Anna Maria Island Area Restaurant Information

Here is all the Anna Maria Island Area Restaurant Information you’ll need for you next visit! The island has it all when it comes time for food. From beach café’s to Fine Dining, American, Mexican, Italian, Caribbean cuisine, and so much more. Take a look below and find the best place for your next breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just drinks and a snack.

If you don’t have your own transportation take the Anna Maria Island Trolley it’s free! It will take you almost anywhere on Anna Maria Island too!

Fine Dining Anna Maria Island Restaurants

Anna Maria Island has several fine dining restaurants. The Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach is a nationally recognized as award winning. They offer an unforgettable dining experience with romantic Gulf of Mexico views. The Waterfront Restaurant is on the Bay side of Anna Maria City with dining outside too.  Just past Coquina Beach and over the bridge you will find Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant. Beautiful waterfront location with terrific food. A favorite with locals and visitors alike. 

Gulf Front Restaurants with outdoor Dining on Anna Maria Island

The SandBar is a great Anna Maria Island restaurant and offers fabulous American and Seafood Cuisine. The Beach House Restaurant is affiliated with the SandBar and has similar cuisine with outdoor sand in your toes dining in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island. Try the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner and don’t forget the Gulf Drive Cafe in Bradenton Beach.  Oma’s Restaurant offers outdoor dining in Bradenton Beach and offers Italian Cuisine.

American Cuisine Restaurants on Anna Maria Island, Fl

The City Pier  is always a locals favorite. This is a beautiful spot at the very end of Pine Avenue. Hurricane Hank’s has affordable everything and serves great food in Holmes Beach. Mr. Bones offers fabulous barbecue with some unique twists. Seafood more your speed, when in Rome so to speak or more like Maine?  Also try Island Gourmet Grill for American dishes, seafood, Italian and more.

Seeking a good breakfast? Rod and Reel or Peach’s are good breakfast Anna Maria Island Restaurants. One of the best Anna Maria beach burger restaurants is just across from the Manatee public beach – Skinny’s. Skinny’s has outdoor seating as well. Anyone who has been to Anna Maria Island knows that Duffy’s serves a mean hamburger as well in Holmes Beach. Try Slim’s Place for an American style dinner and live music.    The Bridge Tender Inn Restaurant which offers outdoor waterfront dining as well as formal dining. Another great Bradenton Beach restaurant on Anna Maria Island is Sharky’s.

Anna Maria Island Mexican, Italian, German and other Cuisine Restaurants

If you’re looking for Anna Maria Island Restaurants that serve Mexican cuisine Tortilla Bay  is 100% Tex-Mex and is a walk up diner type restaurant.  So if you are searching for a inexpensive lunch or dinner Tortilla Bay is the perfect stop. If you are in the mood for German food then look no further. Try the Old Hamburg restaurant in Holmes Beach, Fl on Anna Maria Island.  Wicked Cantina is another Tex-Mex choice on  Anna Maria Island.  Another Mexican based restaurant is Poppo’s located in Anna Maria City on Pine Avenue.  Sorry, Banana Cabana is now closed.

Take out Anna Maria Island Restaurants

One of the best places for take-out on Anna Maria Island is definitely Scott’s Deli. Piled high sandwiches and great prices. They will even work with your charter captain to have your lunch ready and at the dock for your fishing trip! Don’t forget the Pine Avenue store that has fabulous sandwiches, pasta salads, and other quick take out lunches or snacks. The Pine Avenue General store is a small grocery store located in Anna Maria City so it’s a perfect stop for a lunch at the Bay Front Park for a impromptu picnic. The Tortilla Bay Restaurant is a take out or dine in Tex-Mex restaurant located in Holmes Beach. Rudy’s in Anna Maria City is a great choice for Philly steak sandwiches.

