Fine Dining

The Waterfront

This restaurant boasts a laid back Floridian atmosphere “the way it used to be.” The 1900 cottage boasts an open air patio overlooking the waters of Tampa Bay. They specialize in an international menu with the focus on seafood. They have a large selection of wines and hand crafted micro brews.

www.thewaterfrontrestaurant.net

Beach Bistro

Award winning sumptuous food that is rated in Zagat’s Top Restaurants in America and has received “Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for one of the best wine lists in the world”. The place to go for that fancy night out on the town. The bistro has a fine dining atmosphere overlooking the beach.

www.beachbistro.com

Eat Here

Features comfort food and family fare accompanied with artisanal beers and crafted wines. There is a small patio and eating area so get there early!

www.eathere-ami.com

Sign of the Mermaid 

Don’t let this modest 1900 cottage fool you, inside you will find award winning inventive cuisine called ‘Florida continental’. They are open for breakfast, brunch and dinner.

www.signofthemermaidonline.com

A.J.’s Island Network

A.J. is the best caterer on the island! If you need catering for your daily meals, small or large events then A.J. and her team of professional chefs will be more than happy to assist you. Their Fusion Cafe also hosts supper clubs and special wine tasting evenings that are not to be missed.

www.theloft5.com

Casual Dining

The Sandbar Restaurant

Aahhhh....Shangri La. This restaurant is a favorite for fresh Florida fare not be missed for a tropical cocktail while watching the sun set and sinking your toes in the outdoor beach ‘dining room’. It is a wonderful setting for beach weddings.
www.groupersandwich.com

Vinny & Cheryl’s Italian Kitchen

This is fabulous authentic  Italian food only available for take-out but what a great way to give the chef in your group a break from cooking dinner. Sirenia Favorites are their home-made meatballs and definitely try the eggplant parmigiana!

Tortilla Bay

Great Tex-Mex food. We love the burritos! There is something for the whole family here. You can choose to enjoy your meals in their cozy and casual restaurant setting or take out.

The Beach House

Located a short drive from Sirenia in Bradenton Beach, this restaurant has lots of room and is owned by the same proprietors as The Sandbar Restaurant. Here you will find a larger dining area with a family friendly environment serving up the same great Florida seafood. Look for their “Beach Value Menu” and Happy Hour giving your great deals on their cocktails and delicious food. www.groupersandwich.com

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Located on the northern end of Longboat Key in Longboat Village. Arrive by boat to this restaurant and enjoy their casual Florida fare under the canopy of trees with the fairy lights twinkling after sunset while overlooking the Bay.
www.groupersandwich.com

Ginny & Jane E’s

Coffee shop...and shopping!  A mix of quaint and quirky refurbished vintage items, jewelry and coastal furnishings are for sale here as well as a delicious bakery. This is the Hub of Anna Maria, a junction where locals and tourists alike can surf the net, enjoy specialty coffees, cakes and sandwiches. Not to be missed while you are on Anna Maria Island. www.annamariacafe.com

Lobstah’s

A great atmosphere. A busy bar area and an outdoor courtyard which is perfect for families with young ones who need to stretch their legs occasionally. They have great music playing on the stage or on one of the large screen T.V.’s . You guessed it lobster is on the menu and lots of it. We heard the clam chowder was pretty yummy too.

The City Pier Restaurant

Open for lunch and dinner, this restaurant is a real treat for eating “al fresco” Florida style. Great views, friendly service and casual dining are served up daily. www.thecitypier.com

Rod & Reel Restaurant

This would have been Hemingway’s favorite haunt, a very laid back atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining -  known for their excellent grouper sandwiches and casual seafood dishes. We love to ride our bikes here for breakfast and watch the dolphins swim by. You can fish off the pier and listen to music while talking with locals and tourists alike.

Rudy’s

They have in our opinion “THE BEST” subs on the island in a great old fashioned diner style restaurant. Delicious made to order pies as well. Dine in or take away to eat on the beach a block away.

Poppo’s Taqueria

This is the new kid on the block on historic Pine Ave in Anna Maria. They serve fresh and delicious quesadillas, burritos, tacos and more. Definitely stop in for a quick bite at lunch at the counter inside.

Really Relish Cafe: Close to the City of Anna Maria Pier, they serve the BEST coffee on the island bar none! Free refills...you can’t beat that!

Feeling Swell Surf Bar
Casual beach entrees and appetizers. They are known for their famous burgers and Friday happy hours!

Skinny’s Place

Best beach diner in Holmes Beach owned by the same family since the 50’s. The burgers, curly fries and frosty beer are the specialty here.


Minnie’s Beach Cafe
Traditional southern breakfasts and lunches served up with a smile at a great price. This is where the locals go!


Hurricane Hanks
A very colourful experience in Holmes Beach. This restaurant has a strong following that recommends many savoury items on the menu. They have special events happening regularly  and are open for lunch and dinner.


Two Scoops
Our kid’s favorite spot! A special treat not to be missed! Specializing in home made ice cream, malts and big thick milk shakes.  This shop is reminiscent of an old fashioned candy store. Grab a treat, head across the street and meander down the 100 year old city pier to see what the fishermen are catching.


Hometown Desserts
On Pine Ave in Anna Maria is a great place to order a specialty cake or cupcakes for your sweet tooth.
Anna Maria Donuts: Truly unique, always fresh donuts offered in you betcha...Anna Maria.
Anna Maria Donuts

A special treat of made to order ridiculously fresh donuts. Choose from 4 different icings and over 14 toppings. Open in the morning only so get there early!