Where to Eat

The Anna Maria Island area is home to award-winning bistros, cafes and restaurants. Dine in one of the many restaurants on the island or travel across the bridge to Cortez Village and find more great places to eat. Our restaurants have been recognized by many national magazines for their unique flavors, phenomenal locations, diverse culinary influences and impeccable service. From rustic beach-side Tiki Bars to elegant bistros illuminated by candlelight – meals are memories to be savored on Anna Maria Island and beyond. Whether you enjoy casual elegance or outside tables under umbrellas, the ambiance and views from our restaurants are as important as the foods being served, with a special Anna Maria Island area blend of flavor. Many are also available for private parties and events.

Savor local seafood, farm fresh dishes and sumptuous fare admired by our worldwide visitors. Dining here can take you anywhere in the world – from Paris to Italy to American steaks and hamburgers, in colorful establishments, casual cafes and gourmet restaurants. Bayfront and Gulf front restaurants offer outdoor dining areas and many are accessible by boat. Staying in for the evening? Select a caterer to prepare a meal in for you. In a hurry to get out and enjoy the beach? You can order food to be delivered, or find take out while you are on the go. We boast some of the best-known eateries around, and you’ll never grow tired of the many dishes offered. Looking for sweet treats? Fresh pastries and delicious desserts and even a local coffee shop – there are so many options, deciding where to eat can be its own adventure.

Fresh catch is a menu favorite. Our waters are home to grouper, red snapper, mullet and blue crab, to name a few. Some of our area restaurants will “cook your catch” after a successful day of fishing. You can get everything from simple appetizers, specials of the day or elegant meals prepared by outstanding chefs.

You will find no shortage of happy hours. Grab a drink at a local establishment or take home a bottle of wine from a selection of wines and spirits available at our retailers.

Bayside or gulf side, outdoors or in, sunrise or sunset, we invite you to enjoy the secrets to coastal living – soft warm breezes, the sounds of waves gently lapping the shore, star-filled skies and a dining experience like no other. Whatever you choose, you’ll love our outstanding service and quality food.

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