There is a small Chinese restaurant on the Anna Maria Island, China 1. For a great burger with onion rings or french fries try Skinny’s. You can order on the telephone and pick it up. A fine dining restaurant that delivers is The Feast in Holmes Beach. The restaurant caters as well. If you are in the mood for fresh fish try the Fresh Fish Market. They sell a great selection of fish and offer small dishes like soups and freshly prepared salads. Island Gourmet offers both take out and delivery if you are looking for something better than your average chain store pizza. They also offer more upscale selections such as seafood, salads and pasta too.

Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach breakfast restaurants

There are quite a few great breakfast restaurants choices on Anna Maria Island. This category of dining can be one of the toughest to narrow down because most locals know the mainstream breakfast spots but there are a few hidden away gems that this blog will be sure to introduce. Minnie’s Cafe is located in Holmes Beach and serves a great homestyle breakfast. Peach’s which specializes in Breakfast is located in Holmes Beach and provides basic breakfasts as well as some fancy stuff too. Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant serves a fantastic breakfast as well and the views of the bay are phenomenal.  Want fresh donuts? Look no further, the Donut Experiment is the perfect choice in Anna Maria City.  For more details on Breakfast around Anna Maria Island, check out Island Real Estate’s additional breakfast post.

Treats and Ice Cream on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Tyler’s ice cream is just off the island on Cortez. Two Scoops is located in Anna Maria, and so is Dip’s, Joe’s Eats and Sweets is in Bradenton Beach. For a desert experience to remember, try the Euphemia Haye Restaurant which has unique pies, cheesecakes, and too many deserts to remember. Just off the island is Cold Stone Creamery which serves gourmet ice cream hand mixed with your choice of toppings. If your taste buds are screaming for a milk shake then the Shake Pit is a great bet however it is just off Anna Maria Island.  Another fabulous find is Sweet berries which serves fantastic frozen custard.  Visit our top 5 ice cream suggestions when visiting Anna Maria Island.

Off Anna Maria Island Dining and Restaurants

There are fantastic restaurants just off Anna Maria Island. A few are chain restaurants like Outback, Bone Fish, Olive Garden, Applebee’s and Carraba’s. If you are still looking for the Anna Maria Island “feel,” try Cortez Kitchen or Starfish Company as well as Anna Maria Oyster Bar.  Atlanta Bread Company, and Sweet Berries Frozen Custard Eatery are all conveniently located on Manatee Avenue. Always a favorite with the kids is of course Chuck E. Cheese. For a quick Mexican take out try Chipotle in Bradenton.  If you feel like venturing out into Sarasota try the very well known Columbia Restaurant.   Another great choices for Sarasota is Yoder’s which is an Amish based restaurant.  Yoder’s is well known for their pies.

Live Entertainment Taverns, Bars, and Restaurants

There are plenty of dining establishments on Anna Maria Island with live entertainment like SandBar, BeachHouse, Bridge Tender Inn, and D.Coy Ducks. We all need those vacation dollars to last so check out the top ten happy hours on Anna Maria Island list. It was hard work but someone had to find all of them!  Want more choices?  Our Anna Maria nightlife post lists bars, live music, billiards and more.  Check out our nightlife blog for more information.

Anna Maria Island is blessed to have so many wonderful dining choices. No matter where your Anna Maria vacation rental is located on the island, a great place to eat is a stones throw away. Cheers!

Peach’s Restaurant in Holmes Beach – Laid Back, Homestyle Breakfast Food

For a good homestyle breakfast, that won’t break the bank, check out Peach’s off East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. They are open early (6am), and close after lunch (2:30pm). There is nothing fancy about Peach’s, which is why so many people like it. It’s a nice laid back spot with friendly staff.

Peach’s Restaurant is actually a small chain restaurant, with 6 locations, all in the local area. Everything on the menu is served all day. So if you want a burger at 8am, go for it! Pancakes for lunch? No problem.
Speaking about the menu, here’s what you can expect. They have all the classic breakfast items, like omelets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, etc. Then they have dishes like Biscuits & Gravy, a Breakfast Burrito, and Chicken Fried Steak n Eggs. There are quite a few things to choose from.

