Sunday, 29 January 2023

Eating Out

Anna Maria Island is becoming well known for its unique produce and exotic experience when dining. The island is home to a variety of award winning restaurants and bistros, each offering style and their own distinct flavours. If you want to enjoy regional cuisine, or locally grown products and fresh seafood caught daily, you will find it all on Anna Maria Island.

From gourmet restaurants that provide stunning scenery where you can watch the sunset, to casual bars, cafes and pubs for relaxed dining; many of which have live entertainment.
Here is just a selection of the restaurants and bistros the island has to offer…

Beach House Restaurant

Watch the sun set on the deck before listening to the nightly live music at one of Anna Maria’s most popular beachfront restaurants. An impressively varied lunch and dinner menu, with naturally a heavy emphasis on seafood, and plenty of sand for the kids to play in make this a great choice for families.

Melinda’s Café

Located in Holmes Beach, expect plenty of fresh produce and food from sandwiches, salads and an all-day breakfast menu, to tamales, quesadillas and burritos. Melinda’s Café offers cuisine that will please everyone.

The Sun House Restaurant and Bar

Sample a unique atmosphere and excellent food as you watch the sun go down over the Gulf of Mexico. The sunset is marked with a special ceremony and a complimentary ‘Green Flash’ shooter for diners. The menu is distinctly Floribbean in flavor, blending Florida seafood with the colourful fruit and vibrancy of the Caribbean.

Sharkey’s Sea Grill

Offering great food for reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere, Sharkey’s is a big favorite with the locals. And it’s not hard to see why, with five different fish each day and specials including Seafood gasparilla, Michigan pork chops, Key West grouper and lobster tails, Sharkey’s is always a popular choice.

Rotten Ralph’s

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Rotten Ralph’s offers simple, hearty food to locals and tourists alike. Enjoy the views from their open-air deck or through the huge windows surrounding the restaurant.

Beach Bistro

With more awards than you could shake a Golden Spoon at, Beach Bistro offers a truly fine dining experience in a wonderful setting. With a wine list featuring over 300 entries and food rated consistently highly by Zagat Guide, take your taste buds on a holiday they will never forget.

Beach Cabana

Step away from Bradenton Beach and into a little piece of the Caribbean. Fill up on conch chowder, conch fritters, plantains and mango crab cake and wash it down with a large selection of Caribbean beers.

Along with the bistros on Anna Maria Island there are restaurants in the surrounding areas, so you will be spoilt for choice. There are places to eat for any occasion, just take your pick!

Additionally, see our Bars and Pubs guide more information on casual dining and live entertainment.

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