The Island Spice

1701 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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We were looking for something flavorful and different on Anna Maria Island, and we found it in The Island Spice! We started with samosas and coconut curry mussels. Both dishes came out Hot, and looked delicious. They were well prepared, and the flavor was wonderful. For our meal we decided to split a Lamb combo, since we were very satisfied with our appetizers. Everything came out hot, well plated, and well prepared. We will be back for sure!
You know when places say "authentic" you kinda of get nervous because it never is... This place is LEGIT!! Man, what a great surprise. The food was fantastic!! If you like Indian food - this is your go to!!
This place is amazing. The food is all freshly made and is absolutely delicious. The staff is friendly and polite. This is authentic Indian food. If you don't want your food to spicy go with mild. The selection of Indian beers is large enough to please everyone. The Naan bread was perfect for dipping.

(941) 527-0123

Indian, American (New)

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Blue Marlin

121 Bridge St
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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Love this place. It's small and cozy inside. We made reservations so we were seated immediately. Excellent service, and the food was fresh and creative. Overall it was a pleasant dining experience. I can't say enough of their cornbread with honey butter. I'm not from the South so I don't have much to compare it with, but it was finger linking good! My seafood pot was exactly what I anticipated...the chorizo (sausage) was a nice surprise!
I will go with the only negative thing for the night The interior had a porto potty smell to it. I remember a four year old girl walking in and immediately pinching her nose. Hopefully that was just an issue that night. We decided to sit inside since it was in the 50's! Quite cold for Florida. Right away you notice the warm atmosphere and gracious customer service. It was quite busy and our table was not very cozy. We took it anyways. But as tables opened up the staff kept trying to improve our table...very nice of them! The table was offered a bowl of edamame instead of a bread bowl. We thought this was a great idea as we devoured the bowl! The dishes that were ordered: Red snapper in an egg wash and cheese covering with roasted brussel sprouts and potatoes and the other was shrimp and grits. Both were magical! The fish was flaky and fresh. The brussel sprouts were amazing...you have to add them but worth it! The grits were mind altering! Come on...bacon and gravy on grits! Bottom line is this place has some of the best food on the island. There are plenty of other dishes that we would like to try. Just looking around at the other tables makes you want to explore the menu. Also we would like to try the outside area next time. They also have live music Fridays and Saturdays.
Quality of food seemed pretty good. The burger came completely soaked in grease with 6 strips of limp bacon and a puddle of oil on the plate from the potatoes. We also had a 24 salad with shrimp. Wow! Pricey! Coffee was French press so it was fresh just a bit weaker then my taste. I don't know where all the positive reviews come from. I may have had a better experience had I got a piece of fish. I feel the place is overpriced for the location and food was quality just not cooked well.

(941) 896-9737

American (New)

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Island Creperie

127 Bridge St
Bradenton Beach, 34217
Reviews:
Loved my meal. I had the buffalo crepe and it was enough food for two meals. Would have loved an outdoor Seating area but otherwise no complaints!
We have visited Longboat Key for several years now, but always went back to our "old tried and true" restaurants for dinner. This year we tried Island Creperie for the first time. We should not have waited. All four of us really enjoyed the onion soup. Our main dishes were all very tasty, and the dessert crepes..... really great. Our server was pleasant and attentive, and on a Tuesday night, we found parking only 25 feet from the front door. All in all, we had a wonderful evening. Now we all want to come back for breakfast!
We have been coming to island for 5 years and this spot has always been part of the tradition. But yesterday when my husband and our 3 girls went we were treated like we were not welcome. The first waitress told us they were full and we would need to come back in 15 minutes so we did. But when we returned the 2nd lady who appeared to be the owner came out and told us it would be 20 minutes and even we we told her we were just here 15 minutes ago and was told 15 minutes. She was not kind or apologetic and proceeded to tell us we would need to go. We left and will never return. We choose to spend our money where we are welcome. And the crepes are just ok.

