eat here - Anna Maria
eat here - Anna Maria

eat here - Anna Maria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eathereannamaria.com/
  • Phone: 9417780411x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marina Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Close up front parking available within steps.
A word from eat here - Anna Maria
The Eat Here restaurants in Sarasota and Anna Maria Island were recently selected as two of Florida's "Best New Restaurants" as part of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Awards. The award was particularly gratifying for the team at Eat Here's parent restaurant, the Beach Bistro, which has long been enthroned in Florida Trend's "Golden Spoon Hall of Fame" and ZAGAT's "Top Restaurants in America. Eat Here was previously selected “Best New Restaurant” by newspapers on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota. The third Eat Here has now opened on Siesta Key to similar rave reviews. Eat Here celebrates chef-crafted, Gulf-Coast cookery featuring presentations of local farm products, fresh, locally-caught seafood and inspired pizza and tacos. The Eat Here bars serve traditional and creative cocktails, craft beers, and wines from pimarily family-owned vineyards.
Eat Here’s chef staff is trained in the Beach Bistro's school of commitment to culinary excellence.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
eat here - Anna Maria reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (41)special occasion (11)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (10)hot spot (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (7)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MarsAndLeah
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to celebrate our anniversary. We opted to sit outside, which ended up being a great decision. The tables are close together and by the middle of our meal a few couples joined, but it still felt cozy enough for private conversations. I even saw kids there. Food was ok. Service was great! Don't forget to make a reservation---it filled up while we were there!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fussy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    All I can say is that ever time we've been here - everything - and I mean everything -- is as perfect as you can get it -- outstanding quality in food and diversity - extremely friendly and service-oriented wait staff, real character inside as far as ambiance -- which is part of the experience. Anyone who gives up a chance to dine here is missing one of the best there is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food, not much on ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I dont know why we have to freeze to death to spend 24 dollars on fish soup. Well, that may be a bit snarky but the food is good, despite the outre mashed potatoes with chipotle and some other ingredient that really has nothing to do with mashed potatoes. I had the shrimp, well prepared. The wine list is quite good, the desserts, an apple concoction and chocolate pudding outrageously good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 36th Anniversary
    lynjoy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This year we chose to come back to Anna Maria Island, from Toronto area, to spend our 36th anniversary. Once the trip was booked I could not wait to go back to Eat Here. As always the food was great: yellowtail snapper cooked to perfection and a delicious moist chicken that fed us the next day as well. We always return here on our trips back to the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food menu
    Bren
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The menu has a good variety to choose from. The food is absolutely fantastic. My family and I look forward to dining at EAT HERE. We especially enjoy the Tempura Beets. The food is always good and the wait staff are very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful from start to finish!
    Wanderlust
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The dining room is small enough to be intimate-cozy and yet open enough to be good for smaller groups as well. The wait staff was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. We really enjoyed the fresh-to-table concept where things came out in stages so they were as fresh as possible. We loved the variety of offerings between the menu and specials and even ordered dessert, a rarity for us. A special treat was when the owner honored a couple that he knew well who were there with family celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary. He bought us all a glass of champagne to toast them. Very warm and welcoming place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food _ Warm Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This is a great place with a cozy feel. Cross between and neighborhood restaurant and an elegant restaurant. Good food, Great wine list although not huge and a beer listing fit for a great night. Wait staff is congenial and knowledgable. The owner Sean is in and out and makes a point of insuring things go right. Personal touch makes a difference. Food is good protions and fun to try new things. Prices are good, not expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat Here- I will again!
