Best Places To Dine And Watch A Sunset On
Anna Maria Island:
Rod & Reel Pier and Restaurant
875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria
On the very north end of Anna Maria Island, Rod & Reel has views of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. There is a great view of the Skyway Bridge too! The restaurant is very casual. Bathing suits and flip flops are accepted attire. Restaurant is located at the end of a pier, providing exceptional views.
100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria
Located on the north end of Anna Maria, Sandbar Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants on the island to watch the sunset. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Enjoy a tropical cocktail and fresh Florida seafood right on the beach. Casual attire, bathing suits allowed.
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Romantic, fine dining restaurant. Received the highest ZAGAT scores for best food and service in the state of Florida. This restaurant boasts fresh Florida seafood, local produce, and a superior wine list. Waterfront location with spectacular sunset views. Casual/nice dress code.
Gulf Drive Café
900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach
Gulf Drive Cafe’ is located a few blocks north of the Cortez Bridge. Casual beachfront dining with indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy a cocktail at The Kokonut Hut Tiki Bar (next to the restaurant) while you watch the sunset. Casual attire, beachwear friendly.
Beach House Restaurant
200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
The Beach House restaurant is located towards the south end of Anna Maria Island. Watch the sunset on the covered patio or inside through one of the many windows overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Fresh Florida seafood and tropical drinks set the tone for a fun evening! Be sure to check the website for the live entertainment schedule. Casual beach attire allowed.