Skip to content

Best things to do in Bradenton Beach

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
$$
“Beachfront mainstay features seafood & island-inspired fare, plus deck seating. Amazing outdoor seating. Lots of bar space, eat dinner on the beach. Great for a romantic night out.”
36 locals recommend
Beach
“Crystal waters, Beer Can Island, boat ramp, preserve with walking trails across street. Many sunset weddings occur here!”
22 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Offers food, shopping, fishing and water sports. Has a miniature golf course”
17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Easy laid back atmosphere with an amazing grouper sandwich. For non fish lovers they have burgers and ribs.”
19 locals recommend
Bar
“Wonderful views from the outside eating area or the rather large outdoor Tiki Bar. I don't even think anyone ever eats inside!!”
17 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$$
“Charming restaurant; also outdoor seating and live music on some nights. Great for seafood! And even non-seafood.”
13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“Fun and Creative Island Cuisine! Our menu is a well balanced blend of traditional burgers and sandwiches as well as the freshest seafood dishes on the Island. Located right on the Bridge Street circle on Anna Maria Island. The bar is located on the ground level below our fine dining restaurant, Bridge Street Bistro. We offer colorful scenery and exciting dishes to match. Live music nightly!”
12 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Eat out by the Bay, inside or sit in the bar area. Great spot for a refreshing drink and lite to full dinner food.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Modern, laid-back restaurant & happy-hour spot offering familiar Mexican grub, beer & margaritas.”
8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beatiful white sand beaches with all amenities for an awesome day on the beach.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
$$
“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. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy family style eating in a/c or outside on Pier with a beatiful view of water, boats, fish.”
7 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“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
Restaurant
“Nightly music and dancing - gets pretty crowded on weekends. Good pub food and drink. Walking distance. ”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing Food with a great view of the Inter coastal way and within walking distance from local shops, bars, etc.”
1 local recommends