Where to Eat

Anna Maria Island is home to award-winning bistros, cafes and restaurants. Anna Maria Island has been recognized by many national magazines for its unique tastes, phenomenal on-the-water locations and impeccable service.

From rustic beach-side Tiki Bars to elegant bistros illuminated by sunset or candlelight, meals are memories to be savored on Anna Maria Island. The ambiance and views of the restaurant are as important as the foods being served.

The Waterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront Restaurant, on Bay Bld.


The Rod and Reel Pier.

The Rod & Reel Pier: an institution in Anna Maria City.


Our gulf-front or bay-side dining restaurants serve a special Anna Maria blend of flavor. Savor seafood delights or gourmet cuisine ranging from British, French, German, Italian, Asian and Spanish to Florida favorites. And FYI, Holmes beach boasts some of the island's best known hamburger and barbecue rib eateries!!

How fresh is the catch of the day? Our waters are home to grouper, red snapper, mullet and blue crab. Bay-side or gulf-side, outdoors or in, sunrise or sunset, Anna Maria Island locals invite you to enjoy their secret to island living -- cool breezes, sounds of the waves crashing into the shore, star-filled skies and a dining experience like no other.

Restaurants & Bars you should try:

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
760 Broadway, Longboat Key FL 34228
(941) 383-2391
http://www.marvista-restaurant.com

Beach Bistro
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
(941) 778-6444
http://www.beachbistro.com

Waterfront Restaurant
111 Bay Blvd. South, Anna Maria FL 34216
(941) 778-1515

Beach House Restaurant
200 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach North FL 34217
(941) 779-2222
http://www.amibeachcafe.com

Sandbar Restaurant
100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria FL 34216
(941) 778-0444
http://www.sandbar-restaurant.com

Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant
875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria FL 34216
(941) 778-1885
http://www.rodreelpier.com