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Laurencia Feb 22, 2007 05:29 AM

Just moved here from NY. Looking for recommendations for everything. From sushi to Italian to chinese to seafood to steak. Help!!!

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    bianca17 RE: Laurencia Feb 22, 2007 05:48 AM

    If you go to Anna Maria island, there is a restaurant called The Beachhouse, which is very good. It is right on the beach and their food is delicious. The seafood is fresh and they also serve some non seafood dishes too. I don't know how busy it is this time of year but in the summer it gets pretty busy.

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      Laurencia RE: bianca17 Feb 22, 2007 06:36 AM

      This sounds great, thanks!!

    2. rhnault RE: Laurencia Feb 22, 2007 06:24 AM

      Here is a link to a really good article from this week's Weekly Planet that tells which restaurants down there are worth driving an hour from Tampa to eat at. Sounds like a good place to start!

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        Laurencia RE: rhnault Feb 22, 2007 06:37 AM

        Very, very, helpful. You are a rock star!!

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          rhnault RE: Laurencia Feb 22, 2007 06:55 AM

          I've heard that before...bahahahaha

          On a personal note, I love Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key. ....and bbancs is correct, Bonefish is a great chain

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        bbancs RE: Laurencia Feb 22, 2007 06:39 AM

        You must try a restaurant called Ezra 5629 Manatee Ave ezracafe.com. The chef is also the owner.

        For Seafood - I would go to the Sandbar, Rod & Reel, Chart House, or if you don't mind chain restaurants - I love Bonefish Grill.

        For a good hamburger go to Councils downtown Bradenton across from the court house. It is a dumpy place but the hamburgers are great!!!!

        I am not into Sushi - but people I know love the restuarant next to Publix in the Bayshore Gardens shopping area. Sorry - no clue what the name is.

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          Laurencia RE: bbancs Feb 26, 2007 09:05 AM

          Would you believe that I have seen the place next to Publix in the Bayshore Gardens shopping area. (Goodness I have moved to a small town!) I will definately give it a try.

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          hartly RE: Laurencia Feb 22, 2007 06:40 AM

          Bangkok restaurant (best thai). El adobe (best mexican).

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