What could be better than sitting in front of a bright blue expanse of water, sparkling sunset glistening over the shining waves, and a cold drink in your hand? We can’t think of anything! There are dozens of places where you can go and get a nice meal during your stay in Florida, but there are few who do it quite like The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island in the Sunshine State. Anna Maria Island has dozens of cafes, lunch spots, breakfast joints, bars, and breweries, but The Waterfront Restaurant is Anna Maria Island’s premier island dining and craft beer bar that combines strong drinks and mouth watering flavors.
If you come here for dinner, you will be blown away by the all-natural flavors, fresh flavor profiles, and typical favorites you see in Southern cuisine and seafood menus. But with modern twists and unique touches that set these dishes apart, the Waterfront Restaurant Anna Maria features a fine dining and eye-opening dinner menu that will have you coming back for more.
We recommend starting off with one of the famous appetizers or small plates to split with the table. Try the fried green tomatoes for a Southern and Creole-inspired start to your meal, featuring beefsteak tomato, cornmeal crust, and pimento cheese. Or you can try one of the Steamer Bowls with Terra Ceia claims, PEI mussels, garlic cream, and garlic bread. A fan favorite is the Chef’s Board, with a daily selection of charcuterie meats and cheeses.
If you would like a cold dish or salad for a healthy start to the dinner or for a shareable appetizer, you can’t go wrong with the house cold smoked salmon with onion, capers, dill cream cheese, and cucumber. Some of the most popular salads include the Harvest Beet salad with candied walnuts and roasted beets, Kale and Brussels salad with shaved parmesan and dried cherries, or the Winter Salad with an assortment of roasted vegetables.
As a main course at the Waterfront Restaurant, you will have a hard time choosing just one dish! We recommend trying the Tom Kha Thai-inspired meal with the fresh catch of the day, mussels, shrimp, Galangal, broth, mushrooms, and coconut milk. Or, if you would rather have something that focuses on fresh seafood right from outside of your doorstep, the Frutti di Mare with diver scallops, shrimp, mussels, and clams is a great choice. We know this is going to be one of the highlights of your trip!