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“Always good”

Waterfront Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spring Ave
Description: Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.
Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stopped in here last year, and it was just as good this year. Greeted with a smile by the hostess. My wife started with the fried green tomatoes and then had the oscar grouper. I had the filet. The food was wonderful. The view was great. We both had a great night.

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Thank Terry H
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

This restaurant comes with glowing reviews and we were looking forward to enjoying a good experience.
We had a warm welcome and some guests leaving were full of praise for the food and service.
The food service staff were all very pleasant and smiley, except ours who appeared to be having a bad day!
The menu was well composed with a good range of dishes to suit all tastes. The 5 of us ordered a good range of dishes from the menu. 2 of us were very pleased with our chooses, 1 was reasonable pleased but 2 were very disappointed. One of our company chose the Crab Caesar Salad but found very little crab and was given an extra dish of fried scallops which helped to pacify him. A waffle coated chicken dish was describe by the guest as 'horrible' and almost inedible.
The waitress mistakenly tried to remonstrate with the guest which did absolutely nothing to improve the situation.

What a shame an experienced member of staff was unable to correct the situation, but her attitude destroyed the evening.
The manager did not charge for the dish. But the evening was ruined for all of us.

1  Thank Gerald D
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

This cafe on the beach/waterfront is an enduring attraction for tasty lunches inside or while sitting on the porch where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. We have returned there many times over the years. The original structure was destroyed by fire a few years ago, but the ambiance was retained when it was rebuilt, saving the original stone fireplace in the dining area.

Thank grannyfayeanny
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went for lunch and chose to wait so we could sit on the patio. The wait was not long. Great view and nice breeze. We had been told that it was a great place to eat and were not disappointed. Great beer selection. I chose to have just lobster bisque so I had room for dessert since it was my birthday. It was the best I have ever had. Full of lobster meat. My husband had the grouper tacos and thought they were great. Glad I saved room for dessert. I had the Ghiradelli triple chocolate brownie with black raspberry ice cream. Yum. Will definitely go back when I am not so focused on a dessert. Linda was our waitress and she was wonderful.

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Thank 13betty
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We (five sisters) went to Waterfront with a reservation at 700pm. Still had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, and of course, we didn't get outside seating. Their outside is first come, first serve, but not sure why another group for 700pm got seated outside and they arrived after us...perhaps they knew someone there? Anyway, seating inside is a little tacky (place could use some updating) but the server and the food was delicious. Last year we ate there twice, but not as impressed this year.

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Thank Judy K
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