Anna Maria Island is known for its spectacular and quiet beaches. But what about the food? Get off the beach for the afternoon to take in some excellent dining in the main village.
Head to Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island’s popular central community, for some lovely family friendly eating by the water.
The island is filled with opportunities for kids to play, eat tasty food, and see the sights. The below is a quick overview of the best family-friendly Anna Maria Island restaurants. The restaurants welcome you with satisfying atmospheres for the whole family.
Ginny’s and Jane E’s Café and Coastal Store
Location: 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
This quirky and silly café simply oozes character. You can’t go wrong exploring the little nooks and crannies of this location, termed both a café and a store. And what a store it is!
Odd local treats, including chairs, lamps, t-shirts, hand-made jewelry, and other gift items can be found along the walls. But it’s the café that keeps people filled up.
The funky menu of breakfast fare, cinnamon rolls, some exceptional espresso options, and deserts make this a double-whammy of weirdness. The shop is part of the attraction here, and the food keeps the whole family satisfied.
Ginny’s and Jane E’s has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. They are open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Contact the crew at (941) 778-3170.
Location: 111 N Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
The Waterfront is a local Anna Maria Island staple that your family is sure to enjoy. With a gorgeous view of the shore, the Waterfront sells itself.
But it has an exceptional menu of local seafood, including fish sandwiches, shrimp baskets, and other items. Parents can get higher-end seafood, such as grouper or the Lobster Bisque creamy soup. Children can get something more their speed, such as a burger or chicken basket.
This all-around winner is open every day of the week from 11:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: 3240 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
This coastal cottage café is possibly the perfect family friendly restaurant in the area. It’s all about southern charms and sensibilities. The small café atmosphere offers a delectable menu of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, omelets, and a slew of desserts. You can’t visit without trying the famed Peach Cobbler following one of the Club, Reuben, or Tuna Melt sandwiches for lunch.
Peach’s gets an early start to the day. The restaurant is only open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Waits are consistently out the door. Call the counter at (941) 779-0738 for details.
Location: 210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
Is the Donut Experiment a restaurant? The children might say so with variety of addicting sweet treats that you’ll find there.
The hearty donuts here are highly acclaimed and fulfilling enough to be a fantastic afternoon treat. You can customize them from an assortment of toppings. Coffee and various pies are also available.
To say that the Donut Experiment is a restaurant is an admitted stretch, but the place is family friendly and endearing enough to be worth a visit at least once. Call the donut masters at 941-896-3172.
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We are available to answer questions about how you can take the kids for a safe, friendly, and beach-filled vacation in 2018. Call us at 941-778-4178 to discover the assortment of Anna Maria Island beach rentals we have available.