Holmes Beach 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

ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH CAFÉ
4000 Gulf Drive (at the public beach)
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-0784

The Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe located “Where Manatee Avenue Meets the Gulf” offers casual gulf front patio and indoor dining on Anna Maria Island’s beautiful Holmes Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner we have an abundant menu selection that will please everyone! Famous for ALL-U-CAN-EAT Pancakes & Sausage, and also have fresh omelets, 1/2 pound cheese burgers, fish platters, colossal salads and kids meals. Every Friday is featured an ALL-U-Can-Eat Fish Fry. Come let the kids play in the sand and see a stunning sunset while listening to the nightly live entertainment and sipping one of the “Island Size” drinks at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe’s Bamboo Beach Bar.

BEACH BISTRO
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.

 

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH HOT SPOTS

MINNIE’S BEACH CAFÉ
5360 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4140

Located in a strip shopping center on Gulf Drive, there is no beach view, but the food view is substantial! Minnie’s presents a quaint old fashion kitchen atmosphere with morning coffee and ‘The Islander’ or ‘The Sun’ local newspaper. Emphasis on home cooked food shows popular biscuits, gravy, home fries, country fried steak etc. Breakfast shows plenty on the plate. Open 7:00 to 2:00. Breakfast and lunch.

COFFEE HAUS
5350 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 896-4870

Centrally located on island in a shopping center next to Hurricane Hanks and Holmes Beach Post Office. A cozy local hub spot to relax, visit, and read the local newspapers with coffee and a lite bite. Besides coffees….enjoy teas, smoothies, sandwiches, bagels, lite meals (including famous cranberry chicken salad), oatmeal, breakfast sandwiches. Service is always with a friendly smile. Free WiFi. Open 7:00 thru lunch.

PARADISE BAGELS
3210 E Bay Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 779-1212

Centrally located next to Walgreens in Holmes Beach. Paradise Bagel Café is a friendly ‘Mom and Pop’ shop cafe that offers a variety of bagels and toppings, blueberry muffins, waffles, specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, and coffee bar with free refills. Italian dinners on Wednesday nights include 2 nice glasses of wine.
Seasonal dinners Thur.-Sat. w/reservations. Catering available.

PIZZA & ITALIAN DINING

ISLAND GRILL
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-0333

Centrally located in the heart of the island across from Holmes Beach City Hall. Island Gourmet provides an exquisite menu that features true American cuisine with a touch of Italian which includes pizza any way you want it. The ambience is a somewhat hip Florida atmosphere. Island Gourmet Grill creates palate teasing dishes that guests will enjoy. With its clean, Florida atmosphere meshed with traditional yet slightly modern food dishes, Island Gourmet Grill is a fantastic choice. Al Fresco dining is also available along with a full wine bar. Nice wine list for the discriminating palate. Uniquely offers ‘You hook em, we cook em’, they will cook your catch for you! Full variety menu to please everyone. Indoor/Outdoor seating. Lunch and Dinner. Closed Sunday

DOMINO’S PIZZA
5606 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-6641‎

Centrally located in Holmes Beach across from city hall in a small strip centre. Domino’s is one of the few chain restaurants on the island. Domino’s known all over the world for fast delivery or pick up, with variety of choice toppings. Open 7 days a week.

DELI & GOURMET MARKETS

SCOTT’S DELI
5337 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl.
941-778-3000

Scott’s Deli is centrally located next to Freckled Fin on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Menu includes a full selection of Boarshead meat & cheese products to enjoy! Buy by the pound or order custom made sandwiches, subs, paninis, salads, soups, cookies. Breakfast and lunch. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Take out or eat on porch seating.
WILL DELIVER ON THE BEACH!

ISLAND FRESH MARKET
5604 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 567-6130

A specialty fresh seafood market, prides in local and sustainable seafood, local produce, and simple ‘take out’ homemade salads, sides, and key lime pie to die for !! It is a fresh spot to shop for a fresh taste of the land and the sea!

 

LIVE MUSIC & NITE ENTERTAINMENT

D. COY DUCKS
5410 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-5888

A local “Old Florida” style indoor bar. Enjoy the whole evening or just stop in after work for a drink. Open Every Day 10:30am – 2:30a.m. Texas ‘Hold Em’ Poker Every Monday and Tuesday Night 7 & 9:30. Ladies night Thursdays, 2-4-1 Happy Hour Fridays, and Saturdays 6-9 p.m. Live Music Every Friday and Saturday Night 10:00pm – 2:00am.
Sunday NFL Football Package on 8 Flat Screen TV’s.

ANCHOR INN
3007 Gulf Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-3085

If you are looking for a ‘hole in the wall’ type bar scene, this is the one. It has a few pool tables and big screen TV’s to keep you entertained while enjoying the local bar scene in the heart of Holmes Beach.

