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Waterfront Restaurant

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111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 (Spring Ave)
+1 941-778-1515
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The meals were delicious, and the menu wide ranging. Our waiter was helpful, charming and efficient. We would return.

Thank Averil9
Westford, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here a couple of days ago and had a very tasty meal for the four of us. Seafood dishes were very good and good beer /wine selection. Service very good as well. Prices are a bit high but you are captive audience on the island. Overall, a very good choice.

Thank JSD_West
Dublin, Ohio
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant this evening. Our server as very pleasant and attentive. The drinks were excellent and our meals superb. We shared a fried green tomatoes appetizer with shrimp and grits and frutti di mare as our entrees. Both were simply wonderful. Here is the only drawback: if you desire outdoor seating, DO NOT... More 

Thank SteveN453
Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the waterfront restaurant for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! We had fish tacos and fried shrimp dinner and both were excellent!

Thank Micheleandrichard
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I dined here last night and we loved everything about it. We had 2 great cocktails at the very attractive bar. Then dinner on the back Terrace with the heaters going and the fireplace burning (it was a very cool evening). We weren't in the mood for a traditional meal so we had soup then the baked... More 

Thank carolleone24
Holmes Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never disappointed at the waterfront. Great for lunch or dinner, the food is fresh, well prepared and always delicious. Side dishes vary from day to day and are quite original and yummy. Awesome grouper sandwich, The brie appetizer is to die for. Really good salads - like the crabmeat ceasar.

Thank serickson2016
Bellevue, Kentucky
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service are excellent and consistent. While I often go back to fish tacos ($16) literally all of the food is fresh and very good.. Often tough to get a reservation for the inside, but weather permitting, outside where a reservation is not needed, is a good option.

Thank _dschwarty
Punta Gorda, Florida
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259 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anna Maria Island is quaint, a bit off the beaten track, and little nugget to cherish on Florida’s west coast. It runs along the coast of Bradenton and Sarasota and is comprised of three distinct incorporated municipalities. Near the most northern point of the island in the city of Anna Maria itself is the Waterfront Restaurant. It faces east and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service. Rodney and Lauren are the best bar tenders I've ever seen. The hand crafted cocktails are the best. Highly recommend stopping by and trying one of their signature craft cocktails.

Thank markyflies
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I do believe that I had the best fried oysters I have ever had at this restaurant. Their cajun oysters were dredged in cornmeal and "cajun" seasoning and fried to perfection. Don't be turned off by the "cajun" label. They were not paricularly spicy, but seasoned well and the chef/line cook was a master at prep. Accompanied by a bloody... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
    (Spring Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-1515
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?