The awarding winning restaurants of Anna Maria Island reflect the true character and uniqueness of Anna Maria Island's
friendly and laidback margarita by sunset atmosphere. There are no McDonalds, Burger Kings and Starbucks. Only mom and pop
restaurants locally owned and operated.
After a long hard day at the beach, you are certainly going to be hungry. Anna Maria Island restaurants are some of the best
restaurants in all of Florida. You'll find a restaurant to satisfy any craving here. The most delightful thing about Anna Maria
Island's restaurants is the scenic views. Most restaurants feature gulf-front dining, so you can enjoy your meal while listening
to the waves rolling in, watching the setting sun reflecting of the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins playing and unforgettable sunsets.
There's nothing more peaceful than eating a delicious meal while taking in the natural beautiful of Anna Maria Island.
You'll find restaurants, cafes, bistros and Tiki Bars featuring British, French, German, Italian, Asian, Spanish and
traditional south Florida menus for you to enjoy. Anna Maria Island restaurants are best known for their fresh seafood.
Being right on the Gulf of Mexico, many restaurants have fresh fish daily, such as red snapper, blue crab, and grouper.
What you will appreciate most about our Anna Maria Island condo is our location and proximity to Anna Maria Island's finest
restaurants. From our luxurious Anna Maria Island condo you can walk to most of the Anna Maria Island's best waterfront restaurants
including our favorite restaurant on Anna Maria Island "The Beach House Restaurant" The Beach House Restaurant is perfect for
families, has plenty of room for kids to play on the beach while you enjoy the sunset, a tropical drink and fresh Florida seafood.
Both locals and tourists alike enjoy the fine dining, "Florida Style" from the inside dining room or the covered deck right on the
white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Exceptional local artists perform at the Beach House, assuring that the fabulous seafood
won't be the only thing you'll be talking about after you leave. Walking further south of The Beach House you will have the choice
of so many of Anna Maria Island's award winning restaurants including Omas Pizza known for the best pizza and Italian food on
Anna Maria Island and Banana Cabana, Denzel Washington's favorite restaurant to eat at on Anna Maria Island.
The Bridge Street Bistro offering
spectacular views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico and your choice of dining in the more formal upstairs dinning
room or the more casual outdoor open atmosphere down stairs. Rotten Ralph's seafood restaurant located at the end of the newly
built pier on Bridge Street providing beautiful views of Florida's Intra-Coastal Waterway and the Bradenton Beach Marina.
The Bridge Tender Inn provides spectacular views of the bay and the boats anchored in the bay over looking beautiful Sarasota Bay
and offers live music on the outdoor patio. Just a few minutes walk north of our Anna Maria Island condo you will find the newly
built Tiki Hut and The Gulf Dr. Café. The Tiki Hut is a fabulous place to enjoy the natural beauty of Anna Maria Island. You will
be treaded to spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, you can walk right up from the beach and enjoy cocktails and dinner while
listening to live music. The Gulf Dr. Café is renowned for serving the best breakfast on Anna Maria Island.
Further north of our
Anna Maria Island vacation rental condo you will find exquisite restaurants like Sharky's with a sharks head protruding from the
front of the restaurant and Anna Maria Island's famous Mr. Bones Restaurant serving the best ribs on the island and beverages
served from a coffin.
Of course you have to have ice cream on your vacation. Our Anna Maria Island condo is located
only a few minutes walk to Joe's Eats And Sweets and Scoops Big Olaf Creamery serving home made ice cream.
Holmes Beach is home to so many of Anna Maria Island great restaurants including Hurricane Hanks serving some of the best
seafood and caesar salad on Anna Maria Island. Right across the street from Hurricane Hanks is The Martini Bistro, offering over
50 different kinds of martini's and one of the area's most unique settings with multiple environments. Fins Bar in the Courtyard
offers alfresco dining, while the main restaurant will seduce you with unique wood architecture and accents, and polished travertine
A short walk from The Martini Bistro you will find the newly opened Eat Here Restaurant owned by the legendary Sean Murphy recipient
of the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of
Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award. He is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
The biggest food rivalry on Anna Maria Island is the ongoing burger rivalry between Skinny's Place located directly
across from the Manatee Public Beach and Duffy's located just a little further north. The truth is they are both wickedly
good burgers, similarly wide, juicy and unforgettable.
Directly across from Skinny's you will find The Beach Café offering
live entertainment on many nights. On many evenings the restaurant offers special buffet's at phenomenal prices. Cafe on the
Beach offers breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. For breakfast the restaurant has an all you can eat pancake feast that is
available 7 days per week. It is a great dining value for families and best of all you eat right on the powder white sand
beaches of Anna Maria Island. There is also and amazing park located just a few feet away for the kids. The most acclaimed
restaurant on Anna Maria Island is of course "The Beach Bistro" For more than 26 years, Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island's
most romantic fine-dining destination. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic backdrop and sectacular sunsets make it the perfect
place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.
