Where to Eat in Anna Maria Island: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tonie Szymanski

The quaint feel of Anna Maria Island makes it the perfect place to eat grouper sandwiches and kayak with dolphins. While you’re here visit Bean Point Beach, tucked away on the north end of the island — a cozy paradise with an Old Florida vibe. Then hop on over to Anna Maria Bayfront Park, which includes sweeping views of Tampa Bay and the iconic Sunshine Skyway. Numerous beaches, restaurants and events make Anna Maria Island the perfect relaxation spot for your next vacation.
Things to do in Anna Maria Island

1. Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus

3246 E Bay Dr, Anna Maria Island Centre, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards German, Austrian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 941-778-1320
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 598 reviews

Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus

Authenticity is the key for us at the Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus™, and we strive to bring you the best in traditional German and Austrian cuisine. Our menu includes various versions of schnitzel, roasts, sausages, potato pancakes, brats and of course, German Gemutlichkeit (German hospitality). No question, we only serve the best German beers and wines. The atmosphere at the Schnitzelhaus™ is like what Anna Maria Island is for Florida: Fun, laid back, simply “gemutlich”. Come hang out and enjoy yourself on one of the wooden tables or by enjoying a or two beers or wines at the bar. Schnitzelhaus™ is the “Wirtshaus” where you gather with your friends, your date or even your grandmother. All are welcome, and all are encouraged to stay a while. We, the owners of the Schnitzelhaus™, are proud of what the Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus™ Team started bringing to the Island some 15 years ago. We want to keep their heritage and take the German spirit on Anna Maria Island up to new generations. So all will know what German food and spirit stands for in today’s world and what it means to enjoy a fantastic Schnitzelhaus™ night.

Reviewed By Randy K - Bradenton, Florida

Tasty, authentic German food and beer. However, service was ridiculous. Bread is served one slice at a time, as if rationed. Three different people, including the owner tried to take our bread plates and butter away from us. In class restaurants, you’re asked “would you like more bread.” This place pretends to be welcoming, but but the staff is intrusive and controlling. We will NOT go back.

2. French Table

103 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2448 Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 941-779-1930
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

French Table

We are a family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. We are from Toulouse in the South of France. Christophe is the chef and works only with local markets, and fresh products. He makes his special french bread everyday. We also have wonderful wines coming directly from France. Come to see us, our daughters and I will be glad to welcome you! Bon appétit!!

Reviewed By bostonpike - Philadelphia burbs

So we made the mistake of heading down to restaurants around 6 on Bradenton Beach during spring break. Went to three different places and the waits were '2 hours' (Beach House), 1:40 (Cantina) and 1 hour. Kids and wife were getting hungry and frustrated. About to go home, we run across this place that had seats available. WINNER! But despite this really being the 4th place finisher on places we were interested in, the dinner was a winner.

Kids were able to have food they wanted - pasta for one and a tasty chicken/mushroom dinner for the other - and the wife and I were able to have adult food. We loved the Duo de mer appetizer, the combination of the ingredients was tasty and different than we'd usually try. I had the grouper. I really liked the mango combination with the fish and the wife thought her poulet forestier was nice and moist.

An unexpected place served up a delicious meal that left everyone satisfied with there meal and was served in a relaxed but timely manner.

3. Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store

9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 16 +1 941-778-3170
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store

We are located in the Historic City of Anna Maria, a quaint "Old Florida" area on the north end of Anna Maria Island. Our store is a unique collection of local art and interesting finds. We provide beach supplies, like suntan lotion, sunglasses, flip flops and other items to help you have fun and stay comfortable while at the beach. At Ginny's & Jane E's you will hear the sound of people enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors. Our cafe offers you a great breakfast and lunch menu. We bake our yummy cinnamon rolls from scratch each morning. We focus on fresh and natural ingredients. All our oink, clocks and moo's are the preservative and chemical free, from cage free eggs, no hormone and steroid free chickens ,to grass fed beef, we care about what we serve.

Reviewed By km198 - atlanta

I love this place. You walk through a very cute gift shop full of goods by local artists to get to the restaurant, then you must stand in line to order. If you see an open table someone in your party can go sit while you order. Despite quite long lines to order we had no trouble getting a table either time we were there since many people are getting take-out. Everything is fresh, Local, and homemade. The sticky buns and creme brûlée french toast are to die for, the veggie burrito was loaded with veggies, and the skillets and pancakes are enormous.

4. Blue Marlin Grill

121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +1 941-896-9737
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 951 reviews

Blue Marlin Grill

Tele: 914-896-9737. Best food on Anna Marie Island.

Reviewed By musthavebeachsun - Iowa City, Iowa

First, after reading all the reviews we had high hopes for our dinner. We just couldn’t catch a break with this one. We seated five persons at a little bitty table, even with reservations. Four of us had the seafood soup, it was devoid of flavor and the seafood was scarce. One person had the potato soup and loved it. This is the reason for a 3 vs 2 rating. The wait staff was initially attentive and then disappeared. The food was overpriced and thoroughly underwhelming. Getting a second cocktail was difficult. We left unsatisfied and feeling bewildered by the TA reviews of this restaurant.
We will not return.

