The Best Seafood Spots on Anna Maria Island

If a Florida getaway is calling your name, consider visiting Anna Maria Island! This hidden gem of the Sunshine State is the perfect place to experience some peace and quiet while basking under shady palm trees and the sound of the ocean waves. There aren’t nearly as many crowds as other destinations in the state, but you can easily reach any attraction you desire.

One of the best things about staying on Anna Maria Island is the access to fresh seafood. There is such an abundance of delicious food on the island, you might not know where to start! While every restaurant is spectacular, a few stand out to us as boasting the best seafood on Anna Maria Island.

The Sandbar Restaurant

A popular location for locals and tourists alike, The Sandbar Restaurant provides a relaxing and fun environment with a great view and even better food. Sample classic seafood offerings like New England clam chowder, oysters on the half shell, seafood and grits, or a fried shrimp platter. Finish your meal with a drink or dessert, then head from the restaurant right out onto the beach!

The Sandbar Restaurant is located at 100 Spring Avenue.

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The Waterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront takes full advantage of the fresh seafood and produce of Anna Maria Island to create mouthwatering meals. The charming building is the perfect venue to feature comforting dishes like fried green tomatoes, scallops, and maple mustard salmon. They also feature rotating seasonal dishes. Take the extra time to relax after your meal, enjoying the inviting atmosphere and good company.

The Waterfront Restaurant is located at 111 South Bay Boulevard.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier

Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier is located at 200 Bridge Street.

For a meal with a view, you have to visit Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier. You’ll find fresh lunch and dinner selections like calamari, fish and chips, fried clam strips, and more. Indoor and outdoor seating options give you the chance to watch the water while you dine, enjoy a unique cocktail, or simply socialize with the ones you love most.

Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant

Blue Marlin combines a quaint setting with inspired coastal cuisine to provide guests with the ultimate dining experience. Step into the 90-year-old nautical cottage and be transported into a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. For dinner, enjoy dishes like lobster grilled cheese, blackened fish alfredo, or chicken and rice. Desserts like the tropical bread pudding and any of their specialty cocktails make the perfect finish.

Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant is located at 121 Bridge Street.

Beach House Restaurant

Newly renovated, Beach House Restaurant offers a world-class view of the Gulf of Mexico, perfectly complemented by the fun atmosphere and delicious cuisine. Start with house-smoked fish dip, move on to fish tacos or shrimp scampi, and finish with Key Lime Pie or a blueberry ice cream sandwich. The whole family will love looking out over the water while they eat, and you can head straight to the beach from your table!

Beach House Restaurant is located at 200 Gulf Drive North.

This is just a handful of the best seafood spots on AMI, and they’re all located just minutes from our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. Whether you’re visiting AMI or you own a property here, you have to take time to visit them all! Contact us today for more information on our rentals and our all-inclusive Anna Maria Property Management services.


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