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Beach Bistro

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6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
+1 941-778-6444
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not sure why some people have given poor reviews, Beach Bistro was fantastic. I had the bouillabaisse and my wife had the bourbon shrimp. Both dishes were outstanding. The restaurant and bar has a great atmosphere and charm. Before eating here, I was beginning to wonder if there were any good restaurants on Anna Maria. Beach Bistro is it.

Thank puhse
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint and lovely atmosphere. A bit snooty. All of our food was excellent, but you have to know that this is a very expensive place.

Thank Mark D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Beach Bistro is an amazing restaurant right on the gulf with impeccable service and fabulous food! I spend every special occasion there and would go more often if it was cheaper that being said the food is out of this world and worth every penny!

Thank Kathy M
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located on beautiful Anna Maria Island, the Beach bistro is tucked away in an otherwise unassuming beachfront hotel. From the time we arrived we were treated as honored guests by the staff, who took their time to welcome us with a complimentary drink while we reviewed the menu and wine list. The menu included a number of dishes featuring locally... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting local friends who arranged for outdoor seating to view gorgeous sunset....one of the best views on the island! The meal itself was equally spectacular from the creative Caesar salads to the bouillabaisse and coconut grouper. This place is unexpected superior upscale dining in an otherwise laid back and casual tropical setting. For a treat get a table here...if you... More 

1 Thank YPSS1970
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced and under itemized bill. Not only did they not explain the extra $210 on our bill, but they embarrassed us because they couldn't find a signed receipt.

1 Thank Christina C
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Romantic restaurant with absolutely gourmet food! Right on the beach of the Gulf so probably has beautiful sunsets which can be seen from the tables on the sand or from the big windows from inside. Unfortunately, we had reservations for an outdoor table at sunset but it stormed at sunset. The restaurant graciously moved us indoors where we had a... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife's birthday is New Year's Eve, and this is the second year we planned a Florida coastal getaway, our first time to Anna Maria Island. By the time we'd made plans, and I started looking for restaurant options, New Year's Eve options had narrowed. I'd never heard of Beach Bistro, but the reveiws looked great, unfortunately booked up for... More 

1 Thank jskenndy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on the beach, 2 families - 4 adults, 4 kids. Exceptional food and v helpful waiter. Kids enjoyed playing in the sand and wrapped up in warm blankets when it cooled. We were the only ones outside and had plenty time to enjoy dinner as adults!

Thank Karen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined December 7th nearly 25 years to the day of our first visit to BB. Hudson provided attentive yet unobtrusive service. I dined on the Grouper Cooper, an 8 oz filet languishing in aurora cream sauce topped by a poached lobster tail. My wife enjoyed the beautifully presented Bella Roma tomato salad which she deemed sumptuous. We shared the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $70
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 941-778-6444
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?