Island Gourmet Grill

Holmes Beach – Offering fresh seafood, pizza, fabulous lunch options, fine wine, craft beers and the classic Italian favorites Island Gourmet Grill has a little of something for everyone.

Fresh Seafood
Fresh Seafood at Island Gourmet Grill

Offering a bar, lounge area, indoor and outdoor seating, Island Gourmet is a fun place to relax and dine in a hip atmosphere. Take a seat at the bar and enjoy a glass of wine and oysters on the half shell while watching the open pizza kitchen chefs tossing the best pizzas. Even better, if you don’t feel like dining out, have a pizza delivered to you anywhere on Anna Maria Island.

The dining room at Island Gourmet Grill is casual and comfortable perfect for a quick lunch or a fine dining experience.

The lunch fare is truly American style cuisine with salads, quesadillas, flat breads, wraps, chicken wings, personal pizzas, sandwiches and the always popular fish tacos.

The dinner menu is chef crafted and loaded with seafood and Italian options. Enjoy delicious selections such as the shrimp scampi with pappardelli pasta, Veal Milanese, or the Filet Mignon topped with onion straws. Don’t forget to try out the fabulous desserts like the Key Lime Pie or Tiramisu.

Island Gourmet Grill offers nightly specials.
Mondays buy one get one pizza free.
Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos.
Wednesdays buy two entrees and get a free bottle of wine.
Thursdays enjoy New Orleans style fish and chips.

Happy Hour is offered daily from 12-6pm with $5 glasses of wine and $2 bottles of beer. The wine menu at Island Gourmet Grill is extensive with almost any popular varietal.

Island Gourmet Grill Catering menu is full of fun options for any event including Hors D’ Oeuvres, Platters, Bruschetta, Carving Stations, Desserts and Cakes.


Outdoor lounge area at Island Gourmet Grill

For a relaxing delicious meal head over to Island Gourmet!

Hours: Lunch Monday – Friday 11:30am; Dinner Monday – Saturday 5pm

Reservations not necessary. Call 941-778-0333.

For information about Island Gourmet Grill visit our Area Map Restaurant Listings.

Great Time At Food and Wine On Pine in Anna Maria City

Pine Avenue was packed from 11am- 6pm for the 3rd annual Food and Wine on Pine. The atmosphere could not have been better perfect weather, booths with delicious food, and some great wine tastings.  At the Island Real Estate office we had a show stopper with our new TAMI Turtle photo op. Young and old had a good laugh and a chance to send a digital postcard of their day on beautiful Anna Maria Island.  Not sure how next year’s event could top this years but the Chiles Group/Sandbar Restaurant will once again pull out all the stops to make it a special event in 2014.

Update: this event continues and 2015 provided for a fabulous Food and Wine event.

Island Real Estate has some fabulous vacation rentals right in the heart of the Food and Wine on Pine festival.  Casa Calienta at 217 Pine is one fabulous choice.  Another good choice is 414 Magnolia.

Anna Maria Island – 3rd Annual Food and Wine on Pine 2013

titleAnna Maria Food and Wine on Pine is a celebration showcasing the very best in food, wine, art and music that our area has to offer. Over 25 of the area’s finest restaurants will be present offering their delicious and unique foods. Over 30 different upscale wines, craft and domestic beers. Art demonstrations and more than 30 musical acts. Actors will be present depicting characters from Anna Maria Island’s rich history. A children’s area will be present for art and other activities as well as the annual slime of CrossPointe Fellowship Pastor, Ed Moss.

Admission is free with cash only tickets for sale that can be redeemed for food and beverages. Tickets are $1.00 each with the option to purchase a Buffet Tray for $2.00 or a wine glass for $1.00. Wines and craft/specialty beers are available for tastings for 1 ticket per taste.

