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Best Meatloaf in Anna Maria Island

Vacation is the time for rest and relaxation in every form, from soaking up the sun on the beach to indulging in some of your favorite comfort foods. While you may immediately think of the Florida seafood as your best option, there’s another popular dish in the area that might surprise you: meatloaf. This classic dish can be found in multiple locations near our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. Here are two of our favorite meatloaf spots.

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Eat Here

Husband and wife duo Sean Murphy and Susan Timmins have almost 30 years of restaurant experience under their belt from their original eatery, the Beach Bistro. Upon the success of this more high-end endeavor, the couple wanted to try something new that would appeal to those wanting something more casual and budget-friendly. eat here is pegged as “Bistro-lite,” where you can still expect high-quality ingredients made into delicious dishes, but you won’t find all the frills. Instead, eat here has a sense of humor about itself and makes for a relaxed dining experience.

This new concept did the job well, as eat here has received numerous accolades. Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Awards named it among the state’s “Best New Restaurants,” as did several other publications in the community. When you visit, it’s not hard to see how this eatery has earned these honors. The menu carries everything from soups and salads to fresh fish and “gluten limited” options. Of course, the star of the show is the classic meatloaf.

The “marvelous veal meatloaf” has been voted the best in town, as it puts a unique spin on the instantly recognizable dish. eat here’s meatloaf is served with the freshest farmed mushrooms, a rich pan gravy, and decadent mashed potatoes for a hearty dish that will have you cleaning your plate and asking for seconds. End your meal with a drink or dessert for the perfect finishing touch.

eat here is located at 5315 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. They are open daily from 5-10 pm.

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Hurricane Hank’s

Just moments from our Holmes Beach vacation rentals, you’ll find Hurricane Hank’s, a laid-back eatery that prides itself on friendly staff, fresh ingredients, and a welcoming atmosphere. Locals and visitors alike flock to Hurricane Hank’s for a casual meal with loved ones in front of some of the most atmospheric shoreline. Whether it’s an average weeknight or a special event, visitors love heading to Hank’s.

Throughout the year, you can always find something special happening at Hurricane Hank’s. There’s a party for every occasion, from Cinco de Mayo to Oktoberfest. They also participate in community events, such as Bayfest in the fall. Various wine and liquor tastings are a frequent occurrence, and drink specials are happening throughout each week. No matter when you visit, your experience will be one-of-a-kind.

When it comes to the menu, there’s a little something for everyone. Your meatloaf craving is sure to be satisfied with their Hurricane Meatloaf, made with certified Angus Beef fresh ground chuck with a mushroom demi-glace on top. Other offerings include bacon wrapped scallops, the classic Reuben sandwich, ratatouille, and more. Dining in is incredible, but if you want a bit more privacy, you can order take-out and enjoy from the comfort of your rental home.

Hurricane Hank’s is located at 5436 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Food is served daily from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., and the bar is always open late.

These fantastic restaurants are just minutes from our vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island. We have getaway homes that will suit your every need. Traveling with a large group? Look at our 4-bedroom properties. Bringing your furry friend? We have a place for them in our Anna Maria pet-friendly rentals. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will make every effort to accommodate your needs, helping you make the most of your getaway. Contact us today for more information about Anna Maria Island and our property rentals.