and all meals have been good. The Key Lime pie is very good as well as the Calamari. Be careful if you order the Calamari. Be sure to order a half plate unless you have more than 4 people eating.  The Full order is huge and could serve as a meal for two or three.

One local favorite thing to do is to walk the beach to the Sandbar and grab a drink or meal.  here is nothing like working off your meal by walking the Gulf of Mexico. The Sandbar has an outdoor entry area however you do need to plan to have a shirt on to enter the restaurant.  The walk is about 20 minutes from Peppertree or White Avenue in Anna Maria City.  From La Casa Costeria on 73rd Street, it’s about a 35 minute walk to the Sandbar.

Sandbar Restaurant:
Phone: 941 778 0444
Website: Sandbar RestaurantAccepts Reservations? No

The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island

The Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria City is a great dining experience just South of Pine Avenue.

The Waterfront Restaurant Anna Maria

The Waterfront Restaurant is a fabulous for both lunch and dinner. Located across the road from white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, this restaurant has a whole lot more to offer than just a view. They have a fabulous selection of salads, seafood, steaks and just about anything that will satisfy the pickiest eater. Dine inside and relax at the bar while watching salt water fish in their large aquarium. In appropriate climate conditions dine outside on the patio and enjoy the breeze off the Tampa Bay. Oh, and aside from the delicious food, their cocktails are just as amazing . If you’re on Anna Maria Island, make The Waterfront your next date night destination, you wont be disappointed.
Plus, they take reservations!

Address: 111 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone Number: (941) 778-1515
Hours: Open everyday of the week at 11:30am until 9pm (Except Saturdays and Sundays when they close at 10pm)