AnnaMaria Vacation Dining

Top Five Places to Eat in Anna Maria Island

02/28/2019 | by Julian Montoya | Restaurants Vacation Rentals

To some people, Anna Maria Island is considered as that little something that they never knew they needed theirs in your lives. Anna Maria Island, located about 40 miles south of Tampa in Florida, is a beach town like no other. It stretches for about 7 miles and is made out of white sand and beautiful teal waters. One thing that many people probably don’t know is that Anna Maria Island is home to some of the best seafood spots in all of Florida. We wanted to spread the love with everyone so that they too could experience these seafood spots, and for that reason, we have compiled a list of the top 5 restaurants in Anna Maria Island.

1. The Sandbar Restaurant.

Enjoy beachfront dining with sunset views of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast of Florida. The Sandbar Restaurant has been a fan favorite with the locals and tourist for decades! Devourer on a Fried Shrimp Platter served with hushpuppies, cole slaw, and fries. For those chicken lovers, enjoy some Chicken & Waffles! All natural buttermilk fried chicken served with a pumpkin waffle, honey butter, and maple syrup.

Many people say that having your toes dipped in the sand while enjoying your dinner and looking out onto the ocean is an unforgettable experience. Not only is The Sandbar Restaurant an amazing restaurant, but for the last 5 years, the Sandbar has been chosen for the Bride’s Choice Award by Wedding Wire. The Wedding Wire is a wedding planning online community and over 750,000 newlyweds were surveyed. The Sandbar is also the perfect location for your beach wedding, reception, next corporate luncheon, business meeting, after hours function or family get together.

Address: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:30AM-9PM
Friday – Sunday 11:00AM – 10PM
Phone: (941) 778-0444

2. The Beach House Restaurant.

The story of this restaurant that is set on 650 feet of pristine beachfront lines started back in 1993 when it was purchased by Ed Chiles. The Beach House focuses on locally sourced ingredients and has award-winning healthy seafood options. The vision of bringing an outdoor environment indoors and an indoors environment outdoors has always been the goal. Now, The Beach House became sustainable and eco-consciousness providing guests a welcoming and comfortable environment.

Address: 200 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM-9PM
Friday – Saturday 11:30AM – 10PM
Phone: (941) 778-0444

3. The Waterfront Restaurant.

What makes Waterfront so special? How about lush foliage, warm wood paneling, an elegant micro-brew and wine bar, and an expansive open-air patio with views of the amazing blue-green waters of Tampa Bay. The Waterfront Restaurant prides itself on having daily rare seasonal items on their menus provided by local watermen. The Truffled Gouda Mac & Cheese, is a classic elbow macaroni, is served in a decadent creamy sauce of Holland Gouda and French truffles, then baked with crispy fresh breadcrumbs. The best part is you can add lobster or bbq pork or bacon bits! Recharge yourself while enjoying refreshing gulf breezes and try the Craft Bar experience with so many delightful flavors offering something for everyone. Complete your dining experience with a walk on our sugar-white sand beaches, experience the mystical “green” flash of our magical gulf sunsets, or simply relax in charming and elegant surroundings.

Address: 111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria, FL 34216
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM-9PM
Friday – Saturday 11:30AM – 10PM
Phone: (941) 778-1515

4. Anna Maria Beach Island Cafe.

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe offers casual gulf front patio and indoor dining on Anna Maria Island beautiful Holmes Beach. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and they have an abundant menu selection that will please everyone. They are famous for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage special, and they also offer fresh omelets. A 1/2 pound cheeseburgers, fish platters, colossal salads, and kids meals also make part of their amazing menu. Every Friday Anna Maria Beach Island Cafe features an all-you-can-eat Fish Fry. Let the kids play in the sand and see a stunning sunset while listening to nightly live entertainment while sipping one of their “Island Size” drinks at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe’s Bamboo Beach Bar.

Address: 4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Hours: Everyday 7:30AM – 8PM
Phone: (941) 778-0784

5. Anna Maria Oyster Bar.

This is by far one of Anna Maria Island’s most loved family-friendly atmosphere. Although the words “oyster bar” is in the restaurant’s name. It is more than just an oyster bar! They serve award-winning seafood, steaks, salads, and burgers for a great value. Something that makes them very unique from other restaurants in Anna Maria Island is their dedication to keeping their restaurants fresh and fun for all who dine with them.

Address: 200 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Hours: Everyday 8AM – 9PM
Phone: (941) 778-2662

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