5. Waterfront Restaurant

111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 42 +1 941-778-1515
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Waterfront Restaurant

Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.

Reviewed By BigSisIndiana - Indiana

Gave this 2/5 rating mostly because of our waitress. Our food was delicious and the portions were generous. Our dealings with the hostess was easy and pleasant. Unfortunately when it came to ordering our food and drinks, our waitress was disorganized and seemed more put out by our large party rather than pleasant and accomodating. Our food came out in a timely manner and was very good, however this was tainted by her unfriendly demeanor. As families that vacation together regularly, we are familiar with the issues of large parties and most waitresses are very helpful and flexible. Specifically when it came to ordering and spltitting the check, she informed us that she could not split the check between the three parties, stating that we were split up between three tables. (we were right next to one another) This was not explained at the start of our meal and we all agreed that we have never been to a restaurant that was unable to split the check. This goes directly back to the original sentiment that she was not flexible and seemed inconvenienced by our large party. I would reiterate that our expectations with a large party and a busy restaurant are reasonable and we understand the long wait and crowded atmosphere. However, we expected better service and a more pleasant experience from a highly rated restaurant.

6. Peach's Restaurant

3240 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 941-779-0738
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 545 reviews

Peach's Restaurant

Serving breakfast and lunch for over 20 years! Open daily from 6AM to 2:30PM, closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. Locally owned and operated, stop in today and find out why we call ourselves fast, fresh, and friendly!

Reviewed By Bob H - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Saw all the great ratings for Peaches so we stopped in one morning during our stay on AMI. Had a very friendly server and had an excellent breakfast. Four different breakfast meals and everyone agreed they were very, very good. Though quite busy there was no attempt to hurry us on our way. High marks for that. An excellent place to stop for breakfast, and I would imagine their lunch would be equally good. Another place I will happily return.

7. Two Scoops

101 S Bay Blvd, corner of Pine Avenue and S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216-9800 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 941-779-2422
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 885 reviews

Two Scoops

Two Scoops offers 32 flavors of delicious hand-dipped, homemade ice cream. Shakes are made to order with so many flavorful combinations! A full breakfast and lunch menu with a side of chips, candy, dips, coffees, gourmet treats and more! Be sure to try our world famous chili cheese dog for just $1.99. Two Scoops is located in Bayview Plaza - at the north end of Anna Maria Island right across the street from the Anna Maria City Pier.

Reviewed By TnTWalter - Indy

trash can flavor seems to be a hit. there's something about getting ice cream on vacation. also love the gift shop next door.

8. Beach Bistro

6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 92 +1 941-778-6444
Excellent
71%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Beach Bistro

Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.

Reviewed By Nicole G - Lexington, Kentucky

We went this week for my fathers birthday with 4 other couples. Sean was very nice to accommodate a party of 10. First of all I want to say the service was impeccable! Sarah did a fantastic job with our large, sometimes demanding, group. I had the salmon app which was unbelievable! Must order again! My friend said the seared scallops in bouillabaisse sauce was great. I can’t describe every meal because it would take too long but the restaurant never disappoints. We had the bouillabaisse, food heaven, lamb, shrimp and duck. Everyone loved their meal! Always try to come when we are in town. I want to try the Dr. Office next!

9. The Feast Restaurant

5406 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1763 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 941-778-5092
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 851 reviews

The Feast Restaurant

The Feast Restaurant is a family owned and operated establishment opened in 2009. Brothers Joseph and Christofer Dale are the Chefs and Owners and you will always find one or both of them in the kitchen during service. We strive to offer our customers the freshest local and exotic cuisine in a warm family friendly atmosphere. We have a large selection of wines from around the globe and feature the islands largest craft and Microbrew beer selection. Open for lunch and dinner daily, reservations are recommended for dinner or large parties.

Reviewed By annmarie02151 - Revere, Massachusetts

This restaurant is in a strip mall, but don’t let that keep you away. The seafood is fresh caught and the dishes are delicious. We started with escargot and a beet salad, both were excellent. We both had the grilled hogfish with Brussels sprouts. Accompanied by a nice bottle of Acrobat Pinot Gris, this was a memorable experience

10. Vinny & Cheryl's Italian Kitchen

314 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 941-896-9754
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Vinny & Cheryl's Italian Kitchen

Gourmet Take-out Lunch and Dinner Italian Bakery, Deli, Italian Market, Pizzeria and Catering for all accasion

Reviewed By ace091 - Saratoga Springs, New York

For me, the test of real Italian food are two dishes - Bolognese and Eggplant Parmigiana. This place passed both with flying colors. Great Bolognese with perfectly done pasta, and Eggplant Parm with the eggplant done so that it kept some texture and an incredible sauce.
This place will be a regular for Italian take-out. Solid menu, Vinny cares very much about what he serves.
Salute!

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