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Beach Bistro

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6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
+1 941-778-6444
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ambiance, grate waiters the food was very tasty presentation was nice just a bit too pricey, It is nice to wait by the sea for your table and enjoy the sunset

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Allentown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island and now it will not be our last, thanks to Beach Bistro. Friends had told us about the place, "best restaurant in Florida" but how good could a restaurant be? Look no further, Beach Bistro is the real deal. Zagat rating aside, let's get to the facts. We first met our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Happened upon the Beach Bistro quite by accident, while looking for a place to watch the sunset. What a magnificent discovery! Enjoyed drinks outside while watching the sunset. Though a bit pricey ($15 for a glass of Pinot noir). It was well worth seeing the magnificent sunset. Decided to venture in for dinner. Our waiter Mark provided us with such... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would give this four and a half stars if I could. The half star deduction is for the somewhat uninspired dessert menu and the outdated decor. However, the place has a certain old time charm and its location right on the beach can't be beat. You can dine outside on the sand next to a lovely fire pit if... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a good experience we had, really nice food and atmosphere, the service was great, just a very good time. Thanks a lot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat at the bar for happy hour on a Thursday evening and what a blast. The bartender was a genius with a cocktail shaker, and also very entertaining. And he even cleaned my sunglasses ... with vodka ... apparently a trade secret. I can't wait to go back and have dinner here. The place is clearly an experience.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on Nov 15th and very much enjoyed our experience. We knew going in that this was going to be expensive but they did have a great tasting menu which included an app, entree and dessert for an affordable price. Our waiter was very attentive and both owners came around to chat during our meal. We are maritimers... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite pricey but worth the cost for the level of food, wine, service and special attention. It's a bit tight on space and the menus are almost overwhelming. That is the only criticism I can offer. Sean the owner is a hoot. Great stories and quick witted and funny. Makes you feel at home. We had a big group of... More 

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Genève, Suisse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday night, without reservation. They were most helpful and arranged for a small table in the bar area (which is very nice by the way). Service and dinner were perfect. So we decided to go back a few days later. We had booked and they gave us a nice table by the window, facing the beach.... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you think $500 including tip is too much to pay for dinner for 4 don't go here but seriously you will have missed some of the best food and service in the USA. As it was our first time we all tried the taster menu with wine pairings with each course. The stars of the evening were the bouillabaisse,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$70
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-6444
Description
Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?