The warmer climates of Florida and its many beaches are a great place to getaway any time of year. There are several places to eat in Florida Keys that offer a delicious meal in a casual atmosphere perfect for the island life. From traditional breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles, to authentic Italian dishes, everyone will find something to satisfy the taste buds.

Vinny’s Italian Kitchen

Run by an Italian immigrant, you’ll enjoy authentic Italian dishes in a casual and welcoming atmosphere during your stay on Anna Maria Island. You can choose from Italian favorites like meat or cheese lasagna, baked ziti, pasta Bolognese, or manicotti. Stay in the seaside spirit with linguini with clams or flounder Florentina. If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, sample their eggplant parmigiana, chicken cacciatore, or pasta primavera. There are lunch sizes – which serve one, and dinner sizes – which serve two, of some of the best dishes on the menu. You can also choose from a wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches like a cold Italian loaded with prosciutto, salami, roasted peppers, onions, lettuce, tomato, and house dressing. Warm things up with a hot chicken or eggplant parmigiana sandwich, meatball, or enjoy the New York pastrami or the Philly cheese ribeye steak sandwiches. Enjoy authentic Italian rustic thin crust pizza and a wide selection of calzones and Stromboli, including vegetarian options, or try a flatbread. Keep in mind when ordering gluten-free and gluten-friendly meals that the kitchen space also prepares foods with flour, nuts, soy, eggs, dairy, and other allergens.

Peach’s Restaurant

If you’re looking for a good breakfast in a casual atmosphere to start any day of your Anna Maria Island getaway, look no further than Peach’s Restaurant. You’ll find several styles of omelets, including the Californian, made with turkey, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, and a blend of cheeses; the classic ham & cheese; or Denver-style with ham, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and a blend of cheeses. Choose from fluffy buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffles, or French toast to fill you up for the day ahead. Come back later for homemade chili or the soup of the day. Make sure to check the time before you head out. They’re open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery options are available. Make sure you have your mask ready as many businesses have begun to require them again.

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This is the ultimate location for comfort food in Longboat Key. Enjoy an “offshore” dish like Faroe Islands salmon – a pepper-crusted salmon served with smashed fingerlings and grilled vegetables in a pomegranate reduction that’s sure to please. Another favorite is the pan-seared red snapper, which is served with wilted spinach, arancini cake, caponata, and citrus butter. Land lovers and those with a taste for something other than seafood, will enjoy the free-range fried chicken served with tabasco-honey marinade, mac & cheese, and fresh coleslaw. They’ll also enjoy soul-warming diner meatloaf served with green beans, carrots, crushed fingerlings, and topped with mushroom gravy. If you choose dine-in, make sure to bring a mask as some places have begun requiring them again. Carry-out, delivery, and dine-in options are available, too.

Daiquiri Deck Bradenton Beach

Known for frozen daiquiris in a wide range of flavors, they also have plenty of tasty dishes to delight your taste buds in their casual atmosphere. For a taste of the sea, try the sea shrimp & scallop skewers – two skewers loaded with jumbo Gulf Shrimp and sea scallops and grilled and served over rice with your choice of Cajun or Jerk seasoning. Take an adventure in eating and order the seafood mac & cheese – lobster, shrimp, and crab tossed in a white cheddar cheese sauce mixed with white wine sauce, macaroni pasta, and topped with bread crumbs. Land lovers will enjoy stuffed skirt steak – a tender and juicy roasted skirt steak stuffed with fresh spinach and smoke Gouda accompanied by roasted potatoes and asparagus. For something handheld, try the sirloin steak sandwich – a six-ounce sirloin cooked to order and topped with caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese on ciabatta bread. Grab a short rib grilled cheese – slow-braised short ribs prepared Jamaican style, topped with smoked gouda and served on toasted white bread with a side of orange marmalade.

Casual Places to Eat in Florida Keys

The whole area is full of places to eat in Florida Keys. A delicious, casual meal when you don’t want to cook on vacation is tempting, but if you’re a home chef who can’t resist the temptation to turn up the heat in the kitchen, even on vacation, make sure to stay in a vacation rental by RentTheKeys. Choose an intimate one-bedroom for a small family or sweethearts’ getaway, to a six-bedroom home great for a family or group reunion accompanied by delicious island-prepared food. Enjoy perks like your own bedroom, open floor plans, and kitchens equipped with all the appliances and tools you’ll need to make your own casual meal.

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