For the lunch portion of the menu there are fresh salads, sandwiches, and wraps. A few examples of dishes on the lunch menu include their Tuna Melt, Rueben, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, and the Southwest Salad.

Peach’s Restaurant
3240 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 779-0738

Isola Bella Italian Eatery – Enjoy an Authentic Italian Dinner in Holmes Beach

Enjoy the taste of authentic Italian cuisine in Holmes Beach at Isola Bella Italian Eatery. This restaurant is open for dinner (5pm – 9pm), and closed on Sundays.

They serve old family recipes using only the freshest ingredients that are mostly imported from Italy, or come from local farms. The cheese is imported, the pasta is made fresh, and the meats are top-shelf. This ensures the best quality of food, and trust me, the food here is fantastic.

The menu contains many classic Italian dishes and desserts. For appetizers, they have dishes such as Bruschetta, Eggplant Eza Bella, and Caprese Salad. As for the main courses, the menu includes Gnocchi al Pesto, Ravioli alla Vodka as well as your choice of veal or chicken Parmigiana, Piccata, and Marsala. Yum, yum, yum!

And to wrap up the meal, try on of their desserts, like the Tiramisù or lemon Sorbetto.

Isola Bella Italian Eatery
5904 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 242-5309

Enjoy a Casual Meal With Your Toes in the Sand at Coquina Beach Cafe

If you’re already out enjoying the day at Coquina Beach, or if you’re just in the mood for a casual bite to eat right on the beach, head over to the Coquina Beach Cafe. This laid-back spot is located in the city of Bradenton Beach (southern end of Anna Maria Island), and is right at the entrance to Coquina Beach.

The cafe is nestled right on the beach, so you can enjoy your food with your toes in the sand, and the Gulf of Mexico right in front of you. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Coquina Beach Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, with the menu containing classic breakfast items omelettes, waffles, and biscuits & gravy. For lunch they offer different seafood platters, sandwiches, and fish or chicken tacos. It’s nothing fancy, but who needs fancy when you’re on Island time. The food is good and you can’t beat the view!

Coquina Beach Cafe also has frozen drinks (great for humid hot days), ice cream & sno cones, as well as a souvenir shop. Want to relax on the beach after enjoying breakfast or lunch at the cafe? Inquire with them about renting some chairs and an umbrella.

Coquina Beach Cafe
2650 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4757

The Island Spice – Authentic Indian Cuisine on Anna Maria Island

You can find some delicious, authentic Indian food right here on Anna Maria Island at Island Spice. This Holmes Beach restaurant is the only Indian restaurant on the Island, and in the local area. The owner is from Tamil Nadu, India, and opened Island Spice back in 2012. The menu is full of Indian cuisine specialties using fresh ingredients. They also have a great choice of vegetarian options!

The menu contains a few appetizers (like Samosa and Papadam), as well as lunch sandwiches, Uttapam, and more! They also offer seafood, lamb, and chicken entrees.
The kids menu is nice if you have a child that prefers the kid food basics (grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, and a kids hot dog).
Make sure you check out there specials!

Island Spice is open for lunch & dinner Tuesday – Sunday, and closed Mondays.
3608 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier (AMOB)

For a casual restaurant that serves fantastic seafood at a fantastic price, head on over to Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier. This Bradenton Beach restaurant is one of 4 locations, though this is the only one on the Island.

If you’re a parent with a child under 10 you’re going to love what I am about to tell you – kids under ten eat for a penny an inch Sunday – Thursday. You may be confused as to what this means, but its going to save you some $. Basically, at all locations they measure the child’s height, and whatever their height is (say 40 inches) is what you pay for their meal (so $0.40). You can’t beat that!

AMOB on the Pier overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, so you always have a water view.

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GROVE Restaurant, Patio, & Ballroom -Lakewood Ranch

The GROVE Restaurant is a newer establishment, and sits where the Polo Grill & Bar once was in Lakewood Ranch. If you have ever dined at Pier 22 on the river in Downtown Bradenton, than the GROVE may seem a bit familiar, as it is owned/headed by the owner and head chef of Pier 22.

