Where the Locals Eat Floribbean Cuisine
One of the most unique aspects of the Bradenton area is our Floribbean cuisine–it’s a fresh take on ingredients from Florida and the Caribbean Islands fused together, creating memorable meals! Imagine bright, citrusy flavors and rich spices combined with fresh, local ingredients.
Floribbean with a View
Dine on fresh Florida seafood with your toes in the sand at The Sandbar Restaurant. Known for their Farm to Fork offerings and stunning spot on the beach, make sure you also try their tropical cocktails. Or check out this favorite that Mickey from Palmetto shares, “One of my favorites is the River Roo….Woody’s River Roo in Ellenton. I love the atmosphere; they have live music and it’s on the Manatee River. I have two favorite dishes: the Cuban sandwich and the fried shrimp basket.”
Bites & Brews
Florida is known for sunshine and seafood, but it is quickly becoming known for its craft beer scene too. Aimee from Snead Island shares, “I love Tide Tables in Cortez…they have local brews there. Their fish tacos are so fresh and amazing.” She also shares that when their grouper cheeks are on the menu, it’s a must-have. Another place you can grab a bite and a beer is Motorworks Brewery. Not only do they have a kitchen, but they also have a rotating food truck schedule. 3 Keys Brewing also offers gourmet pub-style food with a Floribbean flare.
Old School Floribbean
The Rod & Reel Pier has been around since 1947. Their two-story restaurant juts out from Anna Maria Island and offers a casual family-friendly experience with fresh-caught seafood.
Viento Kitchen + Bar is an open-air lounge led by Executive Chef Jeremy White. In addition to traditional Floribbean fusion, they add Mediterranean touches into the cuisine as well. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus alongside an extensive wine list, Viento is sure to offer you a meal you won’t forget.
Floribbean with a View
Dine on fresh Florida seafood with your toes in the sand at The Sandbar Restaurant. Known for their Farm to Fork offerings and stunning spot on the beach, make sure you also try their tropical cocktails.
Family Friendly Floribbean
If you want your whole family to try Floribbean cuisine, check out Hurricane Hanks. They offer a dinner and lunch menu with a wide variety of options. Known for their fish-of-the-day features like fresh cut American Red Snapper served with pineapple, mango, and papaya salsa, they offer accommodations like booster seats and a friendly staff, which make dining out easy with kids in tow.
You can’t go to Florida and not have a key lime pie. Check out Floribbean Flo’s for a slice of key lime pie you won’t forget. In the mood for something different? Cheesecake Cutie has you covered with a rich array of options, like their Caramel Banana Cheesecake.
The Bradenton Area offers so many options for dining, you will never go hungry. And while you’re here, make sure you enjoy all there is to offer in the area–including Floribbean cuisine. Check out our full list of where to eat so you can get a jumpstart on reservations!