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 Maria Island restaurant is often referred to as the “little brother” of the luxurious and well-known Beach Bistro. It is located just down the street from the Beach Bistro in a little strip mall on Gulf Drive.
Sean Murphy and his wife Susan have owned the Beach Bistro for nearly 3 decades, but decided to expand and open eat here Anna Maria–a family friendly, lighthearted, and more affordable alternative. They realized another high-end restaurant wasn’t needed in the area. What was needed was one that offered quick, light, and fun casual fare at a good price.
Sean is from Nova Scotia and originally studied to be a lawyer. Eventually, he decided to leave the courtroom behind and followed his taste buds to New Orleans. There, he honed his culinary skills, eventually bringing them to Florida.
The basic but eye-catching name of the restaurant says it all. It’s a place focused on simple food quality without the frills. The utensils are mismatched, the menus are on clipboards, and home-style kitchen towels are used for napkins–you’re in for a unique experience!
Eat Here Menu
eat here Anna Maria strives to serve the best food possible and they do it fast, with many options for sharing plates and family style dining. The interior atmosphere is unique and inviting with warm attentive service. There option of patio seating is also available so that you can continue to soak up the beauty of Anna Maria Island throughout your meal.
At eat here you’ll find fresh, line-caught seafood and local farm products all coming together to create dishes that will make your mouth happy. You’ll find succulent traditional entrees with unique twists like pot roast, meat loaf, and seafood on the menu.
Not for you? There’s plenty of other classic American fare available like pizza, unique tacos, salads, and vegetarian dishes. With several different menus to order from, plus gluten-limited options, there’s something to satisfy everyone.
The restaurant also has an extensive beer and wine list to choose from. Beers include your usual draught finds along with several craft beers local to Florida served in a bottle. For wine, you’ll find an extensive list of red, white, and sparkling options—served by the glass or bottle!
Since eat here doesn’t serve liquor, the bartenders get creative designing wine based cocktails. The selections change daily but include the Lavender Sparkler, a Fresh Fruit Fizz, and a Mango Jalapeño Sprtizer. The drink options at this restaurant every bit as exciting and unique as the food.
eat here also hosts several fun-filled community events throughout the year including movie nights featuring classics like Grease and Field of Dreams, plus family friendly movies like Minions!
You can reserve your table at eat here any time after 3 p.m. Or order online and pick up your food to go! eat here Anna Maria has received the Golden Spoon award as the Best New Restaurant in Florida. Drop by this top tier Anna Maria Island restaurant and see why locals and travelers rave about it and come back time and time again!