Where to Eat – Anna Maria Island

When it comes to food you’ll find that Anna Maria Island boasts many top-rated eateries and five-star restaurants that are favorites of both locals and tourists. From breakfast to brunch and dinner to cocktails, there’s a place for everyone when it comes to Anna Maria Island dining.

Anna Maria Places to Eat

Restaurant Choices on Anna Maria Island

Let’s take a closer look at five restaurants that’ll answer the question: Where to eat on Anna Maria Island?

Sandbar Restaurant

According to TripAdvisor, nearly 80% of patrons rate this restaurant as “Excellent” and “Very Good”. Many reviews note the restaurant’s atmosphere, beach views and, of course, favorite dishes, such as blackened grouper and the shrimp sandwich.

The Sandbar Restaurant has lunch and dinner specials, a nice list of red and white wines, appetizers and, of course, premium seafood fare.

Classics include the Sandbar Steak, fried shrimp platter, stuffed shrimp and crab cake. You can also choose non-seafood dishes such as a gourmet burger, chicken n’ waffles, ribs, steak burger and sausage hoagie.

Waterfront Restaurant

“Amazing food.” “Delicious food.” “Great food and atmosphere.” “Perfect”, “wonderful” and “delightful.” These are the descriptions you’ll see in the many positive reviews written about the Waterfront Restaurant.

With mouth-watering main dinner dishes such as maple mustard salmon, mahi salsa de langosta (made with fresh Gulf Coast fillet), frutti di mare (Key West shrimp, mussels, clams and scallops) and apricot-glazed pork tenderloin, you can’t go wrong at the Waterfront.

The lunch menu features the Waterfront Chicken Sandwich, a fresh catch fish sandwich, the Waterfront signature burger and so much more. There’s even a vegan quinoa bake! Check out the kids’ menu, too.

Outdoor dining, specialty drinks, daily specials and a list of draft and craft beers make the Waterfront a must-visit if you’re looking for a relaxed dinner, a family meal or maybe a date night with your partner.

Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach gets top ratings for food, service and atmosphere.

Covering 650 feet of beach, this restaurant was renovated in 2017 and has been an island favorite since 1993. Those renovations boast environmentally-conscious lighting and stunning landscaping.

From seafood gumbo and fish platter to burgers and short rib tacos, there’s something for everyone on the menu. There are fresh catch dishes, specialties (such as pork, snapper and even wild boar!) and house-made desserts.

Bridge Street Bistro

Referred to as “Anna Maria’s Hot Spot”, it’d be remiss not to mention at least one restaurant on Bridge Street. One place you can try is Bridge Street Bistro. It’s fairly new in town, but people are talking.

Highlights include Potato-crusted Grouper, Seafood risotto, Veal and chicken dishes, and an expansive list of wines from around the world. Nearly 90% of reviews on TripAdvisor rate this restaurant as “Excellent” or “Very Good”–if you’re shopping and need to stop for a bite, check out Bridge Street Bistro.

Harry’s Grill

If you’re on Gulf Drive, check out Harry’s Grill. Voted Best Burger on Anna Maria Island!

Tacos, quesadillas, chicken strips, fish sandwiches–this is a place the whole family will love.

It features a pet-friendly patio, live music, karaoke, and even cornhole! Stay, eat, play, and relax. You can make a whole afternoon or early evening when you happen by Harry’s Grill.

Every Friday from 3-5 is Harry Hour, with live entertainment and discounts on food and drinks.

Anna Maria Places to Stay

Where to Stay?

So whether you’re looking for formal, relaxed, fun–Anna Maria Island has a food establishment that will cater to your current mood.

In addition, there are lots of Anna Maria Island lodging options close to these and other restaurants and eateries. From beachfront houses to 1-bedroom cottages, you’ll find accommodations that comfortably sleep up the whole family, with two or more baths, private patios, pools and more.
Anna Maria Beach Resort has everything you’re looking for, book your stay today!