Mother's Day on Anna Maria Island

Let’s face it, if anyone deserves a great meal out it’s Mom on Mother’s Day! She’ll thank you for the break, yay! No cooking and no dirty dishes.

If you and your Mom (or a Mom you love) are lucky enough to be on Anna Maria Island on Mother’s Day and you’re taking her out for dinner (c’mon, take her out!) you’ll have lots of options to choose from. Some are on the island and some are near the island.

 Pier 22 logo

Not on Anna Maria Island but very close, Pier 22 on Bradenton’s gorgeous Riverwalk is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch  and Dinner menu. Not only is the food delicious, but the sweeping view of the Manatee River is spectacular. Inside and patio dining is available. Reservations suggested.

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Location: 1200 1st Ave West Bradenton, FL

Phone: 941-748-8087

Reservations: Online

Hours: Brunch 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm-10:00 pm

Cost: $34.95 Adults, $14.95 Children


AMOB (Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar) On The Pier

AMOB on the pier mother's day

AMOB On The Pier doesn’t have a special menu for Mother’s Day, but they don’t have to, they have something for everybody  – from fresh seafood to burgers and everything in between. They even have a kids menu so the little ones won’t be left out. Bonus Points: they have a full bar. All Mom’s will receive a free cup of soup and a carnation.

Located on the pier in Bradenton Beach at the end of Bridge St., the view of Sarasota Bay is spectacular. Watch the moored boats bobbing on the sparkling blue water as well as the boat traffic coming and going and a dizzying array of seabirds.

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Location: 200 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach

Phone: 941-778-AMOB


Hours: 8:00 am-Close

Cost: varies


Motorworks Brewing

motorworks mothers day brunch 2017

The building housing Motorworks Brewing of Bradenton was originally a Hudson Motors car dealership (hence the name) built in 1923. Motorworks transformed the 27,000 sq ft building in to a full production brewery and taproom. They also boast the largest beer garden in Florida with a 150 year old oak tree, a huge deck and outdoor games including Bocce Ball and Corn hole.

On Sunday May 14th a Mother’s Day Brunch will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the garden featuring beermosas and mimosas in addition to their regular draft, wine and spirits.

On hand will be Stuffed Food Truck Tampa serving up deliciousness like grilled cheese tacos and apple pie french toast. Enjoy the music of acoustic artist Sandi Grecco 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

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Location: 1019 9th Street W, Bradenton

Phone: 941-567-6218


Hours: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Cost: varies


Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar mothers day 2017

Every Sunday the Sandbar Restaurant features a Jazz lunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on their gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of The Gulf of Mexico, and the impossibly white sand beach on Anna Maria Island. Bring Mom here to enjoy the freshest local seafood, produce grown on their own Gamble Creek Farms and fruit from their own Jubilee Orchards.

Feast on seafood, chicken, steaks, salads and more – wash it down with a cold cocktail of choice, all with your toes in the warm sand gazing at a view to die for. All of this while listening to live jazz – Mom will definitely be a happy camper after this experience!

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Location: 100 Spring St., Anna Maria

Phone: 941-778-0444 (No Reservations)

Hours: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Cost: varies



The Seafood Shack

Seafood shack Mother's Day brunch

The Seafood Shack is hosting their 3rd annual Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in their second floor banquet room – The Neptune Room. Enjoy buffet style dining for the whole family including traditional breakfast food, salads, seafood and more. The Neptune Room features expansive panoramic windows overlooking the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay. It’s worth noting that kiddos 4 and under eat free.

Mark Sickles, a professional photographer, will be on hand to take complimentary family portraits to preserve your memories. There will also be a social media contest with a prize of $100.00.

Reservations available

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Location: 4110 127th St W, Cortez

Phone: 941-794-1235

Hours: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Cost: $34.95 adults, $14.95 5-12, Free 4 and under


Would you like to visit Anna Maria Island?

Stay at Blue Turtle Cottage and find out why guests keep coming back!

Hint – it’s the comfortably renovated 3 bedroom cottage with a private pool just steps from the beach, and the way we treat our guests like family 🙂

Phone: 416-434-9239