Grouper, snapper, mullet (the fish that jumps out of the water), and stone crab... When you come to the Bradenton Area, the allure of freshly caught seafood is impossible to ignore. But you also get a whole lot more. Floribbean cuisine--a unique fusion of ingredients from the Caribbean Islands and Florida--is a local specialty full of bright, citrusy flavors and spices. Add in numerous area farms feeding an active sustainable-food movement and you've got all the elements of a food-lover's paradise. After dinner, there's plenty of entertainment featuring live music, open-air tiki bars, and spectacular sunsets.
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The cozy, quaint feel of Anna Maria Island makes it the perfect place to eat grouper sandwiches and kayak with dolphins.