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Island Eats

Where to Eat

Anna Maria Island is home to award-winning bistros, cafes and restaurants.  Anna Maria Island has been recognized by many national magazines for its unique tastes, phenomenal on-the-water locations and impeccable service.

From rustic beach-side Tiki Bars to elegant bistros illuminated by sunset or candlelight, meals are memories to be savored on Anna Maria Island. The ambiance and views of the restaurant are as important as the foods being served.

Our gulf-front or bay-side dining restaurants serve a special Anna Maria blend of flavor. Savor seafood delights or gourmet cuisine ranging from British, French, German, Italian, Asian and Spanish to Florida favorites. And FYI, Holmes beach boasts some of the island’s best known hamburger and barbecue rib eateries!!

How fresh is the catch of the day? Our waters are home to grouper, red snapper, mullet and blue crab. bay-side or gulf-side, outdoors or in, sunrise or sunset, Anna Maria Island locals invite you to enjoy their secret to island living — cool breezes, sounds of the waves crashing into the shore, star-filled skies and a dining experience like no other.

These are some of our favorites!


The Beach Bistro

Award – Winning Waterfront Dining

For more than 27 years, the Beach Bistro has consistently been awarded the highest ZAGAT scores in the state of Florida for “best food” and has been honored with inclusion in ZAGAT’s “Top Restaurants in America“.
The Bistro also boasts a long-standing Wine Spectator Award  and is enthroned in Florida Trend’s “Golden Spoon Hall of Fame“.

The Feast


The Feast is a casual fine dining restaurant located in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. We specialize in fresh seafood, steaks, salads, innovative  pastas, and much more. We offer hand tossed gourmet pizza with a variety of fresh ingredients.
We also offer a wide variety of wines from around the world available by the bottle or glass, and a large selection of craft beers and micro brews with an ever increasing inventory  that is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned of connoisseurs.
(941) 778-5092

Eat Here

Great food without pretension

The eat here restaurant family celebrates great food without pretension. As a more causal partner to the award-winning Beach Bistro, eat here offers chef-crafted, Gulf-Coast cookery featuring presentations of fresh, locally-caught seafood, local farm products, and inspired salads, pizza and tacos. Eat here serves craft beers and wines from family-owned vineyards and handcrafted, specialty wine-based cocktails.
(941) 778-0411

The Waterfront

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Welcome to The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island. We would like to share with you more than an outstanding dining experience; we invite you to escape to a simpler time – tropical, laid-back Florida the way it used to be.Lush foliage, warm wood paneling, an elegant micro-brew and wine bar, and expansive open air patio views of the emerald green waters of Tampa bay provide the perfect atmosphere for enjoying the island charm of Anna Maria, recharging in the refreshing gulf breezes, and dining enjoyment that is truly memorable.Using fresh, natural flavors and favorites many will recognize – picatta, au Poivre, pesto, mojo and others, we also devote one page of our daily menu to rare seasonal items provided by local watermen and special presentations we prepare with cutting edge techniques. Our carefully crafted menu will provide delights for every taste, from the conservative to the more adventurous.


Skinnys Place

Ice Cold Beer and Hot Burgers

Dive in, this is the perfect dive bar and resturant featuring excellant burger and ice cold beer! Wait time is based on beer time and if you dont bring cash you wont be ordering. Bring the whole family and sit outside at a picnic table with your toes in the sand and the gulf view across the street. An island favorite since 1952 Skinnys is a must.