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Anna Maria Island Dining Journey

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Embark on a delicious three-day Anna Maria Island dining journey through the many flavors of Anna Maria Island, a Gulf Coast paradise offering a fusion of delicious tastes. From casual breakfast spots to sustainable waterfront dining, the Anna Maria dining scene invites you to explore the variety of restaurants on this charming island.

Day 1


Kickstart your Anna Maria Island dining journey with a hearty breakfast at Ginny and Jane E’s Cafe, an island gem you can’t miss. Whether you indulge in a savory bagel with lox or savor the classic Belgian waffle, each bite at this highly rated spot is a treat.


For a laid-back and satisfying lunch experience, make your way to The Ugly Grouper. This local favorite offers a diverse menu that caters to various tastes, featuring everything from fresh seafood delights to mouth-watering burgers, ensuring a perfect midday feast. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, accompanied by live music that adds a vibrant touch to your dining experience. Don’t forget to check out their merchandise, bringing a piece of The Ugly Grouper charm with you as a souvenir.


As the sun sets, dine at The Sandbar Restaurant, a beachfront establishment known for its seafood specialties and captivating coastal ambiance. Let the soothing waves and warm breeze complement your evening, setting the stage for more Anna Maria dining adventures.

Day 2


Ease into the day with a delicious breakfast at Minnie’s Beach Cafe, a small family-owned spot in the heart of Holmes Beach. Indulge in southern-style breakfast foods, starting your day on a delicious note before exploring more of the island’s culinary treasures.


If you’re in the mood for a touch of France, Island Creperie is the place to be. Bringing the tastes of France to the island since 2003, this charming spot on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach offers a fantastic blend of flavors for breakfast or lunch. Picture freshly baked croissants, mouthwatering crepes, savory sandwiches, and more.

Island Creperie is not just a dining spot; it’s an experience. The wonderful smells and vibrant purple walls create an atmosphere that can brighten even the gloomiest day. The extensive menu boasts options ranging from breakfast delights to 26 different dessert crepes, salads, quiches, sandwiches, and even a selection of appetizers.


For a memorable dinner experience, head to Beach House Waterfront Restaurant and savor a delightful meal with picturesque views. Indulge in mouthwatering options like the shrimp bowl, the classic Beach House Burger, or flavorful fried scallops. The restaurant’s stunning waterfront setting enhances your dining experience, creating an evening to remember.

Originally the Harbor House restaurant, the Beach House was transformed by Ed Chiles in 1993 into a charming spot set on a pristine Gulf-front beach. The location boasts a climate-friendly outdoor deck, offering breathtaking oceanfront views and showcasing the signature sunsets of Anna Maria Island every evening.

Enjoy the perfect blend of delicious cuisine and a captivating ambiance at Beach House Waterfront Restaurant, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing and enjoyable dinner.

Day 3


Begin the day with a unique breakfast experience at The Donut Experiment, Anna Maria’s very own gourmet donut shop. Since 2012, The Donut Experiment has perfected the art of donuts, bringing the make-your-own-donut concept to the beautiful shores of Anna Maria, FL.

The Donut Experiment prides itself on offering a diverse menu of donut options, catering to every sweet tooth. What sets this establishment apart is the chance for customers to become the creators of their own donut masterpieces. Choose from a variety of custom icings, toppings, drizzles, and more, as the friendly staff brings your sweet vision to life.


Visit The Feast, an island-style restaurant nestled in the heart of Holmes Beach. Offering a relaxed atmosphere and a diverse menu, The Feast stands out as a captivating Anna Maria dining destination for locals and visitors alike.

Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at The Feast, where guests can choose from indoor or outdoor seating options, opt for takeout, or enjoy the convenience of delivery service. The restaurant’s menu features a variety of offerings, from 5-star gourmet burgers and hand-tossed pizzas to delicious salads and a range of carefully crafted seafood and steak options.


Indulge in a sushi feast at Tsunami in Sarasota for dinner, experiencing an upscale sushi experience with a live show of fresh preparation by talented chefs. Then, unwind at Harry’s Grill on Anna Maria Island, a casual spot offering a fantastic view and delicious food. Choose from an array of sushi options at Tsunami or relish the laid-back ambiance of Harry’s Grill, creating the perfect end to your three-day foodie journey.

Book Your Anna Maria Dining Journey

As your three-day Anna Maria Island dining journey comes to a close, consider the comfort and convenience of our vacation rentals for your future getaways. From quaint retreats to spacious havens, our range of accommodations caters to groups of all sizes, ensuring your stay aligns with the cherished memories of your island experience. Contact us to book your stay!

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