Local Seafood at Anna Maria Island’s Beach House Restaurant

One of the best parts of any vacation is trying out the excellent local restaurants. Not only will you be able to feel like a local, but you’ll also have the chance to try some unique cuisine you may have never had before and take advantage of the local flavors. Many Anna Maria Island restaurants specialize in seafood, and you can find everything from laid-back and casual settings to more upscale and elegant options. 

No matter what else your vacation to Anna Maria Island brings, we highly recommend setting aside the time to enjoy at least one meal at the Beach House Waterfront Restaurant.

This establishment is nothing less than an island staple, and when you experience it for yourself, you’re sure to understand why! Beach House Restaurant is just moments from our most popular Anna Maria Island rentals, and it’s easily one of the most impressive spots on the island.

Restaurant Roots

In 1993, Ed Chiles purchased what used to be the Harbor House restaurant, situated right on the Gulf shores of Anna Maria Island. Ed purchased the building with a singular vision: to provide mouthwatering seafood in a welcoming and elegant atmosphere, all at reasonable prices. He got to work and created what is now the Beach House Restaurant, transforming the old building into a unique new establishment.

The Beach House Restaurant underwent renovations in Spring 2017, which went on to bring a breath of fresh air to the area. At the heart of the operation was a deep passion for the environment; this passion has continued in the management of the building and the creation and execution of the menu over the years. 

When you come to dine at the Beach House Restaurant, the first thing you’ll notice is the breathtaking view. The restaurant sits on 650 feet of Gulf-front beach for a truly stunning view from any table, inside or out. If you’re dining around sunset, you’ll have a front-row seat to some of the most amazing views on the island. On top of all that, you’ll be receiving service from the friendliest locals and will be dining on both delicious and sustainably produced dishes that are sure to impress.

Noteworthy Dishes

Beach House Restaurant isn’t just any seafood restaurant on Anna Maria Island. This establishment produces unique and sumptuous dishes crafted with the best sustainable, locally sourced ingredients available. To keep their menu offerings as fresh as possible, the menu may change from time to time.

local oyster seafood dinner at Anna Maria Island

Start your meal with indulgent Oysters Rockefeller or choose something classic like calamari or spinach dip and chips. From there, if you want something light, enjoy a Caesar or Tropical Salad, or find something truly unique like the Gamble Farm House Salad. They also offer a traditional New England-style clam chowder that is nothing short of majestic. 

For your main course, there are countless seafood options to choose from. The seafood gumbo is prepared with excellent care, the fried scallops are fit for royalty, and the bourbon salmon offers a unique twist on a classic fish variety. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, popular land options include the New York strip, the Beach House Burger, short rib tacos, or a chargrilled chicken sandwich. 

Select a drink from their extensive wine menu, or get a bottled or draft beer selection to complement your meal. Guests can also sample signature cocktails like the My AMI Vice, Bullet Smash, Beach House Bloody Mary, or Cucumber Refresher. Finally, finish your experience with a mouthwatering dessert like the house-made Key Lime Pie, coconut cake, blueberry cheesecake, or chocolate cake. 

Plan your visit!

The seafood at Anna Marie Island’s Beach House Restaurant is guaranteed to provide you and your family with a meal you’ll never forget! After a delicious dinner, head back to our Anna Maria Island Rentals for some rest and relaxation for another fun day tomorrow!

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Contact Information and Directions

Ready to experience Beach House Restaurant in Anna Maria Island for yourself? You’ll find them located at 200 Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach. Gulf Drive is the main road running throughout Anna Maria Island, so if you head south to reach the town of Bradenton Beach (the last town before you hit the mainland), the restaurant should be pretty easy to find. 

Beach House is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s important to note that this restaurant does not accept reservations, so if you’re visiting on a bustling night (i.e., the weekends), be sure to plan! If you have any questions before you visit, there is a convenient contact form on Beach House Restaurant’s website.

If you want to enjoy the delicious dishes of the Beach House but also want to relax in your Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, you’ll be happy to hear that you can get your food to-go! Browse the menu on their website and call (941) 779-2222 to place your takeout order. Don’t want to call? You can also order online! Look for the link on the front page of their website. 

Where to Stay

There’s no doubt that Beach House Restaurant is one of the best places to enjoy a meal on Anna Maria Island. Whether you want to treat yourself to a delicious meal or spend the evening enjoying the company of your family and friends, Beach House is the perfect place to do it. You can dine on some truly delicious food, take advantage of unique local flavors, rest assured that your meal has been locally and responsibly sourced, and enjoy an incredible view of the water while you’re at it. 

At the end of your meal, you may want to explore the island a bit, do some evening shopping, or stroll along the beach. No matter what you have in store, your Anna Maria Island rental from Mike Norman Realty will be waiting to welcome you home. We are proud to offer an extensive catalog of rental properties for every individual, couple, or family who wants to retreat to our shores. In addition to our standard rentals, we also offer specialty properties with added amenities, like our Anna Maria Island rentals with a pool!

Regardless of which of our numerous rentals you stay in, you can rest assured that you’ll have access to all the most convenient amenities. Catch up with your friends on social media thanks to high-speed internet, enjoy a movie night or binge-watch your favorite TV show on one of your flat-screen TVs, or prepare a meal or grab a late-night snack in the fully stocked kitchen. Our rentals are also conveniently located near some of the most popular attractions on the island, including Beach House Restaurant itself!

In addition to the picturesque location and the wide range of amenities, our properties also put you in touch with the most dedicated customer service team on the island. We’re always there to answer your questions or recommend the best things to do while you’re in town. We strive to make sure your trip is one you’ll never forget. Contact Mike Norman Realty today to start planning your getaway to Anna Maria Island!