Whether you are dining on the beach or the bay, Anna Maria Island waterfront dinning is a must do during your visit to Anna Maria Island. Experience gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico while you enjoy fresh Florida seafood or cocktails with family and friends at one of the many waterfront restaurants that the island has to offer.
Anna Maria City Waterfront Dinning
The Waterfront Restaurant at the north end of Anna Maria Island overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay offering a casual dining atmosphere with fresh seafood, salads, steaks, and pastas. Stop in and ask them about their microbrew selection. Just across the street from the Waterfront Restaurant is the Historic Anna Maria City Pier. The City Pier Restaurant is located at the end of the pier and has a great selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course seafood. The pier is also a great place to go fishing and enjoy spectacular views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. If you look to the west from the City Pier towards the Gulf of Mexico you will see the Rod N Reel Pier. The Rod N Reel pier has a killer breakfast, beautiful views, and also offers lunch and dinner, as well as fishing from the pier. Another popular restaurant in Anna Maria City is the Sandbar Restaurant located right on the beach. The Sandbar Restaurant is a fantastic restaurant that has an excellent selection of steaks, seafood, and American cuisine.
Holmes Beach Waterfront Dinning
One of Anna Maria Island’s famous restaurants is The Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach. The Beach Bistro is a fine dining waterfront restaurant located right on the beach in Holmes Beach. The Beach Bistro offers fantastic fresh local seafood, prime American beef, and lamb, making this restaurant a must visit during your trip to Anna Maria Island. If you’re looking for a great place to have breakfast or a tea party try the Harrington House in Holmes Beach. Located at the Manatee public beach the Café on the Beach is an inexpensive indoor and outdoor dining establishment. Try the all you can eat pancake breakfast it is fantastic!
Bradenton Beach Waterfront Dinning
On the south end of the island in Bradenton Beach make sure you stop into the Gulf Drive Café & Tiki Bar perched right on the beach. The Gulf Drive Café & Tiki Bar offers Indoor and outdoor dining in a casual atmosphere with an extraordinary cuisine. Just down the beach is the Beachhouse Restaurant offering beachfront dining and fresh Florida seafood, great food, great beach, great fun.
The Bridge Street Bistro in Bradenton Beach is just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and offers an open air bar with live music on the first floor and excellent food and amazing Gulf Views from the restaurant on the top floor. Stroll down Historic Bridge Street toward the bay and stop in the Bridge Tender for a bit to eat. At the end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach is Rotten Ralphs restaurant, a great place to stop in as you are, and enjoy a cocktail, or dinner in a casual, relaxed atmosphere right on the Bay.