3 New Must-Try Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

| July 5, 2021

Are you planning a trip to Anna Maria Island? Maybe you’re a local looking to try something new. Check out these 3 must-try dining experiences! Each of these restaurants located on the island are great options for a night out.

AMI Must-Try: The Porch

The Porch is a recently-renovated dining experience on Anna Maria Island. After a previous life as the Sign of the Mermaid, this restaurant was restored and given a new name. They serve a delicious menu to locals and visitors from far and wide. Customers are already raving about The Porch’s signature dishes, seasonal entrées, specialty spritzers, top-quality steak, fresh fish, and a vast selection of beer and wine. Their food and drinks are delicious, but did you know it is located inside one of the first homes built on the island? This restaurant is literally a piece of history!

Celebrate Bortell’s Triumphant Return

Many locals may recognize the name Bortell’s, as this restaurant and lounge used to be fully operational. Bortell’s was shut down after the owners were involved in a plane crash in 2018. However, the owners have made a full recovery and they are getting ready to open their doors once again! After a few years of refurbishments and renovations, Bortell’s Lounge is the perfect little beach bar once again, loved by locals and visitors alike. Stop by and experience the new-and-improved restaurant next time you’re on Anna Maria Island! 

Coming in August 2021: gRUB Tropical BBQ

If you’re local to the Bradenton Area, maybe you’ve heard of Ben Sato. He has been on the news for his zoning proposal, which would allow him to open his restaurant on the lower level of his two-story residence. gRUB is a highly-anticipated dining experience on the island! Both locals and visitors can’t wait to try it for themselves.

When visiting Anna Maria Island, dine local! Eating at local restaurants is a great way to step out of your selection of places to eat. Plus, it allows the owners to keep serving customers from all over the world! Feel free to give your host a call for restaurant recommendations on Anna Maria Island.

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