The Waterfront Restaurant

anna maria restaurant

Location: 111 Bay Blvd N, Anna Maria, FL
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Anna Maria City Pier, you can dine at the Waterfront Restaurant, a favorite Anna Maria Island restaurant that is known for its experimental, high quality and seasonal ingredient influenced cuisine.

This restaurant offers a pleasant and impressive interior setting for a relaxed dining experience, as well as an outdoor patio where you can take in views of the ocean while enjoying your meal on a family vacation.

Daily rotating specials and unusual items

The Waterfront Restaurant doesn’t try to appeal to everyone. It caters to travelers and locals with a distinguished taste and the open-mindedness to try cuisines from around the world and savory dishes that they may not be familiar with.

Here you’ll get to choose from a more traditionally oriented menu with items such as lobster bisque, steamed clams, salads, chicken parmesan, shrimp and grits, pork tenderloin, crab cakes, grouper and more.

However, there are daily rotating specials and more unusual signature items that are also available on a separate menu, and this is where the creativity of the chefs really shine.

It’s recommended to order from this menu if you can, so that you see just how talented the chefs here really are and perhaps try a new dish that you haven’t heard before.

Chefs who search the world for cuisine inspirations

The menu clearly has global influences. Options like the Italian risotto julienne are made with impressive authenticity, but the inspirations aren’t just limited to the Mediterranean.

There are also Japanese influences on some dishes such as the Wasabi Tuna featuring fresh yellow fin in a wasabi-coriander crust. Even South America makes its mark on the menu with the Moqueca, a traditional Brazilian stew made with shrimp, fish, clams, coconut and lime.

Easy to access in the City of Anna Maria

It’s easy to get to this restaurant when you’re visiting Pine Avenue or exploring the attractions at and around the City Pier. You can walk to The Waterfront from this area within minutes.

If you’re anywhere else on the island, jump on the free trolley to get to the restaurant, as there is a stop right next to it at the City Pier. Bicycle paths are also nearby.

Just try to avoid dealing with parking because spots are very limited and, and the same goes for many of the other restaurants on Anna Maria Island. Experience the globally inspired culinary excellence at The Waterfront Restaurant during your next family vacation or trip here!