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Beach Bistro

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6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Beach Bistro with family to celebrate my fathers 87th birthday. My booking was made well in advance and the restaurant, knowing we were celebrating, promised to make the evening special. We arrived early, but were made most welcome and waited with drinks being kept in the loop as to when our table was ready. Lovely cocktails made the wait... More 

Thank SCBD
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband, sister-in-law and brother-in-law went there just for a few drinks and an appetizer. We really didn't research the place and were a little put off at how formal it was once we got in. We decided to embrace the experience and go with it. So glad that we did because we had unbelieveable time! Definitely expensive but worth... More 

Thank Valarie S
Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to the Beach Bistro many times. My son worked there for years. The Owner treated each and every customer like they were the only customer. Respectful employees and always a great meal.

Thank tatar7285
Windermere, Florida
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a bite to eat and sat at the bar. Everything we had was good, but prices were at least double charged at surrounding restaurants which already charge high tourist prices. There aren't many places where a martini is worth $20. We had a fish sandwich, which was good. The mashed potatoes served with my husband's meal tasted... More 

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Orlando, FL
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny restaurant with cramped tables and an incredibly cocky owner. The prices are way too high for the quality of experience. The Waterfront is a much better choice. Half of the text on the menu is dedicated to trashing every other restaurant on the Island as frauds which is a clear reflection of the attitude of the... More 

2 Thank daviddcx
Sean M, Owner at Beach Bistro, responded to this review

Mr. DeCurtis, you and some others in your party were using such loud and foul language we had to ask you to leave. You were disruptive to our other guests in the dining room, and were verbally abusive to our staff. It is rare that we have to ask someone to leave, but we have a responsibility to our other... More 

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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I along with another couple had a fantastic dinner at Beach Bistro. I've dined at many great restaurants and this one is right up there. The service and attention to detail were much appreciated. And the ambience was quite a surprise considering the location and outside appearance. But the star of the show came from the kitchen.... More 

Thank Ricky S
Youngstown, Ohio
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Server was amazing host was prompt and polite. Food exceptional even though this part of restaurant is the fast casual the food was gourmet in quality.Manager very attentive to guests! Even the bus boys were on top of their jobs!!

Thank carrie413
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really a gem. From the valet to the waiter, everyone was so welcoming. We had planned on going to another restaurant but stopped her to see the setting sun, seeing the valet we asked if they had any room for us, not only did he offer to check and see if they could accommodate us, he even brought... More 

1 Thank John M
Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If bumping elbows with strangers at the next table, sweating in insufficient AC, and paying twice the fair price for average food is your thing then hurry along to the Beach Bistro

Thank dlokes
Apollo Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants on the island! Very upscale! Food and service has always been exceptional!

Thank cbrooks2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $70
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: 9417786444
Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?