Dining & Nightlife


Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's bar serves great hamburgers and beer in Holmes Beach City on Anna Maria Island. Sorry no french fries....More

Minnie's Beach Cafe

Minnie’s is a great breakfast and lunch restaurant. The diner like restaurant plays oldies music that the waitresses sometimes sing to. It is seat yourself so if you see a table free sit-on-down. Minnie’s is very local as you often see lots...More

The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment is Anna Maria Island's best place for a morning sweet treat! Hot fresh plain donuts are made through out the morning ready for you to pick your own flavors and topings including bacon, fruity pebbles, chocolate glaze and cookie crum...More

Bridge Street Bistro

The Bridge Street Bistro offers a nice dining experience with traditional seafood fare in Bradenton Beach....More

Hurricane Hank's

Hurricane Hanks is a great family-friendly restaurant in Holmes Beach that offers great food, strong cocktails, and a laid-back environment....More

Rod & Reel Pier

The Rod & Reel Pier is a very unique Anna Maria Island destination where you can enjoy a drink, get some food, and go fishing all in the same spot....More

Peach's Restaurant

I have the best breakfast stop on Anna Maria Island for everyone to try! Peach’s Restaurant in Holmes Beach has the best southern style breakfast around. They offer large portions with killer grits or homes fries. Some of the other sides would be...More

The Feast

One of the best restaurants AMI has to offer would be The Feast in Holmes Beach. They have gourmet pizza, pasta, seafood, and more delicious dishes!...More

Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus

The Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus is a German family restaurant located in the Holmes Beach Shopping Plaza on East Bay Dr. They serve their traditional German entrees with all fresh ingredients. Everything is homemade. You can enjoy the finest Wiener Schnit...More

Shake Pit

Sure, there are lots of spots on and off Anna Maria Island to pick up ice cream. If you are in the mood for a thick old style milkshake there are less spots to suggest when visiting Anna Maria Island. The Shake Pit is the spot to suggest if you are look...More

China 1

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 Chinese food....More

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe

Dine with your toes in the sand, and the Gulf of Mexico right in front of you at the popular Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. One of the few restaurants on Anna Maria Island located directly on the beach....More

Cortez Kitchen

Cortez Kitchen is a unique hangout restaurant that may not be the perfect romantic setting however the seafood is very fresh. Outdoor seating is available....More

Sharky's Seagrill

If you like fine dining in a casual atmosphere, visit Sharky's Seagrill in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island where award winning, European-trained Chef Anton and his wife Marie serve up great food and good times at reasonable prices. Sharky’s f...More

Island Grill

You can expect exceptional service, great food, and a pleasant atmosphere from the restaurant staff here at Island Grill. Open Monday-Saturday for dinner. Island Gourmet Grill specializes in American cuisine with Italian roots. You can feel safe orderin...More

Coldstone Creamery

Looking for gourmet ice cream? Try Cold Stone Creamery just off Anna Maria Island. It is on the corner of Cortez and 75th Street West in Bradenton, Florida....More

Bridge Tender Inn

The Bridge Tender Inn is located at the entrance of the Bridge Street pier in Bradenton Beach. They serve lots of fresh seafood, and as of late have tuna, shrimp, scallops and more. They also serve  duck, pasta, steak, ribs, and much more. For a mo...More

Starfish Company

The Starfish Company is a fabulous restaurant just a short 5 minute drive from Anna Maria Island. It is just off Cortez road just past the drawbridge heading East of Anna Maria Island. The Anna Maria Restaurant officially resides in Cortez village and b...More

Blue Marlin

The Blue Marlin Restaurant on Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach serves up fresh local seafood and offers live music Thursdays-Saturdays in the courtyard!...More

Tyler's Ice Cream

Tyler’s Ice Cream has over 46 flavors of gourmet ice cream, sorbet and sugar free options.Tyler’s makes all of their ice cream right there on site. While you’re there make sure to get one of their delicious shakes. You can combine any...More

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle is a national chain however Anna Maria Island is lucky enough to have one in nearby Bradenton, FL. Chipotle is the Subway of Mexican.  If you are looking for an inexpensive, healthy, quick bite to eat for lunch of dinner then look no furth...More

Slim's Place

Slim’s Place is a local hang out for just about every night of the week. Located just off Gulf Drive it is easy to get to and a convenient walk from many Anna Maria City Vacation Rentals. Slims place serves plenty of COLD drink choices and serves...More

Back Alley Treasures

Get yourself a cup of coffee or an ice cold beer while you shop for local art and unique gifts to bring back home. Back Alley Treasures is a really cool bar and store located on Bridge Street....More

Clancy's Sports Bar & Grill

Clancy's Irish Sports Pub and Grill is Bradenton's biggest and best tiki bar and your hot spot for live music, karaoke, cocktails, food, and more!...More

