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Fresh Fish Market on Anna Maria Island

The fresh Fish Market on Anna Maria Island in Holmes Beach is a great local shop to purchase really great, fresh local fish.  They offer a wonderful selection of fresh catches such as red snapper, salmon, shrimp, and much more.  The selection changes daily with the availability of the fish.  They only offer the  freshest fish, thus the name Fresh Fish Market!

When you order your fish, they fillet it for you right on the spot and also offer some really great recipe ideas.  If you are unsure of the best cooking methodology just ask, they are pros and can give you plenty of ideas on how to cook your fresh Anna Maria Island seafood.

Fresh Fish Market is located in Holmes Beach

The Fresh Fish Market located in Holmes Beach often has several seafood recipe cards sitting out for ideas on what to have for dinner or lunch.  On our most recent visit the Ahi Tuna with Mango & Avocado recipe card caught my eye and will be our next seafood cooking adventure.

The Fresh Fish Market of Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island has more than just raw fish, they also offer a selection of fresh made soups such as New England Clam Chowder.   The Fresh Fish market also has a variety of fresh spices and organic foods provided by Front Door Organics.

If you are looking for a quick bite to eat they have a small spot to sit and offer fresh made to order salads that can have freshly prepared fish or shrimp added on top!  Wonderful selections of hot chocolate, vegetables, and fruit.

The Fresh Fish Market of Anna Maria Island is a must visit if cooking fresh seafood is on your list of things to do while on Vacation.

Fresh Fish Market

5604 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, Fl 34217
941-567-6130

Want more choices for fresh fish?  Two great options are both located in Cortez, Florida.  Just off Anna Maria Island in the Village of Cortez.  Starfish Company is a great choice and just to the East of Starfish Company is the Cortez Kitchen.  Both sell raw seafood that you can grab and cook.

If you are cooking seafood you are going to need a vacation rental with a barbecue grill.  Most of our Anna Maria Island Vacation rentals have a barbecue Grill but click here to sort for a rental with a barbecue grill.

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Ace Hardware Store in Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island

Ace Hardware on Anna Maria Island, Fl offers a wide variety of every day tools.  Of course you can get nuts, bolts, screws, nails, and other hardware inside the fairly large store.  You can also get Light bulbs, small portable propane tanks, garden tools, sunglasses, kitchen items, beach items, gifts, candy, soda, and outdoor items.

Ace Hardware Has Local Knowledge

The store has plenty of hired help to assist with any questions.   Most have great knowledge of Anna Maria Island so you can kill a few birds with one stone with just one visit to Ace.

There is plenty to do in the outdoor plaza that Ace is located in…Subway, Peaches, Walgreens, and plenty of shopping can all be found in the East Bay plaza in Holmes Beach.

Ace Hardware
3352 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, Fl, 34217
(941) 778-0999

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Walgreens in Holmes Beach is good general shopping for Anna Maria, Fl

Walgreens in Holmes Beach, Florida is no different than most of the Walgreens around the United States.  A few variations would include lots of beach type toys as well as more than your usual varieties of sun block.  You can find medication, grooming supplies, greeting cards, limited jewelery and household items.  The shop also can handle photo development and they have plenty of candy, cold drinks, and grocery staples.

Get Beach Stuff at Walgreens Anna Maria Island

The store is located off East Bay in Holmes Beach and is surrounded by a few quick serve restaurants and plenty of “Beach” shopping.  In addition, if you visit the website below usually you can view the weekly specials so you can better plan your shopping.  The store does serve liquor off to the side of main entrance.

3248 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 778-0451

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Sand Dollar Gift Jewelery Clothing Shop Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island

The Sand Dollar Gift Shop is one of Anna Maria Island’s finest for its ambiance and style.  When you take your first step into the store you are instantly surrounded by the great smells of exotic scented candles and stones for the home.

As you begin to look around you will start to notice all of the wonderful sand and beach inspired decor for the home as well as a great selection of jewelry.  The clothing and shoes are always up to date and stylish.  But most of all you will be taken back by the charm, friendliness of the staff, and most of all, the affordability.

The Sand Dollar Gift Shop is a definite must see while either visiting or vacationing on Anna Maria Island.  The Sand Dollar is also a must visit if shopping for unique gifts. You can find something for those at home or those here in Florida.  The gift shop is located in the city of Holmes beach.

Sand Dollar Gift Shop

5302 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-2024

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A Great Bakery at Anna Maria Island’s Only Grocery Store Publix

Anna Maria Island usually runs to mom and pop locations, but never fear, we do have one location you will need to stop by during your vacation… Publix Supermarket.  It is a large store that has everything on your grocery list including items for that new recipe you want to try and the best bakery goods this side of the Mississippi.