Further north on Anna Maria Island you will find some very different and unique island restaurants like The Sign of The Mermaid
which is housed in a cottage built in 1913 serving award winning dishes on linen covered table tops tucked into intimate little
Probably the most popular restaurant on Anna Maria Island is the world famous Sandbar Restaurant. The Sandbar is
situated on large expanse of powder white sand beach and offers unimaginable views of the Gulf of Mexico and is the best spot on
Anna Maria Island to watch the sunset. When dining at The Sandbar it is not unusual to witness children playing in the sand, a beach
wedding taking place, the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico and stars lighting up the sky all on a single evening.
was chosen by brides as the Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida by the knot "Best of
Weddings" issue for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was chosen Best Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida for 2007.
According to magazine representatives, no other company in the region has received this award more than once.
Just a short distance
from the Sandbar you will find "The Waterfront Restaurant" providing indoor and outdoor dinning and beautiful views of Florida's
Intra-Coastal Waterway. Directly across from The Waterfront Restaurant is The Anna Maria Island City Pier Restaurant.
The island has several piers, one of them is the Anna Maria Island City Pier. At the end of the pier you'll find a small tackle
shop, and the City Pier Restaurant where you have to get a bowl of some of the best Lobster Bisque this side of New Orleans. The
kids can cast a line in the water while Mom and Dad enjoy a cold brew, and a spectacular view of the nearby Sunshine Skyway bridge.
The bridge spans Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg with Terra Ceia and at 29,040 ft., that's at little over 5 miles across, it's
the world's longest bridge with a cable-stayed main span. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is truly beautiful to look at and when you go
over it there are places to stop and either take pictures or join the many others fishing there. Dolphins can also be spotted
frolicking around the pylons, which is fun to watch and well worth the stop.
Just north of The City Pier Restaurant you will
find what the locals call the best restaurant on Anna Maria Island. Situated at the end of a 100 foot long pier jetting out
into the water is " The Rod & Reel Restaurant. While walking across the pier you will encounter locals and tourist alike young
and old casting a line into the water and more than happy to strike up a conversation with you. The restaurant has a cozy bar
down stairs, indoor and outdoor tables as well. If you are seated inside the entire restaurant is surrounded by windows.
You will have the feeling of sitting in the middle of Florida's Intra-Coastal Waterway enjoying some of the best food on
Anna Maria Island.
What is so appealing about dinning on Anna Maria Island is a car is not necessary. You can take the free trolley to any
restaurant on Anna Maria Island that is too far to walk and the trolley stops right in front of our condo as well.
No trip to Anna Maria Island is complete without visiting St. Armand's Circle famous for it's dinning and shopping.
You will enjoy a scenic drive south along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. When you arrive at St. Armand's Circle you
find over 130 shops and restaurant offering both in door and out door dinning including our favorite The Columbia Restaurant.
St. Armand's circle has often been compared to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
St. Armand's Circle is only a short walk from
Lido Beach and has shopping and dining options that appeal to all ages. It is especially popular with children, and adults
with a sweet tooth, because of the several ice cream shops. You can watch fresh fudge and candy being made there while
enjoying a fresh baked waffle cone filled with fresh made ice cream while strolling around the circle enjoying the marble
statues and the world famous Circus Ring of Fame where plaques are awarded each year in a ceremony honoring circus greats
from around the world.
On the mainland you will find many unique and splendid restaurants as well. Just across the bridge on the mainland you will find
the unique and distinctive fishing village of Cortez. Located on the shores of Cortez village is the Cortez Kitchen and Star Fish
Market where you can purchase fresh fish, book a fishing charter or dolphin tour. Traveling just a little further off the island
you will find one of the best sea food restaurants in all of Florida "The Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar" If you are looking for a
terrific Florida seafood restaurant, family dining, reasonable prices, you've found the place!. "Voted by the Bradenton Herald's
People's Choice Awards..." Voted Best All Around Restaurant 2008, 2009 & 2011.Voted Best Seafood Restaurant 8 years in a row!
Voted Best Early Bird Specials 11 years in a row! Voted Best Margarita! Proud winner of the Manatee Small Business of the
Year Award. Also, awarded Favorite Seafood Restaurant in the Anna Maria Island Sun's Readers' Choice Awards.
When you rent our luxurious Anna Maria Island vacation rentals condo
you will receive a personalized list of all our favorite restaurants to eat at on Anna Maria Island and the mainland as well.
Contact us now to book your vacation in paradise on beautiful Anna
Maria Island. Terry or Sandy at 905-579-4996