China 1 has Chinese food on Anna Maria Island

Looking for a quick bite to eat?  China 1 which calls its home on Anna Maria Island in Holmes Beach is a great alternative for either take out or eat in.  They have a small area where you can eat in with about 5 tables.  Of course take out encompasses the majority of their business.  There food is good and my son loves the orange chicken or the sesame chicken.  They offer a more reasonable meal alternative for Anna Maria Island.  Please note, in the high season I have run into problems as they often run out of chicken as well as other popular items.  This is especially the case on weekends and as the evening goes by.   Give it a try.  Your favorite Chinese dish may not taste exactly the same as your favorite Chinese restaurant at home but it will be darn close!

China 1
3236 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 779-2933

If you are looking for a quick alternative to Chinese food try Tortilla Bay located in Central Holmes Beach.

Cafe on the Beach, Anna Maria Island

Outdoor seating at Cafe on the BeachOk everyone, I have a restaurant you all have to try!  The Café on the Beach is the place to be on the weekends or any day really.  On the weekends you can enjoy the famous “All You Can Eat” pancake breakfast.  Friends of mine were there recently and said, “It isn’t just pancakes.  You actually get a full breakfast!”  During the week they offer delights such as hamburgers, hotdogs and snacks for relaxing days at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.  This is a great location to enjoy our beaches because you have a lifeguard on duty, a playground, public All you can eat breakfast at the Public Beachrestrooms, a large public parking lot and a little beach shop for Florida souvenirs.   It is also perfect if you have little kids because you unpack the car once, and you have facilities near by to keep them happy.  As a new mom I can’t wait until my little one is big enough to enjoy the azure blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, sugar soft sand of Manatee Beach and the all you can eat pancakes that I remember from my childhood.

Just visited Cafe on the Beach for dinner and their fish and chips were great.  Right now they have all you can eat buffet’s Monday, Wednesday’s and Friday’s for dinner.  Currently they have an Italian Buffet, Taco and Fajita bar, and all you can eat fish and chips for their three night a week buffets.  We sat out outside in November surrounded by patio heaters and Mike Sales singing to the crowd.  Mike’s singing made us all get out of our seats to dance to a few oldies but goodies.

Cafe on the Beach
4000 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Tampa, Florida International Airport – TIA

You will find flying into Tampa International Airport (TIA) a breeze.  Their state of the art luggage return as well as tram service that gets you to and from the terminals is easy and makes your travel day just a little easier.  TIA is a short 1.25 hours from Anna Maria Island by way of 275 and the Sky Way Bridge.

PO BOX 22287
Tampa, Florida, 33662
(813) 870-8700

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