Dine and Drink El Fresco!

Anna Maria Island – Anna Maria Island is the quintessential place to hang outside in its beautiful tropical climate! There’s nothing better than when going out to grab a bite to eat or drinks, having the warm island breeze surrounding you. Some of the wonderful restaurants I’ve listed below have beautiful water views of either the crystal clear Gulf or Bay, or an open-air setting directly across the street from the beach.

The fresh air of AMI always makes your food taste that much better and your drinks that much tastier, bringing you relaxing vibes that will be sure to lift your spirit. I have suggested different places from smaller and more quant spots, to casual any-time spots, to romantic night spots.

Here is a small guide to dining/drinking outside in the beautiful AMI sunshine:

Sandbar – 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria

Direct Gulf front


The Waterfront – 111 South Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Bay views


Anna Maria Pier – 100 South Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Out in the middle of the Tampa Bay


Bridgetender – 135 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
Direct bay front


Island Time Bar & Grill – 111 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach
Open-air setting, across the street from the Gulf

Island time

The Beachhouse – 200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach
Direct Gulf front


Coquina Café – 2650 Gulf Drive South, Coquina Beach
Direct Gulf front


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