Restaurants

Anna Maria Island restaurants are as diverse as the visiting island guests that flock to our beaches. With fresh seafood, welcoming pubs, and romantic, waterfront restaurants, you and your family will never run out of dining options. From sweet treats, like doughnut experiments, to burger joints and more. Come eat out with us on the island and read about our local favorites below.

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Beach Bistro

The Beach Bistro’s commitment to providing the very best locally sourced farm products, Prime American beef, domestic lamb and fresh, line-caught seafood is complemented by one of the best chef teams in the country.

Bridgetender Inn

Established in 1991 The Bridgetender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite of locals and ‘snowbirds’ alike. Famous for its ‘old Florida’ charm, fabulous food and great entertainment the Bridgetender boasts a casual atmosphere with world class cuisine.

Eat Here

Eat Here is the sidekick to the award winning Beach Bistro. Eat Here celebrates chef-crafted, Gulf-Coast cookery featuring presentations of local farm products, fresh, locally-caught seafood and inspired pizza and tacos. Eat Here also serves craft beers and wines from primarily family-owned vineyards. Eat Here offers a more relaxed and casual setting than its famous counterpart, the Beach Bistro, but make no mistake, the food here is just as delicious and also expertly prepared.

Ginny’s & Jane E’s

At Ginny’s & Jane E’s you will hear the sound of people enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors. We are delighted to bring you the charm, the food, decor and the uncomplicated lifestyle of the island. Ginny & Jane E’s is located on the north end of Anna Maria Island and is a quick walk from many of the Lizzie Lu pet friendly lodging options in the area. Stop by with your dog and relax outside and enjoy a few options from the delicious breakfast menu like the egg entrees or baked desserts.

Ocean Star

This sushi restaurant offers japanese cuisine with a view of the ocean and marina. You can dock your boat then order a boat full of sushi! This restaurant deserves a bit of dressing up with elegant decor and splendid service. So put away those sandals and get ready for a romantic date spot on the waterfront located at 902 S. Bay Blvd near Gallati’s Marina.

Poppos Taqueria

Proudly bearing the category, “Gourmet Mexican Street Food,” Poppos has grown from a family restaurant to a large operation with multiple locations that expanded into the catering business. You can build your customized burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos using organically grown produce and meat marinated to perfection. Even their soda collection is special. They created their own using real sugar and even offer Kombucha. Or stick to their beer selection if you’re not feeling experimental.

Rod n Reel

A favorite for locals and guests alike, this two-story establishment is only minutes away from many Lizzie Lu accommodations and ready to serve up fantastic fish specials. Sit inside the casual dining room, or relax on the covered deck and enjoy a wonderful meal while watching the Florida sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Bring a pole and some change, and you can complete the experience by fishing the waters right off the Rod and Reel Pier!

Scott’s Deli

Here is what you can expect from a trip to Scott’s Deli- great food, great value, friendly service and a happy atmosphere. All the ingredients are locally sourced, and always fresh. The owner and chef, Scott loves to bake, so in addition to their standard menu, new treats are featured weekly. Scotts Deli is located in Holmes beach and offers free delivery service anywhere on the island North of Cortez Road, including beach delivery!

Starfish Company

Located in Cortez Village, The Star Fish Company first opened in the 1950s, and was known as a great location to purchase fresh seafood that was locally caught. It wasn’t until 1996 after the company was sold to Karen Bell that it became a restaurant as well, serving up these simple yet delicious dishes that incorporate the fresh seafood that the company had been selling all those years prior. Close to many Lizzie Lu beachfront accommodations, this little eatery is well worth the stop, but be sure to bring cash!

Waterfront Restaurant

Lush foliage, warm wood paneling, an elegant micro-brew and wine bar, and expansive open air patio views of the emerald green waters of Tampa bay provide the perfect atmosphere for enjoying the island charm of Anna Maria, recharging in the refreshing gulf breezes, and dining enjoyment that is truly memorable.

