Restaurants

RESTAURANTS WATERFRONT/VIEW

 

THE SANDBAR

www.groupersandwich.com

100 Spring Avenue

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 778-0444

A must to visit when you are on Anna Maria Island! Best place for sunsets as Bean Point becomes in site to the North! A favorite with locals located at the northern tip of the island, the Sandbar also enjoys a perfect position for watching sunsets over dinner, and plays host to over 150 weddings per year. Menus to complement a wide choice for lunch and dinner you are sure to find something to your taste here. Enjoy a delightful Sunday morning jazz brunch to start the day right with your morning coffee or with your sunrise Bloody Mary. Enjoy live entertainment on occasions. Nice selection of wine and beers, along with margaritas, martinis, and specialty drinks. Gift shop has Sandbar t-shirts, clothing, souvenirs, etc.

AMI CITY PIER RESTAURANT

www.pierjewelry.com/restaurant.php

100 S. Bay Blvd.

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 779-1667

City pier is located at the North end of Pine St. Take a stroll down the pier walk while reading the personalized wood planks of names that were willing to donate to assist in the restoration project of the pier. A good spot to view dolphin, manatee, and other sea life, while watching the tourists and local fish. As you arrive at the restaurant at the end of the pier, note the vendors for local art, jewelry, and souvenirs as they greet you with a smile. Children as well as adults enjoy the telescope on the deck to view the magnificent Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The deck is inviting for fishing, children, social hours, and live entertainment on weekends. Dine inside with a grand view of Tampa Bay, and enjoy their seafood specialties, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, beer, and wine. Live music typically on weekends.

ROD & REEL PIER

www.rodandreelpier.com

875 North Shore Drive

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 778-1885

VIEW-VIEW-VIEW! Rod and Reel Pier is the most Northern pier on the island. Excellent view of Tampa Bay, Sunshine Skyway, Egmont Key! Great place to dine and see the dolphin stroll thru the waters. They serve fantastic crab cakes, great hamburgers, grouper reuben, grouper and mahi-mahi sandwiches, and to ‘die for’ key lime pie. They greet you with happy service and smiles. Seating is limited, so prepare to wait. There is a nice little local bar downstairs to waste your day away. If you wish to dock your boat to dine, it works here. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine, beer & spirits. Rods, reels, & bait available for rent or purchase, so you can fish while waiting.

THE WATERFRONT

www.thewaterfrontrestaurant.net

111 South Bay Boulevard

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 778-1515

The Waterfront Restaurant is located just around the corner from the end of N. Pine Street on South Bay Blvd. It has a charming quaint ambience overlooking City Pier, Sunshine Skyway, and Tampa Bay. Cozy fine dining inside or outside with great water view! Fresh techniques in preparations and natural flavors that you may recognize – picatta, au Poivre, pesto, mojo to name a few. Great grouper tacos, cheese tray, fried green tomatoes, calamari, ahi sliders, lobster bisque, tomato caprese salad, and classic Caesar salad! Full menu is updated often, based on seasonal availability of seafood, clams, mussels, filet mignon, ribeye steak, tuna, salmon, veal, pork, poultry, and local produce. The Waterfront is well known for specialty hand crafted cocktails with quality vodkas, gins, tequilas, rum, scotch, bourbons, and whiskey. They also have over 30 beers and micro brews and quality wine bar with large selection of your favorites. Happy hour special prices on Monday thru Friday 3-6 p.m. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

OCEAN STAR on Bimini Bay

www.oceanstarsushi.com

902 South Bay Blvd.

Anna Maria, Fl. 34216

(941) 251-6940

Located in Anna Maria, restaurant is on first floor of the new Galati Marina building with a view that is uniquely special overlooking Bimini Bay overlooking Galati’s Marina of fine yachts. Dine while watching sunset or just enjoy the marina water view. You may arrive by boat to dine with limited dock space. The emphasis is on Japanese cuisine, including a group sur la table demonstration habachi and sushi style sake, nice wine list, quality beer selection. Ocean Star prides themselves on quality ‘fresh’ seafood and freshest Japanese sushi, also offering a variety menu including steaks, pork, chicken, and fresh local seafood. Enjoy either Japanese or American continental cuisine for everyone’s palate!

BEACH BISTRO

www.beachbistro.com

6600 Gulf Drive

Holmes Beach, Fl.

(941) 778-6444

Anna Maria Island is proud to have Beach Bistro centrally located on the island and directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach with perfect sunset views while dining. Owned and created by talented Sean Murphy, this restaurant has won more awards than you could shake a Golden Spoon at. Beach Bistro offers a truly 5 star fine dining experience in a wonderful beach front setting. The wine list features over 300 entries. Menus complete with filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, duckling, foie gras, grouper specialties, rack of lamb, classic Caesar salad, as well as fresh garden specialty salads, popular blue tomato soup, lobster-cargot, Nova Scotia smoked salmon with domestic caviar, food artsy desserts as well as delicious! Everything is prepared perfectly! Service is precise, friendly and knowledgeable. Recently, well known celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse visited the Beach Bistro to film an episode for his 13-part series, “Emeril’s Florida.” Zagat’s Top Restaurants in America –“Best in Florida”. Outdoor dining available limited times a year by request. Reservations are recommended.

Dinner only 7 days a week.

BRIDGETENDER INN & DOCKSIDE BAR

www.thebridgetenderinn.com

155 Bridge Street

Bradenton Beach, Fl.

(941) 778-4849

Established in 1991 The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite of locals and ‘snowbirds’ alike. Famous for its ‘old Florida’ charm, fabulous food and great entertainment, The Bridgetender boasts a casual atmosphere with world class cuisine. Located at the end of Bridge Street, this restaurant features fresh local and imported seafood, steaks, ribs, pastas along with great appetizers, hamburgers, sandwiches and munchies. Enjoy lunch or dinner at inside dining room, the patio/bar, or the dockside ‘salt life’ Floridian bar. Situated facing Sarasota Bay, the Bridge Tender Inn affords unparalleled views of the famous City of Bradenton Beach fishing pier, the clock tower, the Intracoastal water way and Sarasota Bay. There is ample parking and there is plenty of space to come by boat (Intracoastal marker #49.

Live music 7 evenings a week.

THE BEACH HOUSE

www.beachhouse.groupersandwich.com

200 Gulf Drive

Bradenton Beach, Fl.

(941) 779-2222

The Beach House Restaurant is located on the South end of Anna Maria Island, just west of the quaint Cortez fishing village in Bradenton Beach. Perfect for families, as The Beachhouse has plenty of room for kids to play on our newly renourished white sandy beach-while you are enjoying the sunset, a pina colada, or your favorite tropical drink with fresh Florida seafood. Owned by local restaurant Chiles Group, the Beach House offers mouth-watering appetizers, like oysters on half shell, Key West style conch fritters, tender calamari, tasty stuffed oysters, and farm salads. Locals and tourists alike rave about the King Crab legs, Sunset Salad, and the Sesame Seared Tuna. Each recipe was created by an ‘in house’ chef. Occasional live music and also famous for beach weddings. Gift shop with souvenir t-shirts etc. Open 11:30, stop seating at 9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and stop seating is at 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.

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