When you're living in Bradenton and Sarasota, you have no shortage of fabulous seafood restaurants and eateries to choose from. Considering this, how do you narrow down the list to determine your "go to" seafood restaurant?
Many residents of our Springs Bradenton and Sarasota luxury apartment communitieswill vouch that the following restaurants offer a great selection of fresh seafood.
Want to enjoy a top-notch seafood meal without breaking the bank? Cedar Reef Fish Camp is your place. Start the meal out with the Smokin' Fish Dip, but be sure to save room for the Super Grouper sandwich. Specials are offered every night of the week, and local favorites include Fish and Chips Night on Mondays and Homemade Lobster Lasagna on Sundays.
The area is known for its fresh oysters, and Anna Maria Oyster Bar offers the best selection. Another reason why locals return to this restaurant time and time again is because of the all-you-can-eat fish and chips, which is one of the best seafood deals in town.
The live music and outdoor patio make Anna Maria Oyster Bar a great restaurant to bring out-of-town guests, and the food quality and unique ambiance of this restaurant are not to be missed.
This unassuming restaurant is tucked away in a small blue building off Bridge Street. While it's easy to pass right by, you won't want to miss out on this premium seafood dining experience. Some popular entrees include the Shrimp and Grits and the Cortez Boil, with Tampa Bay clams and poached shrimp.
The restaurant features a quaint outdoor patio for dining and drinks, and live music accompanies the meals several nights a week.
If you're looking for a dining experience on the water, you must visit Riverhouse Reef & Grill. The restaurant is located on the harbor and, depending on the time of day, it's not unusual to see manatees and dolphins putting on a show. Crowd favorites include the Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos.
The restaurant's Snook Deck is a popular spot for happy hour and there are free live music performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
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