Restaurants and Bars

restaurants & bars

restaurants & bars

Anna Maria Island is home to a wide variety of locally owned restaurants and bars. If you are thinking of fine dining or a quick snack, there are plenty of excellent options. 

The Sandbar Restaurant

The Sandbar Restaurant, located on the north end of Anna Maria Island, has for decades been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for its fresh Florida seafood. Enjoy a tropical cocktail and a beautiful sunset from the inside dining room and bar that was newly renovated in December 2012 or on their covered deck right on the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria

(941) 778-0444

The Waterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island shares with you more than an outstanding dining experience; they invite you to escape to a simpler time – tropical, laid-back Florida the way it used to be.

Lush foliage, warm wood paneling, an elegant micro-brew and wine bar and expansive open air patio views of the emerald green waters of Tampa Bay, providing the perfect atmosphere for enjoying the island charm of Anna Maria, while you recharge in the refreshing gulf breezes. The Waterfront dining is truly memorable.

Using fresh, natural flavors and favorites many will recognize – picatta, au Poivre, pesto, mojo and others, they devote one page of their daily menu to rare seasonal items provided by local watermen and special presentations prepared with cutting edge techniques. A carefully crafted menu will provide delights for every taste, from the conservative to the more adventurous.

111 N Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
(941) 778-1515

Rod and Reel Pier

The Rod and Reel Pier is one of Anna Maria Island’s hidden treasure dining experiences. Tucked away on the far north end of Anna Maria, it is a “Little Bit of Old Florida” serving traditional fare, local favorites and famous fish specials since 1947. The Rod & Reel is a two-story, newly renovated restaurant, directly out on the Gulf of Mexico. Casual dining for the whole family to enjoy. Upstairs, either seated inside or out on its quaint covered outside deck, gives one a true Old Florida experience. The downstairs is a casual unique bar serving beer and wine. An island favorite for many locals and travelers for years.

The Rod & Reel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to catch the sunrise or a beautiful famous Florida sunset while eating from great menu selections.

875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria

(941) 778-1885

Beach Bistro

For more than 27 years, the Beach Bistro has consistently been awarded the highest ZAGAT scores in the State of Florida for “best food” and has been honored with inclusion in ZAGAT’s “Top Restaurants in America“.

The Bistro also boasts a long-standing Wine Spectator Award and is enthroned in Florida Trend’s “Golden Spoon Hall of Fame“.

The Bistro’s beachfront location, on the beautiful white-sand beaches of Anna Maria Island, overlooking the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico has earned Bon Appétit’s acclaim for being one of Florida’s “Most Romantic Restaurants”. Food and Wine magazine acclaimed the Bistro’s waterfront perch as “almost like being at sea”.

The Beach Bistro’s commitment to providing the very best locally sourced farm products, prime American beef, domestic lamb and fresh, line-caught seafood is complemented by one of the best chef teams in the country.

6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach
(941) 778-6444

Island Gourment Grill

Providing an exquisite menu that features true American cuisine in a hip environment, Island Gourmet Grill creates palate teasing dishes that guests will enjoy with its clean, Florida atmosphere meshed with traditional yet slightly modern dishes.

Island Gourmet Grill is a fantastic choice for dinner with friends or a romantic date with a loved one, and the service and visually appealing atmosphere will surely entice guests to come back for more. Al Fresco dining is also available along with a full bar.

5910 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach
(941) 778-0333

Eat Here

The Eat Here Restaurant family celebrates great food without pretension. As a more causal partner to the award-winning Beach Bistro, Eat Here offers chef-crafted, Gulf-Coast cookery featuring presentations of fresh, locally-caught seafood, local farm products and inspired salads, pizza and tacos. Eat Here serves craft beers and wines from family-owned vineyards and handcrafted, specialty wine-based cocktails.

Eat Here is “chef-driven.” The chef staffs are trained in the Bistro’s school of commitment to culinary excellence – the restaurant focus is on the food and what must be done to create a memorable dining experience. Eat Here offers variations on the Bistro’s exceptional culinary preparations using more accessible product that permits pricing for everyday dining in a casual, comfortable atmosphere.

Eat Here has captured accolades. It was selected as one of Florida’s “Best New Restaurants” in the entire State as part of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Awards. Eat Here has also received “Best Restaurant” and “Best New Restaurant” selections from numerous publications in our community.

5315 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach
(941) 778-0411

Feast Restaurant

The Feast is a casual, fine dining restaurant located in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. They specialize in fresh seafood, steaks, salads, innovative pastas, and much more. Feast offers hand-tossed gourmet pizza with a variety of fresh ingredients.

Feast also offers a wide variety of wines from around the world available by the bottle or glass, and a large selection of craft beers and micro brews with an ever increasing inventory that is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned of connoisseurs.

5406 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach
(941) 778-5092

Hurricane Hanks

Hurricane Hanks focus is on great food built with fresh high-quality ingredients and a casual atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming. The kitchen is open late for all those who prefer to linger on the beautiful beaches surrounding us, and the bar remains open even longer.

5346 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach
(941) 778-5788

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe offers casual gulf-front patio and indoor dining on Anna Maria Island’s beautiful Holmes Beach.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner,  AMI Beach Cafe has an abundant menu selection that will please everyone! Famous for their ALL-U-CAN-EAT Pancakes & Sausage, they also have fresh omelets, 1/2 pound cheese burgers, fish platters, colossal salads and kids meals. Every Friday,  they feature an ALL-U-Can-Eat Fish Fry.

