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Fine Dining on Anna Maria Island

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?


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

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Anna Maria - Fine Dining

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.


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 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.

Holmes Beach - Fine Dining

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.

The Chateau - Waterline Hotel

5325 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217, United States



The Chateau restaurant is located in the Waterline Hotel in Holmes Beach boasting French-inspired dishes. The menu offers  fresh fish, Colorado and Iowa Beef, and other chef selections based upon the season and availability of fresh ingredients. Old favorites like caesar salad and french onion soup as well as fancier options like lamb lollipops and grilled Chateaubriand are available on the menu.

Bradenton Beach - Fine Dining

Steak and Baguette
Bridge Street Bistro

111 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, United States


This local restaurant offers an upscale-casual dining experience with a seafood-focused menu. Enjoy a drink at the bar or take in the views of the Gulf of Mexico from the upper open-air deck overlooking the beach.


Longboat Key - Fine Dining


800 Broadway St., Longboat Key, FL 34228, United States


It's worth the drive by car or boat to Longboat Key. The Shore restaurant offers a unique outdoor dining experience with a mid-century, coastal flair. They create imaginative dishes with local favorites, all served in an open air setting. We love to boat here for lunch because they have docks. Think beach day paradise with laughter, cool vibes, and unforgettable flavors.

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Catering on Anna Maria Island

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.

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