Winter is a great time for a getaway to the warmer climates of Florida and its many beaches. With air temperatures in the mid-50s to mid-70s and water temps from the high 50s to mid-60s, some may want a little extra warm up. There are several Siesta Keys Restaurants that can help with hot food for any meal. From traditional breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles, to soul-warming authentic Italian dishes and comfort food favorites like meatloaf and fried chicken, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds. Once you’re in the door at these establishments, you can enjoy a mask-free, restriction-free meal.

Vinny’s Italian Kitchen

Run by an Italian immigrant, you’ll enjoy authentic Italian dishes to warm you up during your stay on Anna Maria Island. Warm up with Italian favorites like meat or cheese lasagna, baked ziti, 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. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery options are available.

Peach’s Restaurant

If you’re looking for a warm breakfast to start any day of your winter getaway on Anna Maria Island, look no further than Peach’s Restaurant. Enjoy several styles of omelettes, including the Californian, made with turkey, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, and a blend of cheese, 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. Come back later for homemade chili or the soup of the day. Check the time before you head out. They’re open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery options are available. Make sure everyone in your party has a face mask. Peach’s asks that you wear a mask from the door to your table.

Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus

If you’re looking for a warm meal that’s also authentic Austrian or German, make sure you stop in at Anna Maria Island’s Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus. Warm up with some tagessuppe, also known as the soup of the day, or try the goulash soup, or homemade potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream, bread, onions, and pickles. Try the restaurant’s signature beef stroganoff, or the traditional wiener schnitzel. Conclude your culinary journey with a tiroler apfelstrudel, a Tyroclean apple strudel served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, or a schwarzwalder kirschtorte, a black forest cherry cake with cherry schnapps. Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus is currently operating on its normal business schedule and offers dine-in, take-out, or delivery options.


The ultimate location for comfort food to warm you up in winter 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. Try the pan-seared red snapper, served with wilted spinach, arancini cake, caponata, and citrus butter. Land lovers will enjoy 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. Carry-out, delivery, and dine-in options are available.

Pier 22

The perfect place for breakfast or brunch in Bradenton. Start the day out right with their traditional breakfast of two fried or scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes or toast. Try seaside favorites like the smoked salmon omelet with smoked salmon, capers red onions and cream cheese or the seafood omelet with shrimp, blue crab, spinach, tomatoes, red onions, and provolone. You’ll enjoy traditional French toast or go for the malted Belgian waffles – three waffles covered in maple syrup, whipped cream, and caramelized strawberries. If you slept in after a night of fun, their brunch menu is packed with many of their breakfast offerings, as well as the signature Pier 22 Burger – 8 ounces of Angus grilled-to-order beef topped with avocado, basil mayo, a fried egg, smoked cheddar, and brown sugar spiced bacon. Warm up with jambalaya – andouille sausage, chicken, and trinity in a spiced tomato broth. No matter what you choose, it’ll leave you with a full, warm feeling to keep you going. They offer dine-in, carry-out, and delivery.

Winter Meals to Fill You Up

The area is full of places to grab a hot winter meal when you don’t want to cook on vacation. 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 before you plan your winter culinary journey that you plan to stay in a vacation rental by Rent The Keys. Enjoy an intimate one-bedroom for a small group or getaway for you and your closest friends, to a six-bedroom great for a family or group reunion. Enjoy perks like your own bedroom, open floorplans, and kitchens equipped with all the appliances and tools you’ll need to make your own warm winter meals.

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