Anna Maria Restaurants

If you are coming to vacation on Anna Maria Island you are probably not staying long enough to enjoy all the different and unique restaurants that the island has to offer. Duncan Real Estate has put together some great local options. You can choose from simple pizza places to upscale French dining.

WATERFRONT DINING

OCEAN STAR on Bimini Bay
902 South Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria, FL
(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!
Open 7 days a week 7 AM to 9:30 PM.

ROD & REEL PIER
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 SANDBAR
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.

THE WATERFRONT
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.

 

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH HOT SPOTS

GINNY & JANE’S IGA
9807 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 778-7370

Go back in time into this ‘Old IGA’ store. This ‘one of a kind’ shop offers coffee, juice bar, bakery, granolas, yogarts, breakfast, sandwiches, gourmet grocery, custom catering. Enjoy the vintage furniture and gift shop with high-speed wireless.

Two sisters decided to open this funky little store. They are located in the Historic City of Anna Maria. The store is a unique collection of local art and antiquities. As you pass thru the eclectic gift shop, you will find the local chatter of island folks enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors or just reading the morning paper with their favorite breakfast drink and healthy eats. The cafe and bakery offers you a great breakfast and lunch menu. Perhaps you want a break from the sun and cool down with an orange ice cream made with 100% fresh squeezed orange juice, or just relax with a cold beer or a nice glass of wine at the uniquely different dining table sets that offer casual visitation with anyone. The dining sets are all ‘for sale’, so each time the scenery changes to keep you interested. There is also outside seating for AMI people watching.
A FUN place to enjoy!

ROD & REEL PIER
875 N Shore Dr.
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 778-1885

VIEW VIEW VIEW! Rod and Reel is the most Northern pier on the island. Excellent view of Tampa Bay, Sunshine Skyway, Egmont Key! Great place to dine and see the dophin 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.

 

ANNA MARIA DONUTS
210 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 896-3172

Located on Pine Avenue, this unique specialty is an island hit! The islands only donut shop gives you choice to create your own donut with many choices of icings and toppings. You can also choose from their large selection of fresh specialty donuts. The fresh brewed coffee offers many flavors to choose from, and the iced coffee is to die for!!! Enjoy in their inside or outside seating or take out. Open 7:00 to 1:00.

 

DELI & GOURMET MARKETS

GINNY & JANE’S OLD IGA
9807 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 778-7370

Go back in time into this ‘Old IGA’ store. This ‘one of a kind’ shop offers coffee, juice bar, bakery, granolas, yogart, breakfast, sandwiches, gourmet grocery, custom catering. Enjoy the vintage furniture, gift shop, along with the high-speed wireless. Two sisters decided to open this funky little store. They are located in the Historic City of Anna Maria. The store is a unique collection of local art and antiquities. As you pass thru the eclectic gift shop, you will find the local chatter of island folks enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors. The cafe and bakery offers you a great breakfast and lunch menu. Perhaps you want a break from the sun and cool down with an orange ice cream made with 100% fresh squeezed orange juice, or just relax with a cold beer or a nice glass of wine at the uniquely different dining table sets that offer casual visitation with anyone. The dining sets are all ‘for sale’, so each time the scenery changes to keep you interested. There is also outside seating for AMI people watching. A FUN place to enjoy!

AMI GENERAL STORE ON PINE
503 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 779-9200

Located on popular Pine Avenue. This local island General Store offers deli salads and sandwiches made while you wait, also home-made baked goods. Boar’s Head products are in all handmade deli sandwiches. Provisions and groceries, beer, wine, and even frozen bait for your fishing excursions !

OLIVE OIL OUTPOST
401 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 896-3132

Located on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria, this unique shop specializes on Olive Oils from around the world, sold from stainless steel vats into a special container for you. You have the opportunity to taste the olive oils before you take them home to enjoy! Gourmet samples or tastings of cheeses, tapenades, wines, typically available for your enjoyment. Shop is full of unique gourmet goodies, world cheeses, sausages, greek olive bar, vinegars, pastas, tapenades, seas salts, pastries, and more speciality gourmet products. Nice selection of boutique wines that are each individually selected by owners for specific quality for the discriminating palate. If you are a foodie, this is the place to be on the island!

SPICE MERCHANTS
401 C East Pine Ave
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 527-1404

The aroma when you walk in this unique shop is hypnotizing! Kitchen accessories, soup & rice mixes, chocolates, coffees, extracts, grains, loose leaf tea, spices & herbs from around the world. Truly a unique selection of creative accents for any gourmet aficionad‎o, or gourmet kitchen!

 

LIVE MUSIC & NITE ENTERTAINMENT

HARRY’s GRILL
9903 Gulf Drive South
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 567-599

This is a cute little spot with outdoor seating. Harry’s Grill is located just before Pine St. on Gulf Drive. Great casual food, wine, beer and specialty drinks, and good family fun. Menu covers typical casual desires, such as mahi, chicken,  pork, sandwiches, wings, nachos, salads, hamburgers, po-boys, and more. The outdoor patio provides and cozy people watching spot on Gulf Drive just one block from all the enticing shopping on Pine Avenue. Lunch and dinner. Live music every weekday from 3-5 for Harry hour on the patio, also Mondays through Saturdays 7-10.

SANDBAR
100 Spring Ave
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 778-0444

A perfect spot on the beach for a great Sunday Jazz Band Brunch 10:00-1:00. Sandbar does host occasional live entertainment on weekends also.
Dine in Florida style looking at sunsets over the beach on the Gulf of Mexico!
Gift shop has great selection of local souvenirs also!
Beer, Wine, and specialty drinks. Open daily.

