Special Christmas Menus on Anna Maria Island

| December 22, 2023

Nothing brings a group of people together quite like a shared meal, more so around the holiday. There is a particular sort of magic in perfectly crafting a Christmas menu. Anna Maria Island has no shortage of delightful dining options to make sure your Christmas meal is one to remember. These are a few of our favorite Christmas menus from local restaurants. 

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe 

4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

This beachfront beauty of a cafe has unmatched ocean views and is open to all. While they offer a handful of different amenities and a traditional beach grille fair, the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe transforms on Christmas. This delectable menu is available to enjoy on a first-come-first-served basis. Takeout, for home dining ( or for your home away from home)is also available to share with your loved ones. 

Every Christmas dinner order includes Ham, turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and stuffing. It is highly suggested that you pre-order your holiday meal ahead of time. All pre-orders can then be picked up on Christmas Day between 12 pm and 3 pm. Don’t forget to bring extra cash to tip the lovely staff working for the holiday.

Additional note: Pre-orders do not guarantee seating. All seating is first-come-first-served, so show up early if you are looking to eat at the cafe. 

Pier 22

1200 1st Ave W., Bradenton, FL 34205.

Pier 22 is a fine dining establishment with as rich a history as Anna Maria Island itself. Pier 22 has received multiple awards, including Travelers’ Choice 2023, Open Table Diners’ Choice 2023, and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2017. Sure to be a hit with everyone at your party, Pier 22 offers a menu crafted for a very special Christmas indeed. 

Pier 22 offers scrumptious appetizers like Lamb Lollipops with a dijon rosemary crust & port wine demi-glace or rich escargot in Boursin, wine, and garlic with puff pastry. Show-stopping entree options like the Stuffed Lobster, stuffed with crab stuffing, drawn butter, potatoes, and asparagus, or the roast duckling that features a crispy half duckling slow roasted, with red potatoes and a duck fat gravy. The full holiday menu is available to view ahead of time here.

Plan to save room for dessert with offerings of housemade chocolate banana bread pudding, tiramisu, or one of the other dessert offerings to pair perfectly with a specialty cocktail or house wine suggestion. 

Pier 22 is a popular holiday dining destination, so make sure to make your reservation beforehand! 

Old Hamburg Schnitzelhause

 3246 East Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217

Not even Krampus would fault you for wanting delicious traditional German cuisine to celebrate the holidays. Old Hamber Schnitzelhause has you covered. Imported draft beers and old family recipes make this restaurant a must-visit during your time on Anna Maria Island. Call to make your reservation now. To ensure your place at their table for schnitzel, pretzels, hand-cranked sausages, and more. The Old Hamburg Schnitzelhause is open from 4 pm-9 pm on Christmas. We highly recommend reservations to secure your table.

Euphemia Haye 

5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228

Euphemia Haye is one of our favorite holiday traditions on Anna Maria Island. Holiday dinners are available on Christmas Eve from 4 pm to 9 pm. Hours for Christmas Day are from 2 pm to 8 pm. Along with the ala carte menu, Euphemia Haye also offers a nightly Bavarian Style Roast Goose. They serve the goose in a special giblet gravy alongside potato dumplings and cabbage. Euphemia Hay requires reservations beforehand, but trust us on this one; you don’t want to miss your chance to dine here.

Note: There is a minimum purchase requirement of $125.00 per person that can be used towards food, drinks, desserts, etc.  

No matter how you choose to spend your Christmas, we are sure that your holiday on Anna Maria Island is sure to be remembered fondly for years to come. Book your vacation rental with Serendipity to find your perfect holiday home away from home.

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