    island2diner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was superior and to my delight, the menu had items not common to a lot of places. Was nice to taste different foods. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend and I will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DJRay
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I ordered the Yellowtail snapper special and it was the Best prepared piece of fish I have ever eaten. The lobster sauce topping enhanced the snappers juicy sweetness. I am a West coast of Florida native and have consumed some of the best seafood ever prepared over the last 60 years. This was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    JeffM
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall, everything we had was delicious, from the fried beets to the key lime cheesecake. I had the grouper which was perfectly cooked and obviously very fresh. In sort of a dreary location for AMI, (view of a parking lot) but still worth it. Short walk to the beach for an after-dinner stroll, or before-dinner sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food product
    Phil12
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    After first visit with my family (5adults) 4 said the food was lovely. I had half chicken. It had been deep fried and the breast was incredible dry. The legs were 'ok'. The vegetables (carrots broccoli and roquette) were lovely. The fingerling potatoes appeared to be salad potatoes and the bigger pieces were hard. My meal overall was just 'ok' We decided to go back as it was generally very good. I booked a table with a request (in the appropriate box on booking firm) for a simple breast of chicken, either steamed 'en pappiate' or oven baked (20 mins fir a 200grm breast). Served with a traditional pepper sauce, potatoes and vegetables. We arrived. My request was not met. I had seafood tacos. It was awful with veins in prawns. No room now
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but not special.
    catlady
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Chose this restaurant because we realized that the owner of The Beach Bistro also owned this. This is a very small place in a strip mall that serves good food but has no ambiance. The grouper was fresh but the preparation was just a light dusting of cajun spices. Don't go expecting anything even close to Beach Bistro.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed food & service.
    Outtoeat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We each tried a different meal and they were all delicious. Only exception was our friends pot roast was very fatty. My husbands steak melted in your mouth and my ribs were also very tender and tasty. My green beans were amazing. Our server was very attentive. We will definitely be back with more friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST!
    Skybird
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We never miss an opportunity to dine at Eat Here when we visit AMI. The menu is eclectic and different from any other restaurant you will visit. The appetizers are incredible, especially the garlic potato chips and the poutine (French fries and demi glas). The quinoa salad is excellent! As for entrees, the shrimp and lobster tacos are our favorite, incredibly fresh and with the perfect combination of marinade. The seafood special is always fresh and the desserts are to die for! I have never eaten a better key lime cheesecake anywhere, from the ginger crust to the smooth filling. It is loud indoors so we always opt to dine outside where there are few tables and allows for a cozy and quiet experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kid Friendly
    FamsWelcome
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Def not romantic, very noisy & kid friendly. Great food, service, & drink list. Good for loud, noisy types that don't mind others in close proximity to you. The atmosphere was not what we were looking for...not the establishment's fault, we just wanted something quieter & more private.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was alright
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I liked the beachy paintings, but overall the restaurant was tiny and cramped. The service was just OK. I loved the homemade pickles and fries. I thought the lobster and shrimp tacos would be better. Kinda tasted like the shrimp had been waiting around and oversteamed.
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  • Fine for dinner
    Lorelei19
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Lots of menu options, good for sharing. However, they are unwilling to modify dishes in any way. For example, you can't add a meat or fish to any salad. Kind of annoying. The restaurant interior is also kind of dingy looking, especially for how expensive the food is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun find!
    Kris
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Eat Here is a casual fun "American Tappas" as to having smaller portions that can be shared. A favorite is the beet tampura. But, anything on the menu is wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Special vacation dinners
    Ieathere
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have eaten here once a year since they opened and enjoyed every meal. The fish is always perfectly cooked. Our servers are always freindly and knowledgable . I will never get enough of those tempura beets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yuma-licious!!
