Do you miss the nostalgia and old-school vibes of places in the past? Maybe you used to go to the Sunshine State’s coastline as a kid with your parents and siblings during summer vacation and you miss the ambiance and fun times. If so, you are going to LOVE the environment of the Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant! Forget the new-age modern restaurants that lack the homemade charm and cozy atmosphere of how traditional restaurants used to be – the Rod & Reel Anna Maria Pier features traditional fare, local favorites, well-known fish dishes, and pristine viewing of the Gulf of Mexico from any seat in the house.
After opening in 1947, the Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant just underwent a new renovation, ensuring there is tons of space for you and your friends to sit and enjoy a tasty feast. The downstairs features a casual bar with craft beer and bottles of red or white wine, whereas the upstairs area features large decks, balconies, and tasty food and cocktails that are going to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Not sure what to order? Well, check out our recommendations! For a starter, you can’t go wrong with the homemade ‘Krab Cake’, Onion Rings, Shrimp Skewer, or Peel and Eat Shrimp for simple and easy appetizers to split with the table. You can also try one of the multi-layered sandwiches with crispy and buttery bread, like the Shrimp Po’ Boy on a Hoagie Bun, Pier Hot Dog with chili, cheese, or sauerkraut, or the Pier Burger with bacon and cheese!
In the mood for something more substantial? We love the fish and chips for a British-influenced dinner staple, or the Seafood Combo with grouper, shrimp, scallops, fried oysters, and fried clams — we can’t think of anything better to have for a seafood feast on the water! Plus, your kids will love the separate children’s menu that takes into account smaller portions and specific taste palettes. We recommend the B.L.T with French fries, grilled cheese, fish and chips, or the chicken fingers for a tasty lunch or dinner with your kids.
And it doesn’t have to end there at Rod & Reel Anna Maria; you can also get a slice of the famous key lime pie to finish off the meal on a sweet note. Wash down the healthy and filling meal with a bottle of Budweiser, full carafe of wine, draft glass of Amber Bock, imported Heineken, or non-alcoholic drink.
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