SLIM’S PLACE
9701 Gulf Dr.
Anna Maria Island, FL
(941) 567-4056

Sports Bar Atmosphere with pool tables, active night life spot. 10 TV’s each with different sport. Award winning lobster mac & cheese, and philly steak sandwich, along with beer, wine and full bar for your spirit desires. A variety of good entrees available for lunch and dinner! Live entertainment some evenings.

 

FINE DINING

THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT
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. Enjoy a quaint ambience overlooking City Pier, Sunshine Skyway, and Tampa Bay. The inviting ambience is cozy fine dining inside or outside with a great water view. Fresh techniques and natural flavors many will recognize – picatta, au Poivre, pesto, mojo to name a few. Great grouper tacos, cheese tray, fried green tomatoes, calamari, ahi sliders, lobster bisque, tuna sashimi, stacked 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. Hand crafted cocktails with quality vodkas, gins, tequilas, rum, scotch, bourbons, whiskey, over 30 beers and micro brews and quality wine bar with large selection of your favorites. Enjoy happy hour special prices on Monday thru Friday 3-6 p.m. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

CASUAL DINING

GINNY & JANE’S IGA
9807 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 778-7370

This ‘one of a kind’ shop offers coffee, juice bar, bakery, granolas, yogurts, breakfast, sandwiches, gourmet grocery, custom catering. Vintage furniture; gift shop; high-speed wireless internet are highlights of this unique hot spot. Two sisters decided to open this funky little store. They are located in the Historic City of Anna Maria. The store is a unique collection of local art and antiquities. As you pass thru the eclectic gift shop, you will find the local chatter of island folks enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors. The cafe and bakery offers you a great breakfast and lunch menu. Perhaps you want a break from the sun and cool down with an orange ice cream made with 100% fresh squeezed orange juice, or just relax with a cold beer or a nice glass of wine at the uniquely different dining table sets that offer casual visitation with anyone. The dining sets are all ‘for sale’, so each time the scenery changes to keep you interested. There is also outside seating for AMI people watching.
A FUN place to enjoy!

SLIM’S PLACE
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 567-4056

Located in a small strip center on Gulf Drive in city of Anna Maria. Outside décor in turquoise and lime green, you can’t miss this spot while driving by! Inside is a cozy sports bar atmosphere with pool tables, live music in the evenings, which tends to be an active night life spot. 10 TV’s each with different sport, the place to be at the ‘play offs’. The menu has extensive selections, including everything from nachos, wings, crab cakes, ribs, pastas, fish tacos, grouper, to Filet Mignon-Angus beef tenderloin grilled to your taste, topped with arugula, truffle & shaved locatelli cheese. Enjoy award winning lobster mac & cheese, and philly steak sandwich. Great spot to meet up with lots of your friends for a good time! Inside and outside dining available. Open for lunch and dinner!

 

 

BAKERY & ICE CREAM

TWO SCOOPS ICE CREAM PARLOR AND COFFEE
101 South Bay Boulevard
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 779-2422

Located just across the street from the Anna Maria City Pier, 2 Scoops Ice Cream is a convenient place to grab an ice cream cone, milkshake, or a sandwich. Grab a frosty treat and take a stroll along the boardwalk by the bay with a view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Great eats, treats, and more. Breakfast, sandwiches, and subs. Open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day.

SHINY FISH EMPORIUM
306 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 
(941) 896-9742

This is one of those stores that you can spend hours looking around at everything! There are so many unusual gifts for kids and adults, alike!
They have a little section where you can sit on adorably colorful furniture and enjoy some Hawaiian ice cream bubbles which are dee-lish!! Unique items you not find anywhere else on the island. Everything is uniquely different! Surprise balls are a favorite item for a gift idea.

DIPS ICE CREAM
503 Pine Ave
Anna Maria, FL 
(941) 778-1706

Dips Ice Cream on Gulf Drive in the City of Anna Maria is the perfect spot for ice cream and candy. Dips serves 32 flavors of ice cream, as well as 2 flavors of soft serve, Italian ice, and an amazing selection of candies for your sweet tooth. This family ice cream shop has been voted #1 ice cream by the Anna Maria Island Sun 8 times as a favorite! Nice spot for evening dessert or ice cream at any time. Yogurt, candy, and other desserts to entice your sweet tooth!

HOMETOWN DESSERTS
507 B. Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL

Decadent and creative desserts to cure the sweet tooth! Cakes customized to a perfect art customized to your personal desires. These desserts make a decadent dessert statement for your birthday, anniversary, or any celebration. Now even multi-tiered wedding cakes with a beach theme!!! Try the key lime cake! WOW!!

TAKEOUT & DELIVERY

AMI GENERAL STORE
503 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 779-9200

Located on popular Pine Ave. This is a handy fast little provisional grocery store. Local island take-out deli salads and sandwiches made fresh while you wait. Home-made baked goods. Groceries, beer, wine, and even frozen bait.

POPPO’S TAQUERIA
212 C. Pine Ave
Anna Maria, FL
(941) 254-7941

Poppo’s serves casual authentic mission style Mexican food using well sourced ingredients, like organic produce, and antibiotic/hormone free meats, at a reasonable price. Make your own, or order menu specialty. Take out or eat in.

J. BURNS PIZZA
308 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL
941-251-4070

J Burns Pizza is a small chain originated in Winter Haven, Florida. The pizzas are made from only the finest ingredients and baked to perfection. Their think crust makes their pizza so special. Pizza, Italian sandwiches and salads. Gluten Free pizza available.
Eat in, take out, delivery. Closed Mondays.

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