The musicians that will be performing throughout the day are:

  • State Road 64
  • The Manatee Concert Band
  • Chuck Caudill
  • John Dewey
  • Barby Holder
  • Scott Blum
  • Howie Banfield
  • Bill Vinhage
  • Chuck Weirich
  • Jimi Gee All Stars
  • John Rinell
  • Rick Quimby
  • Main Hatch Motleys
  • Sweet Adelines
  • Dan Crawford and Moving Target

Free parking will be available at the Anna Maria Island Community Center which is only two blocks from the event. Located at 407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria City. A remote parking site is also available with a free trolley ride to Pine from the Crosspointe Fellowship at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For a more recent post of the Anna Maria Food Wine and Pine please visit our more recent event.

Bradenton – South Florida Museum’s Think + Drink (Science)

south florida museum's think + The South Florida Museum’s “Think + Drink (science)” transforms the Bishop Planetarium’s lobby into a cafe. Think + Drink offers a place where people can go to lounge on a couch, grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about science in a relaxed informal setting. Each month a presenter discusses the topic of the month, and then holds an open discussion afterwards.

Drinks and bar snacks are available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own food. South Florida Museum’s Think + Drink (science) begins at 7:00pm and ends at 9:00pm.

South Florida Museum
201 10th Street West
Bradenton, 34205

Rosa Fiorelli Vineyard and Winery in Bradenton, Florida

Anna Maria Winery
Wine Awards

Anna Maria Island is known for it’s beaches but we are slowly showing island visitors that we have lots to offer in the way of eco-tourism.  One such visit would be the Anna Maria Winery Rosa Fiorelli Vineyard and Winery located about half an hour from Anna Maria Island just in Bradenton, Fl.

Rosa Fiorelli Winery is located in Eastern Manatee County and is family owned and operated.  The winery and vineyard have impromptu tours most of the year and as of this writing is open 10 Am through 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday and Sundays Noon – 5 PM EST.  Sorry they are closed on Tuesdays each week.

When you take a tour of the vineyard it takes about half an hour to 45 minutes and the walk is fairly light and would guess the walk in total is a few football fields.  The winery suggests calling ahead to be sure they are having tours and sneakers are fine to wear.  I would not suggest going on a rainy day.

At the end of the vineyard eco tour you walk into the small shop where the guide takes you through about 6-10 wines so you can find the wines you love.  The Rosa Fiorelli winery has produced over 100 award winning wines.

The winery is fairly easy to get to.  Just take State route 64 otherwise known as Manatee Avenue, East until you get to County Road 675 where you take that South and look for the winery at 4250 County Road 675.

Rosa Fiorelli Vineyard and Winery
4250 County Road 675
Bradenton, FL 34211
(941) 322-0976


Local Wine and Food Festival At Rosa Fiorelli Winery In Bradenton

This Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm all ages are welcome to attend the Wine & Food Festival at Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard. Tickets are currently on sale for $20.00 per adult, 21 and under get in free. Your ticket price includes: four free wine samples, and a commemorative wine glass. You can purchase your tickets online at

Rosa Fiorelli Winery, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business located just south of Lake Manatee in eastern Manatee County. Rosa and her husband Antonio moved to the area from Casteldaccia, Sicily, and were struck by the similarities here to their native land. Soon there were five rows of bunch grapes in the backyard with the garden, and a corner of the garage closed off for making wine.

The vines were only the beginning! As more grapes became available, Rosa and Antonio expanded their winemaking activities. Today the Winery has its own building for fermenting and bottling, and a separate building for tasting, and sales, and offers tours.

Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard
4250 County Road 675 E Bradenton
For more information call: 941-322-0976

The Waterfront Restaurant has bay views in Anna Maria city

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.

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.

The Waterfront Restaurant

Tripadvisor Reviews: 4.5Out of 501
Address: 111 S Bay Blvd Anna Maria, FL 34216

Phone: (941) 778-1515
Website: The Waterfront Restaurant
Menu: Waterfront Restaurant Menu

Cuisine: Gulf Coast Seafood & Fish

Price Range: $$
Accepts Reservations? yes
Driving Directions: Driving Directions – Google Maps

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