We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rod & Reel Pier


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact


these are really good
Peel & Eat Shrimp
delicious with cocktail sauce
Shrimp Skewer
fried , grilled, or blackened
Crabcake "our Way"
homemade the best way
Jalepeno Poppers
stuffed with cheddar or cream cheese
Chicken Wings
aint's a good think like good chicken wings
Chicken Fingers
they have fingers too
Fried Clam Strips
sweet & tender
Small $1.5
Large $2.0
French Fries
Cole Slaw
true southern style
served with choice of two sides seasoned rice, cole slaw, french fries, or grilled veggies
Grouper Dinner
fried , grilled, or blackened
Garlic Grouper
sauteed in garlic butter
Mexican Grouper
sauteed w/ peppers, onion, mushrooms & salsa , over rice
Add Fried Oysters $2.0
Add Fried Clams $2.0
Seafood Combo
grilled, blackened, or fried shrimp, scallops, & grouper
Crab Cake Dinner
grilled or fried
Shrimp Diner
fried , grilled, or blackened
Scallop Dinner
fried , grilled, or blackened
Fried Oysters Dinner
Fried Clam Strips Dinner
Large Rod &reel Portion $11.95
Fish & Chips
served with fried & slaw
all sandwich served with fries or cole slaw wanna share a plate.
Grouper Sandwich
fried , grilled , or blackened
Grouper Reuben
with sauerkraut , swiss , & 1000 island
Steak & Chesse
onion, mushrooms, peppers, & proyolone
Add Bacon Or Cheese $0.5
The Pier Burger
one half pounder
Chicken Breast Sandwich
grilled or blackened
Crab Cake Sandwich
Classic B.l.t.
Add Chili, Cheese, Or Sauerkraut $0.5
The Pier Hot Dog
Oh, My, .....it's Key Lime Pie
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (2,285)
Filter reviews
2,213 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews grouper seafood omelet fries fresh fish amberjack crab cakes sandwich pancakes key lime pie french toast bar downstairs old florida great view small restaurant skyway bridge cold beer laid back
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,213 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

After reading all the great reviews for Rod & Reel, we decided to have lunch here one afternoon while vacationing on AMI. I loved the Pier and seeing all the people fishing off of it. The view is beautiful. The actual restaurant is very small...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Zinwinegirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Busy place on a weekend! The food was good but the view and location was terrific! Great place to watch a sunset !

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jeff Q
Reviewed 4 days ago

We very much enjoyed the grouper meals!! A must try!! Pricey, but so worth it!! Small, as we sat inside, but had view of the Bay and people below catching fish!! Special experience!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ddwess
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband ordered the fish and chips. I ordered clam strips. We were planning to share his sides. As it turned out we could have shared with another person, too. The portions were so large. Food and service was awesome!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank cpgrn
Reviewed 6 days ago

saw 6 manatees coast under the dock along with many dolphins. Ate 3 meals hear and kept ordering the grouper fingers that were so good. This place would get a 5 but they need to kkep the outside cleaner.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank danl32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here to take in the view from the pier, the last on the island perhaps, during a long cross island stroll to relax and have an adult beverage. Great spot for that, and apparently popular with the one day fishing crowd as well as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank T9452HZstevem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back again after a five year absence and it hasn't changed a bit, still fantastic. We hired 2 rods with bait for about 12 dollars and watched a dolphin playing in the shallows. Food was great, the chips are legendary. I love this place.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jimbrum
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Anna Maria repeatedly and can't consider my visit complete without a stop at Rod & Reel for the fried clams. I'm stuck in my ways but consider them the best ever. As a bonus, we sat downstairs and Beth the bartender...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ezekiel78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying near the Rod and Reel on holiday. We tried to visit on our first evening , only to be told there was a 2 hour wait for a table ( in quite an unfriendly manner). My son and I tried again at...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sallyann38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast was delicious! Great place to see a sunrise. A great destination during a vacation. Interesting to watch fishermen.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Natureisbest
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
Sea Isle Motel
35 reviews
.15 miles away
Sunrise Garden Resort
875 reviews
.66 miles away
Haleys Motel and Resort
338 reviews
1.47 miles away
Bali Hai Beach Resort
80 reviews
1.97 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 104 nearby restaurants
Hometown Desserts
167 reviews
.63 miles away
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
1,472 reviews
.91 miles away
The Donut Experiment
1,340 reviews
.76 miles away
Waterfront Restaurant
2,624 reviews
.64 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 149 nearby attractions
Bean Point
817 reviews
.46 miles away
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
137 reviews
.67 miles away
Anna Maria City Pier
401 reviews
.61 miles away
Island Players Community Theatre
36 reviews
.80 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Maddi R
February 14, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Donald S | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. We did see someone walking up the pier towards the restaurant with fresh caught fish. But he may have been selling.
Kay M
December 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this is late, I was there on Monday and they are open. Open pretty much everyday.
Patricia C
July 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 16 answers
Response from Lucky0420 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a lot of room in the bar area. You could take a beer right outside the bar and watch the Dolphins. The food is delicious and they're accommodating!
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing