The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria
Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Great food and service. A great night out with our family. Thanks!
Great meal fantastic food and service.
We were probably the loudest in the restaurant cause we were laughing so much at family stories. Had an awe time and Olivia was delightful!
Congrats to Olivia !!
Great food, good cocktails. Quite old fashioned interior, but pleasant. Service good.
Wonderful food and service! Best in town...
The food was delicious and this is a very popular restaurant so make sure you use Open Table to make your reservation. When we arrived there was a very long line of people waiting and we sailed right in to our prepared table. We will definitely come back to this wonderful spot.
Terrible service (Tuesday night). Hour plus to get entrees. Server disappeared; served by busboy? Burger very undercooked. However, nice location.
Loved everything about the place and the people weee very very nice!
We had a wonderful dinner and they gifted my sister with a slice of incredible Key Lime pie as it was her birthday. Seafood was fresh and local. Mushroom risotto is a not-to-be-missed! A bit pricey but well worth the splurge.
The food was very good--nicely plated! We celebrated our 46th anniversary at the Waterfront while vacationing on Anna Maria. Thank you Waterfront for the complementary dessert for our anniversary.
Had some fabulous seafood in terrific surroundings. Staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable about their food. A great evening. Will definately return on next visit to AMI. The calamari came highly recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Excellent!!!
Have been here many times - one of our favorite restaurants on Anna Maria Beach !
We come to AMI 1x per year and ALWAYS eat here. Good cocktails, delicious menu, good staff. Best place on the Island by FAR!
Best meal of the week in Anna Maria . Went there with a party of six. All the entrees were excellent. Filets were superb, as was the apricot pork tenderloin, crab cakes and kale salad topped with salmon.
The Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is lovely. It is a little more expensive that most restaurants in that area, but we think it’s worth every penny. And, we love that they take reservations!
Food was fair - a tad bland. Made a great dirty gin martini. Terrific service.
The service was terrible. One of the worst experiences I’ve had. My steak was awesome but my boyfriend’s fish dish was not. We waited forever for our drinks and even longer to get water. If I could sum it all up in one word: SLOW
Food and service were both fantastic. We made reservations for our anniversary dinner and the staff were friendly and on time. Even though they were busy, we didn’t feel rushed. We had a cheese plate with elk sausage and crusty bread. It was wonderful. We hope to visit this place on future trips.
We love the Waterfront for their unique menu, great location and friendly staff
The Waterfront Restaurant never disappoints. Always excellent, high quality food. Service is always attentive. Highly recommend to others.
Best steak of my life! The service and food were perfect, and who can beat sitting across from the pier! Definitely a place I’ll visit again.
Family get together!
We chose the Waterfront for our Wedding Anniversary. We are from Manchester. U.k. we have travelled to Anna Maria many times over the last 20yrs. The Waterfront is our "Go to place" for a fine meal.
Uncomfortably hot inside the restaurant.
This was our second time to eat at The Waterfront Restaurant, it was that good last year and we wanted to go again this year! I think it is the best restaurant on the island! The lobster bisque and Grouper tacos were spot on! We both ordered a Jalapeno Martini... it was fantastic. My husband ordered the Grouper Oscar and I had the Wasabi tuna. Both were quite delicious and filling! By far this is the best restaurant that we have eaten at on Anna Maria Island! Highly, Highly recommend!!!
Cute place with very good food
Very rude waitress. We seemed to be an inconvenience.
Food was excellent I live on AMI and have been to waterfront many times and this was one of the best meals I have had
LUCY WAS A GEM!!!! My husband and i have been to this restaurant before food is good, bit pricier but totally expected due to location, however our waitress Lucy was just perfection! Polite, funny, sweet gem of a person! Waterfront should use her as the model for all staff! Thanks again Lucy it was wonderful!
Again we really enjoyed our visit to the Waterfront. The food was excellent as was the wine. Only negative was the service which could have been better.
Table was ready on time, server was pleasant and efficient, food was fairly priced for a resort island, plentiful, and promptly served. Parking was no problem. A great experience for our 33rd anniversary.
There were 10 in party with a reservation @ 8:30. We couldn't meet our time and pushed our time back 30 minutes. very accommodating. Food was fantastic. Everyone ordered a different dinner and there were no complaints.
This is one off my families favorite restaurants on the island! You must order the maple bacon brussel sprouts... everything on the menu is amazing!
Usually come here on vacation and anniversary, as we live about 90 minutes away. Love the place but rated experience poor this time due to reservation issues and complete lack of concern on behalf of hostess and staff -or mgmt?- to assist our party with a seemingly simple and reasonable seating request. The hostess was rude. Totally unacceptable. The fact that servers do not have sections makes trouble for everyone, and the owner or MGMT should change it!
Regarding Service score, our waitress was great.....5 star. However, the bartender, while efficient, was obviously disturbed about something and was displaying a negative attitude toward all. Not sure why we couldn't have our drinks added to the meal tab, but his way of telling us that we had to cash out at the bar, was said like we were dim-witted for not knowing that.
He is part of the service crew and should be held to the same high level of service as the serving crew (including being pleasant...) and not think that just because he makes great drinks, exempts him from being polite & personable.
Birthday it was awesome
Great dinner and really good service. I’d recommend a reservation for later in the week. Several folks were waiting for seats and our reservation saved us 30 minutes of waiting.
I’d recommend the fried green tomatoes and my wife really enjoyed the sangria. It’s an annual trip for us and probably our favorite restaurant on the island.
My wife and I always enjoy dining at The Waterfront. Even though we live in Ohio, she tags me in their daily special posts. Dining on the front porch is my favorite. Visiting The Waterfront over the last five years, I’ve consistently had great meals and service. I recommend the “Island Cooler” cocktail, crab Caesar salad, Grouper Oscar, and Key Lime pie.
We have been there twice now and the food has been wonderful, the atmosphere is great and they have a quaint bar. Could use more seating in bar area as the wait can be long if you don't have a reservation and the bar is adorable, just small and many people are standing there trying to get a drink before dinner. But highly recommend this place. Very nice ambiance and food is outstanding.
My husband has celiac and we were very impressed with all of the gluten free options! Everything we had was delicious!! Although the waiter did not have a good wine knowledge and only suggested the most expensive ones when asked.