Anna Maria Island Restaurants
Tucked away in the scenic Gulf Islands of Florida is the beautiful Anna Maria Island. Considered as an island paradise, Anna Maria Island has clear blue skies and moderate temperatures for the ultimate vacation. Although there is an unlimited amount of things to do here, Anna Maria Island also has diverse dining options to cater to your taste buds. Listed below are a few of the best restaurants in this region.
Ginny & Jane’s E
The looks of this restaurant is deceptive; it might make you wonder if you landed in the right place. Walk through a myriad of furniture and art and you find this hidden gem. The smell of freshly baked cakes and bread is hard to resist. The art and furniture around this caf is all for sale, so if you like the coffee table you can buy it too.
The Beach Bistro
Nestled on Holmes Beach is the Beach Bistro. This acclaimed restaurant is considered one of the top restaurants by Florida’s Golden Spoon and Zagat. This restaurant was opened in 1985 and is a favorite among locals and tourists. Their menu is exemplary and includes the Grouper, a local fish in their menu among other things. Their wine list is exquisite and complements their menu.
The Sandbar and the Beachhouse
Two stunning beach side restaurants that are a must see. One visits Florida to watch sunsets and put their feet in the sand. Both these restaurants sit directly on the beach and exemplifies beachside dinning. These restaurants attract visitor from all over the world and all over the State. People drive hours just to spend and evening enjoying the sunset and having dinner on the beach.
The Waterfront is located on the corner of South Bay Blvd and Spring Avenue. You can get the freshest seafood here; they also serve a wide variety of burgers. This place was originally built in 1922 and redeveloped in 2004 after a fire. Today it still houses some original items that were salvaged from the fire. The wine bar has an extensive list and the open patio is an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal.
The Sign of the Mermaid
Housed in a cottage built in 1912, this family run restaurant is the perfect breakfast destination. The ambience is warm and cozy with wonderful artifacts and tea collection sets. The menu is a mix of the best of Floridian and European cuisine. The home made cakes and pies along with the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread is hard to resist. The patrons highly recommend the award winning Gold Coast Key Lime Pie, along with the Espresso Chocolate Explosion Pie, the Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Pie and the Bread and Butter pudding.
Another wonderful place to enjoy your meal would be in your Anna Maria Island vacation home. These vacation rentals are scattered throughout the island and have the most picturesque backdrop. Enjoy a meal cooked by the top chefs of Florida in your own private rental while watching the sun set into the Gulf. It is absolutely breathtaking.