The Bakery at the Anna Maria Publix

Well that last statement is just my opinion, but wow everything is fantastic.  Whether you need a last minute birthday cake, a unique loaf of bread for dinner or donuts for your office meeting Publix is the perfect place.  Did I mention they also make elegant wedding cakes that are all works of art not to mention delicious.  Usually you go to weddings and they have these frilly cakes that don’t taste as good as they look.  My wedding cake was a Publix original with different shaped tiers and tea lights on the corners.

My husband and I chose a red velvet cake with their famous buttercream icing.  It also had vanilla custard and strawberry filling.  We got so many complements, and there wasn’t any cake left sitting on tables at the end of the reception.  They also have a deli counter that makes sandwiches to order and fresh sushi for the more adventurous.  You can stop there on the way to the beach and get everything you would need for a picnic or just snacks for the kids.

Publix Supermarket
3900 E Bay Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217-1983
Main: (941) 778-5422
Fax: (941) 779-2712

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Sterling Anvil is a true GEM on Anna Maria Island! – Now located in Bradenton

No longer in service on the Island, but drive down manatee and you’ll find the new shop just before 26th Street. Take a look at almost any wrist or earlobe on an island resident and more than likely it is adorned with work from the Sterling Anvil – Anna Maria Island’s only local jeweler.   All pieces are handmade on site – the most famous being the “Sterling Anvil link bracelet” – I have one in silver and gold.  They make earrings, bracelets, necklaces, charms, anklets, rings and even have a line of children’s jewelry.

Shopping at the Sterling Anvil Anna Maria Island

I love shopping at the Sterling Anvil and am SO eager for their new location on Gulf Drive to open soon – it looks like they will have even more space to show their wares and for shoppers to browse.    It’s a fool proof place to find presents for almost any occasion and budget – I recently purchased a silver dolphin set which included a necklace charm and earrings for a friend’s daughter’s 11th birthday and I think she hasn’t taken either off since.  Seeing the Sterling Anvil box as she opened her present made her feel like such a grownup!  It was adorable.

The service at the Sterling Anvil has always been excellent.  A few years ago I lost one earring of a more popular design set they sell and they allowed me to purchase just one instead of both – they were really sweet about the situation and helped me out.

I have my eye on a heart shaped charm and plan on running over as soon as their new location opens up – which unfortunately for my shopping addition recovery is practically right across the street from my office.   They also have a lot of nautical themed pieces – turtles, dolphins, sandollars, and starfish and so on.  A perfect beach souvenir from your Anna Maria Island vacation!  Stop in while you are visiting the island – ask around for Carol and I’ll probably be there!

Sterling Anvil
5508 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 778-3636

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Anna Maria Island Grocery Store – Publix

There may be a few stores that publicize they are a grocery store on Anna Maria Island but most will agree there is only ONE grocery store on the island.  Publix is a national chain and does a good job of supplying groceries to the fluctuating populations on Anna Maria Island.

Publix on Anna Maria Island

The grocery store is located on East Bay Drive and is in Holmes Beach City surrounded by CVS as well as an outdoor mall that includes several restaurants, Walgreens, Gift and Beach shops.  It is a full service grocery store including a bakery, deli that makes sandwiches, fried chicken, and french fries.  Don’t expect homemade fresh pasta salads but they do have salads prepackaged.

They have a good fresh seafood area as well as meat packaged and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Here is a tip…in high season try to visit the grocery store before you check in if its a Saturday otherwise grab dinner elsewhere and try to grab groceries on Monday.  The high demand of buying groceries on Saturday and Sunday’s during high season sometimes leaves the shelves bare for very popular vacation items.

Publix Super Market
3900 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-5422

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Jessie’s Island Store in Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island

Jessie’s Island Store is located on the West side of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, FL and is otherwise known as the BP gas station.  Jessie’s is a convenience store that offers all the normal convenience store items.  Milk, chips, beverages including alcoholic, candy, maps, and other items that get you through one day or evening.

Jessie’s Island Store Specialties

Obviously the store allows to kill two birds with one stone because you can pick up gasoline for your vehicle also.  Jessie’s offers very reasonable make to order sandwiches, pre-made sandwiches, pasta salads, potato salads, chicken salad, and hot pressed Cubans.

The central location  on Anna Maria Island offers easy access to pick up a quick lunch on your way to the public beach, Holmes Beach skate park, or one of the piers in Anna Maria city.  A quick picnic with the family is just what the doctor ordered!

Jessie’s Island Store

5424 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 778-6903