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eat here - Anna Maria
eat here - Anna Maria

eat here - Anna Maria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eathereannamaria.com
  • Phone: (941) 778-0411
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "we did not like the meal at all. everything we ordered was greasy."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and never disappointed. I had the lobster and shrimp tacos. Nice flavors and very fresh"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Been a number if times and have always enjoyed the food. The staff is very friendly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were welcomed right away and our waiter joined us to review all the specials of the night. FRESH options that were all locally sourced. The food was very fresh and hot, cooked to order. Many wine and craft beer choices. We WILL be going back before we leave at least once. The service was great, Douglas was very knowledgeable and attentive to all our wants and needs, he was a great server! The Lobster shrimp tacos were very nice for a change, the french onion soup was a nice starter. The wife and kids got chicken strips and grilled cheese that was gourmet. Wonderful spot to eat and drink!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent! The dinner I had was "late night out". The filet was the best I ever had. The shrimp was very good also. I live on Anna Maria Island so I will be back. I was disappointed there was no Happy Hour, even though the website said there is Happy Hour 5PM-6PM."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Coffee, coriander crust tenderloin is outstanding! Price fair, not great. Son had grouper on the specials - according to waiter Douglas, was being fillet as he was walking in to restaurant. Specials did not have a price on menu - no specials did. Douglasdid not mention prices. We had gone earlier in the week and Clayton was great - mentioned all the specials in detail with prices. The fish - 4 ozs of grouper was very fishy tasting. Not flaky or fresh, looked undercooked. NOT fresh! Overpriced at $29 which we did not find out until the check came. Eat here has new menus with new prices. Waiters or computers still have old prices - tenderloin was $29, new menu price $28. Check came,charged $29. Only $1 difference, but not right."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Outstanding in every way. We had a group of four and each of us enjoyed our experience immensely. One of the very best on Anna Maria Island. I highly recommend!! Freshest seafood, best roast chicken ever, great and unusual wines."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent food owned by Gold Spoon winner Beach Bistro. Similar entrees with their on specials."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Jenavive our server was outstanding the atmosphere,food service was outstanding all round."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We love the salmon with the horseradish. The corn casserole is our favorite side dish. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the menu remains unparalleled for this area. The restaurant was very crowded and several different members of the wait staff had to serve us - seemed not to have enough staff to cover all the patrons on that evening."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was delicious but small in portions and high(ish) in price. The two kids meals for $6 were larger in quantity than the meals the adults had (ranging in price from $13.50 to $16.00). I also didn't like that the pricing was left out for the chef's pick Taco's that I had and for the kids meals on the menus. Honestly, I was surprised to find pulled beef tacos to be more expensive than seafood tacos when the bill arrived. It's not a place I would go back to even though, yes the food tasted great. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Interesting menu and moderate priced. Nice place in Anna Maria. Try the meat loaf."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Not much of view, but you go to a restaurant for the food and its great here!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Creative, interesting menu. Excellent food, moderately priced.p"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The fried beets are the yummiest! Beets in tempura batter with a blue cheese dip can't get any better. The surf and turf was perfectly prepared and delicious. A high end eatery with no pretense-just great food in a simple setting. Delicious!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "great food , very different to the island norm with service from friendly staff "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have Eat Here on our list of restaurants to visit every time we are visiting Anna Maria Island for vacation. this visit we went twice, trying to order something different each time even though we have favorites. Great selection of interesting tastes."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We ate here 4 times during our 14 day holiday. Food was very good and on the whole the service was excellent. Our last night was booked through Opentable for 7.30, but that seemed irrelevant as we didn't get our table until 8.15 and our appetizer was there by 8.45. Quite a wait!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "As always we had a great experience at Eat Here. Food was amazing.... I had the lobster shrimp tacos which had tons of fresh lobster. My husband had the surf and turf which was a special that night. His filet was perfect. Definitely one of our fav places to eat."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Seated promptly. Service very attentive. Table we had very private for our group of 6. Garlic potato chips appetizer to die for! Entree of meatloaf great comfort food. Sean Murphy has created a great casual restauraunt at Eat Here."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The tomato soup is the best I ever had with unique fantastic flavors. Had seafood tacos which were fresh and delicious. Lots of interesting choices at moderate prices. Will definitely be back again. It is very noisy but energetic. The noise usually bothers me but I liked the energy here. No negatives at all. It is very casual in keeping with the island ambience. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Very disappointed. Had heard it was as good as Beach Bistro...not ! Eating outside was very nice with excellent service. Appetizers and dinner were ok, not what we expected. Will not Eat Here again. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "ALL THE FOOD WE ORDERED WAS DELICIOUS, ESPECIALLY THE TEMPURA BEETS. THE OPEN TABLE RESERVATION SPECIAL REQUEST WAS NOT READ OR CARRIED OUT. I ASKED THAT THE DESSERT MY WIFE ORDERED COME WITH A CANDLE SINCE IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY...THAT REQUEST WAS NOT GIVEN TO THE STAFF."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This is a beach restaurant, casual, etc. located in a strip mall. No atmosphere really. The star is the food. (Although the menu which is provided on a clip board is confusing.) Our waiter was awful; dishes arrived at strange intervals. But if you can look past the bad service and total lack of atmosphere...go for it. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We spent a wonderful evening here with great food (seafood stew). Our little daughter also deserved her 'create your own pizza'."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful amberjack. The sides were great as well. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great food......different menu than the standard island restaurants.....creative and delicious. Attentive and friendly staff; not rushed even though it became very busy after we arrived about 6:00. My salmon (the lite option) was delicious, broiled perfectly, accompanied by a tasty, not bitter arugula side. My wife's filet - mouth watering. Do NOT pass up the plump corn casserole. Going back north after a year in Bradenton....should have come more often!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "While on vacation on Anna Maria Island, we had dinner at Eat Here. The food was fresh, original, and tasty! We ordered the fish tacos and a kale salad. The fish tacos were made with fresh caught grilled amberjack with crunchy slaw. The kale salad was excellent!! We also shared and order of house made French fries which we could not stop eating. I would recommend Eat Here to anyone visiting or living on the island. I can't wait to go back. I would like if it they would open for lunch."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have been to Eat Here on a number of occasions. I always have a great meal. On this occasion, I attended with my Mom. We had tempura beets, the lighter portion of shrimp, roasted green beans & corn casserole. The roasted green beans and corn casserole are my favs - I always order them. The beets were recommended by a friend. They were good, although I'm not big on fried food and won't order them again. The shrimp (on mashed) were excellent and I would order them again. The lighter portion is only 3 (large) shrimp which may not be enough for some folks, but with all the other stuff, was plenty for us. My only real 'dislike' at Eat Here is the noise level. It's so loud, it's hard to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "It is an original, with great food and ambiance, We love to go there alone and we also enjoy taking our visitors there. They appreciate the specialness of Eat Here - not run-of-the-mill snowbird FL - as well as the menu."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had such a great meal at Eat Here! Everything from beginning to end was nothing short of wonderful! We plan to return in a few days since there was so much on the menu that we want to try. We loved the fact that you could order several things and sharing was encouraged:). A+"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I visit AMI often and we are always looking for fun new places to dine. Eat Here was lovely! The food was different but delicious and they have a good variety of beer and wine. We enjoyed our experience very much! Love the sarcasm and humor that accompany the menu items and signage through out the restaurant. Everyone should try this while on the island. It's fairly small inside and out so I would recommend making a reservation."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "awe have been before and were looking forward to the experience again and were not disappointed. The service was very prompt and courteous. The food was superb, hot and tasty. We were in and out in 11/2 hours."
    Dined on 4/4/2014