Don’t Miss The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island has many enticing and original places to eat: casual beach shacks serving fast food and ice cream, extraordinary seafood restaurants, and memorable dining experiences to go with each one.

The Waterfront Restaurant is certainly one of the top Anna Maria Island restaurants that you won’t want to miss. From the delectable seafood to the outdoor seating on the huge patio and the proximity to the beach, this restaurant offers plenty to adore.

The charm and simplicity of The Waterfront Restaurant is meant to keep you immersed in island living. Head right from your beautiful vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island to this spot and start to feel like one of the locals.

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A Remarkable Water View

Palm trees swaying in the wind, a location by the beach, the friendly chatter of well-fed vacationers at the table next to you – you’ll love The Waterfront Restaurant before you even taste the delicious food. Living up to its name, the large patio provides a fantastic view of the beautiful sparkling blue waters of Tampa Bay.

Whether you come for lunch, dinner, or just a few drinks, you’ll enjoy a light Gulf breeze and great view. The patio at The Waterfront Restaurant might be great, but indoor seating is key for those chilly nights.

But don’t worry, inside might be just as fun for you, thanks to a large saltwater fish tank near the bar, vintage tiled bathrooms, and funky ceiling fans in all shapes and sizes.

Affordable And Delicious

With a wide range of menu items at The Waterfront Restaurant, there’s something for everyone.

The Waterfront Restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line seafood selections, but you’ll find a diverse array of mouthwatering expertly prepared items.

The menu features several delicious appetizers, including addicting lobster bisque, steamed mussels, and tuna sashimi.

Move onto a salad topped with meat or seafood of your choice, or choose a favorite main course like the truffle gouda mac-n-cheese or grouper tacos. From maple mustard salmon to scallops trovalo, and wasabi tuna, seafood lovers will be in heaven.

For those who prefer meat, the apricot-glazed pork tenderloin or the signature burger are popular options, among a variety of other land fare entrees.

Plan Your Visit

After dinner and drinks, take a walk down to the beautiful white sand beaches nearby or head over to Bayfront Park with its unforgettable view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, then finish your night off perfectly by relaxing in your home away from home.

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A Versatile Menu

The Waterfront Restaurant does an excellent job at taking care of those with dietary restrictions as well. There are several options for vegans and vegetarians, as well as gluten-free choices.

For those looking for something original, the list of daily specials will generally include some unusual or hard-to-find items and will keep your taste buds piqued. Additionally, you’ll find a full kids’ menu for the younger ones to choose from.

The Waterfront Restaurant prides itself on using the natural ingredients found locally, making the dining experience that much more memorable.

The owners dedicate themselves to utilizing in-season products so that the food here is always as fresh as it can be. Everything is cooked from the scratch, including the homemade stocks and bread.

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Beer And Cocktails

The Waterfront Restaurant is not only one of the premier places to eat on Anna Maria Island but also an ideal spot to try some original island-inspired cocktails.

Enjoy a jalapeño margarita, a spiced New York sour, or the restaurant’s own signature gin and tonic. You can also choose from a wide selection of beer and wine to pair with your meal.

There are plenty of places to eat on Anna Maria Island, but this restaurant is one you won’t forget. An all-around crowd-pleaser, the Waterfront Restaurant’s menu options are perfect for adventurous diners as well as those who prefer to stick to what they know and love.

The food, atmosphere, and prime location of The Waterfront Restaurant makes it the perfect place to eat and relax on your next vacation to Anna Maria Island.

Find it at 111 Bay Blvd N, Anna Maria, FL, open from 11:30 am to 9 pm and located near many of our top beachside or near-beach Anna Maria Island vacation rentals.