We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great view, food average bar food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rod & Reel Pier

Rod & Reel Pier
Ranked #6 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bourbon, IN
Level Contributor
70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great view, food average bar food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The food is nothing exciting, nor is the staff... They're both just ok and could be easily found in any other town or state. What this place has going for it is an AMAZING view.

Helpful?
Thank NeednSun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,765 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    781
    618
    239
    76
    51
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, CO
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beat grouper sandwich on the island!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Rod n Reel is incredibly busy since it reopened! The wait for a table attests to that! It's worth the wait! Plus, you can watch all the fishermen pull them in in while you wait! The best grouper I had on the island!

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank thomas48
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food by the sea.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Went there on a Friday at 1130 in the afternoon. We waited for an hour for party of 7. The clam chowder and salad was good. Three of us had the grouper sandwich and it was very fishy tasting. My mother had a hamburger and it was fishy tasting. Kids chicken fingers were great. If you want a great view this is the place. But not for food.

Helpful?
Thank Lisa M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have ate here several times, I have never gotten a bad meal here yet. There is always a wait and the parking isn't that great but it is worth all of that to eat here. It is a pier so there isn't anything fancy about it. The water is beautiful and you can see the fish swimming right under you. I love the view while we wait and while we eat. The service has always been good.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Mermaidwith2legs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ludington, Michigan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Million dollar view!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Went to Rod & Reel for breakfast on a recent Saturday....small, quaint, simple decor but who needs it with this view of the ocean and the Tampa Skyway bridge in the distance....unbelievable....reasonable prices for delicious omelets, amazing never ending coffee, and great service. So much fun watching the fisherman underneath our window. Can't wait to return!

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank andyg_15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rod & Reel Pier also viewed

Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island
 
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
 
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
 

Been to Rod & Reel Pier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing