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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Orange City, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice walk from our beach accommodation. We were seated promptly but a bit disappointed because of no view of the gulf as we ate. Service was very good although our server's attitude seemed somewhat beguiling. The food was excellent and interestingly presented. Undoubtedly the best food we found on the island, just a bit too expensive for us to... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is delicious. We had fresh red snapper with a medley of grilled vegetables & house mashed potatoes which were all perfectly cooked. The little extras, an aperitif, and a taste of other specials were appreciated. We were fortunate to be at a corner table because it is very tight quarters. The service was excellent & food was hot.... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a perfect time at this establishment. Our server was most helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent both in presentation and quality. It maybe slightly expensive but well worth it. For sure we will return sooner rather than later.

Thank Don S
Bellevue, Kentucky
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most often have eaten at the bar with its separate menu. Not much more than an average restaurant if you order carefully, eg. tomato soup and a salad, which are very generous. The regular restaurant a very special experience, but pricey.

1 Thank _dschwarty
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great views and excellent food. This was a romantic spot right across from our condo. People gather beachside at 5 for champagne service, and great sunsets. Dinner inside is lovely.

Thank Aspenite289012345
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Using valet parking was the only option but very efficient. We had a lovely table by the window and caught the sunset. Staff are very pleasant and professional. There were 2 menu's- a la carte and taster menus. The tomato salad and bouillabaisse from the a la carte were both excellent, although the salt seasoning in the bouillabaisse was too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had wonderful meals in Sarasota and Bradenton but this was tops. It was a gourmet experience from the beginning and worth the cost but it's not for picky kids nor adults who judge their meals by the quantity served. We went early at 5:30 and had reservations. It filled quickly so I wouldn't just show up. Excellent service... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had an awesome dinner! The atmosphere was fabulous and all the staff was great. It was a very memorable dinning experience.

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Marathon, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bob delivered us a wonderful evening and meal! Great seafood preparations. Lamb was perfect. Don't go unless you are hungry! Yummy...

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Longboat Key, Florida
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125 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently returned and it was better , Perhaps not as busy, perhaps our table was private and we could talk. In the past we always had a table by the window and it felt like a family table because of the closeness. There was a sense that there was no privacy. The quality of the food and service was never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 70
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?