Great view of Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Bridge is only the beginning at this wonderful local seafood restaurant on Anna Maria Island. The food choices at the Waterfront are fantastic. From wonderful fresh soups and salads to gourmet meals, salmon and steak. The Waterfront located in Anna Maria City also offers vegetarian choices as well that are made fresh and homemade right at the restaurant. Waterfront of Anna Maria Island is famous for their delicious fish taco appetizer and outdoor seating taking advantage of the wonderful bay views. The giant fish tank that separates the main dining room from the bar area is beautiful and adds charm to the dining experience.
The Waterfront restaurant also offers a wonderful selection of beers and wine from all over the world. UPDATE: The Waterfront now serves liquor and phenomenal cocktails. If you are in the mood for something new, ask one of the friendly bartenders for some suggestions. My wife loves the Jalapeno Margarita.
The wait staff of the waterfront in Anna Maria city is always inviting and prompt with their service. If you are in the mood for great service, great views of the bay, excellent food, this is the place for you to come as a family or as a couple. One last note, try the lobster bisque, trust us, you wont be sorry. It melts in your mouth.
Do you like beer? Do you want to meet some locals on Anna Maria Island? Why not come out to Roguetoberfest! Sponsored by Rogue Brewing Company, Roguetoberfest at the Waterfront is the biggest and most popular beer tasting of the year on Anna Maria. This event only costs $15 at the door, and trust me; its worth it! Included in the cover are door prizes, a raffle ticket, and a free commemorative t-shirt. There will also be live music, featuring the local bluegrass band, Sycamore Shade!
The Island Time Bar & Grill is located on the first floor and opens at 11:30 am. The Island Time Bar & Grill has an open air bar with a boat theme and views of the beach across the street. The Island Time Bar & Grill offers live music Thursday – Sunday and has its own menu offering wings, burgers, fried grouper sandwiches and more.
Prices on the downstairs menu range from $8.00 – $12.00 for appetizers and sandwiches, and they offer a New England lobster Roll for $17.00. You can also order anything from the upstairs Bistro menu during regular dinner hours.
Bridge Street Bistro
The Bridge Street Bistro is located on the 3rd floor and opens at 5:30 pm. The view from the 3rd floor is breath taking, looking over the Gulf of Mexico. The atmosphere is relaxed yet refined and the attire is resort casual. Your choice of dining inside or outside on the 3rd floor terrace.
Ask your server about early dinning specials, and according to Jimmy the head server the Veal Picatta is the best in Florida. Appetizer sampler platters, lobster bisque, seafood gumbo, and specialty salads from $6.95 – $10.95. Try the potato crusted grouper or the Mediterranean style Mahi-Mahi and who can pass up a Hand cut Filet Mignon or Rib Eye steak with your choice preparations from $11.95 – $25.95.
For event information ask about the banquet room on the second floor, perfect for luncheons and rehearsal dinners, the room will hold up to 60 people.
Everyone needs to eat and when you are in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island you must stop at Hurricane Hanks Pub & Grub for lunch or dinner. Hurricane Hanks is in the S & S Plaza located at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. This island style pub has it all, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and a full liquor bar, with bartenders who know their drink recipes.
Holmes Beach – Duffy’s Tavern is an Anna Maria Island landmark and has been since it first opened in 1958. Family owned and operated, “Miss Duffy” and her 5 daughters proudly serve their “world famous burgers and the coldest beer this side
of heaven” from a two-story cracker shack located across the street from the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. In March of 2003, Duffy’s relocated across the street from the Holmes Beach City Hall and skate park. Now with air conditioning and a fireplace, it is a great place to hang out where you are never too hot or cold and can mingle with the locals. You can still expect the same service and quality in both the beers and the burgers. Everything comes with chips, never fries.
Duffy’s has fabulous cheeseburgers and try one with everything on it. There is a bar as well as spots to sit down. They have an outdoor eating area under roof as well as one out the back which is not under roof. The regular dining area can be opened up with garage door size screens to let the breeze in on balmy breeze days. On cold days they get the fireplace roaring and it offers a nice cozy eating spot. Walk up to the bar and put in your order and Duffy’s will bring the food out when ready. Plenty of cold beverages at Duffy’s, beer, soda all with Televisions behind the bar to watch your favorite sports team.
Duffy’s hours as of this posting:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Closed on Tuesday
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm
No credit cards
5808 Marina Dr,
Holmes Beach, Fl 34217 – Anna Maria Island
Phone (941) 778-2501