Local Restaurants and Entertainment

1. Rum Bay Restaurant Located right on the island, but accessed by golf cart only. Has great ribs and burgers as well as seafood and steaks. 941-697-0566.
2. Placida Grill 8501 Placida Rd.– Just two minutes from the ferry! Wonderful varied menu with great steaks, fresh seafood, and chef specials. Wonderful!!! 941-828-1437.
3. Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro Located on Beach Road on the water. Live entertainment on certain evenings. Drive or Boat there. Healthy gourmet dining. Delicious. 941-474-9500.
4. Farlows on the WaterCaribbean cuisine with indoor and outdoor dining. Live entertainment on certain evenings. 941-474-5343.
5. Prime Time Steak & Spirits 5855 Placida Road – Casual dining with great prime rib, seafood, steaks and Mexican cuisine. 941-697-7799 Open for dinner only.
6. Gulf View Grill 2096 North Beach Road – Seafood, steaks, etc overlooking the Gulf of Mexico on Manasota Key. 941-475-3500.
7. The Pink Elephant Located on Boca Grande, the barrier island just south of Palm Island, this elegant restaurant is perfect for those special occasions. 941-964-4540
8. Faull Inn 2670 Placida Rd. – Best pizza in town (thin or thick crust), excellent home style cooking. You can even order a pizza and have it delivered to the ferry mate for you to pick up!!! 941-697-8050.
9. Lock & Key Restaurant & Pub 2045 Beach Road North – An Englewood Beach fixture. Casual, fresh seafood and great sandwiches. 941-474-1517.
10. Annie B’s Beef N Booze just 3 minutes from ferry! – Varied American and Italian cuisine as well located at 8501 Placida Rd. 941-828-10731.
11. Gasparilla Inn on Boca Grande Very exclusive fine dining at its most elegant! Located in the oldest Inn on Boca Grande, the island located just five miles south of Palm Island, this dining experience is for those very special occasions. Coat and tie required. 941-964-4500
12. Isabella’s Bistro just 1 minute from ferry! – great Italian cuisine located at 6800 Placida Rd. 941-698-8880 .Open for dinner only.