CAFÉ ON THE BEACH
4000 Gulf Drive (at Manatee public beach)
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-0784
Outside beachfront café serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner, beer, wine, and cocktails.

 

FINE DINING

BEACH BISTRO
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.

 

CASUAL DINING

DUFFY’S TAVERN
5808 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-2501

In a renovated old service gas station, join locals and visitors that are flocked into Duffy’s Tavern for their “world famous burger and coldest beer in town.” Family-owned and operated for over 35 years by former Holmes Beach mayor Pat Geyer, she and her five daughters continue to offer beachgoers an island attitude in a charming surrounding. Come and see why USA Today calls it “an institution! Lean into the bar covered with old license tags and through the regulars to order a burger made with fresh ground meat on an old seasoned grill. They also have specialty sandwiches, soups, chili, pork sandwiches, collard greens, hot dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, chips, etc. They must have the coldest beer this side of heaven in a frosted mug! Attire is casual and bathing suits are welcome. A must to buy a Duffy’s t-shirt!
Closed Tuesdays and the month September.

EAT HERE-AMI
5315 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-0411

Eat Here is a chef-driven, casual Island bistro with an emphasis on local product served in plates suitable for sharing and tasting, boutique wines selected from family owned vineyards, and unique craft beers.

The first ‘Eat Here’opened on Anna Maria Island about a mile distance from the Beach Bistro. It was like a little brother that needed to state its own identity. They quote: “We are not the Beach Bistro, but our food is great”! OR “We are the second best food on the island”!

Owner Sean Murphy created an opposite approach to the Bistro experience. They use clipboard menus, home-style kitchen towels for napkins, and mismatched ‘jailhouse silver’ for utensils. The service style at eat here is more casual, quicker and lighter. We pay less attention to strict coursing and emphasize food quality, which means they must get it to the table when it is at it’s best – as soon as a dish hits the plate, they deliver it to the table. As such, they utilize a variety of plating styles that lend to sharing and the comforts of family-style dining. The AMI eat here is open for dinner 7 days a week from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is now another Eat Here Restaurant Siesta Key.

FRECKLED FIN
5337 Gulf Dr. #500
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 251- 3930

This Irish Pub is located in the heart of Anna Maria Island on Gulf Drive just North the Marina Dr. traffic light offers simple, fresh food. Live entertainment Wednesday-Saturday.

HARRY’S GRILL
9903 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 567-5999

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.

HURRICANE HANKS
5346 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
(941) 778-5788

Hurricane Hanks is located at the Island Shopping Center, near the stop light in Holmes Beach. The best description is “Pub & Great Grub”! Artist painted mural on wall of hurricane on an island. A local spot, with TV’s for a view for all. Hank’s has a variety menu of good food for everyone’s palate! Each day specials are posted on the chalk board menu. Loaded burgers, grouper sandwiches, California Club to die for, potato skins, wings, shrimp, scallops, nachos, seared Asian tuna plate, encrusted pork, Scottish salmon entrees, salads, fries, chips, and much more! Casual dining with very fine wines, upscale champagnes, a large selection of beers on tap, and specialty drinks with full bar service. Service is always with a smile. Adjacent to Hank’s liquor and wine package store. Open lunch and dinner.

ISLAND GOURMET GRILL
5910 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-0333

Island Gourmet is located in the heart of the island across from Holmes Beach City Hall. It provides an exquisite menu that features true American cuisine with a touch of Italian. Ambience is a somewhat hip Florida atmosphere. Island Gourmet Grill creates palate teasing dishes that guests will enjoy. With its clean, Florida atmosphere meshed with traditional yet slightly modern food dishes, Island Gourmet Grill is a fantastic choice. Al Fresco dining is also available along with a full wine bar. Nice wine list for the discriminating palate. Uniquely offers ‘You hook em, we cook em’, they will cook your catch for you!! It offers a full variety menu to please everyone. Indoor/Outdoor seating. Lunch and Dinner. Closed Sunday.

PEACHES
3240 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL. 34217
(941) 779-0738

For over 20 years, Peaches is a small local chain restaurant that has been proudly serving generations of families and friends in Sarasota and Manatee counties! If you are looking for a locally owned, family friendly, high quality breakfast and lunch restaurant at an affordable price and is quick and clean, Peach’s is always your best choice! It is centrally located on the island at Anna Maria Shopping Centre, between Ace Hardware and Walgreens. Family friendly, great breakfasts! Terrific Very Berry French Toast, Eggs Benedict, etc! Enjoy Southern style comfort food for breakfast and great lunch menu to please many. Other locations thru Manatee County. Open, 6:00-2:30.

