Anna Maria Island, is now regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Found on Floridas west coast, part of Floridas Gulf Islands, Anna Maria encapsulates everything that makes an Island, paradise. Average temperatures of 86F,/ 26C, beautiful beaches, clear blue skies and seas, a laid back attitude and an array of eateries and restaurants an eclectic mix of places to eat, with fine dining, home cooking, quirky settings and waterfront locations that will leave you breathless!
We have picked out our Top 5 Places to Eat on Anna Maria Island. Enjoy!
Your Own Anna Maria Rental Home!
Anna Maria Island is home to some of the most fantastic vacation rentals in Florida, and none are more spectacular than those on the beachfront or overlooking the waters of the many bays and canals. Anna Maria Island showcases some of the most beautiful and dramatic sunsets across the Gulf of Mexico, so a private and intimate dinner, with front row seats every night, has to be regarded as one of the best restaurants settings, if not for the views alone. But, the Island also has a selection of first class private chefs and/or caterers that will come to your Anna Maria rental home and cook a menu of your choice for you to enjoy with any number of guests. Or, if you prefer to do it yourself, the historic Anna Maria General Store, the only independent retailer on the Island, has everything you need to cater for yourself in your Anna Maria rental home. They also have the most delicious home made cakes and cookies and will make deliveries if you just cannot tear yourself away from that view!
The Beach Bistro
The Beach Bistro first opened its doors in 1985 and since then has continued to receive heaps of critical acclaim as one of the finest eating establishments in the world. The Beach Bistro has been recognised many times by both Zagat and Floridas Golden Spoon Awards, as one of the Top Restaurants in America with food and a wine list to match. The Beach Bistro serves the best of American Food, using the very best of, mostly local, ingredients. Their Grouper dishes (the local Anna Maria Island fish) are absolute culinary feasts. In addition, to beautiful food, and service, the beautiful setting of The Beach Bistro is also award winning. Found in Holmes Beach directly on the beach – the Bistro enjoys magnificent views, capturing the dramatic Anna Maria Island sunsets across the Gulf every night. Enjoy beach cocktail service, and elegant beach dining at the Beach Bistro.
The Sign of the Mermaid
The Sign of the Mermaid is a fabulous quaint, family run restaurant – an understated gem on Anna Maria Island. Its base is an old cottage built in 1912 and its surroundings and delightful dcor and artefacts – including a tea pot collection – are as unique as its fabulous menu, a combination of Floridian and European delights, all cooked to exquisitely high standards, but with a home cooked twist to give you nothing short of an absolute pleasurable culinary experience.
Anna Maria residents and holidaymakers alike, declare that The Sign of The Mermaid is the place to go for breakfast, and their deserts must be sampled, but how do you choose between an Espresso Chocolate Explosion Pie, a Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Pie, or the Bread and Butter pudding which varies by the week, or the award-winning Gold Coast Key Lime Pie! Try them all perhaps!