No matter where you live, visiting Anna Maria Island is ideal for a romantic getaway with so many things to do, white sand beaches to relax on, and pleasant weather most of the year.
Anna Maria Island is the definitive romantic setting in Florida. With Old Florida architecture and a relaxed vibe, along with friendly and welcoming locals, plenty of sunshine and great food, you’ll have lots to fill your days with.
The Anna Maria Island restaurants below are quietly set aside in some of the most pristine areas of the island as if they fell from the sky, fully intact, ready for you and your valentine.
Below are five intimate and rustic restaurants for you on a romantic getaway to our island.
1. Sandbar Restaurant
Location: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
The Sandbar Restaurant is an iconic upscale spot right on the beach on the northern end of Anna Maria Island and certainly one of the best places to take your significant other for a romantic night out.
The restaurant gives you the two-for-one option of eating fine and reasonably priced seafood all while stepping your toes in the white sands of Anna Maria Island.
The hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Reserve a spot on the sands by contacting (941) 778-0444.
2. Sign of the Mermaid
Location: 9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
The Sign of the Mermaid is pure Bohemian, a mesmerizing part of Florida hidden outside the tourist shops and dockside restaurants.
This antique house is a nostalgic glance back into Old Florida, with an acclaimed and continental seafood-focused menu of Blue Crab Cakes, Grouper, Southern Style Shrimp and Grits, and even a signature Baked Brie.
The restaurant typically closes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to prepare dinner selections, but is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. otherwise (closed Mondays and only open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays).
If you want to book a lovely lunch or romantic dinner, call (941) 778-9399.
3. French Table
Location: 103 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
The French Table seems plucked right out of Paris. This cozy and ambient European diner has the quintessential romantic atmosphere, and few do it better than the French. The restaurant providers vegetarian options, local grouper, duck breast, and other select French dishes prepared with impressive authenticity.
It is only open for dinner, from 5 p.m. to 9 pm. Book a reservation at opentable.com or by calling (941) 779-1930.
4. Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant
Location: 121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
The Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant is pure seafood, through and through. Indulge in the crab cakes or go to the top of the menu with lobster tail. Order the Pecan-Encrusted Grouper for a really dazzling dish.
This Bridge Street restaurant offers some of the most affordable seafood on the island without losing on quality, with a heavy focus on locally sourced ingredients. The nautical décor elegantly fits right into the surrounding historic Bridge Street setting.
This is exclusively a dinner restaurant. Contact the desk at (941) 896-9737 for a reservation during opening hours, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
5. EnRich Bistro
Location: 5629 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
EnRich is located right off the island and is ideal for a quick trip to the mainland. Two key features set EnRich apart. The first is a distinct focus on locally-sourced products from a number of nearby farms while infusing global techniques and flavors. The second is a rustic and simple atmosphere, reminiscent of European-styled cafes.
The peculiar twist comes alive in menu options like the cucumber salad, seasoned crab cakes, and the Cuban Black Bean Burger. The bistro offers vegan and vegetarian-specific dishes.
To get in on Valentine’s Day, you have to reserve a table by calling (941) 792-0990. The bistro is open 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, closed Sundays and Mondays.
Take in everything that Anna Maria Island has to offer for your next relaxing vacation with your significant other. Contact us at (941)-462-4016 to learn more about the available Anna Maria Island rentals. Get connected with a home away from home, while you romance the days away.