The Beach Bistro is a fantastic restaurant that offers a dining experience to remember. Several courses are served, or you can order how you like. Reservations are strongly recommended, but you can also try to grab a seat at the bar. The bar has a little more limited menu and provides some “lighter fare” options. If you are looking for a romantic spot with limited gulf views and price is no option then we strongly recommend the Beach Bistro. Average meal prices are well over $35, so be sure you are comfortable with their prices.
Younger children are welcome, but are not recommended if you plan on having a long dining experience. Parking can be a bit of a challenge but if you can find a “legal” spot go for it otherwise be sure to use their valet parking. One additional note, the seating for two is normally fairly intimate so be prepared to get to know your neighboring diners.
We’ve provided some information below to help you contact them or find them once you’re on the island!
The Bistro is located in Holmes Beach, FL
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5 stars – based on 377 reviews
Anna Maria Island – While the holidays may bring everybody together, it doesn’t mean you want to cook for everybody, so Here is our list of Restaurants open Christmas on and around Anna Maria Island. The list shows openings for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Restaurants open Christmas and New Years
Choose causal or a more fine dining atmosphere while visiting Anna Maria Island during the holidays. Some of the restaurants open can be found on Anna Maria Island, and some are in Longboat Key, Bradenton and St. Armands Circle near Sarasota. From the graph above you’ll notice most places are closed on Christmas Day, so you’ll want to make reservations ahead of time.
Anna Maria Island – Visiting during Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving 2014, but don’t feel like cooking a big meal? Here is the list of restaurants that will be open so you can take it easy.
Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving 2014 Restaurants
The list below is mostly Anna Maria Island restaurants, but Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota and Saint Armands Circle as well. You’ll find a great selection of places to dine with both fine dining and casual options.
It’s a good idea to make reservations at the restaurant of your choice to ensure you have a place to gather.
Have a happy holiday, and enjoy a tropical Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island!
The Beach Bistro St Paddy’s Day Parade is right around the corner and we can’t wait! Enjoy this event in its 16th year!
Beach Bistro St Paddy’s Day Parade
Taking place on Sunday March 16th 2014 starting at 2:00pm, the parade will assemble at Holmes Beach City Hall at 5801 Marina Drive and will proceed at a leisurely Irish strolling pace northward along Marina Drive to its juncture with Palm Drive and then north on Palm to the parade’s conclusion at the corner of 78th and Palm.
This route should permit traffic to circumvent the parade area. Cars will proceed relatively unimpeded north and south along Gulf Dr. The parade will celebrate with the usual panoply of dignitaries, cyclists, floats, dancers, high school bands and pipe bands garnished with greenery and smiling faces.
Just because it’s the holidays, doesn’t mean you have to cook. Anna Maria Island has plenty of options for your consumption pleasures. Here’s our list of restaurants that are open and closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day and Eve.
Looking for tasty food while you’re on the Anna Maria Island? Well you’re in luck we have composed list of island restaurants from fine dining, to beachfront restaurants, pizza, and where to get the best burger on the island. We have plenty of tasty restaurants to choose from on AMI but the ten restaurants below are a MUST VISIT!
1) Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach – Enjoy fine dining on the Gulf of Mexico with an excellent wine selection and amazing entrée’s.
6600 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
2) Sign of the Mermaid in The City of Anna Maria – A unique dining experience on Anna Maria Island with award winning key lime pie.
Anna Maria Island holds some great holiday parades and St. Patrick’s day is no exception to the rule. The parade
typically starts in the late afternoon and of course it is in the month of March. The starting point for the past few years has been the outdoor plaza in Holmes Beach, Fl. The very same plaza that houses the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce as well as the Wells Fargo bank on the corner of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive. The St. Patrick’s day parade travels up Marina Drive past Island Real Estate all the way up to 85th street where it takes a jog to the East where the parade ends.
Each consecutive year the Holmes Beach based Irish parade has become larger and larger. The Beach Bistro initiated the St. Patrick’s parade just a few years ago and has quickly become a very high participation parade. Island Real Estate continues to participate in the parade and if you have never had the opportunity to drive down a street with wall to wall pedestrians waving, smiling and wishing you a happy holiday you need to give it a whirl. It’s simply fantastic.
In 2008 the Beach Bistro sponsored an Irish elephant, 2009 it was a Camel and 2010 it was an elephant AND a camel. You will have to come visit Anna Maria Island in 2011 to see what is next. Candy, treats, beads and lots of other items are thrown by the parade goers.
So where is the best place to stand? Island Real Estate at 6101 Marina Drive is a great spot. Another great spot is at the Gloria Del Lutheran Church on the corner of Marina Drive and Palm Drive. There is plenty of parking at the church which makes it a great place to stay if you are not staying a walk away from the parade route. Lastly, these spots are towards the beginning of the parade route so everyone should still have plenty of treats to be throwing to the crowd.
If you are looking for a vacation rental close to the parade route then I would suggest the second, third, or fourth block of Holmes Beach between 60th and 85th street. Be sure to checkout some of the nearby Island Real Estate’s vacation rentals that should work well for a quick walk to the parade route if visiting during the St. Patrick’s day parade.