    Thetravellingsakesman
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Consistently fresh and daring choices in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We prefer to eat inside as it has a much better ambiance with options of congregating at the "community supper bar" or at a table next to the vibrant artwork.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your money
    Alan1234
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    If you want a hot dog and fries for 20.00 dollars then go. There are great places on the island for lunch and dinner other than Eat Hear. We went to many restaurants during our 7 day stay and we will NEVER return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool place with creative menu
    Bdubnjax
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience here. The menu selections are very creative and they are prepared well. The service was good and it is a lively atmosphere. It was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    AB0211
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Amazing server and even better food. Food was HOT and wonderful. Definitely something different from your normal fish and chips. Great experience and very full when we left. Corn casserole is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Need a bigger place--which you will find eventually. Waitress was superb; food the best we have experienced on The Island. We ordered and consumed a variety, and sampled each setting. All were outstanding. Pleased not to have disappointed out-of-town guests. We will recommend EAT HERE to Friends--and (as Arnold would say) "We'll be back." James DEAN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local
    Local
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    All dinners & appetizers ordered were delicious. Some of the dishes like the Gulf Shrimp were a little skimpy and another item ordered was the roasted clams which were amazing. However, I was a little disappointed when asking for additional bread to enjoy the delicious sauce they were in- for some reason that seemed to be a problem - not sure why - I would think that would be a compliment to the chef. All in all it was a delicious meal. We all enjoyed all the dishes as we shared everything.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine meal
    Sheldon
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have eaten at in Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anna maria's gems
    AMIer
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Eat here always pleases. Wish they had a liquor license. Would liketo try some of their Siesta drink specialties. Love their rootbeer floats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sally
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Sean Murphy's eat here has wonderful food and excellent wine, a great place on Anna Maria Island for foodies and families!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining - much fun
    Pompano
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is super place to eat. Inspired local food choices that are accessible to everyone. The staff is friendly, smart, and quick to bring your meal when you need it - at ease when the timing dictates otherwise. Lots of great beers and wines and the tab won't kill the budget - even with the family having the extra appetizer, pizza, or salad. The chef is not afraid to show both a southern and international side to many of the dishes or their preference for well-chosen craft beers and American wines - and specialties of Florida such as fish and shellfish are exceptional. I have eaten all over Florida, and places like this are and not to missed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find!
    luvuniquefinds
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Eat Here was a surprise. I thought it was going to be a diner, but much to my surprise it was dining at its finest. Very fresh, made to order, unique choices. Beef, seafood, and even their to die for hotdog w/ bearnaise sauce were all excellent. The server was very attentive, and the food came out hot and quickly. We were warned that the food was made to order so might come out at different times, but it all came out together! I would definitely recommend Eat Here, and if we ever return to Holmes Beach, I hope to dine there, again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    J9j9
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lobster and shrimp tacos are awesome! The steak is great too. I don't recommend "to go" because the orders are a lot smaller.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was fantastic. Service was good less the drink glasses going dry for a few of us. Busy place bit tight and a little noisy. Would be a bit pricey for most. But very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Chitown2000
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We ate here with our children for dinner. I don't recommend this for families especially. Very loud and crowded atmosphere. Our waitress was inattentive. The kids shrimp dinner had only three shrimp! Food tasted decent but menu selection is lacking. Specials were never explained nor were suggestions made. Also, we had to ask for kids menu!
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  • greasy at eat here
    funtimeinthesun
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    we did not like the meal at all. everything we ordered was greasy.
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  • Great food, friendly service !
    ChattygalVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had the grouper special and it was delicious! I lt was so fresh and cooked perfectly. We loved the corn soufflé! We will efinitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not disappoint
    Layzlivin
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We have eaten here several times and never disappointed. I had the lobster and shrimp tacos. Nice flavors and very fresh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night
    Robbie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My family normally loves this resturant but this was definitely a off night. My daughter ordered the half chicken dish and discovered after a few bites it was completely raw in the middle.the waiter scooped it up put the plate back into the oven and returned it to her. Needless to say it was awful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the eat here - Anna Maria reviews archive.
  • Eat Here - You really need to!!
    MoonRiver1VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This casual restaurant on Anna Maria Island, FL really provides the atmosphere most people want when enjoying a casual vacation while still offeirng top quality food. Their comfort foods do not disappoint (macaroni & cheese, pot roast, veal meatloaf), etc. and interesting desserts fulfill most everyone's cravings. They only serve beer and wine as opposed to a full bar (FYI). Whenever visiting family in the area, we will continue to make Eat Here one of our choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kid friendly neighborhood gem
    ChicagoRegularGuy
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We always stop at this restaurant when in AMI. It is a smaller version of the Beach Bistro with the same care for great tasting dishes and super service. The atmosphere is casual and pretty kid friendly. We loved the lobster and shrimp tacos and our daughter had the shrimp from the kids menu. it's a neighborhood gem that you should try next time in AMI.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Promise
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Been a number if times and have always enjoyed the food. The staff is very friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall