The recently revamped historic Bridge Street area in Bradenton Beach is located on the southern end of Anna Maria Island. It draws visitors from all over with attractions like the Bridge Street Pier, open air concerts, amazing restaurants, art showings, holiday events, outdoor markets, and nearby Coquina Beach.
Bridge Street has a long history for being home to the first vehicle access on the island, the wooden Cortez Bridge, which was later taken down and turned into the current pier.
While you’re enjoying the events, pier, attractions, or nearby beaches in Bradenton, walk over and grab a quick bite to eat at any of these 4 must-visit top-rated restaurants on Bridge Street.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Location: 200 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., open to 10:00 p.m. on weekends
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, nicknamed AMOB, is located right on the Bridge Street Pier and is consistently rated as one of the island’s best seafood restaurants.
This local restaurant chain is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers an American and coastal themed menu with a fun and festive atmosphere and outdoor waterfront seating.
The owners of AMOB have over 20 years of culinary experience and it shows in the quality of the food here. You can bet that you and your group will love the fresh seafood here and the memorable experience of dining with a fantastic water view.
Bridge Tender Inn
Location: 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Bridge Tender Inn features an energetic setting with live music and a dockside bar to enjoy the warm weather and gorgeous water views. This restaurant has been around since 1989 and is certainly a local favorite.
Choose from several mouthwatering items on a balanced surf and turf menu such as grouper, seared tuna, and gulf shrimp along with an array of non-seafood dishes including steak, BLTs, Reubens, roasted duck and many others.
Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant
Location: 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL
Hours: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant was launched by Adam Ellis in November of 2011 in a historic cottage and features some of the most exclusive and delicious local seafood that you’ll find.
Ellis is a former fishermen and restaurant industry veteran who believes in the importance of always using the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
This is the place to go to indulge in expertly prepared locally caught seafood from the nearby fishing village of Cortez. No matter what item you order here, it’s sure to be made the right way.
Location: 101 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., open to 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday
The Freckled Fin Restaurant provides its customers with an upbeat atmosphere with a constantly rotating selection of live music that starts in the evenings along with an impressive American-themed menu.
The menu includes plenty of traditional American and seafood entrées such as such as seafood platters, gulf shrimp, salmon, steak, grouper tacos, sliders, chicken tenders, burgers, wraps, and chicken sandwiches.
The restaurant also has an extensive appetizer menu with over 20 seafood and American items to choose from. It has been a popular Bridge Street restaurant since its recent 2015 launch, so drop in for lunch or dinner and see why locals have quickly adopted this fun eatery!