Carol’s top ten list of things to do when visiting Anna Maria Island

Carol's Top Ten

1)  Have lunch at Tortilla Bay after….
2)  Shopping at Irene’s – the only island Brighton retailer!
3)  Watch the sunset at Café on the Beach on a Friday night
4)  Take a photo of friends inside the Anna Maria City Jail
5)  Split a banana split at Joe’s Eats and Sweets
6)  Visit one of America top beaches and spend the day on Siesta Key beach.
7)  See a movie at Burns Court – independently owned theater in Sarasota that shows independent and interesting films
8)  Trivia night on Tuesdays at Lakewood Ranch Beef O Bradys!
9) Sarasota Main Street Friday nights Art Walk – galleries open late and all local artists showing their work
10) St. Armand’s Circle Walk – start at the South end for dinner at Tommy Bahamas and end of the 360 gets you at Kilwins for ice cream!

Tortilla Bay is a great addition to Anna Maria Island dining

Tortilla Bay is a great inexpensive Holmes Beach restaurant on Anna Maria IslandTortilla 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