The GROVE Restaurant, Patio, & Ballroom is open for lunch & dinner, and they just started doing Brunch on the weekends. The food on the menu is great for any palette. There is seafood, landfood, sandwiches, sushi, flatbreads, and more. Not to mention their creative cocktails, wine list, and dessert menu. Everything here looks fabulous!

Planning an event? The GROVE has a beautiful ballroom and private dining rooms that they would love to host your special event in.

GROVE Restaurant, Patio, & Ballroom
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(941) 893-4321

2020 Labor Day Showcase – Soccer Tournament

Soccer. It’s a sport loved and played by many across the world. And the Labor Day Showcase is quickly approaching, which means in just a week an estimated 2,100 athletes and an additional 3,500 spectators will be flocking the area to compete in this youth soccer tournament.

The competition is for boys and girls, ages 7 – 19, and will be taking place at the Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Campus (5895 Post Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211). This location is a 140 acre full-time sports complex, equipped with over 20 professional size fields (all being Celebration Turf), and over 40 acres of parking.

After the competition head over to The GROVE Restaurant just off Main Street for a bite to eat.


Suncoast Cuisine – Personal/Private Chef Service on Anna Maria Island

Bring the restaurant to your home or vacation rental with Suncoast Cuisine. Chef Melissa has been creating beautiful and most importantly tasty meals for visitors and locals for over 5 years now. So she definitely knows what she’s doing, and she does it well.
Suncoast Cuisine brings an upscale style of dining to you, without you having to lift a finger. The chef will shop. cook, and prepare the food for you and your guests. All you need to do is enjoy. There are different menus to choose from, which can be customized for your groups liking.

Visit the Suncoast Cusine website to learn more about this wonderful service and to make a reservation.

Airport Transportation to Anna Maria Island

Recently more airport transportation businesses have decided to service Anna Maria Island. Between local vendors and Uber, there are tons of airport transportation options to AMI.

While services below focus on transport from the Tampa International, other Florida airports are also serviced. Sarasota/Bradenton airport is so close to Anna Maria Island most visitors grab a taxi. However, many options are now available.

Review the vendors below and call Island Real Estate with any questions.

Airport Transportation to Anna Maria Island
Coastal Elite Limousine

This services offers a fleet of Town and Country Luxury Minivans and Ford Expedition Sport Utility Vehicles meet any transportation needs. This local Driver was born and raised on AMI. Driver is familiar with state roads and venues well! For more rates including hourly, call now (941) 348-4791. Airport Service to Tampa starts at $100 and $55 to Sarasota. Coastal Elite Limousine rates include gratuity! Coastal Elite Limousine is great for transportation for airports, restaurants, theme parks, doctors and to the Tampa port authority for Cruises.Anna Maria Island Airport

Anna Maria Isle Transportation

This vendor has been a Member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2008. They offer clean non smoking Lincoln’s and Cadillacs too. Car and booster seats are provided at no extra cost for children. Also no charge for those picking up keys for a vacation rental. Rates to Tampa/St. Pete start at $85 up to 4 people. Seven person SUV now available with Tampa/St.Pete starting at $125. Call them at (941) 527-5602.

Cartier Limousine Services 

Cartier is a member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.  They offer airport transportation as well as transportation for special venues such as weddings or special events.  They have several vehicles to choose from and transportation to Tampa International airport for one person starts at $70 one way.  Call at 612-868-7290 or visit their Anna Maria Island transportation airport rates page for more details.

Shuttle Services of AMI

Shuttle Services of AMI focus their business on island. While you visit the area we suggest this service for any unique transport needs. Additionally, this company has a large service area. Rates start at $64 to Sarasota and $125 to Tampa and will include automatic gratuity. This service offers a fleet of sedans and larger vehicles upon request. Rides to Orlando and Ft. Myers also available. Call (941) 580-5777  for Anna Maria Island Shuttle.

This information has been gathered as a convenience for our guests.We cannot guarantee the rates.  Please call individual vendor for details. Info. current as of 2020.