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Sign of The Mermaid

9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-9399
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pie” (56 reviews)
“award winning” (22 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve only been here for breakfast and have always had a great meal. I didn’t even know that they served dinner and we were so happy we came for dinner. The menu is decked out with fresh fish and is prepared several different ways..,as is...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here each time we come down to AMI, love their breakfasts. Great staff. Quirky old cottage ...some floors lean downhill it's so old. But clean and cute inside.

Thank YeOldeStonecat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don’t recommend this restaurant because a chef’s only as good as his sauces... and every sauce we had was watery. We ordered the ‘special’ grouper cheeks’ appetizer..and the sauce was watery vs. creamy...same thing for the broccoli and cauliflower.... My spouse ordered Chicken Francaise...More

Thank Craciopio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warmly greeted. Our waiter Charlie was a ball. Upbeat with great service. No one shared as the plates emptied to rave reviews from all four of us. Lamb, I was told, was excellent. Shell Fish Trio was plentiful and the lobster was full of flavor....More

Thank geobleu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint 1900s house that is now a restaurant. Small in appearance from the front, but plenty of seating inside. Look for the sign, so you don't miss it. Parking in the back. The closest entrée to a vegetarian-vegan meal is the vegetable pasta, although the...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Even though the restaurant has changed hands, it has not changed in quality of food and service. The eclectic atmosphere and solid extensive menu are preserved. The staff is attentive, but not intrusive, the food is varied and nicely prepared, and it is a great...More

1  Thank 936wendyt
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Our experience has been less than pleasant. We ate at The Sign of the Mermaid twice last week, both times they were late opening, and we were shooed back outside in the heat to wait until they felt they were ready. The third time we...More

3  Thank Kiki C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We walked down to Sign of the Mermaid for dessert, we were not greeted when we entered. We had to ask if we could have dessert and were instead asked if we had a reservation, the majority of the tables were empty at 8pm. The...More

1  Thank BeeKayW
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Shelby was the star of this restaurant for us. She knew the dishes inside And out and gave great recommendations. She made everything sound like we had to have it. The snapper turned out to be the favorite of the evening. We recommend going with...More

Thank Maureen1212
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying we so want the Sign of Mermaid, which is under new management, to succeed! We own a house two blocks away and have been to this restaurant many, many times including celebrating numerous Christmas Eves, New Years Eves, and Easter...More

3  Thank ali b
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27 March 2017|
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Response from gskrep | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure. It was a wonderful dinner though!
9 February 2017|
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Response from edward d | Reviewed this property |
One night we dined by a large group having steaks. Do not believe The Mermaid serves lobster. But my personal preference, while on the island, is to stick with the local seafood. And the chef/owner treats it superbly.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Chuck U | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - i am sorry do not know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-9399
  • E-mail
Tuesdays to Sundays: Breakfast/Lunch 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. No reservation required. Wednesdays to Sundays: Dinner (FINE DINING) 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations strongly recommended. Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant is famous for fresh seafood, steaks and homemade desserts in a fine dining setting. We offer our prize winning pies in-house or to go. We offer a variety of menus and planning services for your event. Our elegant style of catering can be tailored to suit your event or budget! Small Weddings Dinner Parties Rehearsal Parties Holiday Celebrations Birthday Celebrations Baby Showers Bridal Showers Business Gatherings Company Events Breakfast or Lunch. Our menus are on the website for perusal. The only correct and current menus are on our website
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