Searching for that perfect restaurant for a date or special event, or just because you've got a fierce craving for fine dining? Look no further- we've got you covered with our list of Bradenton's best restaurants!


Featuring authentic Sicilian, French, and Mediterranean fusion cuisine, Ortygia is a cozy and romantic jewel on 13th Street West in Bradenton. Chef Gaetano Cannata utilizes only the freshest local produce and seafood to recreate the diverse culinary influences of Sicilian cuisine. The restaurant also has a charming outdoor dining area that is perfect when it's not too hot.

Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery

A top restaurant on TripAdvisor and winner of the Diners' Choice Award, Arts & Eats is a feast for ALL of your senses! This eclectic gallery and bistro has some of Bradenton's best modern art as well as a kitchen renowned for featuring flavors from around the world. Arts & Eats is also a popular catering choice, specializing in intimate, artsy weddings and unique corporate events. 

Restaurant Edelweiss

Enjoy authentic German cuisine and atmosphere at Restaurant Edelweiss. Nestled on the corner of Manatee Avenue and 7th Street East, this place will get you hooked on traditional German comfort food like stuffed mushrooms, schnitzel, sauerbraten, and Schweinshaxe. You can also wash it all down with liters of fine German beer!

Michael John's Restaurant

This delightful French-American steakhouse is sure to please with a tantalizing menu of re-imagined chophouse classics. Featured dishes include their signature mussels in a white wine and butter sauce, the esteemed prime Delmonico ribeye, and thick, luscious crab cakes with an invigorating red chili aioli. Michael John's also has a full bar and an impressive wine cellar including some delicious and hard-to-find reds imported directly from Italy. 

Pier 22

This waterfront restaurant is housed in a beautiful 1928 building on Bradenton's Memorial Pier. Pier 22 offers casual fine dining, a waterfront terrace, a majestic ballroom for events and special occasions, full-service catering, and complimentary dockage available for diners arriving by boat. From Steak Diane to lobster tails, Pier 22 has a delicious dish for everyone. 

Sage Biscuit Cafe

The Sage Biscuit Cafe is a quirky, family-owned eatery featuring a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals. With decadent breakfasts like their famous shrimp and grits and lunch entrees like a mouthwatering Angus beef burger with sweet potato fries, the Sage Biscuit has something to quench any craving. 

These are Bradenton's best restaurants for now, but expect to see more added to our list as the Bradenton area grows! Stay up to date with restaurants in Bradenton and connect to everything in Bradenton by registering on 941area. It's free!


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