Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Lakewood Ranch are rightfully known for fresh, locally caught seafood. Favorites include grouper, snapper, mullet, and sweet, succulent stone crab. Looking for award-winning fine dining? You’ll find it up and down the beach and across the area. Casual dining ranges from brick-oven pizza and burgers to grouper sandwiches steps from the sand. And what better way to wind up a wonderful vacation day by the shore than with a refreshing ice cream cone? Local dessert shops satisfy every sweet tooth.