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Old 01-04-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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Hi,

Is there more than one restaurant (Pier 22) at the Twin Dolphins Marina in Bradenton? Something casual, less expensive?

Is this the *main* marina, the one you can walk to from downtown, or am I looking the wrong marina? LOL

So...how marinas are there in Brandenton? Really what I want to know is if there are any that have more than one restaurant/cafe that overlooks the water?

Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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Hi,

Is there more than one restaurant (Pier 22) at the Twin Dolphins Marina in Bradenton? Something casual, less expensive?

Is this the *main* marina, the one you can walk to from downtown, or am I looking the wrong marina? LOL

So...how marinas are there in Brandenton? Really what I want to know is if there are any that have more than one restaurant/cafe that overlooks the water?

Thanks!
Hi - me again! hehe Anyway, Pier 22 is an EXCELLENT restaurant, you won't be disappointed. It doesn't have to be expensive. They have sushi and all kinds of less expensive faire - and the views and atmosphere are fabulous.

If you cross the bridge over the river to the Palmetto side you have Riverhouse Reef and the Riverside Cafe - both on the water/marina and more casual (and cheap!). On the east side of the river in Bradenton you have Tarpon Pointe, which is a big open air tiki bar. These are the waterfront restaurants in the area. Keep in mind that NONE of the restaurants in downtown Sarasota are on the water, only the O'Leary's Tiki Bar at Bayfront Park, which is just an open air bar with sandwiches, and also the expensive and somewhat stodgy Marina Jack's.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Parrish, FL
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You might want to try Tarpon Pointe Bar & Grill if you want casual. It is more expensive than Woody's River Roo and it is next to a marina, but I can't recall the name. We went there this past weekend for the first time with some family and friends. This nice thing about it is that you can be outside or sit under the main bar area and order food (burger was pretty good) or sit close to the live music under one of the tiki huts. It is located on the south side of the Manatee River by Manatee Memorial Hospital. Parking is at a premium, but they do have valet. Anyway, it's nothing fancy, but it was nice to sit outside and be on the water.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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Thank you Gypsychic *wave* lol
Interesting to hear For some reason I thought that there were more waterfront restaurants in Sarasota...*food* for thought

Thanks PaulaC! I know we will figure out the name when we finally get there LOL We do love sitting outside in the evenings and weekend mornings as well when we can

I realize I am trying to find a place like the Dana Point CA Marina...I don't think I ever will, and being on the warm blue waters of the gulf will make up for it, I am sure!

The Dana Point Marina has 7 or 8 restaurants, a couple of cafes and 15 or so shops all next to each other....just walk from one to the next. We practically lived there at the marina LOL.

I would love to find an atmosphere like that again, but will never move back there....way too cold in evening and mornings for my husband, he will LOVE the heat there and I will adjust by just being near water again

Thanks again, you have saved me a lot of web search time.
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