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Blue Marlin Restaurant

Located in an original 1920’s cottage on historic Bridge Street where the first bridge to Anna Maria Island was located. Nautical ship-lamps provide cozy lighting at an intimate beer & wine bar. The courtyard, “The Trap Yard”, offers live music on the weekends, and a great covered deck. For a special dessert, our Guinness chocolate cake is an absolute must, or you can also try our tropical bread pudding!

The French Table

Located in Bradenton Beach, The French Table offers a unique break from the typical beach seafood restaurant. Their Chef and owner works only with the freshest produce from local markets and makes fresh bread every day. Wander off the beaten path to find this incredible restaurant with delicious food and French atomosphere.

Wicked Cantina

At Wicked Cantina, they hand make all of our food in-house daily. Specializing in delicious, Austin style Tex Mex food and now offering American classics, locally owned and operated right at the beach on Anna Maria Island. Come by for breakfast, lunch or dinner to enjoy our Tex Mex and American breakfast items, tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas! Wicked Cantina also offers fantastic all angus burgers and fish selections daily, as well as a full liquor bar. Join them for hand crafted margaritas and sensational sunsets from their patio!

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Skinny’s Place

If you’re looking for a great handcrafted burger that’s close to many Lizzie Lu island rentals, look no further than Skinny’s Place! Since 1952, Skinny’s Place has maintained a vintage burger joint atmosphere and has been the go-to place on the island for a satisfying burger. Try the Mid-Island Pounder after a long day at the beach, a delicious 1 lb. burger with four separate patties on the same bun, or the Skinny Cheeseburger for something a little lighter. Either way, be sure to see why the locals rave about this beloved little burger joint!

Best Places To Find Dessert

The Cupcake Shop

With blue metal chairs, and an impressive display of delicious desserts, The Cupcake Shop is worth a visit located at 3324 E Bay Drive. They have daily cupcakes such as cookie dough, red velvet, carrot cake, and Twice as Nice – a chocolate cupcake frosted with buttercream and topped with dark and white chocolate shavings! YUM! But these daily cupcakes are sold until they run out, so getting there early could be beneficial. Or try their rotating menu that range from apple pie cupcakes, black forest, butterbeer, cookie monster, dirty chai, PB&J, s’more, and more! We didn’t even name any cupcakes from their seasonal menu!

Donut Experiment

Donut Experiment features made-to-order donuts. You may ask, what exactly is a made-to-order donut? Well, we start out with a vanilla cake donut, that is made right in front of you, and then you pick your icing and topping. We always have a minimum of four icings and 14 toppings to choose from, so the possibilities are endless. We also serve fresh roasted, fresh ground and fresh brewed coffee. With a constant rotation of coffee flavors, you never know what we are brewing up.

Hometown Desserts

Hometown Desserts offers an array of delectible desserts and can provide anything from chocolate covered strawberries to wedding cakes to a cookie and cup of coffee… Call to order or stop by and see what they have baking!

Two Scoops

Try one of Two Scoops’ famous shakes, signature sundaes, or traditional ice cream cones! But don’t fill up just on sweets, because they also have a full breakfast and lunch menu that’s sure to please. Two Scoops Ice Cream is located by the Anna Maria City Pier on the north end of Anna Maria Island. Ride the trolley to the pier, grab a cone and stroll the pier to enjoy the evening fisherman, views of the Sunshine Skyway and if the tide is low, check out the shells that were brought in during the high tide. Be careful though, some of the shells may still be occupied!

