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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 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Lowell, Michigan
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been coming to AMI for 7 years but this was the first time we visited WFI, preferring to go to "local dives." But last year I noticed WFI has smoked salmon, which I eat every single day when we travel to Ireland. WFI's smoked salmon rivals the plates I have had there, and their bloody marys are quite... More 

Thank mjarema
Elgin, South Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had chicken and waffles and it was tasty and hot. My wife had a hamburger which she said was good also.

Thank Alvin H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Waterfront is spectacular. We sat at the bar for dinner and enjoyed watching the bartenders create some amazing cocktails. Try the "Jealous Eyes", you will not be disappointed. We had the ahi tuna appetizers, which was cooked perfectly and dressed with a tasty sesame sauce. The highlight of the night was the shrimp and grits entree. Definitely the best shrimp... More 

Thank Annie K
Cape Coral, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am vegan and always so nice to find an actual vegan item on the menu. It was delicious. The rest of our party had seafood of some kind and everyone was happy. Friendly staff. Beautiful view of the bay at outside seating.

Thank EPdogmom
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants - it's got great ambience, the service was impeccable - our waitress was friendly, attentive, and very helpful. The food was outstanding - the best crab cakes I've had in years, the blackened shrimp was very tasty. The portions are not enormous, but everything was very well done. The restaurant is quite close... More 

Thank Paula05192012
Saint John, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Anna Maria 2 or 3 times a year and always come to this restaurant and have never been disappointed. There is always a wait to dine on the porch so we eat inside and like the room. It is a little expensive but not out of line for the dining experience.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here last evening. We all felt the same thing it was just okay. The place was busy and our table was in the back of an alcove making service difficult. However that does not account for prolonged absences of the waitress or the fact I had to ask for bread half way through the meal. The service is... More 

Thank Stephen K
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant with an excellent menu and attentive service. Prices are average for the island, which isn't cheap, but the food is served with more finesse than most of the other eateries charging about the same. Portions more European than American.

Thank Susan T
Bradenton, Florida
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with another couple for a late dinner and meals were all very good. Service excellent. One of the best shrimp and grits I have had. Prices good and location and ambience quite nice. When on Anna Maria you must make this a dinner stop.

1 Thank Averagejoe001
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a touristy town like Anna Maria finding a place to dine with a view can be challenging. The Waterfront has a lot going for it, including well prepared fresh fish, efficient and friendly staff without an attitude, a location across the street from the water and pretty views of the Anna Maria pier. We like the fresh grouper sandwich... More 

1 Thank worldtraveler16

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?