The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island is a local favorite for its consistently high quality cuisine and impressive waterfront beach views. Customers here often stop by after visiting the City Pier, and many former customers recommend it as one of the highest quality dining experiences that you can find on the north end of the island. It features a casual, relaxing and laid back atmosphere combined with the attentive service and premium food quality that you would receive at an upscale Anna Maria Island restaurant.
Location: 111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, FL
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., open to 10:00 p.m. on weekends
What makes The Waterfront Restaurant unique?
This restaurant is a must-visit destination if you want to try some of the best local seafood that Anna Maria Island has to offer, prepared in innovative ways. Menu items feature a range of both local and imported meats and seafood. You’ll find locally caught grouper, Pacific and Scottish salmon, Chesapeake crab, and Wagyu beef and more at the Waterfront Restaurant at an impressive price. The experienced chefs at The Waterfront incorporate cuisine influences from all over the world into the dishes made with these exclusive ingredients.
A focus on natural flavors, world cuisines and local ingredients
The menu fairly large and has traditional American, Asian and Mediterranean influences. It’s sure to have one of your favorite go-to meals, or perhaps an intriguing signature dish like the Waterfront Fried Shrimp dinner with Floribbean Remoulade or a mouth-watering Waterfront Wagyu Beef Burger with Bacon-Onion Jam. Appetizers are diverse and range from steamed mussels and tuna sashimi to southern favorites like fried green tomatoes or a rotating soup of the day.
The lunch menu is unique and incorporates a different selection of lighter fare such as quiche, BLTs, grouper sandwiches and tacos, risotto, Cajun oysters, pork carnitas, and chicken and waffles. A wide selection of gluten free options are also available on the menu, and they are notated for easy reference. There is also an impressive selection of unique salads to choose from if you’re looking for a smaller portion or lower calorie meal, including a signature Waterfront salad, Caesar, kale and brussels salad, grilled romaine, and Oriental salad.
Try one of the rotating menu options
You’ll also get to order from a rotating seasonal menu at the Waterfront featuring local seafood from the waters around Anna Maria Island and other creative dishes. A full mixed drink, wine, beer, and spirits menu is also available, with expert advice on wine pairings with particular entrees so that you can choose the exact culinary experience that you want. The Waterfront Restaurant prides itself on offering one of the most exclusive wine selections that you can find on the island, and their menu is highly detailed and includes information on each wine’s flavor profile.
Enjoy beautiful views of the beach
Outside you’ll find a spacious porch where you can dine while taking in views of the ocean; one of the few waterfront dining spots that you’ll find on the island. You also won’t have to spend a fortune on the experience like you would at an upscale eatery. The indoor dining here is also an excellent option with a relaxed ambiance, plenty of space and pleasant décor.
The Waterfront Restaurant offers a top tier dining experience at a reasonable price in a family friendly atmosphere. The food is guaranteed to be well made and you’ll get an opportunity to try some of the region’s freshest seafood and a range of other exclusive dishes that are made with a true passion for cuisine. Grab a spot at The Waterfront Restaurant the next time you’re in the area and find out why it has become one of Anna Maria Island’s favorite seafood restaurants!