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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

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“One of the Chiles Group locations. The Beach House has deck seating with FANTASTIC beach views! Beautiful venue for weddings, special occasions or just for the view! Chiles Group also includes: The Sandbar Restaurant - Mar Vista Restaurant - The Studio at Gulf and Pine”
  • 37 locals recommend
Beach
“It's a great place to walk, ride bikes, picnic, grill, and enjoy the beach!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Offers food, shopping, fishing and water sports. Has a miniature golf course”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located on the left just before the Cortez Bridge. Great views of Sarasota Bay, casual dining, and FRESH local seafood. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual indoor-outdoor eatery providing breakfasts & Florida seafood on the beachfront.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fun and Creative Island Cuisine! Our menu is a well balanced blend of traditional burgers and sandwiches as well as the freshest seafood dishes on the Island. Located right on the Bridge Street circle on Anna Maria Island. The bar is located on the ground level below our fine dining restaurant, Bridge Street Bistro. We offer colorful scenery and exciting dishes to match. Live music nightly!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing food! Great views and live music. Indoor restaurant and outdoor tiki area with bar. Great place to stay and relax for a few or have a quick beverage. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Charming restaurant; also outdoor seating and live music on some nights. Great for seafood! And even non-seafood.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Visit Bridge Street and then enjoy a meal/beverage watching the activity on Sarasota Bay.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Modern, laid-back restaurant & happy-hour spot offering familiar Mexican grub, beer & margaritas.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beatiful white sand beaches with all amenities for an awesome day on the beach.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Oma's has been around for many years. They have great pizza and Italian dishes. A great place when you are craving pizza.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nice short trail with bayside overlooks at the end of AMI across from Coquina Beach. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“A trip to Bradenton Beach would not be complete without having some of Joe's homemade ice cream. They also have lunch items. The kids will love this!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Shops and many restaurant choices for dining both inside and out. Live music, gorgeous Bay views. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“The main dining room located on the 3rd floor boasts panoramic views of the gulf with inside and terrace seating. Watch the sunset while enjoying expertly prepared cuisine. Sunset Bar at the Bistro opens 3-6pm for Happy Hour. Located on the 2nd floor with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, this spacious private dining area offers incomparable views.”
  • 6 locals recommend