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Waterfront Restaurant

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111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 (Spring Ave)
+1 941-778-1515
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The waterfront was pretty good, but for the price I would rather go to the Starfish in Cortez or Rod and Reel Pier up the street. You're paying for the fancy atmosphere in this restaurant though & some of the portions are kinda small. Service was great though

Thank Hannah G
Baltimore, Maryland
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived there was a 30 minute wait (no big deal......time for a stroll down the pier). Either inside or outside seating (we chose inside). An excellent choice of beers and cocktails, the menu provided a number of options we could have chosen. I went for the frutti de mair (shellfish on linguine) which was excellent, others went for... More 

Thank AllyJC2014
Riverview, FL, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

IF visiting anna Maria Island , Fl - You must dine at the Waterfront restaurant. They offer excellent Cocktails, actually the only one of a few places where the bartenders shine and know how to make a great drink. The menu offers traditional fare with great specials - By far a better choice for the areas dining. Nick F.

Thank nich0lasjf
Leeds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here twice in our week on Anna Maria you can book to eat inside but if you want a table outside then you have to put your name down and wait which was never a problem you didn't have to wait above half hour. The food was delicious and the service was spot on. This place is right... More 

Thank Jeanna1857
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go to Anna Maria every year and make sure we always go here. Food is awesome; service consistently great. Not ON the water, but we sit outside (covered) and it is delightful.

Thank BOB796
Longboat Key, Florida
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523 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lunch menu starts at 11:30 and offers a great variety. My wife, Diane, chose a cheeseburger (yea, I agree) and said it was cooked perfectly and would offer it again. I had blackened grouper. If you've never had fresh grouper, try it before its no longer available. Mine was a thick fillet on a brioche toasted bun with awesome... More 

1 Thank DrMike60
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by for lunch. I had the tuna sandwich with a side of mac-n-cheese. Wife had quiche. Great. several beers on tap including a couple craft IPA's and my favorite, Bells Two Hearted Ale. Sat on the outdoor patio across from the bay. Great service too and parking right across the street.

Thank Herb T
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined on the patio overlooking the channel and pier. The view was amazing! The service at this restaurant was fantastic, and the food was good (not great, but good). I would definitely dine here again!

Thank Lisa_A_Wilson
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you visit Anna Maria, make sure you stop at the Waterfront Restaurant. Ask for Patty and she will make you a smoked Manhattan. Made me cry like a baby. I cant remember what the sandwich is called, but ask for the ahi tuna/avocado sandwich on rye bread. You will not be sorry. Five stars for this restaurant.

Thank Tim N
Granville, Ohio
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered carryout and the food was so good. We ordered fried green tomato BLT's and a side order of fried green tomatoes. They were both amazing good. Our only gripe-not enough sauce for the fried green tomatoes. Service was great too. We recommend a visit when in Anna Maria.

Thank kamilouise13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 32
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
    (Spring Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-1515
Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?