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“Breakfast on the Pier”
Review of Rod & Reel Pier

Rod & Reel Pier
Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Travel over to Anna Maria Island every year and never miss the breakfast at the Rod & Reel. Great service / great food and a fab place to sit and dine - one of the finest places to eat Breakfast on the planet. Cant wait to get back here this year again.

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Thank golfprov
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Unfortunately had afire will not be open for approx. 2 months,very disappointing as we find this the best food on the Island

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Spent a lot of time on the Pier, boys fishing successfully, meeting new friends and eating.
Staff most helpful, good food & service was good, not excellent but good..... nice atmosphere and loads of different fish swimming around and biting on the bait. My eldest son eventually caught a small shark after numerous Spanish Mackerels and the others possible catch could be tarpons, red snappers,grouper & tuna type of fish. Many dolphins swimming around & frolicking, loads of beautiful Pelicans and one of the best food on the island in the Cafe. Fantastic spot for watching the sunsets

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Thank JohnNelson
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Rod and Reel Pier was only a five minute walk from our villa. We enjoyed a few drink there during the first few nights of our stay in the area, sat on the pier enjoyed the beautiful view and the very special dolphin show which was an amazing surprise!

As we saw how big the queue for food got we thought we should try it so first of all went there for breakfast. Even for breakfast we had to wait 5 minutes for a table but they all having lovely view out to the ocean. The breakfast menu has on everything you could imagine and the portions are huge. I enjoyed an omelette which was very well cooked with sides of Texan toast and fried potatoes, it was very good. My husband had the steak and eggs and it’s looked like something you would have for dinner but he said it was great and the steak melted in the mouth. We didn’t need to eat again until the evening!
We went back another night for dinner, we did have to wait about an hour for a table but we were aware of that before we went and were happy to sit and relax and have a drink. The pier has a lovely buzzy atmosphere and its great watching the people fish and seeing what they have caught. The evening meal was great, a really good choice of fresh fish. The blacken grouper for main course was lovely and very fresh. Portions here are huge so me and husband felt that sharing a starter and a main course was plenty for us. The service is very efficient and helpful but it isn’t a fine dinign establishment so its not all fancy but at the end of the day you get excellent food, good service and amazing view.

We really loved this place and went back on our last evening for dinner again (had a big wait, it does get very busy) and then breakfast before we left the next day. I would highly recommend the Rod and Reel and would love to go back if we were lucky enough to be in the area again.

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Thank SamM2509
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Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful views of the bay. Food was yummy and came out fast. Service was excellent. Great stop for lunch.

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Thank April S
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