Top Kid Friendly Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

There are a variety of restaurants in the Anna Maria Island area sure to titillate the taste buds and leave you wanting for more! The only issue is that some of these restaurants may not be ideal for those traveling with small ones. Worry not! We have compiled a list of some of the best kid-friendly restaurants in all of Anna Maria Island.

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The Waterfront Restaurant

Located at 111 North Bay Boulevard, this waterfront restaurant offers some of the best views in all of the Gulf of Mexico! Aptly named, The Waterfront is situated along the beach and offers not only some of the best daytime views of the beach, but some of the best views at all times that the children will be sure to enjoy! Not only does the restaurant have great views, but they also serve some delicious food as well. Be sure to check out the shrimp baskets for your kids and maybe a higher-end affair such as grouper for the parents.

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Hurricane Hanks

Located at 5246 Gulf Drive, Hurricane Hanks has become a wonderful destination for not only a casual date, but a casual experience with the whole family. When you walk in, you are greeted by their extremely friendly and personable staff who will show you to your table. Once seated, you can select from a variety of delectable dishes sure to please even the pickiest person. For the little ones in your group, choose from a wide selection of dishes including fish and chips and chicken tenders. Adults can choose from more upscale dishes including crab stuffed grouper, bacon wrapped scallops, and maple and orange salmon. Regardless of what you choose, it is sure to be a hit!

Ginny & Jane E’s Café

Different from your traditional location, this café and coastal store located at 9807 Gulf Drive offers everything you need and more! In the morning, stop by their bakery for freshly made treats including cinnamon buns, muffins, and scones. For lunch and dinner, bring the little ones and enjoy food that is not only prepared from the heart, but is preservative, steroid, and hormone-free! Let the kids chow down on some chicken strips while you enjoy a 1/3 lb. grilled hamburger with all the trimmings! Add on an ice-cold beer for only $1.50 to make it a truly enjoyable evening.

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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, located at 760 Broadway Street, is a wholesome gem in the Anna Maria Island community. This eatery has a truly unique atmosphere and offers not only a private beach for its patrons but also options to dine outside both underneath the palm trees or underneath the patio. Come out and enjoy locally sourced and sustainable fresh fish with your kids! If they aren’t in the mood, don’t forget that Mar Vista also offers chicken fingers and cheeseburgers for the picky eater in your life. After dinner, split a piece of key lime pie with your kids and relax as the sun sets over Anna Maria Island.

Beach House Restaurant

Located at 200 Gulf Drive North, Beach House Restaurant offers locally sourced options to ensure you and your family get only the freshest ingredients that Anna Maria Island has to offer! Perched on the edge of the beach, be sure the kids try out the Beach House burger and the chicken sandwich! For the discerning adult, try the grilled mahi-mahi! Whatever you choose, you cannot go wrong at Beach House!

After stuffing yourself full of delicious food, it’s always nice to have somewhere to go where you can kick back, relax, and loosen your belt. Instead of looking for lodging after dinner, stay with us! Here at Anna Maria Island Rentals, we are committed to excellence. Our friendly and dedicated staff is ready to serve you and your family. Visit our pages of listings to find our available properties and to book your dream beachfront vacation home!