Anna Maria Island Dining

Our Favorite Spots for a Scoop, Bite or Celebration!

No doubt your vacation rental features an amazing kitchen, but AMI’s dining scene will beckon with its variety, originality and warm hospitality. The following choices are highly recommended but if you discover another gem on your own, let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

French Table

An authentic taste of France in Bradenton Beach. A cozy atmosphere pairs well with Chef Christophe’s delicious dishes which promise to transport palettes to the south of France. Linger over Moules á la Crème or a tender Cassoulet. Just save room for the Mousse au Chocolat!

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103 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar

Showcasing a charming atmosphere marked by warm wood paneling and views of Tampa Bay. Start with a handcrafted cocktail before moving on to variety of modern and traditional dishes. Lobster bisque, black grouper cakes and peppercorn crusted filet. And they serve a great burger, too!

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111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria FL, 34216

Ginny’s and Jane E’s Café & Coastal Store

A unique collection of local art and collectables mingle well with a bakery and café. A substantial breakfast menu features favorites from the griddle or skillet. Hot sandwiches and salads make this a go-to lunch spot. Or just grab a beer and indulge in a little retail therapy!

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9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria FL, 34216

The Feast Restaurant

Casual fine dining in the middle of Holmes Beach. Diverse menus for both lunch and dinner feature delightful daily specials, hand-tossed pizza, local seafood and innovative pastas. Crab cakes, rack of ribs and seafood paella can easily be paired with a nice selection of wines, craft beer or cocktails.

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5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus

Homecooked specialties derived from recipes handed down for generations highlight the best of Austrian, Swiss and German cuisine. Various versions of schnitzel, roasts, sausages, potato cakes and brats make this an authentic dining experience. Lederhosen optional

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3246 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

The Blue Marlin

Award winning restaurant located in a quaint cottage. Hand selected local fish from the Village of Cortez. Choose from a variety of preparations including Thai chili citrus glaze or a crushed pecan crust with honey butter. Top it off with tropical bread pudding. Superior dining on historic Bridge Street.

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121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Sandbar Restaurant

The only dining spot on Anna Maria where you can dangle your toes in the sand! Serving Florida seafood to satisfied customers for decades, this is the home of the grouper sandwich, smoked fish dip and stone crabs (seasonal). Landlubbers will salivate over the Wagyu beef sliders. Fantastic gift shop, too!

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100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216

Beach House Restaurant

Set on 650 feet of pristine beach with a climate friendly outdoor deck facing the Gulf, this spot embraces the mission of being a good steward of the environment. Seafood towers will wow your tribe with fresh clams, mussels, oysters and peel & eat shrimp. All highlighted by a moderately priced menu known for its extensive selection.

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200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant

Originally built in 1912, this staple of the dining scene is located on the bayside of North Longboat Key. Old Florida meets fresh seafood with views of Sarasota Bay. Oysters on the half shell, crispy calamari, sandwiches and salads are supported by refreshing cocktails, frozen drinks, frosty beers and select wines.

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760 Broadway Street N., Longboat Key, FL 34228

Beach Bistro

The most decorated dining establishment on the west coast of Florida is in The Golden Spoon Hall of Fame. World-famous bouillabaisse, oven roasted lamb finished with a port-rosemary demi-glace and the Bistro Original Grouper Floribbean are palette toppers. An extensive wine list will please any oenophile.

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6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Eat Here

From the culinary genius of Beach Bistro comes a more casual, faster and lighter experience marked by a variety of plating styles perfect for sharing and family dining. American-sourced, line-caught Gulf fresh catches are supported by creative tacos, wood stone pizzas and a key lime cheesecake to die for. Adjacent to the Waterline Marina Resort.

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5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Two Scoops

Featuring both breakfast and lunch specialties, they know what their patrons are “screaming” for… signature sundaes, shakes and floats. 32 homemade flavors of creamy decadence. Bing cherry, birthday cake butter and sea salt caramel by the scoop or cone. Fresh coffee, espresso and an ice cream cappuccino, just because.

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101 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria, FL 34216

Donut Experiment

The only thing that limits one here is the imagination. Start with a freshly made cake donut, then choose from a huge selection of icings and toppings, from bacon to Fruity Pebbles. Hot and iced lattes, along with cappuccino and cold-brewed iced coffee, round out the “experiment.” On Pine Avenue.

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210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216

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