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Sign of The Mermaid

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9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-9399
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite a few years ago we had an excellent meal here so decided to return a couple of months ago. However, what a big disappointment. There were very few people dining and we walked into bright lights overhead and no ambience whatsoever. I had to ask for the lights to be dimmed. The waiter was not particularly interested in us... More 

Thank England11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I had dinner here the last night of our vacation on Anna Maria Island. We each had one of the fish speciality meals. Mine meal was cooked Florida Cracker Style & my husband asked the chef to prepare his fish the recommended method from the chef. Both were the best fish dishes we have ever had anywhere!... More 

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S. Natick, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This well-known spot for dinner also offers a wide and interesting breakfast/brunch menu. Had a great New Year's Day breakfast - both of us sampled different version of eggs Benedict. Good coffee, too, and nice "earthy" and "historic" ambiance.

Thank Callisto S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner was absolutely incredible!!! I cannot say enough great things about this restaurant. From beginning to end the food was awesome. My fish was perfectly cooked, the salad farm fresh and the fresh made kids meals were such a welcomed sight including fruit and vegetables!! Cannot wait to go back and still amazed that it was such high quality... More 

Thank Michelle B
Canandaigua, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can not say anything nice or redeeming. We read other reviews and thought why not give it a try for dinner. We told ourselves not to judge a book by its cover. What a mistake. From start to finish it was of poor quality, shabby and over priced. When we barely ate our meals, the server did not oven... More 

Thank VTAlum92
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for my husband's 50th with 24 people. The food was truly amazing -all of it. We all ordered off of the regular menu, so I believe we had just about everything on the menu. Our entire group talked about how delicious it was for days. But it wasn't just about the great food, the service was absolutely... More 

Thank AlexisNic
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

For our first night on AMI, we decided to walk up to The Mermaid for dinner. We had heard great things about the food and we were not disappointed. My wife and I both ordered snapper. The chef/owner gives you a choice of styles in how he prepares your fish (you choose your fish). My wife chose the Francoise (lemon... More 

Thank edward d
Anna Maria, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We love to come here for breakfast. It is so cozy and funky. Wonderful food and a great value. A real island original.

Thank rauchra
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were on AMI for the Thanksgiving break, without family, and did nothing that came close to traditional. We had made reservations at the "Sign" in the evening before. GREAT food, better atmosphere. We had the lobster tails, which were amazing. A very nice server -- altogether one of our favorite TG meals ever!

Thank Bruce A
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We have been coming to AMI for several years and always make it a point to have at least one breakfast at The Mermaid ! We have taken guests on several occasions and was never disappointed with the quality or portions of food. Have also enjoyed their award winning pies made on premises. Next we will try the dinners, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-9399

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?