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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for after dinner drinks. The bartender, Fred, was awesome and made us wish we had dinner there! He was a friendly and enjoyable bartender! We will definitely be back to try the food.

Thank kgeyen
Bradenton, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being local, it's wonderful at this time of year to make a reservation just a half hour before dinner and get a table looking at the Gulf of Mexico. The food is wonderful, as always, and the summer tasting menu provided a lighter meal leaving room for dessert. The Thai summer twist on the signature bouillabaisse was delightful, although I'll... More 

Thank Jack M
Tierra Verde, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Special memories and experienced outstanding serrvice with the best menu selection and satifiaction ratings off the charts. Including her photo on the insert of the menu. a rose presented to my wife after dinner and the best sunset view in the house. This is a must do experience.

Thank David R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All of my visits to the Beach Bistro have been wonderful experiences. The staff is friendly, the food is top notch, and the cozy view of Anna Maria island's sunsets cannot be beat. I live in Saint Petersburg, FL. but the drive is well worth it. I highly recommend the lobstercargot appetizer, ask for extra bread to soak up the... More 

2 Thank William M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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227 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First let say the place is nice, beautiful views of the beach ( no outdoor seating), staff is friendly and very attentive and the menu is different from everywhere else on the island. The food is good, not fabulous but good enough though far too pricey and without any justification (73$ for a rack of lamb....seriously ????) so I can... More 

1 Thank Stephanie M
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a big birthday and wanted to celebrate at a restaurant we had never been to. OMG what a discovery Beach Bistro is. Our experience was outstanding and has put Beach Bistro at the top of our list of high-end restaurants in the Sarasota area. Everything from the accommodating professional wait staff to the creative offerings and warmer engaging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at the Beach Bistro for the first time and absolutely loved it! We were seated at a lovely table with a wonderful view of the beach. The food was incredible not only in taste but presentation. I had the Grouper Cooper which was fantastic and had a lobster tail with the grouper. My husband had maple glazed shrimp... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful find! Everything about this restaurant was terrific. The location....dining room with a beach view or the cozy bar. Extensive menu. Grouper was delicious as were two different lobster appetizers. Caesar salad and watermelon salad were excellent. The waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive. Too bad we don't live in the area, but if we did we would... More 

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Beach Bistro is Top quality on Anna Maria! Most of the time we like the laid back island vibe and food but if you want upscale food Beach Bistro is the perfect place. We have eaten at both a table and the bar and it was perfection both times. Full bar and the bartender can make the difficult drinks,... More 

Thank Mark G
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was just across the road from our Hotel and was highly recommended by word of mouth and in the press. The cooking is high quality but the atmosphere is far from stuffy. We were concerned that we had 4 year old in our party and that the restaurant may be a bit snooty about this. We were wrong;... More 

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
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?