OUR LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Here are our favorite local restaurants based on personal staff & guest experiences.
BREAKFAST - SUNNYSIDE CAFE
This location is a breakfast favorite for locals. They're walking distance from the resort & have a lot of options for everyone!
(6 minutes - downtown)
The chef is the owner & she has won multiple awards. Her pancakes came in 1st place in a state-wide competition recently. We highly recommend them. Easy access & parking.
PHILLIPI CREEK OYSTER BAR
(20 minutes South - on the water)
This is a local favorite. Delicious American style fresh seafood with a beautiful creek view. They have outdoor & indoor seating.
ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR
(8 minutes North - shopping mall area)
This local chain has a couple locations. They have fresh seafood at great prices. If you're craving fresh oysters, this is the place to go. The Anna Maria Island location has great outdoor dock-side seating.
(3 minutes - towards downtown SRQ)
Modern Mexican & American food with quality food and drinks. Whether you want a quick bite after a long journey or a change from our own Tiki Bar on site, Wicked Cantina is a great choice. One of our favorite lunch spots.
(5 minutes - downtown SRQ)
Peruvian derived with a modern setting with great food. You'll typically need reservations though. They have indoor & outdoor seating. Great choice to celebrate or have a date night. Their steaks are excellent.
(4 minutes downtown SRQ)
One of our favorites for lunch & diner. This Thai restaurant has a lot of great dishes. They use quality ingredients and a very reasonably price. They're in a sort of plaza which makes their outdoor seating very inviting.