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Fine Dining

Insider's Guide

Fine Dining Meals, steak, shrimp, fish

Here it is our Insider's Guide to Fine Dining on Anna Maria Island. Our complete dining guide filled with honest reviews, recipes, hours of operation, contact details and map of each restaurant that we feel warrants a spot in our Fine Dining Guide. We've painstakingly taken the time to review and offer our amazing feedback on each of the restaurants below. I know, I know, it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it... right?


Please enjoy and feel free to share your dining experience on our Facebook Page, Anna Maria Island Beach Life.


Just click on the 'Read Review' button for full details, map, phone numbers, hours of operation and more. Cheers!

The Waterfront Restaurant

111 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216, United States


Boasting a laid back Floridian atmosphere “the way it used to be" and panoramic views of Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Pier, the 1900 era cottage hosts a micro-brewery, wine bar, and world-class restaurant. Specializing in an international menu with the focus on southern style seafood. Great for folks looking for a fine dining experience with a come as you are attitude.


Beach Bistro

6600 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217, United States


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.

Eat Here

5315 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217, United States



Features comfort food in a 'Gulf Coast Cookery' style setting. The menu features family fare accompanied with artisanal beers and crafted wines. It's a good spot to go with the kids for a great meal or meet other folks at the 'communal bar tables'. There is a small outdoor patio and interior seating area so get there early to get a table. 

Grilled Salmon and vegetable meal
Sign of the Mermaid 


9707 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, FL 34216, United States


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.

The Porch Restaurant

9707 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, FL 34216, United States


The Porch has moved into the old Sign of the Mermaid cottage. Serving up delicious steaks, seafood and chicken for dinner that are worth a visit. Their lunch menu is diverse offering salads and hearty sandwiches. Try their charcuterie board with a cocktail on the outdoor porch while soaking up the suns rays.

Ocean Star Restaurant

902 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216, United States


There are two locations to serve you. We've visited their newest location which is a fabulous Japanese style restaurant offering Asian, Japanese and sushi delicacies. The atmosphere is amazing in Galati Marina with expansive vistas overlooking the waterfront. 


The French Table

103 Gulf Dr, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, United States


Bringing French cuisine to the island at Bradenton Beach. Food is truly delicious Provencal style with a charming French couple who own and run it. Hand Picking local ingredients from the markets and cooking them to perfection. One of the most charming restaurants on the Gulf Coast. We can't wait to try it!


A.J.’s Island Network - The Loft 5 Catering

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.