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Bradenton Beach recommendations

TampaPete Mar 11, 2008 05:59 AM

We will be going to Bradenton Beach in a couple of weeks (a few days) and would like recommendations for that area.
It will probably be 5-6 of us, and I will be paying, so something in the reasonable category would be appreciated.
Food type not critical, we eat a wide variety.

Thanks in advance

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    irwin Mar 11, 2008 06:13 AM

    "SIGN OF THE MERMAID" in Anna Marie is the best around, unless you want to go expensive which then becomes "BEACH BISTRO"......
    Let us know how you make out...........

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    1. re: irwin
      nsxtasy Mar 12, 2008 11:14 AM

      See if you can spend a little more and go to Beach Bistro - it's one of the best restaurants in the state! www.beachbistro.com

    2. Veggo Mar 11, 2008 09:37 AM

      The Cafe on the Beach, where Manatee Ave. dead ends, has surprisingly good food. The fried grouper sandwich on a roll with fries for about 10 bucks is more that most need to eat. Their all-you-can-eat daily pancake and sausage breakfast is legendary; they have sold 2 million Jimmy Dean sausage patties in 14 years.
      Rotten Ralphs for caribbean style dockside grazing and beverages, with delightful waitresses and beautiful boats all around, is a fun afternoon.

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        Nick Mar 15, 2008 05:05 AM

        Check out Star Fish Co. in Cortez. Sit on their dock and have a fried grouper sandwich.

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        1. re: Nick
          Veggo Mar 17, 2008 07:48 AM

          And their fish chowder for 3 bucks is delicious.

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