Looking for tasty food while you’re on the Anna Maria Island? Well you’re in luck we have composed list of Anna Maria Island restaurants from fine dining, to beachfront restaurants, pizza, and where to get the best burger on the island. We have plenty of tasty restaurants to choose from on AMI but the ten restaurants below are a MUST VISIT!
1) Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach – Enjoy fine dining on the Gulf of Mexico with an excellent wine selection and amazing entrée’s.
6600 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
2) Island Ocean Star in The City of Anna Maria – A unique dining experience on Anna Maria Island with award winning Sushi and a Hibachi Grill.
902 South Bay
Anna Maria, FL, 34216
There is nothing better than relaxing on Anna Maria Island and dining outdoors. It is a fabulous way to enjoy our tropical weather and enjoy the great outdoors! Anna Maria Island does boast some fabulous restaurants that offer dining with waterfront views. Open air dining with a waterfront view is pretty spectacular.
Lots of choices below and hopefully we have wet your appetite enough to go visit a few. Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Question pages for more information on Anna Maria Island.
If you’re making the trip to AMI, then do yourself a favor by stopping by one of these restaurants below that offers waterfront dining. Whether the restaurant is on a pier, or directly on the beach, all of these establishments will provide you with a lovely experience and water view.
Waterfront Dining Options
The Sandbar Restaurant (100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216):
BEACHFRONT! Open for lunch and dinner, The Sandbar Restaurant is truly the way to go if you want to dine with a drink in your hand, and your toes in the sand. Featured in the picture above.
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe (4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217):
BEACHFRONT! Super laid-back beachfront spot with super delicious tropical cocktails. The Beach Cafe is open from 7:30am – 8:00pm everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Beach Bistro (6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217):
BEACHFRONT! For an upscale waterfront dinner, Beach Bistro will surely impress. This surf-side restaurant is perfect for date night.
The Beach House Restaurant (200 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217):
BEACHFRONT! Another restaurant on Anna Maria Island that offers toes-in-sand dining is The Beach House in Bradenton Beach. Open for lunch and dinner.
Rod & Reel Pier (875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216):
Rod & Reel is a staple piece for our Island. This 2 story restaurant sits directly out on the Gulf of Mexico. Casual dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Island Ocean Star (902 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216):
Japanese cuisine with a view. Island Ocean Star sits on Bimini Bay in Anna Maria and is open from 4pm – 10pm everyday.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier (200 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217):
Located on the historic Bridge Street Pier, AMOB on the Pier offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with brunch on Saturday and Sundays.
It’s a great time to be fishing Anna Maria City Pier. The Mackerel Run is ON and they are showing up in spades.
Last evening we decided to take a quick ride up to the Anna Maria City Pier…our favorite college team Penn State was ahead at half time, and our dinner still had another 45 minutes to finish in the oven.
Fishing Anna Maria City Pier? Buckets of Fin!
As we walked down the recently re-built pier we were greeted by lots of anglers fishing in the beautiful blue-green waters of the Tampa Bay. The fisherman told us that the mackerel were biting and they were not kidding; there were buckets and buckets filled to the brim with fish.
It was such fun to see people of all ages, casting and catching fish… Then we enjoyed a guitarist playing great Neil Young songs, one of which my husband requested and enjoyed.
As we listened and looked out over the lovely Gulf Of Mexico waters and the silhouette of the outstanding Skyway Bridge, we were, once again, amazed at the glory of this unbelievable place in which we have the privilege to live.
We walked back down the pier to return to our car watching the setting sun highlight the clouds. It is far too often that we don’t take enough advantage of Anna Maria Island. We got back home and ate a great dinner while we watched our team win the game in FOUR overtimes!
As I walked through the front door of the Back Alley on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach I was greeted by the friendly staff. Soon I found out that the Back Alley was much more than just a café. In the gift shop I found some very cool paintings and prints done by local artists. There were also lots of books from local authors on Anna Maria Island.
There are necklaces and hand crafted jewelry hung throughout the Gift Shop. In the back of the gift shop they have a bar area where you can order snacks, sandwiches, pub pizzas, coffee, cold beer, or a glass of wine. The pub pizzas are $5.00 and the sandwiches are all around $7.00 they take cash or major credit cards and you can grab a table out back for your dining experience.
