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“Wonderful lunch, planned to go back for dinner...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront Restaurant
111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spring Ave
Crownsville, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch, planned to go back for dinner...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

but (it was a Friday night) it was packed! So dinner reservations required! Lunch was perfect, we were able to eat outside. Stacked Caprese Salad was wonderful. Good tomatoes layered with fresh basil, really good mozzarella cheese and their own vinaigrette. This is a dish that I like and this rendition was excellent. The Tropicale Salad with baby argula, avocado, hearts of palm and shredded Parm-Reggiano was pronounced perfect by my sister. The guys ordered the Waterfront Burger and grouper sandwich, and both were pronounced excellent. Served with real fresh cut fries. We checked out the dinner menu (should have made those reservations) and the interior of the restaurant. The dinner entrees looked wonderful, nice variety. The interior of the restaurant was more upscale with a huge tropical fish aquarium. Definitely on our list for next time.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joliet, Ilinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ate here twice. Both meals were delicious. First time my wife had bowtie and beets pasta. She said it was one of the best meals she ever had. Then she had the shrimp and grits and changed her vote. I had grouper oscar and the grouper special and both were wonderful.
We also ordered the cheese plate app. When it arrived I asked the server to explain which cheese was which - her reply - "it's on the menu" and she strolled away.
Didn't ruin a great meal.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sugar Hill, NH
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“Outstanding lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stopped in for lunch on our first time to AMI. Started with terrific mojito, then on to the best grouper sandwich I have had in the US or Bahamas. My wife had blackened Mahi, also excellent. Sat outside on the porch and had great service. We are coming back for sure.

Visited May 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Great view AND great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were seated at a wonderful table overlooking the bay, and enjoyed a nice breeze throughout our meal. Did not have to wait at all for this table, as we arrived at 6pm. Had one of their signature cocktails made with Gin and cucumbers(the Hendrick's Garden)...very refreshing! We shared the baked Brie as a starter...so delicious that we ate every bite. The meals- filet Madagascar, mahi special, and the Caesar salad with chicken were truly presented beautifully and were very delicious. We ended our meal with the Ghiardelli brownie topped with raspberry ice cream...divine! Can't wait to return, as so many restaurants on the water use their view as an excuse for mediocre food. This restaurant does not....their food is as excellent as the view!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Porter County IN
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Waterfront Restaurant is in a great location to spend the evening. Service was great and the food is one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Will go back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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