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Wicked Cantina

At Wicked Cantina, they hand make all of our food in house daily. Specializing in delicious, Austin-style Tex-Mex food and now offering American classics, locally owned and operated right at the beach on Anna Maria Island. Come by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner... Read more

Tyler’s Ice Cream

Located in the Historical Cortez Village as well as Bradenton, Tyler’s is a family owned and operated ice cream shop. Each batch is hand made in small five gallon quantities to ensure distinct taste and freshness. Over three hundred flavors have... Read more

The Freckled Fin

The Freckled Fin Restaurant, located on Anna Maria Island’s historic Bridge Street. Offering simple, fresh American food and a view overlooking beautiful Bradenton Beach. They often host live music events and offer a full bar, fantastic food, a fun atmosphere,... Read more

Scott’s Deli

Here is what you can expect from a trip to Scott’s Deli- great food, great value, friendly service and a happy atmosphere.  All the ingredients are locally sourced, and always fresh. The owner and chef, Scott loves to bake, so in addition... Read more

J. Burns Pizza

An Authentic Family Friendly Pizza Shop located on Pine Ave in Anna Maria Island. At J. Burns Pizza they use only the top ingredients. Their sauce is made from vine-ripe tomatoes, not tomato paste or puree. Their meats are the... Read more

The French Table

Located in Bradenton Beach, The French Table offers an authentic French food as weak as the atmosphere  of a true French Bistro. Their Chef and owner works only with the freshest produce from local markets and makes fresh bread every day. Contact... Read more

Anna Maria Oyster Bar

The Anna Maria oyster bar is a family friendly restaurant located in Bradenton Beach. Whether you are in the mood for fresh Florida seafood, juicy burgers, crispy fish & chips or some savory mussels the Anna Maria Oyster Bar has... Read more

Back Alley Gift & Coffee Shop

Today you can find the Back Alley full of funky art, handmade gifts and great coffee as well as other tasty treats! We are the home to over 100 local artists work. Unique  jewelry, whimsical stained glass, paintings, handbags, clothing,... Read more

Hometown Desserts

Hometown Desserts offers an array of delectible desserts and can provide anything from chocolate covered strawberries to wedding cakes to a cookie and cup of coffee… Call to order or stop by and see what they have baking! If you... Read more

Holy Cow Ice Cream and Gifts

Holy Cow Ice Cream and gifts serves many flavors of ice cream in a fun atmosphere of tiki hut tables and games on all tables.  Also available are arcade games, a large fish tank, and fun gifts to take back... Read more

Vinny & Cheryl’s Italian Kitchen

Those with gluten sensitivities will be pleased to discover that we offer several wonderful gluten-free dishes as well, including a pizza that’s loaded with topping options. We’re right by your Lizzie Lu island rental, so come by today and see... Read more

Two Scoops Ice Cream

This little spot is a local and visitor favorite on Anna Maria Island, and it’s easy to see why. Step out of your Lizzie Lu vacation property and try one of Two Scoops’ famous shakes, signature sundaes, or traditional ice... Read more

Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille

Burritos, tacos, salads, nachos, quesadillas, beer, wine and more! We are close to your Lizzie Lu rental lodging, so try our Gone Fishing Tacos that feature the catchof the day, or a Sunshine Salad, a delicious and filling salad in a... Read more

The Waterfront Restaurant

A whole page of our fine menu is dedicated to seasonal items which are all provided by local fishermen and are prepared with amazing expert techniques and specially crafted presentations. Our fine dining restaurant is within a short distance from... Read more

Sandbar Restaurant

This lovely beachfront dining location is right by many Lizzie Lu rental accommodations and is the perfect place for any casual luncheon, business meeting, or special occasion. The Sandbar Restaurant continually receives recognition for its perfect wedding ceremony and reception... Read more

The Kokonut Hut

Join us at our beachfront tiki bar for a snack and a cold beverage after a dip in the Gulf of Mexico or a long walk along the island’s beautiful Gulf front beaches. The Kokonut Hut is open from 12pm to... Read more

The Feast Restaurant

Come by for lunch or dinner, as The Feast is within a short distance of many Lizzie Lu pet friendly lodging options. Enjoy a spectacular sandwich, a locally caught fresh seafood dish, or one of our delicious pasta creations. We... Read more

BeachHouse Restaurant

The BeachHouse Restaurant is located on the South end of Anna Maria Island, just west of the quaint Cortez fishing village in Bradenton Beach. Perfect for families, the BeachHouse has plenty of room for kids to play on the beach... Read more

Star Fish Company

The Star Fish Company first opened in the 1950s, and was known as a great location to purchase fresh seafood that was locally caught. It wasn’t until 1996 after the company was sold to Karen Bell that it became a... Read more

Solo’s Pizza

Solo’s Pizza is family friendly and is in close proximity to Lizzie Lu pet friendly rentals. A full menu is available for both dine in and take out. They also have a varied selection of beer and wine ready to... Read more

Slim’s Place

A great place to kick back and relax, Slim’s is also a popular spot for sports fanatics. While the locals know that Slim’s is proud to be a bar filled with Philly sports enthusiasts, they’re open to changing the sports... Read more

Skinny’s Place

If you’re looking for a great handcrafted burger that’s close to many Lizzie Lu island rentals, look no further than Skinny’s Place! Since 1952, Skinny’s Place has maintained a vintage burger joint atmosphere and has been the go-to place on... Read more

Sign of the Mermaid

The Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has a comfy cottage ambiance with award-winning dishes and a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The aroma of garlic and fresh herbs lingers in the air. Linen-covered tables are tucked into intimate corners in little rooms. Lace curtains grace... Read more

Sharky’s Seagrill

Come and enjoy our fresh seafood and gourmet specialties. We feature a well-stocked bar, imported beers and fine wines. Upscale, casual setting with an emphasis on tasteful cuisine and caring hospitality. Join us for an exceptional value of fine fare... Read more

Rudy’s Subs & More

While lunchtime often features the famous Philly cheesesteak as well as the Italian, club, turkey, or tuna subs (all of which are local favorites), Rudy’s is also one of the best places near Lizzie Lu vacation houses to grab a... Read more

Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant

A favorite for locals and guests alike, this two-story establishment is only minutes away from many Lizzie Lu accommodations and ready to serve up fantastic fish specials. Sit inside the casual dining room, or relax on the covered deck and... Read more

Paradise Bagels, Cafe & Catering

Chef and Owner, Jackie Estes makes everything from scratch with only the freshest available produce, meats, fish and cheeses.  Bagels are “NY style water bagels”, a variety of 18 all freshly baked and delivered daily …Specialty bakery items, coffee, tea,... Read more

Oma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Looking for a late night meal and have a hankering for some pizza? Sink your teeth into a calzone at Oma’s with your choice of any pizza toppings stuffed inside. Or try the Sicilian, an Oma’s Pizza classic that’s an... Read more

Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus

This establishment has a great selection of some delicious and authentic Austrian and German dishes. Pair one of these with an imported draft beer or a fine glass of German wine. It’s not too far from your Lizzie Lu beachfront... Read more

Mr. Bones BBQ on Anna Maria Island – A Family Owned Cornerstone

You can tell from the back and forth between Mr. Bones BBQ and its customers on Facebook, that this small Anna Maria Island restaurant is a cornerstone in the community. A small, family-run, vegan-friendly barbecue joint on the north end... Read more

Minnie’s Beach Cafe

Be sure to enjoy at least one wonderful homestyle breakfast at Minnie’s Beach Café when you’re staying on the island! Only a short distance from many Lizzie Lu beachfront accommodations, this cozy little spot is well known for its generous... Read more

Lobstahs Restaurant

Located in Holmes Beach, Lobstahs is just a few minutes away from many Lizzie Lu pet friendly rentals. With Monday through Sunday business hours of 12pm to 10pm, this restaurant is a convenient choice for delectable lunch or dinner seafood... Read more

The Island Spice

Located in Bradenton Beach, Island Spice is an Indian influenced restaurant serving delicious curries and other Indian dishes. Along with their authentic Indian food, Island Spice also offers American dishes and has plans to expand their menu in the future... Read more

