The Waterfront Restaurant
island flavorThe quaint island atmosphere both inside and outside depending on your mood won't disappoint. And when it comes to the menu, it only gets better.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe come often because theWe come often because the food is always delicious and we can make a reservation.. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful. Like both indoor and outdoor dining. Tends to be a little noisy because of small space and bar. Overall a wonderful dining experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had prebooked and wereWe had prebooked and were shown straight to our table on arrival. Our waitress was fun and efficient. The food was delicious ---all four of us chose fish. It arrived promptly ,was hot and beautifully presented.
We will return!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom Beverley in England!What a gem of a restaurant, located on the waterfront...dine inside or out if available, we booked a table for 4 online it was so easy with a prompt reply, we opted to sit outside in the warm evening air...good choice! Service is excellent right from the cheerful greeting to the table waiting. Menu very comprehensive something to suit every taste, we chose the mussels and fish, absolutly delicious, cooked and presented to perfection and enjoyed with an excellent glass of wine. We would reccomend without hesitation and look forward to returning very soon.
Heather and Bill5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWent here for my dad's birthday. The food is fantastic, wine and beer are excellent, service is outstanding. Even though we weren't sitting outside it was a nice, quiet setting inside. We were very pleased and are planning to go back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice overall...butWe always like to eat at the Waterfront when we're in Anna Maria and we will continue to do so. The food is good and the view is awesome. However, in the inside dining room, they put brown butcher paper over top of the tablecloths! How tacky is that?!!! So they want to keep their tablecloths clean...throw them in the washing machine like everyone else does.....don't put brown butcher paper over them, for goodness sake. SO tacky.....did I mention TACKY?!!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had another great diningWe had another great dining experience. The food is consistently excellent. You can not make a bad choice. everything is nicely prepared and tastes great. Also, they have a nice selection of draft beers that we like. The service was a slight less than our previous two visits, but, still very good.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for the memoriesWe had a birthday diner for my wife and daughter this past Sunday.
The food was wonderful as was the entire dining experience.
The next morning my wife said she looks forward to our next diner at the Waterfront.
Thanks4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service asGreat food and service as always. The best non chain place to eat in this area.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a real estate agent andI am a real estate agent and I was entertaining my customers/friends for the evening. They had never been to The Waterfront and were very pleasantly surprised. Thank you for a wonderful evening. I will be back very soon. We enjoyed the flounder and snapper entrees.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate outside and it wasWe ate outside and it was delightful. Our server was attentive, knowledgable & friendly. Our party of four all tried different entrees and all were delicious and were well presented. We definitely will return.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great dining experience.We had a great dining experience. The service was efficient attentive without being intrusive. The food is excellent. Well prepared and made with fresh ingredients. The bread was warm & fresh. Our salads were creative and very tasty. It was not your generic "house salad". The grouper Oscar was delicious. The grilled shrimp were big and tender, not over grilled to the point of dry and rubbery. Overall, we had really enjoyable meal and will return to dine again.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Waterfront. We recommend for great night of dining.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband has lived in thisMy husband has lived in this area 35 years and I have been here 12 years but neither of us has eaten at The Waterfront before. This meal was our first experience, and all we could ask each other is"why have we not eaten here before?" The bisque was delicious, creamy, rich and the spinich salad could have been a meal in itself. The grouper was excellent both in the tacos (best ever!) and as an entree. I asked for a side of the braised red cabbage: $2.00. Unheard of for the price and delicious. Great meal. Lovely view. Wonderful atmosphere.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch or dinner - great diningFood was great quality and quantity.
One out six dinners had an issue and the restaurant went
out of its way to accommodate a new plate.
Have been many times for lunch and now add dinner dining to
that list. Would happily return.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Top Reason for Visiting AMIWe would not visit Anna Maria without having a least one meal here. We again found the food delicious and are now venturing from our favourites to discover new favorites. Mark our waiter was a very pleasant guy from Brighton, England who served us attentively.
The Waterfront is not the only reason we return to Anna Maria, but it is one of our top reasons!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent evening for a partyExcellent evening for a party of six which included an eight year old. Highly recomended.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront was my first choiceWaterfront was my first choice to host my visiting friends. Never disappointed!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally great grilled sampler.Totally great grilled sampler. We are so happy that we chose this for our one evening meal on AM Island. Service was perfect.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster dinnedOur of family of eight really enjoyed our dining experience. The food was great and the service was perfect.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to the waterfront everyWe go to the waterfront every year, this year three times, and have always enjoyed it. The food is good, service good and the overall experience very enjoyable.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food. Creative menu.Wonderful food. Creative menu. Knowledgeable server. Food prep was a little slow.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant to go toA great restaurant to go to for very good food, good views, and very good service. I will definitely go again when back in Florida.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food .... great serviceGreat food .... great service ... waiter Matt was spot on.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our fourth year comingThis is our fourth year coming to this area and our meal at The Waterfront Restaurant ranks as one of our very best dining experiences! Great food, wonderful ambience, and terrific service. It was a real plus to be able to reserve a table on-line. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. The entire staff worked hard to make it a memorable dining experience and they were successful!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional FoodWe were told about the restaurant by friends who heard about it through word of mouth, never having been there. We took their word and are quite happy that we did. Some seating has a great water view and some faces a street, but the food makes up for the possible bad view. We asked the waitress for her suggestions and she really came through. I highly recommend this restaurant. Enjoy!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family of 8 dined at TheMy family of 8 dined at The Waterfront Restaurant during our vacation stay at Anna Maria Island and celebrated my mother's 74th birthday. The food was excellent and the best we enjoyed on the island. The Shrimp and Grits were spectacular according to my sister-in-law and she is very particular. Only wine and beer are available, but the food makes up for the lack of cocktails.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a goodbye dinner forIt was a goodbye dinner for 2 great friends who visited AMI. We had a wonderful dinner and lots of wine. Waiter was great. I am having a party on 3/26 for my birthday and Waterfront is my # 1 choice.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM