The City Pier Restaurant
Location: 100 S. Bay Blvd
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
At the historic Anna Maria City Pier is an incredible restaurant that started off as a gift shop and later turned into one of the most visited seafood eateries on the island.
This beloved Anna Maria Island restaurant provides you with delicious food just a short walk away from a perfect beach. With a homey atmosphere, this restaurant on the pier is an ideal location for happy hour drinks, live music, unrivaled views of the bay and for experiencing fresh local seafood.
If you’re looking for something fancy, you’ll want to look elsewhere. The City Pier Restaurant prides itself on being a no-nonsense spot serving exemplary seafood dishes at a very reasonable price.
With an emphasis on quality and freshness, The City Pier Restaurant provides a large menu selection including everything from your traditional burgers and sandwiches, to classic seafood dishes, and many vegetarian options like a Portobello sandwich or veggie burger.
Grouper sandwiches, onion rings, lobster bisque, and coconut shrimp are all favorites here. If you’re just looking for something light, you’ll want to check out the wide array of seafood appetizers—crab cakes, sear ahi tuna, peel and eat shrimp, or some calamari!
A kid friendly menu also offers baskets of fish or chicken served side-by-side with fries and coleslaw, perfect for any picky eaters in the family.
You’ll find live music most days during lunch and dinner at The City Pier Restaurant when the weather is good. It’s best to visit when the weather is clear and sunny, but you’ll have the sea breeze blowing by to keep you cool. At the end of the boardwalk overlooking the water you’ll find an ideal spot to see the ocean and wildlife.
The meal will be memorable and so will the views! On a good day, you can see the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and possibly even spot a dolphin or a manatee in the waters. That’s an experience you won’t find at most other Anna Maria Island restaurants, and you won’t pay much for it either. With moderate prices, you can expect to spend anywhere from $10 to $30 per person at The City Pier Restaurant.
When you’re done eating, you won’t want to miss out on the gift shop! It features all sorts of keepsakes for you to remember your trip to Anna Maria Island- from jewelry, to paintings, and even fossils!
Pick up a postcard showing the pier and send it home to share the experience. Stop by this Anna Maria Island landmark at least once during your family vacation!