(941) 778-1011

Creperies, French

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Maryann’s Castaways Tavern

111 7th St N
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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My wife and I were staying at a Time Share near Mary Ann's and I saw this hole in the wall in a strip mall about 3 blocks from our place. You enter, and the feeling of a neighborhood bar is overwhelming. They have about 4 taps, so I ordered a Budweiser and I soon was talking with the Bartender. Super nice guy from New York, also sitting next to me was a World War 2 vet and his wife, who I spoke with for about an hour and a half. Interesting life. The vet bought me a beer, and I had my fill of beer. Great little place, and they have bar food they heat up if you wish. Lovely little neighborhood dive bar. But didn't feel divey! I had about 3 beers and I think it was about $10.

(941) 799-7001

Wine Bars, American (Traditional)

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Bungalow Beach Resort

2000 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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This is my favorite place on earth. In 102 desoto. I love the porch and closeness to the beach. It's not the cleanest place I've stayed, attention from staff leaves a lot to be desired these things considered the price 300.00 in August is steep BUT I just love it and will be back when I save some more money.
I wish that we could give 1/2 stars on Yelp, because I would give this place 2.5. I went for the 2, but didn't feel comfortable doing so. The location of this resort is perfect because it's set away from the downtown area where everyone spends their time. It's within walking distance of Kokonut Hut, which is right on the water (about a 10-12 minute walk). Bungalow Beach is cute because it has a homey feel, but it is EXTREMELY tight in the rooms. In our room, the bathroom did not have a ceiling on it, which (as you can imagine) made for some good laughs. The room was equipped with a microwave, plates, cups, silverware, a small knife for cutting limes, a bottle opener, a sink, and dishsoap. The TV sits on the same level as the bed, so it's tough to lay in bed and enjoy it. Housekeeping does NOT enter the room. If you need something, you mark it off on a sheet and place it in a basket. You put this basket outside of your door and housekeeping puts the replacement items in the basket for you. If you do this before 2 PM, you're set. WELL, we stayed there Tues-Fri and housekeeping didn't come one day, which is extremely inconvenient when the desk is not attended 24/7 and you're stuck using dirty towels. Beach towels are provided at the front desk. Our shower curtain had tons of dirt all over it, and clearly was not touched in between customers. The glasses had sand in them. The comforter had stains on it. There was obvious visible dust on the TV equipment. They really need to do a better job with the upkeep and preparation of their rooms, especially if they are charging $250/night in April. I was not overly impressed with the service here. When we arrived, the front desk woman gave us some helpful recommendations on where to visit/eat. But when I told her about my dirty shower curtain, there was no apology whatsoever, and it seemed that I was bothering her. The beach is pretty private considering all of the resorts nearby. You'll see everyone line up on the beach around sunset because the sunsets here are absolutely incredible. The resort has about 4-5 double lounge chairs with a table in the middle of each one. There is a small fire pit/grilling area with chairs as well.
Very honest review: we had a great time. And love how low key and old and the lay out of this place. It's on a gorgeous beach. But it's not worth the money. We were in 101 coquina. It needs updating. There's basically no staff except for one cranky house cleaner. They don't replace toilet paper or paper towels and there are stains on the sheets. We will come back to this area but are looking into renting a beach house. Get new management! This place could be a gem!!!!

(941) 778-3600

Bed & Breakfast

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Bradenton Beach City Pier

200 Bridge St
Bradenton Beach, 34217
Reviews:
We went there on a Friday night hardly know buddy there. That was our first clue. Grouper seemed like it was frozen and service was not so great. I would not recommend
Typical pier atmosphere but very nice. Service was excellent Leah, very conversant, friendly and always on task with any needs! She made us aware of all the specials 2 for $5 beers etc, ordered early bird special was best piece of mahi mahi I ever had! I've had it all over the US including Hawaii and Caribbean, wife had fish and chips reports as very good! For the view atmosphere and food two thumbs up! Awesome very pleased!!
Nice pier. I would rate this place higher than most if your looking for a place that isn't busy. Its located away from the beach so that makes it less likely that you'll have kids running all over the place. I noticed there was also a "Rotten Ralph" restaurant.... based on the reviews I decided not to eat here. :-)

(941) 779-1706

Restaurants, Boating, Fishing

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Bridge Street Bistro

111 Gulf Dr S
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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(941) 782-1122

American (New)

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Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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(941) 778-1919

American (Traditional)

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Beach House Restaurant

200 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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(941) 779-2222

American (Traditional), Seafood, Sandwiches

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Pelican Post Motel

202 1st St N
Bradenton Beach, 34217
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(941) 778-2833

Hotels

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