14 Must-Try Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

| October 5, 2020

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to do is meal plan. Your relaxing vacation experience should extend to mealtime, too. A visit to Anna Maria Island is no exception. There is a plethora of amazing restaurants to try. From breakfast to brunch, lunch to dinner, and even just a quick snack, check these restaurants out on your vacation:

The Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant

Hours: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Address: 875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-1885

The Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant is one of the best restaurants on Anna Maria Island. We think they have the best grouper sandwich around! There is indoor and outdoor seating available depending on your preference.

BONUS: If you bring a fishing pole, you can fish for a small fee off the dock.

Waterfront Restaurant

Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM Sun-Thurs; 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM Fri-Sat
Address: 111 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-1515

The Waterfront Restaurant is perfect for when your group is ready for finer dining. Reservations are available online if you’d like to plan ahead. Also, because they cook their food fresh, they are able to make many diet and allergy accommodations.

Freckled Fin

Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Sun-Thurs; 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM Fri-Sat
Address: 5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 251-3930

Freckled Fin is a local Irish pub with a laidback vibe. Their late-night hours make it perfect for a snack or drink at the end of the night. Their event calendar is available online for daily events like trivia and live music.


Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Closed Mondays
Address: 9906 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 226-0708

Another one of the delicious restaurants on Anna Maria Island, My AMI is a local French restaurant. All of their food is prepared fresh to order. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

Beach Bistro

Hours: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-6444

Beach Bistro is the spot you have to go to for formal dining. The bistro has won countless awards and has some of the highest Zagat scores in Florida.

Eat Here

Hours: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Closed Mon-Tues
Address: 5315 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-0411

If you like Beach Bistro, or are looking for a different vibe that’s just as good, this is your spot. Eat Here has casual dining and is from the same owner of Beach Bistro.

Sandbar Restaurant & Bar

Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM Mon-Sat; 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday
Address: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-0444

The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar has waterfront dining and a bar. They also have a delicious Sunday brunch worth checking out. They don’t do reservations, so you may have to wait a bit. Luckily, the waterfront view makes the wait enjoyable.

Poppo’s Taqueria

Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Address: 212C Pine Ave Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 254-7941

This family-owned and operated San-Francisco-inspired taqueria is a perfect option for a quick and easy lunch and dinner.

Hurricane Hank’s

Hours: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM Tues-Wed; 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM Thurs-Mon
Address: 5346 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-5788

Another one of the best restaurants on Anna Maria Island, Hurricane Hank’s has bar food and great drinks. They’re also open late, if you decide to hang out on the beach past sunset.

Island Creperie

Hours: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM; Closed Mon-Tues
Address: 127 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 778-1011

A local staple, Island Creperie is another must-visit restaurant on Anna Maria Island. They have both sweet and savory crepes on the menu, so there’s sure to be something to satisfy your craving.

Ginny & Jane E’s

Hours: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Address: 9807 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 778-3170

At Ginny & Jane E’s, you can enjoy a delicious meal and then browse local art after.


Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM Wed-Sun; 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mon-Tues
Address: 9701 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 567-4056

Slims is a local sports bar with daily happy hour specials. It’s a perfect spot to catch the game and enjoy some good food in the meantime.

Donut Experiment

Hours: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Address: 210c Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone: (941) 896-3172

Grab a cup of coffee and create your own donut. Or, if you’re not feeling creative, try one of the specialty donuts on the menu!

North Shore Cafe

Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Mon, Wed-Fri; 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM Sat-Sun
Address: 304 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida 34216, United States
Phone: (941) 900-2671

For a quick snack or lighter fare, like coffees, teas, smoothies, and bowls, you’ll definitely want to stop by here. North Shore Cafe surely has an option for everyone, and will be quick and healthy.

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