4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach
(941) 778-0784

Mr. Bones BBQ

As a family-owned and operated restaurant, it is their goal to offer enough variety so large groups and families with diverse eating habits can get together in one place for a memorable meal. Meat-eaters, of course, are drawn to Mr. Bones for their world famous BBQ ribs, pulled pork and BBQ chicken. All 5 of their sauces are made in-house, and they even bottle and sell their original BBQ sauces and hand-mixed dry rub in the restaurant.

Mr. Bones BBQ has a pet peeve about restaurants that claim their food is “homemade,” or made from “scratch.” Have you ever noticed how restaurant sauces and soups taste the same? That’s because they are the same, bought from the same supplier. A packet or tub is opened, water is stirred in, and it’s called “made from scratch.”

Mr. Bones food is homemade—and it’s no surprise to our customers, because they can taste it.

Knowing that some of their vegan customers will put a rib restaurant under particular scrutiny, Mr. Bones take special care with their vegan dishes.

3007 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach
(941) 778-6614

Sharky's SeaGrill

Fine dining in a casual atmosphere is the key at Sharky’s. Conveniently located on Gulf Drive North, in Bradenton Beach, Sharky’s is a favorite of locals from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton and Sarasota.

Award-winning and European-trained, Chef Anton and his wife Marie serve up great food and good times at reasonable prices.

Enjoy freshest seafood and gourmet specialties. A stocked bar, imported beers and fine wines – upscale casual setting with emphases on tasteful cuisine and caring hospitality.

Sharky’s has a full bar with cocktails, domestic and imported beers, and a selection of fine wines.

Gulf Drive Cafe

Gulf Drive Café has been a part of Anna Maria Island’s unique history for over 30 years. It sits directly on the spectacular sugar white sands and turquoise-emerald views of the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island’s south end.

A tropical family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the Café was named one of the “Best Breakfasts in Florida” by Southern Living Magazine.

The newly, renovated restaurant, bar and event space, covers 450 square feet of waterfront. Offering fresh Florida seafood, cocktails and other specialties, guests of this island hot spot relish the shimmering Gulf and multi-colored sunset backdrop.

900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach
(941) 778-1919

Wicked Cantina

All of their food is handmade in-house daily! Wicked Cantina specializes in delicious, Austin-style Tex Mex as well as tasty American classics. Fresh food, fresh modern family friendly vibe, full liquor bar and ample parking await you.

Come by 7:30 am – 11 am to enjoy a classic American breakfast, Tex Mex Migas, Huevos Rancheros, breakfast tacos and more. Lunch and dinner favorites (served 11 am-10 pm) include Tacos, Enchiladas, Fajitas, All-Angus Burgers as well seafood selections and an extensive selection of appetizers.

Wicked Cantina is on a mission to bring fresh, authentic (on the spicy side) Austin-style Tex Mex to town…The restaurant is locally-owned and operated by some taco eating, margarita drinking fanatics who can’t wait to share their love of the Austin cuisine with you…

101 7th St N, Bradenton Beach
(941) 281-2990

Beach House Restaurant

Locals and tourists alike can enjoy the casual waterfront dining atmosphere, “Florida Style” from the brand new inside dining room and bar or on the newly, renovated covered deck directly on the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Beach House Restaurant is located on the south end of Anna Maria Island in Bradenton Beach, just over the Cortez Bridge, west of the Cortez fishing village. Newly, renovated from the ground up, now offering an improved world class location to experience the best in waterfront dining. Perfect for families, a special occasion or a relaxing lunch or dinner with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand, the Beach House has plenty of room for kids to play on the renourished beach while you enjoy the sunset, a tropical drink and fresh Florida seafood.

The new outside beachfront bar and sunken lounge area offer relaxing spaces like none other in our area with an all-weather deck featuring rotating louvers for shade or dappled sun, and misters and heaters to keep the temperature perfect for outside dining. The deck is an extension of the inside dining room with comfortable seating, controlled temperatures and a soothing atmosphere perfect for indulging in fresh local seafood and fresh produce from their own farm.

French Table Restaurant

French Table is a little restaurant located in front of the Bradenton Beach owned by Marieke and Christophe Celis.

Christophe, the chef, will prepare you delicious dishes from the south of France with fresh products, and typical French bread.

Marieke will be glad to attend you, with the help of her daughters, to ensure you a pleasant evening in their little family restaurant.

Bridge Street Bistro

The Bridge Street Bistro on Bradenton Beach, offers spectacular views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The atmosphere is relaxed yet refined and the attire is resort casual. Dine al fresco on the third floor terrace and enjoy the amazing sunsets while relaxing with tropical breezes and sounds of the surf. Enjoy expertly prepared cuisine at reasonable prices.

Chef Jimmy Lopotinski has created his most outstanding menu yet, including appetizer sampler platters, lobster bisque, seafood gumbo and specialty salads. For entrees, try one their hand-cut Filet Mignon or Sirloin steaks. Do you prefer seafood? Bridge Street Bistro has that covered as well, with a choice of four fresh fish daily.

Try the potato crusted grouper or Mahi-Mahi; or perhaps you would enjoy their mouth watering seafood risotto. Veal, pasta, and chicken dishes are also on the menu. Don’t forget to save room for dessert: their homemade desserts are the perfect finish to a great meal.

111 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach
(941) 782-1122

Oma's Pizza and Italian Restaurant

Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant is family-owned with fast, friendly service. Choose from a varied Italian menu where you can eat in, collect or take away – the choice is yours. 

201 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach

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