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Beach Bistro

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6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
+1 941-778-6444
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mobile, Alabama
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting local friends who arranged for outdoor seating to view gorgeous sunset....one of the best views on the island! The meal itself was equally spectacular from the creative Caesar salads to the bouillabaisse and coconut grouper. This place is unexpected superior upscale dining in an otherwise laid back and casual tropical setting. For a treat get a table here...if you... More 

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1 Thank YPSS1970
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overpriced and under itemized bill. Not only did they not explain the extra $210 on our bill, but they embarrassed us because they couldn't find a signed receipt.

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1 Thank Christina C
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Romantic restaurant with absolutely gourmet food! Right on the beach of the Gulf so probably has beautiful sunsets which can be seen from the tables on the sand or from the big windows from inside. Unfortunately, we had reservations for an outdoor table at sunset but it stormed at sunset. The restaurant graciously moved us indoors where we had a... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife's birthday is New Year's Eve, and this is the second year we planned a Florida coastal getaway, our first time to Anna Maria Island. By the time we'd made plans, and I started looking for restaurant options, New Year's Eve options had narrowed. I'd never heard of Beach Bistro, but the reveiws looked great, unfortunately booked up for... More 

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Thank jskenndy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner on the beach, 2 families - 4 adults, 4 kids. Exceptional food and v helpful waiter. Kids enjoyed playing in the sand and wrapped up in warm blankets when it cooled. We were the only ones outside and had plenty time to enjoy dinner as adults!

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Thank Karen H
Indianapolis
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined December 7th nearly 25 years to the day of our first visit to BB. Hudson provided attentive yet unobtrusive service. I dined on the Grouper Cooper, an 8 oz filet languishing in aurora cream sauce topped by a poached lobster tail. My wife enjoyed the beautifully presented Bella Roma tomato salad which she deemed sumptuous. We shared the... More 

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dallas
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can understand why this is a popular place. We were seated at the bar, as all the tables in the bistro were booked. This turned out to be a real treat, as the bar tender, Fred, was such a fun and congenial person. Our food was delicious. We were served a wonderful appetizer before our orders of Caesar salad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Resturant . Food is cooked to perfection . Great staff are respectable and professional ...

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Thank Dustin A
Florida
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Beach Bistro has been a family favorite for many years. Very good food. Terrific view. The décor, at this point, is very old and getting sad. Masses of faded red draping ( from 80's) ; the whole restaurant needs a major do over. We haven't seen Sean Murphy over our last few visits. His presence is missed. On our... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service wonderful and food was very good. We had cocktails at sunset and a lovely dinner on the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 70
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-6444
Description
Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.

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