SKINNY’S PLACE
3901 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-7769

No shoes, no shirt, no problem here! Located across from the Manatee Public Beach, put your feet in the sand outside at one of the umbrella tables. This relaxed little beach shack joint specializes in two-handed burgers with curly fries and a frosted mug of beer. Menu is pretty simple….hamburgers, hamburgers, hamburgers, yes there are also, hot dogs, chicken sandwich, wings, grilled cheese, chili, onion rings and more! You might be tempted to order a pitcher of beer and spend the afternoon people watching the beach tourist loaded with oil. You might want to schedule in a nap after visiting! Many choices of beer and wine are available. Lunch and Dinner.

THE FEAST
5406 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-5092

The Feast is a casual fine dining restaurant located in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. They specialize in fresh seafood, steaks, salads, innovative pastas, and much more. They offer hand tossed gourmet pizza with a variety of fresh ingredients. They also offer a wide variety of wines from around the world available by the bottle or glass, and a large selection of craft beers and micro brews with an ever increasing inventory that is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned of connoisseurs.
In house dining, delivery, or pick-up.

OLD HAMBURG SCHNITZELHAUS
3246 E Bay Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-778-1320

Located in the Anna Maria Shopping Center South of Publix, The Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus is owned by husband and wife duo, Brigitte and Wolfgang Jahn. Their entrees are served with traditional German fresh ingredients. They pride themselves in authentic home cooked, German food. The atmosphere is inviting for family dining as well as a friendly adult bar. Amongst their menu items you may enjoy Wiener Schnitzel and Beef Goulash, or taste German delicacies like Hühnerleber (chicken liver in a cream sauce with sauerkraut and potatoes) and Rahmschnitzel (veal in a cognac cream sauce). Friday’s special is usually Haxen with Knoedel (pork knuckle-Bavarian style“, oven fresh with bread dumplings and sauerkraut).

For dessert you may try a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake) or Tiroler Apfelstrudel (Tyrolean apple strudel). Compliment your dinner with an imported German beer or wine to complete the experience. Dinner hours only. Reservations recommended. Closed Sunday and Monday

MINNIE’S BEACH CAFÉ
5360 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4140

Even though Minnie’s Beach Café is not located on the beach as in the name, it is centrally and easily located in a small strip center in middle of island. Go back to Mayberry days in this quaint old fashion local diner atmosphere is good for home style food like mama’s kitchen memories. Emphasis on home cooked food shows popular biscuits, gravy, home fries, country fried steak, corned beef hash, BLT’s, etc. Enjoy the large breakfast on your plate with a friendly ambience! Open 7:00 to 1:00. Open for breakfast and/or lunch only.

MR. BONES BBQ
3007 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl.
(941) 778-6614

Mr. Bones is a funky little family-owned restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Florida, where you’ll find some of the most famous, delectable baby back ribs in the country, as well as an eclectic assortment of homemade recipes, extending from all-American to world cuisine. With “full-flavored” as the theme, menu items range from the Burrito Gonzales to Chicken Tikka Masala, and from fresh Greek Salad to General Moe’s Watercress (served over curry fried rice). With piping hot barbeque sandwiches and half-pound burgers (and over 60 different ice-cold beers) to round out the menu, you’ll surely find a great dining experience at Mr. Bones. Mr. Bones has been a favorite with locals and travelers alike since 1992. Open lunch and dinner.

 

BAKERY & ICE CREAM

HOLY COW ICE CREAM
3234 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
(941) 779-0690

Holy Cow Ice Cream in Holmes Beach is a must to enjoy, as it offers over 30 flavors of ice cream as well as soft serve, and slush puppies. The tiki lounge and kids area is a perfect place to enjoy a cool treat with the family. While your there don’t forget to try some handmade chocolates. Tasty hard & soft ice cream, water ice, sundaes, floats, beverages, and free wi-fi makes Holy Cow a perfect spot to satisfy the sweet tooth!

 

TAKEOUT & DELIVERY

SCOTT’S DELI
5337 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
941-778-3000

Scott’s Deli is centrally located next to Freckled Fin on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Menu includes a full selection of Boarshead meat & cheese products to enjoy! Buy by the pound or order custom made sandwiches, subs, paninis, salads, soups, cookies. Breakfast and lunch. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Take out or eat on porch seating.
WILL DELIVER ON THE BEACH!

TORTILLA BAY
5318 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-3663

Tortilla Bay is a Tex-Mex restaurant, ingredients made fresh daily. Great mahi tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads, beer, wine. Winner of ‘The Sun’ people’s choice award. Easy and fast take out or eat in.

DOMINO’S PIZZA
5606 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL‎
(941) 778-6641‎

Centrally located across from Holmes Beach City Hall. Domino’s is one of the few chain restaurants on the island. Domino’s known all over the world for fast delivery or pick up, with variety of choice toppings.

THE FEAST RESTAURANT
5406 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-5092

The Feast is a casual fine dining restaurant located in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. They specialize in fresh seafood, steaks, salads, innovative  pastas, and much more. They offer hand tossed gourmet pizza with a variety of fresh ingredients.

 

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