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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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We put in our reservation, went and watched the sun set on the beach and came back for our table. What an amazing location!

Thank Jane B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here a few weeks ago with another couple. Our friends have eaten here several times for special occasions and they highly recommended it as they know we love fine dining. While the view from the table was nice, it wasn't any different than any of the other waterfront restaurants. The table was SO small, there was just... More 

Thank B C
Hobe Sound, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Your right on the beach sunset was beautiful.Service was great staff very friendly. I had the Florribbean Grouper with coconut and cashew crust. The grouper melted in your mouth. My boyfriend had the Bistro Boullabaisse with lobster tail, jumbo shrimp, fish and clamari that was very good. They had a variety of wine and mix drinks.

Thank nancy m
Adell, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chose this restaurant to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Everyone who took care of our table was charming and professional. People are seated fairly close to one another but that doesn't bother us. The waitress presented my icecream desert with a candle in it , in honor of our anniversary. It was truly a wonderful experience. My husband and I... More 

Thank vslesarik
New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic! Food was amazing and the service was even better! Great location right on the beach. Had the grouper and the shrimp dish. Both were fresh and delicious. Pre dinner breads were also amazing. This is a MUST visit!!!

Thank kingwizard16
Bradenton, Florida
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143 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of the worst on AMI. Only expensive without any quality. Go to Derek's on Manatee Ave in Bradenton and you will get the quality Beach Bistro can't deliver. Rule of thumb: Never eat on the island upscale. Upscale doesn't exist here.

Thank Bradenton14
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended as the finest restaurant by our realtor. He was not kidding! Small intimate place with very good food and also superb presentation . Very busy night and we were seated in the very small bar but it was fine . It feels and looks like you are inside a very nice boat. Enjoyed being here!

Thank James F
Holmes Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach Bistro is rated as the *best* restaurant in Florida, which may surprise people. Rather non-descript as you approach it, once you enter the friendly environment envelops you. Meals are meticulously crafted; wait-staff is very attentive. A bit on the pricey-side, but well worth it. I didn't mark this as "one of the best meals I've ever had in a... More 

Thank Frank2002
Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been twice to the Beach Bistro. The restaurant is small and intimate. Everything is absolutely top notch.

Thank R7494CLmichaelw
Annapolis, Maryland
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here last week with friends. this was my third time there over the past six years. Overall, our food was good, but not worth the price. Presentations are lovely, but The broccoli rabe which came with some meals was tough and inedible. The service was less than special, and the seats are very hard and uncomfortable when... 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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, 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: 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?