Propane or Charcoal for Anna Maria Island Grill

WHERE DO I GET PROPANE or CHARCOAL  FOR THE GRILL?

We know that grilling is a big part of the beach vacation experience.  Please check your rental’s amenity listings to see if a grill is provided at your location.  This information page describes where you can find propane or charcoal for Anna Maria Island Grill.

CHARCOAL GRILLS: Charcoal grills need new bricks for each use of the grill.  Charcoal bricks are not provided for your rental.  However there are several local stores where you can purchase charcoal and/or lighter fluid.  Publix Market (3900 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, FL (941) 778-5422); Walgreens Pharmacy (3200 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, FL (941) 778-0451); Anna Maria Island General Store (307 Pine Ave.,  Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 779-9200)

PROPANE GRILLS: Please use all proper safety precautions when using the propane grill at your property.  For Island Real Estate guests we have full propane tanks available for exchange at the Island Real Estate office located at 6101 Marina Dr. during regular office hours.  Please be very cautious when removing and transporting the tank.  Be certain that the tank is empty, the flow valve is closed tightly and the tank is not stored in any locations with excessive heat. We recommend you read the propane safety information provided by Propane Florida.

Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi in Bradenton, Fl

Samurai Flames
Big Flames at the Samurai

The Samurai is a recently opened restaurant in Bradenton, Fl. All seating is inside and the restaurant has he a fairly large bar area. The Samurai Steakhouse has 8 areas where you can sit down in front of large Hibachi grills. Japanese chefs come out and put on a nice show using knives, spatula’s, food and other items to both entertain and serve great Japanese food. The Hibachi grill has choices of chicken, Shrimp, Calamari, Steak, Tuna, Salmon and Lobster. The chef comes out and first fires up the grill with a pretty good flash of flames. Then the vegetables are cut up followed by cooking up some rice and meats. It is a good show with knives clanging and flipping and the food is fantastic. They offer two sauces with your meal and I happen to really like the cream base sauce. They call this yum-yum sauce. The Hibachi grill meals come with a clear broth soup and small salad.

If a Hibachi dinner is not your style that is ok. They serve lots of sushi as well as entrees. There are over 50 choices of Sushi as well as Tempura, fried rice and noodle based dishes. They also offer some unique soups and salads. Seaweed salad, Kani salad which is Crab meat mixed with cucumber and fish eggs. You can always try one of their 15 appetizers. Calamari, Chicken Tempura, Tofu or Edamame. The Samurai also serves Hibachi lunches as well as sushi rolls.

Samurai Sign
Samurai Exterior

The Japanese Steakhouse is just a fifteen minute drive from Anna Maria Island. It is very close to the Desoto mall which is a great after lunch or dinner spot to slip in some shopping. The Samurai is fairly expensive at about $20 per entree. The food is fantastic and it is entertaining. Our younger son loves it as the chefs are very interactive with the crowd. They toss vegetables in his mouth as well as make volcanoes out of onions. The Samurai has a full bar with lots of unique beer choices.

The Samurai has dine in or take out and is open for lunch and dinner.  I do consider the Japanese steakhouse to be child friendly.  Our son of seven likes the chicken which is around $8 for his meal and he loves the hibachi show as they cook the rice, chicken and vegetables.

Samurai
3611 1st Street #110
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 747-6300

Below find the map from Anna Maria island to the Samurai restaurant.

Samurai Hibatchi interior
Samurai Interior


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Chipotle Mexican Grill is quick, fresh and cheap – Mexican

Chipotle plaza from Cortez
Chipotle plaza from Cortez

Chipotle is a national chain however Anna Maria Island is lucky enough to have one in Bradenton, Fl.  Chipotle is the Subway of Mexican.  Just on Cortez Chipotle is only a 15 minute drive from Anna Maria Island.  If you are looking for an inexpensive, healthy, quick bite to eat for lunch of dinner then look no further.  In the same plaza as Lowes, Dicks and Best Buy there is plenty to do before or after eating.

You walk in to Chipotle to an industrial atmosphere that is very simple but comfortable.  Walk up the glass domed bar and order up your favorite burrito.  They serve vegetarian, Pork, Chicken or steak.  Most of the dishes are served with a soft tortilla however you can take it “naked.”  They put everything in a dish and you eat it like a salad.  Choose your meat then grab black beans, pinto beans, grilled onions, grilled peppers, fantastic white long rice with what

Chipotle's Mexican Grill Menu
Chipotle’s Mexican Grill Menu

appears to be Cilantro mixed in with sour cream, cheeses, and three salsas to choose from.  Mild, Medium, or hot.  I love the medium because it is a corn salsa and really hits the spot.  Don’t forget to grab a bag of nachos with some salsa, guacamole or sour cream or what the heck, your on vacation – all three!  They have a fountain drink machine or plenty of specialty soda’s to choose from.  Most can eat for less than $10 and you are in and out within a half an hour.

My favorite is a Carnita – Buritto bowl.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.   Take a look at the picture supplied, it is most of the menu.

Chipotle
1608 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL, 34209
(941) 752-0425
(941) 758-5926 Fax

Chipotle – Sarasota
97 N. Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-6757
(941) 355-8728 Fax

Need to drive in to Sarasota – No worries there are a few Chipotle Mexican Grill’s in Sarasota, too.  Just a 20-30 minute drive from Anna Maria Island.

Jamaica Breeze Authentic Jamaican Food

After years of great food and beverage, Jamrocks Jamaican Grill has moved off Anna Maria Island and is now known as Jamaica Breeze.

Authentic Jamaican Dishes

Live the good life at Jamaica Breeze restaurant, that just moved from its Bradenton Beach location off the island to 420 67th street West, Bradenton, Florida. Enjoy delicious meals and live entertainment at this restaurant. Jamrocks is ideal for the whole family and offers authentic Jamaican food with dishes like:  Jerk Chicken with Jamaican spices, Surf & Turf with jumbo shrimp and seasonings, Caribbean Salad with fresh cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple, and Montego Bay Snapper with cilantro and lime juice.

It was ranked one of the “Best Deals” in the Southwest of Florida by the Sarasota Food and Wine Magazine. If you would like to read about more reviews on restaurants located on Anna Maria Island please visit our Anna Maria Restaurant information page.

Jamaican Breeze features live music on the weekends. Friday is steel drumming night.  Takeout and Delivery available.

Jamaican Breeze
420 67th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone  941 896-9900

All information as of December, 2015. Please call to verify times and prices.

Just down the street on Manatee heading East is Derek’s.  Another great restaurant choice just off Anna Maria Island.