Omas Pizza and Italian Restaurant

Oma’s restaurant is run by the Mannino family and has been on Anna Maria Island since 1982. The owners origin is from Sicily so you may find the tomato sauce a little sweet if you prefer on the sour side. They serve beer and wine as well as normal...More

Ocean Star Sushi

Ocean Star is located in Anna Maria, and offers Sushi and Hibachi grills. It has been well known for island residents as well as visitors who have come to Anna Maria Island year after year. Ocean Star provides fantastic sushi and more traditional Japane...More

The City Pier Restaurant

The City Pier Grill in Anna Maria is a great place for a quick bite to eat & a cold beer while enjoying the beautiful water views, and dolphins swimming by....More

Tortilla Bay

Do you love tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos? One place on Anna Maria Island that will satisfy your Tex-Mex craving. Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille in Holmes Beach has it all for a fair price. Tortilla Bay is located in the Island Shopping Center...More

In Cahoots

Grad some food and drinks at In Cahoots Bar in Bradenton, with Karaoke 4 nights a week, and great bartenders!...More

Island Time Bar and Grill

The Island Time Bar & Grill is located on the corner of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street 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 & Gri...More

The Waterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront Restaurant is a locals favorite spot for fresh seafood with a view of Tampa Bay. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining with a seasonally updated menu and products from the finest sources.  The Waterfront not only offers amazing seafood opt...More

Danny's Pizzeria

If you are looking for absolutely heavenly New York style pizza then look no further thank Danny’s Pizzeria just off Anna Maria Island. Danny’s Pizzeria is family owned and operated offering delicious pizzas and dinners in a casual setting....More

Island Spice

Run by two brothers, Island Spice on Holmes Beach is the best place for authentic Indian food in Manatee County. Whether it be Indian staples like Naan made in their Tandoori Oven. There's also a variety of curries available, both hot and mellow, f...More

Island Fresh Market

The Island Fresh Market on Anna Maria Island in Holmes Beach is a great local shop to purchase really great, fresh local fish. They offer a wonderful selection of fresh catches such as red snapper, salmon, shrimp, and much more....More

Sandbar Restaurant

For many, the Sandbar restaurant is a must visit while staying on Anna Maria Island. The atmosphere is wonderful and it’s one of the few restaurants where you can dine outdoors while listening to the surf. ...More

Beach Bistro

The Beach Bistro is a fantastic restaurant that offers a dining experience to remember in Holmes beach, Anna Maria Island....More

Wicked Cantina

Wicked Cantina in Bradenton Beach is a great restaurant for everyone. Because they serve, well, everything! They serve breakfast, tacos, burgers, and seafood....More

The Freckled Fin

An Irish pub is always a fun environment to be in, and The Freckled Fin in Holmes Beach is definitely a fun place to be. Live music every week, a full bar, friendly/fun staff, and good food....More

Eat Here

Affectinatly named "the Beach Bistro's little brother" Eat Here offers lighter fare, fresh domestic line caught fish, seafood, and a chef driven menu items. Offering a little something for everyone, Eat Here is sure to please. Enjoy a fine wine selectio...More

Seafood Shack

Find delicious fresh caught seafood, libations and gorgeos views of the Intracoastal waterway when you visit the Seafood Shack. ...More

Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier (AMOB)

Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier is a fantastic casual restaurant that has amazing seafood for a great price and is kid-friendly!...More

Small Town Creamery

50 flavors of Ice cream, candy, homemade fudge, and more sweet treats are in store for you at Small Town Creamery in Holmes Beach....More

Hey Sports Fans! Here’s where you can watch your Games

Attention Sports Fans! There are several fun options for watching both college and professional sports on T.V while enjoying some good food and maybe a cold beer....More

The Chateau Anna Maria

The Chateau Anna Maria is a French-inspired restaurant that is located in the Waterline Marina Resort. This is The Chateau's 2nd location....More

Our Favorite Island Restaurants (Top 15)

With all of the restaurants on Anna Maria Island, it can become overwhelming trying to decide on where to eat out at while you're here. That's why we have compiled a list of our Top 15 Island restaurants. Find out what restaurants we think you should vi...More

D Coy Ducks Bar

D Coy Ducks is open from 10:30a.m. - 2:30a.m. has a full liquor bar, cold beers, and nightly entertainment.  Located in central Holmes Beach.  ...More

Island Donut Company

The Island Donut Company on Historic Bridge Street has been offering made-to-order donuts, specialty coffees, and other bakes goods since opening in early 2020....More

Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery

You can get a taste of Chicago right over the bridge in Bradenton, FL. Since 1994 Joey D’s family run restaurant has been serving up everything the windy city is known for....More

Anna Maria Island Pizza Places

If you're looking for the Best Pizza On Anna Maria Island, then this is the post for you - brought to you by Island Real Estate!...More

