Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, the blessings we receive. If you are lucky enough to be Island bound for the Holidays, we have a few suggestions for Dinner. Whether you are looking for dining casual on the beach or the finest gourmet food, these restaurants, have sacrificed their Holiday to make yours special. Find your perfect fit and call soon for reservations.
For easy going casual days Anna Maria has:
The Bridge Tender~ Enjoy the Sport pub and all day Football with music and friendly waitstaff, or dine indoor to the Marina view and American fare. They may not have the traditional Thanksgiving meal, but they are working the day to care for their Guests. On Bridge street at the entrance to the Pier at 135 Bridge Street. Bradenton Beach. FL
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe~ offering casual beachfront breakfast and lunch. Famous for their all-you -can-eat Pancake breakfast, 7:30to 11:30 am and again for the Meal you have been waiting for, from noon to 5pm. Picnic and patio, this beach side cafe, is perfect for those who prefer laid back holidays. Manatee and Gulf Dr. directly on the beach. 4000 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach FL.
The Sign of the Mermaid~ An Island favorite for daily menu. They are open but not with a Traditional Thanksgiving meal. Kid friendly options with some added specials just for Thanksgiving, and their award winning Pies, are worth the stop. Open 9-1 for breakfast/lunch and 4-9pm for dinner. Trolley stop 34 at 9707 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria Island FL.
Travel East on Manatee Ave to Downtown Bradenton, and fall in love with some of the best dining at:
Pier 22~ This exquisite venue makes Holidays special. From Prime Rib to sushi and everything in between. Something for everyone and Turkey too. Open from 11 am to 10pm. to accommodate the growing popularity. Relax to the Marina view over the Manatee River in Downtown Bradenton at 1200 First Ave West, Bradenton FL 34205 Reservations required.
Longboat Key offers exquisite cuisine at:
Harry’s Continental Kitchen~ This Longboat Key, favorite, is serving traditional fixings with Harry’s Special Touch. Check out the delicious options when you reserve your Thanksgiving feast. Open from noon to 8 pm. at 525 St. Judes Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228.
The Chart House~ Reservations only, Enjoy an Upscale, waterfront, fine dining experience, the ambience alone is spectacular. Wait till you taste what the chef has meticulously prepared. Offering a traditional Thanksgiving fixings, with gourmet style, with a spectacular view of the Sarasota Bay. 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
Is Sarasota, find out why everyone loves:
Columbia~ is hosting it’s 111th consecutive Thanksgiving Dinner. Serving traditional Turkey dinner or the Regular Dinner Menu, with Mediterranean and Cuban specialties. Also Available. Savor the “Warm crusty Cuban bread slathered with butter, the garlicky goodness of “1905” Salad and Spanish bean soup flavored with chewy bits of chorizo, Reservations are requested. Located at 411 St. Armands Circle. Sarasota, FL 34236.
If you should forgo the dining options for traditional cooking, you will find Publix has everything you need. The Dollar Tree has a multitude of lower priced options ie, spices, foil pans, cooking and clean up supplies.
May you all find love and happiness wherever you go. Happy Thanksgiving for your friends at Beach Rentals. Mobi. If you are considering a future holiday on the Island or further North,up to Indian Rocks, feel free to contact us with any and all questions on finding the right home for you.
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