Cafe on he Beach is the food concession stand at the Manatee Public Beach. Includes both inside and outside dining rooms. Inside dining room has A/C and has nice view of beach. Casual menu, great food prepared well, and reasonable prices. Fish Fry on Friday nights is a good bargain. Some nights have entertainment. Order at window, and seat yourselves, the food is brought to you when it is ready.
Manatee Public Beach has chair and umbrella rentals available. If you want a nice day on the beach, and you don't have any gear for the day, this is a good place to go. Gift shop is filled with Resort style wear, if you need a hat or a cover-up, this is the place to find it quickly.