After spending the day frolicking around Anna Maria Island, a Cortez Beach restaurant is just what you need to unwind from the hot day and enjoy an incredible dining experience. Most of the restaurants on Cortez Beach have fantastic views to offer its visitors. The seafood is always fresh because of the areas close proximity to the Gulf which is why people rave about the taste of the seafood around here. Make sure you complete at least one of your Florida dinners with a slice of key lime pie. There are plenty of fine local wines to wash it down with so be sure to try some while you’re here. A dinner facing the serene views of Anna Maria Island is a once in a lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss. Some of these places may require you to reserve a table so call beforehand to ensure your spot!
Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina – 12507 Cortez Rd W, Cortez, FL 34215
Known for having some of the best fish tacos on Cortez Beach, Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina has many other seafood dishes for you to enjoy as well. Make sure you try the fried scallops as an appetizer because they are truly to die for. The ambiance, amazing food, and the outstanding service are three of the main reasons why this place is so popular. Don’t believe us? Feel free to stop on by!
Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant – 12306 46th Ave W, Cortez, FL 34215
Although most of the food is served in boxes, don’t let that fool you! The quality of the food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is quaint. With the view and a side of coleslaw, you can’t go wrong. The mullet, Mahi, and grouper are all an excellent choice. This popular eatery stays on the top of the list because of the friendly staff, family-friendly ambiance, and decent seafood prices!
Swordfish Grill – 4628 119th St W, Cortez, FL 34215
This place is considered food heaven for many because of their swordfish, lobster mac and cheese, and their Mahi Mahi. All of their food is cooked to perfection. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Happy Hour is appealing to most of the locals because of the great deal of beer. If you’re looking for somewhere that brings back that old Florida fishing village feel, you’ve found it!
Seafood Shack – 4110 127th St W, Cortez, FL 34215
Another local favorite is the Seafood Shack! Wednesday is all you can eat shrimp night, and it is amazing! Other local favorites are the salmon, clam chowder, and the cobb salad. However, eating here is more than just great food. It also comes with excellent service in a family friendly establishment.
Village Idiot Pizzeria – 11904 Cortez Rd W, Cortez, FL 34215
This bare-bones establishment will most likely knock your socks off. Clearly known for its pizza, it’s one of the best pizzerias in town, which by the way is not filled with idiots. Known for their unusual combinations with toppings and pizza, you really can’t go wrong trying this place out!
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