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Waterfront Restaurant

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111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 (Spring Ave)
19417781515
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated...
Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.
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  • 96
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  • 52
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Casual Dining

Located across from the pier on Ana Maria Island. We had the most uniquely prepared calamari we have ever tried. It was superb. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was great outside and inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
costela
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Papillion, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Papillion, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Located across from the pier on Ana Maria Island. We had the most uniquely prepared calamari we have ever tried. It was superb. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was great outside and inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We'd been for lunch. Loved it. (Best grilled romaine salad!) Had to go back and try supper. We've eaten shrimp and grits from NC to LA...this was the best!! And the grouper Oscar, spot on. Our waitress was AMAZING! And the chef took time to meet us and even gifted us dessert. Wonderful southern hospitality. Everything DELISH! We will definitely... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went there for dinner. Reccommended by local trolley driver. Great location. Inside or outside on deck/front porch. I had Stacked Caprese Salad and Grilled salmon w/jerk spices. Friendly Waitress provided excellent service. Food was delicious. Key Lime pie and creme brule'. All excellent. Took leftovers home. About $50/person. Including drinks. Worth it.

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On our first night staying in Bradenton Beach on beautiful Anna Maria Island, we went in search of a restaurant with a water view and we found what we were looking for at the Waterfront Restaurant in Holmes Beach. The restaurant sits across from the Bay and has a great view. We were seated outside on their deck. The food... More 

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Verona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant several times now and it is always our first stop when on vacation. We have never been disappointed with the food nor the service.

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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had our immediate family together for the first time in several years vacationing on the beach. As a 26-year retired Army Veteran, it was always difficult to get the family together. So having everyone in Anna Maria was special--as was this restaurant. I was across the street at the pier and spotted it. I was afraid that we were... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been there for the beatiful sunset then we booked the table one hour before eating, otherwise you risk not to have the table. i would recommend it, not expensive and good quality of food.

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the restraurant. I was a little shocked at the prices but then tasted the food and it was very good quality. I ordered the Wasabi Tuna it was a perfect seared rare. My husband ordered the special which was Chicken Alfredo it was very good but ended up having chorizo in it. Which my... More 

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Louisville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is our go to place while on AMI. Others may claim to be, but make no mistake, for great food, perfect atmosphere, and outstanding service this is a must. We usually eat here at least twice during our weeks stay. Sometime 3 or 4 times.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Over the last few years, Waterfront Restaurant became my "not to miss " while visiting AMI. However, a recent visit made me think otherwise. A once seafood stock based lobster bisque with hints of sherry and vanilla, has been replaced by heavy, rich , pureed lobster with parmesean cheese...ok, but, not excellent as before. Calamari, which was described as lightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
    (Spring Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: 19417781515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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