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Their bait and tackle area has live bait and frozen bait for all your fishing needs. In addition if you want to fish, and don’t have your gear or are new to fishing they rent all the equipment you will need and their bait attendants are keen to assist you with your catches to educate you. They encourage catch and release on the pier as it helps promote the eco-system and keeps plenty of fish in the Gulf and Bay for many generations to enjoy!
The City Pier Grill is open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm as is the City Pier which has been approved to house a Mote Marine Laboratoryfacilityhereaswellintheverynear future.Therearewon- derful, clean restrooms for your use and some of the best views from the Skyway Bridge to the north, Egmont and Passage Key to the west, Anna Maria Island to the south and Bradenton to the east. Wildlife such as manatees and dolphins regularly show up around the city pier and are enjoyed by all daily.
Avery smooth operation can be found at the Bonefish Grill at 7456 Cortez Road in Bradenton (941-795-8020). Serving lunch daily and dinner nightly, they do take reservations and
are one of the best restaurants to honor reservations
within a few minutes usually. I have never had to wait
too long for a table, even at the busiest times. Very effi-
cient! Speaking of safe and efficient they also have con-
tinued with keeping the capacity low and barriers
between booths, so plenty of space here. Enjoy their new
outdoor dining area expansion with a covered corner of
the building. They are also continuing with curbside serv-
ice which has been very popular during these times..
The smart bar features Hand Crafted happy hour drink discounts from 11AM to 6:30PM everyday. Foods to enjoy for dinner include the Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp, Imperial Dip, Bang Bang Tacos and of course a terrific variety of seafood, meats, chicken and always daily specials including a Managing Partner’s Selection which is a local season fish new each week. Don't forget they also do a terrific lunch as well everyday with delicious food and drinks served. Do check out their web page for daily specials at and be sure to make your reser- vations.
At Bonefish Grill, they show responsibility that extends outside their restaurants. It’s exciting to learn that they have partnered with The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit organization, to support its Plant a Million Corals Initiative in Florida and the Caribbean. The ini- tiative seeks to restore one million corals across the region’s reefs, protecting one of the richest ecosystems in the world. We applaud this venture by all the Bonefish Grills. They also have a partnership with F.I.S.H. and Mote Marine as well. They were also awarded the “Best Service in Casual Dining” from Newsweek. Congrats and well deserved. They have teamed with Darwin Brewery
and sell Bonefish Brew beer on tap with all proceeds going to Mote Marine Laboratory for reef revival efforts.
You will find great staff and service at this Bonefish Grill with efficient Managers Dave Potter and Jane Quick overseeing things nice- ly. Make plans for a great lunch or dinner tonight at one of the best, Bonefish Grill.
We are fortunate to have such a fine quality local restaurant to call our own here, providing excellent French and global cuisine Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Maison Blanche at 2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, (941-383-8088) is one of the best restaurants in the area and deserving of the many accolades it receives including the Zagat Award for one of the Top 100 Restaurants in America, the Golden Spoon and Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurants!
Lovely Owner Manager, wife Victoria and Owner/Chef José Martinez’ ability to achieve a unique experience is apparent to both con- noisseur and novice alike. From appetizer to dessert, their professionalism, excellent service and meticulous attention to detail is embodied in every
• Guests will
receive food from
each restaurant,
and price includes all food and non-alcoholic beverage (except at Motorworks where a beer is provided).
• Menu items vary, so come hungry! We apologize, but we cannot accommodate vegan or gluten free dietary restrictions at this time.
• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and dress for rain or shine!
This is a 1.5 mile max. historical walking tour.
Tours start promptly (12:00pm) with Tour #1 meeting at Motorworks Brewing at 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 and Tour #2 (12:00pm) at the Bishop Museum at 201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205.
Reservations are a must and are paid prior by calling Taste Dining & Travel at 941-366-7950. Visit our website at
Walking Historical and Food Tour of Bradenton
Join us for a 3-hour walking tour of historic downtown Bradenton neighborhoods, combined with visits to restaurants that are some of Bradenton’s most unique and popular.
Tour #1 on Thursday: Explore the Village of the Arts, a charming mix of art galleries and shops in houses built from 1920 to 1930 that are now brimming with creativity. At "meet & greets" you'll enjoy cuisine samplings at Bird Rock Taco Shack, Ortygia and Cottonmouth. Meet at Motorworks Brewing in the beer garden (includes craft beers tasting at the finish). Cost is $45.
Tour #2 on Wednesday: Discover Old Main Street in a rivertown with a dynamic history, a 1926 shopping arcade, Carnegie Library and classic buildings that endured over a century of growth. Sample the chef's specialties at Sage Biscuit Café and Oak & Stone. Meet at the Bishop Museum for a full tour here ($24 value). Cost is $50.
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