Island Gourmet Grill

Island Gourmet Grill is a fantastic choice for dinner with friends or a romantic date with a loved one, and the service and visually appealing atmosphere will surely entice guests to come back for more. Al Fresco dining is also... Read more

Island Creperie

The Island Creperie is a French themed restaurant putting a twist on local cuisine. If you get an urge to try something a little more European for breakfast or lunch while staying in one of the available Lizzie Lu vacation... Read more

Island Coffee Haus

The Island Coffee Haus offers espresso drinks, which can be either hot or iced and an assortment of blended ice drinks and smoothies for those hot humid days here at the beach. They also carry pastries which are either baked... Read more

Hurricane Hanks

Hurricane Hanks is located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive in downtown Holmes Beach.  The restaurant serves burgers, grouper and an assortment of seafood along with ice cold beverages after a long day at the beach. If... Read more

Gulf Drive Cafe

Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki is a tropical family-friendly eatery located on a white sand beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in Bradenton Beach, Florida.  From waffles topped with tropical fruits to fresh local seafood to good old-fashioned hamburgers,... Read more

Harry’s Grill

We are located in beautiful Anna Maria Island, Florida and offer casual food, great wine list, family friendly atmosphere, outdoor patio that is pet friendly. Located on the north of Anna Maria Island near many Lizzie Lu lodging options, Harry’s Grill... Read more

Eat Here

Location: 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: 7 nights a week, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. If you’re looking for a mostly casual dining experience with some upscale flair, eat here Anna Maria is certainly a top contender. The Anna... Read more

Duffy’s Tavern

Locals and visitors alike flock to Duffy’s Tavern for their “world famous burger and coldest beer in town.” Family-owned and operated for over 35 years by former Holmes Beach mayor Pat Geyer, she and her five daughters continue to offer... Read more

Cortez Kitchen

The Cortez Kitchen is located just off island in the village of Cortez. Located at the commercial fishing docks with entirely outdoor seating, you might see the fisherman coming in from a long journey on the Gulf of Mexico enjoying... Read more

City Pier Restaurant

City Pier Restaurant is located at the end of City Pier in Anna Maria.  Walk out to the restaurant and around back to enjoy a drink at the bar.  Or sit inside and enjoy  watching the pelicans and looking for... Read more

Cafe on the Beach

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe located “Where Manatee Avenue Meets the Gulf” offers casual gulf front patio and indoor dining on Anna Maria Island’s beautiful Holmes Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner we have an abundant menu selection that... Read more

Bridgetender Inn

Established in 1991 The Bridgetender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite of locals and ‘snowbirds’ alike. Famous for its ‘old Florida’ charm, fabulous food and great entertainment the Bridgetender boasts a casual atmosphere with world class cuisine The Bridgetender... Read more

Bridge Street Bistro

The atmosphere is relaxed yet refined and the attire is resort casual. Dine al fresco on the third floor terrace and enjoy the amazing sunsets while relaxing with tropical breezes and sounds of the surf. Enjoy expertly prepared cuisine at... Read more

Blue Marlin Restaurant

Welcome to “Blue Marlin” on beautiful Anna Maria Island. The Blue Marlin is dedicated to serving only the freshest, local seafood & hearty fare. Our commitment is to bring you the best product the Gulf Coast has to offer. We... Read more

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Beach Bistro

Finding Anna Maria Island things to do is as easy as walking down any street on the island. The beautiful island offers visitors an opportunity to experience a relaxing vacation, especially when exploring the many places to eat here. Among... Read more

Anna Maria Donuts

Anna Maria Donuts features made-to-order donuts. You may ask, what exactly is a made-to-order donut? Well, we start out with a vanilla cake donut, that is made right in front of you, and then you pick your icing and topping.... Read more

Contact

  • 6000 Marina Drive
    Holmes Beach, FL 34217 USA
    941-782-8152