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7 Special Restaurants in Anna Maria Island that Take Online Reservations

Anna Maria Island is an ideal vacation destination for mingling with locals and visiting charming shops and restaurants. Anna Maria is known for its delicious food, and thanks to online reservations, it’s easier than ever to grab a table. Here are seven restaurants near our Anna Maria Island rental homes that accept reservations online.

Salad at French Table in Anna Maria Island, FL

French Table

This family-owned bistro is a favorite of locals and tourists alike for their unique take on French cuisine. Their menu takes advantage of fresh produce and incorporates it into French fare such as coq au vin. They also have an extensive wine list to complement any dish.

French Table is located at 103 Gulf Drive North, open Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Blue Marlin Seafood

Blue Marlin Seafood takes pride in using the freshest local ingredients. The historic 1920s cottage is a comforting backdrop for upscale dishes like shrimp egg rolls or lobster grilled cheese. There are also plenty of desserts and specialty cocktails for you to enjoy with your meal.

Blue Marlin Seafood is located at 121 Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Inside view of The Waterfront restaurant in Florida

The Waterfront

The Waterfront is home to the quintessential Anna Maria dining experience. It makes a great dinner stop for a romantic date or a family meal. In addition to their daily specials, you can find delicious offerings such as chicken parmesan, shrimp and grits, and Bahi ribeye. Experience fresh ingredients approached in unique ways, all with a gorgeous view of the water.

The Waterfront Restaurant is located at 111 South Bay Boulevard, open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Bridge Street Bistro

Come enjoy dinner with a view at Bridge Street Bistro, an upscale restaurant serving fresh dishes that are sure to make your mouth water. Come enjoy lobster bisque, hand-cut ribeye steak, potato crusted grouper, and more. They also have a kids’ menu so the whole family can enjoy.

Bridge Street Bistro is located at 111 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach, open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 10 pm.

eat here

eat here is a new restaurant in Anna Maria Island that has taken the community by storm. Sean Murphy and Susan Timmons have operated the Beach Bistro for more than 29 years, but eat here is their “bistro-lite” venture. Come experience fresh cuisine in dishes like fire-roasted clams, woodstone pizzas, and their Marvelous Veal Meatloaf. Once you visit, it won’t be hard to see why eat here has been selected one of Florida’s best new restaurants!

eat here is located at 5315 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, open daily from 5 p.m. until 10 pm.

Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen

Eliza Ann’s is the perfect combination of upscale and rustic. The open kitchen and wood-burning grill invite you in, and you’ll enjoy offerings like daily catches, wood-grilled oysters, and AMI fish chowder. There’s something for every taste, and you’ll feel right at home while enjoying your meal.

Eliza Ann’s is located at 5325 Marina Drive, open daily for all meals, but dinner hours are Sunday through Thursday from 5 until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Seafood pasta dish at Isola Bella Italian Eatery in Manatee, FL

Isola Bella Italian Eatery

For a fresh take on Italian cuisine, Isola Bella is the place to be. Fresh seafood is used in dishes like calamari and pescatora, and you can sample other Italian favorites like chicken marsala. Be sure to grab a signature cocktail with your meal!

Isola Bella is located at 5904 Marina Drive, open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

These restaurants accept reservations either on their website or through opentable.com. No matter where you choose to eat, you are sure to have a delicious meal. For more information on the incredible food available in AMI as well as our Anna Maria pet-friendly vacation rentals, contact us today!

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