Solo’s Pizza

Solo's Pizza in Holmes Beach is a longtime island favorite for pizza, beer and a fun time!...More

Pizza Social

The newest pizza joint on Anna Maria Island is the Pizza Social on Pine Ave. Here they offer hand-crafted pizzas and fresh salads from 11am - 9pm everyday of the week except Tuesday (closed)!...More

North Shore Cafe

Located on Pine Ave in Anna Maria City is an adorable spot called North Shore Cafe. Here they specialize in coffee, teas, smoothies, acai bowls, avocado toast, and lunch sandwiches....More

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Open for lunch & dinner, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub is a popular establishment on Longboat Key that offers dockside dining, fantastic seafood dishes, and tasty cocktails...More

Scott's Deli

For the best sandwiches on Anna Maria Island head over to Scott's Deli located in Central Holmes Beach. ...More

Isola Bella Italian Eatery

For an authentic Italian dinner, check out Isola Bella Italian Eatery in Holmes Beach. Fresh ingredients, imported cheese, and top-shelf meats. No wonder the food here is so good!...More

Coquina Beach Cafe

Located at the entrance of Coquina Beach in the city of Bradenton Beach, is the Coquina Beach Cafe. Stop by to enjoy some breakfast or lunch with your toes in the sand, and the Gulf of Mexico right in front of you!...More

GROVE Restaurant - Lakewood Ranch

Owned and headed by the owner and head chef of Pier 22, the GROVE Restaurant, Patio, & Ballroom is a new addition to Lakewood Ranch, and sits where the Polo Bar & Grill once was....More

The Waffle Press

Waffle Press offers delicious, fresh made Liege waffles that are crispy and topped with your choice of goodies, both sweet and savory....More

Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina

Enjoy some of the best seafood in the local area while overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina....More

The Doctor’s Office (Bar)

If you've never had a drink from The Doctor's Office, you are missing out. No silly, not the actual doctors office, but the craft cocktail bar here in Holmes Beach that's called the "Doctor's Office". This place is seriously awesome! And the cocktails a...More

Paradise Bagels

Located a few doors down from the Island Walgreens, Paradise Bagels is a great little cafe to stop at for some breakfast....More

Best Coffee Shops on Anna Maria Island!

Your guide to the best coffee shops on Anna Maria Island....More

Gulf Drive Cafe

The Gulf Drive Cafe is a casual, waterfront restaurant in Bradenton Beach, where you have the option of dining outdoors on the beach....More

McCabe’s Irish Pub

McCabe's Irish Pub is located in Downtown Bradenton, Florida. Just a short drive from Anna Maria Island....More

Mr. Bones BBQ

Mr. Bones barbecue is a fabulous Holmes Beach Restaurant.  Central to Anna Maria Island it is a favorite for Anna Maria Island visitors....More

Restaurants Open for the Holidays On & Off AMI

The Island has tons of local restaurants that are willing to do all the cooking and cleaning for you. Whether it’s Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, the following restaurants will be open and ready to serve....More

Top 5 Local Restaurant French Fries on Anna Maria Island

Locals know where the best fries on Anna Maria Island are. If you buy a home in Anna Maria, you'll need to know, too - Let Island Real Estate help!...More

The Ugly Grouper

The Ugly Grouper is a local Anna Maria spot where you can find fun for all ages. They have a great menu that serves homemade salsa and chips...More

Eat Anna Maria Island Oysters While Vacationing

When vacationing on the coast eating fresh seafood is a must, and Anna Maria Island Oysters are no exception....More

Best 4 Seafood Restaurants Around Anna Maria Island

If you're looking for exceptional seafood, you're at the right place! Anna Maria Island and surrounding restaurants have access to fresh seafood....More

Evie’s Tavern

Evie's Tavern is a casual Sports Bar with a 'pub' feel and is one of the more popular nightspots in Downtown Sarasota. Visit our information page for more information on Evie's....More

Dips Ice Cream

Do yourself a favor, and make sure Dips Ice Cream is on your list of places to go while on Anna Maria Island....More

Best Desserts on Our Sweet Little Island!

Anna Maria Island has some of the best dessert offerings around and here are a few of my personal favorites that I hope you can try....More

Outdoor Dining Anna Maria Island

Outdoor Dining Anna Maria Island is the quintessential way to hang out in beautiful tropical climate! There’s nothing better than relaxing outdoors while taking in a bit to eat....More

Yoder’s Restaurant

Yoder's Restaurant is homestyle Amish food served right out of the heart of the Amish community in Sarasota, FL. No better restaurant serving comfort food....More

Poppo’s Taqueria

On Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City is a great little restaurant called Poppo's Taqueria that serves fantastic Mexican inspired cuisine....More

Top 5 Ice Cream Places on Anna Maria Island

Great places to get ice cream while visiting Anna Maria Island, Florida. Here's a Top 5 of the best beach treat for a sunny day on the island....More