Live Music at The Back Alley
The Back Alley has live music every Friday night. You can catch local bands like: Firedoor, SR64, The Florida Mountain Boys, Human Condition and many more. You may have seen some of these bands at Anna Maria Island’s 10TH Annual Bayfest on Pine Avenue this past weekend.
The staff at the Back Alley is all about promoting local bands. They also champion local authors, artists and good causes like WildLife Inc. WildLife Inc is a nonprofit organization and runs solely on donations and volunteers. They help injured and orphaned animals return to the wild. Attend this fun event and help animals in need.
So when you are planning your Florida vacation or looking for the perfect Anna Maria Island beach rental, restaurant, shopping, artwork, or a place for live music, check in with one of our Anna Maria Island vacation rental specialists and make sure that you get the most out of your Anna Maria Island Vacation. We have beach house rentals all over Anna Maria Island. Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your island getaway!
The Back Alley
121 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, FL
Anna Maria Island
There are lots if great restaurants on Anna Maria Island but you can’t eat out every night of the week. Lucky for you Anna Maria Island has Publix Super Market. It is an Anna Maria Island full service Super Market with a great deli, bakery, meat department, fresh produce, fresh fruit and fresh seafood.
Publix Super Market is located at 3900 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach just south of Manatee Avenue.
It is a great place to pick up supplies for a month or just one meal. You will find an excellent selection of meat, seafood, produce, and fresh fruit. If you are in the mood for a quick lunch or snack, stop at the deli and grab a sandwich, they will make it to your liking.
Boars Head Anna Maria Island
I order mine with Boars Head Mesquite Turkey, salami, extra sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo, you should try one! They have fountain drinks, and refrigerated beverages, as well. You can even pick up one or two of your favorite bottles of wine, wine coolers, cider, lager and cold beer.
Publix deli also has great prepared foods like fried chicken, potato salad and ready-made sandwiches. (you In the bakery you will find excellent cakes, doughnuts, bagels, fresh breads, and other tasty treats.
Contact Publix Bakery and Deli Anna Maria Island
You can call ahead to 941-778-5422 to both the bakery and deli and they will have your items ready for pick up. They can customize your cakes for birthday parties and events. Check out some of the amazing selections from Publix Bakery.
There is always something on special at the seafood counter, and they will even steam your pick for you, free while you are shopping. We like to enjoy those tasty Gulf shrimp, steamed with either Old Bay Seasoning or Cajun spices.
Right next to the Seafood counter, you will find the fresh Sushi. Sushi is rolled fresh every morning, even on the weekends. Grab your favorite spicy or savory combo, and some chopstix, and enjoy!
The Anna Maria Island Publix has all your Super Market needs.
You can grab anything from deodorant and cotton balls, to pet food and plastic baggies. There are coolers, and coozies, lottery tickets, and lazy day reading. The lobby boasts beach supplies like cover ups, hats, pool toys and beach floats. Customer Service will even blow them up for you. There’s a Redbox Movie Rental Box too. Grab a flyer from the rack that will give you a list of all the Buy 1 Get 1 Free specials for that week, and head inside for all your supplies.
If you are looking for the perfect restaurant, shopping, fishing, entertainment check in with one of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialist. Make sure that you get the most out of your Anna Maria Island Vacation. We have beach house rentals all over Anna Maria Island. Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your island getaway!
Welcome to historic Bridge Street on beautiful Anna Maria Island. After the first bridge was built in the 1920’s Bridge Street was the center of the island community. Today the island side of that old wooden bridge still stands, and Bridge Street is a great place for walking, Shopping, Dining, Family Activities, and breath taking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.
There are plenty of things to do on Bridge Street from morning to night. Start your day off with breakfast at the Island Creperie on Bradenton Beach Pier, and then keep on top of your putting game at The Fishing Hole Adventure Golf. When you’re in the mood for shopping, stop at Two Sides of Nature for some island wear, or walk over to Hive Creations for handmade jewelry and exotic décor.
Grab a Steak or some fresh seafood at The Bridge Tender Inn or Island Time Restaurant as the sun slowly slips away into the Gulf of Mexico and island night life is about to begin. Blow off dinner completely and go for drinks at the Sports Lounge or the Drift Inn.
After you have finished your perfect day on Bridge Street let one of our Anna Maria vacation rental specialists help you get the most from your Anna Maria Island vacation. We have beach houses around the corner from Bridge Street, or anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your Island getaway!