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02/26/24
Restaurants

The Ultimate Dining Guide to Anna Maria Island

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Welcome, fellow food enthusiasts and island hoppers! If you’re setting sails – or rather, wheels – to Anna Maria Island, you likely have sun, sea, and sand on your mind. But let’s talk about another crucial ‘S’ – sustenance. Here, you’ll find a haven (oops, scratch that), a top-notch spot for some of the best eats on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Anna Maria Island might be a quaint slice of paradise,… Continue Reading The Ultimate Dining Guide to Anna Maria Island

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09/1/23
Restaurants

Enjoy These Local Favorite Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

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One of the highlights of vacationing is getting to sample some local cuisine. Anna Maria Island lies next to the emerald waters of the Mexican Gulf and delivers an epic, diverse culinary scene. Enjoy everything from seafood to Bavarian delights from numerous restaurants on Anna Maria Island. As you plan your getaway to the sunny South Coast, here are some of Anna Maria Island’s most renowned restaurants worth checking out.… Continue Reading Enjoy These Local Favorite Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

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12/30/14
Off-Island

Cortez Kitchen

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Located in historic Cortez Village, just south of Anna Maria Island, this hidden treasure is a local favorite. With fresh seafood delivered at its docks, the food is amazing and the prices are the lowest in town. The beautiful views and waterfront dining add to the already amazing atmosphere created by the family-oriented environment which also features live music every weekend (Friday-Sunday). Enjoy Florida at its best and listen to… Continue Reading Cortez Kitchen

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12/16/14
Anna Maria

Dips

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Located in Anna Maria on Gulf Drive, Dips is the perfect spot for ice cream and candy. This family-owned and operated ice cream shop is definitely a favorite of locals and visitors as it has been voted the #1 ice cream shop on Anna Maria Island by the Anna Maria Island Sun eight times! Take a different kind of dip at Dips selecting from its 32 flavors of ice cream,… Continue Reading Dips

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12/16/14
Holmes Beach

Dcoy Ducks

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According to some folks, Dcoy Ducks is Anna Maria Island’s favorite hangout! Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., this local bar is a great place to grab a brewski, play some poker (Texas Hold ‘Em Poker every Monday and Tuesday!) or sit back, relax and enjoy the live music every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. You can also catch some Sunday football action on… Continue Reading Dcoy Ducks

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12/12/14
Anna Maria

Bortell’s Lounge

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Bortell’s Lounge is another favorite spot for locals and visitors looking for a place to quench their thirst, shoot a round of pool and boogie to the tunes on the juke box! Located on the north end of Anna Maria Island, just a short walk from the Gulf of Mexico beach, the bar/lounge is open from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.… Continue Reading Bortell’s Lounge

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12/12/14
Anna Maria

City Pier Restaurant

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The historic Anna Maria City Pier is a great place to take a stroll, fish (fishing is free when you purchase anything at the restaurant or bait shop!), buy some authentic jewelry or grab a great meal. Located at the end of the 750-foot-long pier is the appropriately-named City Pier Restaurant. The waterfront restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10:00 p.m. Friday… Continue Reading City Pier Restaurant

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09/22/14
Anna Maria

Ocean Star

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Family owned and operated for over 10 years, Ocean Star’s number one priority is its customers. From the quality of its food to the level of its service they give it all 100 percent. Traditional Japanese menu items mixed with sushi, wines, beer and sake, along with daily fresh sushi specials, Ocean Star truly has something for everyone. Ocean Star has two location — in Bradenton and, its newest location,… Continue Reading Ocean Star

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06/30/14
Holmes Beach

AMI Beach Cafe

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The Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe is located in Holmes Beach where Manatee Avenue meets the Gulf and offers casual gulf-front patio and indoor dining. Formerly known as Cafe on the Beach, AMI Beach Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner the cafe on the beach has an abundant menu selection that will please everyone! Famous for its All-U-Can-Eat Pancakes & Sausage, they also serve fresh omelettes, 1/2 pound… Continue Reading AMI Beach Cafe

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05/12/14
Anna Maria

Poppo’s Taqueria

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Poppa’s delivers authentic Mission style Mexican food using well-sourced ingredients, like organic produce and antibiotic/hormone free meats, at a reasonable price. In every aspect, they strive to make sure that they’re elevating accepted standards and surprising your expectations. At Poppo’s they’ve got something to prove. They figure it’s about time that people have the option of a meal on the go that doesn’t sacrifice the standards they practice at home.… Continue Reading Poppo’s Taqueria

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