Mike Norman Realty Blog

Blue Marlin Seafood

Blue Marlin Seafood The Freshest Seafood on Anna Maria Island! Blue Marlin Seafood is located in a quaint 1920’s cottage on Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Offering a great variety of seafood dishes as well as chicken, steak, burgers and more. Their beer & wine bar features nautical ship-lamps providing cozy lighting for an […] Read more

Anna Maria Fishing

Captain Mike’s Fishing Charters

If you are looking for the perfect fishing excursion, look no further! Captain Mike’s Fishing Charters is the best on Anna Maria Island! With over 35 years experience locally, Captain Mike knows exactly where to find the fish! Enjoy a full or half day trip fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, or Tampa […] Read more

Snooty Manatee

A Cause for Celebration Someone’s having a birthday on July 21st and everyone is invited! It’s Snooty the Manatee, and according to Parker Aquarium, where Snooty lives, in addition to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Guinness World Records, he is officially the World’s Oldest Manatee. Ever. Snooty is turning 69 (is […] Read more

Sea Turtle Race

As summer swoops around, so does sea turtle nesting season. This year, the Sea Turtle Conservancy will throw its 10th annual Tour de Turtles event, which kicks off on July 30th. By using specialized satellite telemetry, sea turtles are tagged, released into the wild and tracked during their migration period… from nesting beach to foraging […] Read more

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The Sandbar Restaurant

Location: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For some of the most relaxing and picturesque beachfront dining that you can find on Anna Maria Island, be sure to reserve at least one dinner at the Sandbar Restaurant. This beautiful Anna Maria Island restaurant is one of the island’s longest […] Read more

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The City Pier Restaurant

Location: 100 S. Bay Blvd Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. At the historic Anna Maria City Pier is an incredible restaurant that started off as a gift shop and later turned into one of the most visited seafood eateries on the island. This […] Read more

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Wicked Cantina

Location: 101 7th Street N., Bradenton Beach, FL Hours: 7:30am – 10pm Wicked Cantina is a casual and modern Anna Maria Island restaurant located right on the beach in the Bradenton Beach area. This hip eatery specializes in homemade Tex-Mex fare. This is the place to go on the island when you want perfectly done […] Read more

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Starfish Company

Location: 12306 46th Ave W, Cortez, FL Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In the historic fishing village of Cortez sits a seafood market called Starfish Company that has been around for decades. It also happens to be one of Sarasota’s most unique, affordable and delicious seafood eateries. It’s very casual and laid back; the […] Read more

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Feast Restaurant

Location: 5406 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL Hours: 11:30AM – 9PM The Feast Restaurant on Anna Maria Island is widely known for being one of the most exciting culinary experiences that you can find on a family vacation here. This popular casual eatery offers a seafood focused menu with cuisine inspirations from all over the […] Read more

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Ocean Star Sushi

Location: 902 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Island Ocean Star is one of the premier Japanese Anna Maria Island restaurants where you can dine on delectable sushi while overlooking Bimini Bay at a marina full of gorgeous yachts. This waterfront dining experience is ideal for couples, groups […] Read more

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Poppo’s Taqueria

Location: 212 C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Poppo’s Taqueria is located on a small, cute strip mall along with several other small businesses on the attraction filled Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL. If you’re exploring Anna Maria Island […] Read more

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Oma’s Pizza

Location: 201 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, FL Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Sometimes you’re craving a perfectly made pizza with your favorite toppings while you’re on a family vacation. Maybe you’ve been out on the beach all day and worked up an appetite, or you just don’t have the time to cook in […] Read more