Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Cross the bridge and escape from the hectic, the monotony and the every day. Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen on Anna Maria Island is nestled within Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club. By day, a warm and inviting dining experience. By night, a cozy gathering spot to connect and unwind. Rustic elements of weathered wood and industrial metals are juxtaposed against the colorful and reflective buoy walls; all hinting at a marina location with nautical influences. The open kitchen, wood-burning grill, cast iron cookware and captain’s table create a sense of the familiar. With a menu inspired by similar locations, including the Carolina Lowcountry, the bayous of Louisiana and the docks of Cortez, fresh choices bridge the heritage of land and sea. Wood-grilled oysters, daily specials based on local catch and simple vegetable preparations anchor the menu.
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Skisme10
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wait staff. All pitching in together!

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RobinN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pecan snapper and blackened grouper was good. We ordered hush puppies for appetizer and they were undercooked and had no flavor.

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vipMarkS
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only complaint was the level of noise WAY TO LOUD!! The room needs some soft surfaces to absorb the ambient noise. Also would suggest printed sheet with daily specials.

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JerryK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the place but EVERYONE there cant seem to understand why they don't have potato's on the menu. You spend 35-40.00 on a steak you should have at minimum mashed potatoes. Sorry for that kind of money should have something better then french fries. Overall the place is awesome and love the staff. But come on guys brake down for some potatoes. No one likes broccolini or curry cauliflower with a steak

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BradC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter here because her name is Eliza Ann! Our kids are under 6 but they have a kids menu (large portions) and everything we ate was great. Highly recommend the oysters! Service and everything was great.

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JohnS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening with terrific food. Noise level a bit high!

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KimL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting here. I feel it is some of the best food on the island.

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great experience! The atmosphere was perfect for our mother daughter trip and the service was outstanding from the moment we walked through the door. Thank you for a delicious and memorable meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Made a reservation for outside through opentable. No outside tables were available so we happily sat inside. It’s season so we understand seating issues can’t be avoided sometimes. About 10 min after arriving someone said they would be right with us. 5 min later other tables who came in after us started putting in their dinner orders. 20 min later and no one had even taken our drink order we decided to leave. Went here on a recommendation but never even made it to drinks. I’m sure the food and drinks are great but unfortunately no one ever came over. The hostess was really sweet and got us water at least. Ended up at the Doctors Office which turned out amazing and saved the night.

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michaelA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have been there for lunch twice and was good. Tonight was loud, unorganized and way too long of a wait. I think that the dinner menu is priced high for what you get. I will return for lunch but not dinner.

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vipRobertW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service was very slow. Waitress was very nice, but she could not make up for the less than stellar food. Fish tacos and tuna tartare were extremely salty, as was the bruschetta. They did comp the dessert, the lemon cake, which was very good. Overall disappointing and will probably not go back.

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vipagnes
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was very slow and it wasn’t busy at all..

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ThatcherM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Dined outside in comfortable setting. However took 40 minutes to get drink order delivered. Drinks were comped after complaining. They were out of 2 appetizers we considered. Grilled fish with beans and rice, and bbq burger were very good, however menu is somewhat limited.

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vipdreamweaver
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here but will be coming back for great food, great service, nice people, fun drinks, fresh fish entrees, banana pudding dessert....yum yum

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SteveD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Marisa is the best server. She works hard and won’t lose track of her customers, no matter how busy she is. And listen to her food recommendations. She knows what to order.

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vipMarkS
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Bar experience was terrible!!! Waited 20 minutes to even be acknowledged by the bartender who just made a wise crack about us having to wait. If you offer craft cocktails and the bar also is a service bar you need at least two in not three bartenders. Food and waitress were excellent. Bar experience was the worse I’ve ever experienced anywhere!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Good food, but after we were seen to table we waited 45 minutes to be offered a drink (after I got up and went to ask why we were being ignored). To be fair to the restaurant they gave us a round of cocktails for free, but still.....this was a big miss and is just basics.

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vipRandallA
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The restaurant was very short staffed and the lone waitress made sure everyone knew....... even rudely refusing to serve (even with a reservation).

We just moved into the area and normally this would be the end. First & Last shot - never to return. BUT - the manager handled the situation very well and we chose to stay (even though my wife was furious in the manner we were treated). The food was excellent and if we could somehow remove the first 15 minutes I would give 4 or 5 starts.

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vipDebraM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food excellent.

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NickieR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice open restaurant, they brought kids food out quickly! Great area right outside by the pool with outdoor game the kids love to play after dinner.

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mamie
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The setting is elegant, the waitresses or the hostess are the most gracious and friendly people I've met ! The food was very good, the menu in dinner plates is a little limited but I took a ceviche ( very spicy but copious and delicious ) and a small plate ( which the waitress called an appetizer ) and I had plenty to eat but it costs more this way ! Very nice evening after all

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vipFOODIE
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, relaxing ambience. Can improve signage.

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vipYummy
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden gem. We had a group of 8 and every entree was tasty. Fresh fish, delicious fish tacos, and a burger to die for. Our server was fantastic too. She was very engaging and had great wine suggestions. First time trying this restaurant but we will be back for sure.

Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 25, 2020

Dear Yummy, we hope to see you again soon! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback from your excellent experience with us! We are bringing in some brand new wine this month so expect some more great selections upon your return! All the best, Jake Rodgers F&B Supervisor

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious small plates! Fried green tomatoes as bruchetta were delicious with a coastal twist. Pasta of the day - lobster risotto was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait staff was friendly. Seemed to be understaffed and had to wait for an extra piece of bread. Also waited quite a while for the bill. They could have used a bit of help. Food however, was wonderful. Had crab hush puppies, shrimp scampi and oyster small plates. Cocktail were also very good.

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vipLillianM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at this hidden gem! We were able to make a reservation during the busy holiday week and it worked out great. The burger was amazing, the tuna appetizer was so great and the banana pudding and lemon cake were so delicious. The salads and cocktails were also delish!!
The atmosphere was so nice and modern and the service was perfect! Our waiter Martin was so nice and accommodating! A great night for our large party of 10!!

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LindaS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice breakfast place with a good ambiance. We were a large group and the kitchen was a bit slow and got our meals out at different times. But it was a holiday and we were there to relax and enjoy. The food and service was quite good overall.

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vipPeter
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a very nice meal here. The food is good and service was friendly. It is a little pricey -- but we thought it was worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood and nice menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

De bediening was prima en deed erg zijn/haar best! We hadden tonijn tartaar als starter en die was in 1 woord alleen maar zout, zo zout dat we hem hebben terug gestuurd wat we niet vaak doen. De crab cakes waren redelijk, de crab was niet meer te proeven in de balletjes die we geserveerd kregen en dit was ook zo bij de “lobster” pasta, die smaakte alleen naar tomaat, verder wel lekker maar lobster was er niet meer in te proeven. De sfeer is verder prima, het is een gezellig restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger is awesome. The pork tenderloin is amazing. Beautiful place. One of our favorites now.

Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear Anonymous, We couldn't agree more! Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts! Happy New Year! Jake Rodgers F&B Supervisor

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Concordia
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly and welcoming service. The wood-fired grilled pork tenderloin was excellent! The lobster aranciata specialty with gnocchi was good but presentation was a little flat. Calamari was terrific, and the Bibb salad was so good we’d come come back just for that. Delicious. The only downside was that the restaurant was very noisy; there’s nothing to mute or soften the sound:all hard surfaces, so a bit difficult to have a conversation—and the restaurant wasn’t full.

Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen
Responded on January 1, 2020

Concordia, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We will continue to work on noise dampening to make Eliza Ann's that much more of an experience! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! All the best & Happy new year, Jake Rodgers F&B Supervisor

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vipSinclairT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately our experience was similar to what others posted on here. It's a shame as Anna Maria can always use a good new restaurant, but there is something amiss here that isn't working, at all. We are locals and decided to try it as it's the busy season and we like to be able to make a reservation online. We arrived to a deserted restaurant, with only a few people at the bar. The hostess was very nice and they had our table ready for us. The food was average at best, and poor in some situations. It took way to long for the food to arrive, and our waitress seemed very nice, but overwhelmed by even our table. Once a few more people arrived I believe she was the only one there to help. We tried to get refills and her attention which was impossible, so my friend ended up getting up to the bar to serve herself. The hush puppies were not hot, the salads over dressed, the tuna tartare tasteless. My salmon was ok but very salty. My hope is that they can figure out what's not working there and fix it. It's a great spot and I'm sure could be jumping with the right management, chef and tweaks to the music and decor/lighting.

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vipKNicol
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and everyone else that worked there was kind! The food was great. Thanks! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch on Sunday. The avocado toast was amazing! Service was great- no wait! Beautiful setting!

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MaryS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The parking lot was almost empt at 7:30 p.m. We wee the only customers in the restaurant or bar. Only ones. We chose to sit outside. It is more fun to eat in a lively establishment and this one was dead. Our waiter was fine, food was okay. Nothing special. But zip for atmosphere, ambiance. We left and a lady with her children had arrived to eat. Doubt that I would go back. It was not my first visit or I would have left when the restaurant was empty. Mary Frances Schultz

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TishH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat at the bar great service It made our first night in AMI wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good as it usually is. However the service was terrible- waitress was slow to come over after we were seated, drinks took forever, then she never checked on us after food was served. Had to wave her over to get our check and didn’t offer us dessert.

Restaurant was not busy so was very disappointed.

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vipButch
Orlando
238 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and diverse menu.
Do not skip Eliza's while in AMI!!
...and have the hushpuppies :)

Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

"…and have the hushpuppies :)" is right!! Thanks Butch for taking the time to leave your review! We hope to see you on your next visit! Jake Rodgers F&B Supervisor Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

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Larry
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful surprise! Our server was from Brazil [sorry, we forgot his name], and he was amazing. The food...incredible. The best crab hushpuppies ever, and the best grilled fish my wife and I ever ate. We also thought the prices on the wine by the glass were very reasonable as was the food. We rent a beach house every year for the last eight years on AMI, so we have eaten almost everywhere. Also, if you are looking for a hotel rather than a house, the hotel is lovely. We will definitely be back next year to Eliza Ann's!

Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Dear Larry, We are thrilled to hear you had such an outstanding experience! Martin, your waiter that evening, does an excellent job in our eyes so we are very glad to hear that you thought so as well. We can't wait to have you back next year! All the best, Jake Rodgers F&B Supervisor Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

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Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.