The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria

4.5
1919 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
At the Waterfront Restaurant, our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors. Most customers will recognize favorites - picatta, au Poivre, pesto, mojo, and others.
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Chicago
47 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were celebrating a 50th and a 70th birthday and there was no recognition of that and when the reservation was made I stayed that. If I chose YOUR restaurant to celebrate an acknowledgement would be nice. When the food comes out it’s like they auction it off and have no idea who ordered what. My husband called to pick up our check since it was a special occasion but your restaurant failed to recognize the birthdays we were celebrating and that is such a disappointment.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard about Waterfront from several people and had to find out for myself. 5 star service by Bridgett! Will definitely go there again.

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ZB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for a little later in the evening, after we were seated much of the restaurant cleared out. Outstanding food and great recommendations from the wait staff on menu items and wine. Worth the money. Lovely place. One of the least expensive entree’s on the menu was the best pork tenderloin I have ever had.

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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at the Waterfront several times when we are visiting Anna Maria Island each year. Delicious food, something for everyone.

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KH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Anna Maria island for 4 years and our favorite place to eat is The Waterfront restaurant . We have never been disappointed with the creative food dishes or the creativity of the cocktails.
The staff are wonderful and ambience perfect .
Our favorite dish is the ahi tuna . It is the best of any restaurant we have ever dined at.
We try and eat here at least twice during our 5 day stay .

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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We we’re excited to have our 21st wedding anniversary at your restaurant. We had heard so many great things about it. However, they didn’t get started very well. It took 20 minutes for us to be waited on, our salad came before our cocktails and when they finally got to the table they were watered down.
I’m sure it would be good if we went another time, but we won’t be hurrying back.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We saud to the waiter we were slow waters and dus not want to rush. Our main meal arrived while we were still enjoying our appetizer. The bill came when we had Just finished the main meal and no dessert was wanted. My wine glass was 3/4 full. This is really not the way I like to enjoy my delicious meal!!!

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TL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant... have eaten there many times, and will certainly go back!

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JS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service. Try the Brie. Bloody Mary's are excellent.

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JD
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for ten years and it always consistent and never disappoints

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DJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for her birthday . . . great food, service and setting.

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E
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with a great view. My husband had the shrimp and grits which were even better than my scallops. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice meal.

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j
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!! Never disappointed!! Go at least twice when we come to town!! BEST food on the island!

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PW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

I would recommend this restaurant but more based on our first visit. This time, We had a reservation but there were no seats on the patio. They sat us inside across from the bar and very loud people! We asked to move (we saw other empty tables) but they said we couldn’t.
We ordered the morraccan sea scallops. The scallops were good but the potatoes with it were kind of bland.
We went there last year and loved it but were disappointed this time. 😞our waitress was very nice but one of the girls at the “wait to be seated” had no people skills!!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, comfortable, superior service. Can’t wait to go back!

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m really glad we made reservations ahead of time. We had no wait time and were sat in a great, private location. Our young daughter was welcomed and well-received. The complimentary bread was unique (sweeter with a side of a oil/balsamic flavored drizzle option). My father had questions about menu options and our waitress was very knowledgeable. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we plan to return on our next trip to the island!

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RM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal, everything was exceptional with all three of our lunch dishes. Appetizers were fresh and tasty. Our server, Brooke, was helpful, pleasant, and timely, never leaving us lacking for anything. Wonderful experience, will definitely be back again!

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S
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Hostess extremely rude worst I’ve ever been treated as a customer. Service was terrible. Food was mediocre at best. Prefer the restaurants around town that have fresh seafood and amazing service.

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JM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had reservations and were seated promptly. The Brussels we not as good as usual and it took quiet some time for the kitchen to make our food. Overall, our group rated Waterfront a 4 1/2. We will definitely be back!

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F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, despite reservations, service was not good. Atmosphere was hectic. Food was not up to par and restaurant was very noisy and loud. It was an off night overall. Disappointing but will give it another try as we have enjoyed The Waterfront in the past.

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RA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Waiter was very nervous...1st time??? Ordered the seafood mix (forgot name)...very bland. Dessert was just awful. Creme Brûlée. Bar was good. Mai tai was excellent. Automatically added gratuity for just 2 people. Probably would go back a second time.

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R
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grouper cakes are amazing!

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LB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food surpassed our expectations! Lovely water view. Matt was an outstanding server.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat on the island. We always make a reservation when visiting. Anna Maria.

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KH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a laid back atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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CF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The fruits de mare was very good. The sauce was tasty but the chef skimped on the shrimp and tiny clams. There was plenty of pasta. The white wine was well chilled. The restaurant unfortunately failed to read my Opentable note that my wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the did nothing to acknowledge it. After the table next to us received a specially decorated happy birthday plate of Key Lime Pie, we mentioned the miss to our waitress. She said the hostess never told her. The least she could do was to wish us a happy anniversary but that never occurred. A good place for everyday dining but don’t spoil a special occasion at The Waterfront. I left a voicemail on the Manager’s voicemail to let him or her know. It’s been two full days without a peep from the restaurant.

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b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Small portions. Food was good Server was very nice!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated birthday with family

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every respect!!!

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NR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here many times over the last 20 years. It’s currently good but not outstanding. We thought the service was indifferent particularly the hostess who barely acknowledged us. It would be nice if they looked as though they appreciated their customers.

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MB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Waterfront restaurant. The food was wonderful and my party of 7 enjoyed everything. Will make this a go to restaurant every time on AMI

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Our favorite in AMI!

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DK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Great service, great food. Not much of a view to sit outside in the insufferable Florida heat, but it would be lovely to eat out side in October. We will absolutely be returning.

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WS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great place that always meets our expectations. This is where we celebrate our anniversary.

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TL
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good restaurant in a lovely location, I would happily visit again.

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my top restaurants for dinner. Along with a very nice atmosphere, the food is excellent and the prices are less than one would think. The staff is friendly and great at making recommendations.

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We all (6) had different Entrées and appetizers. Not one complaint everything was delish!

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GL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Our server, Matt, was absolutely attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful. We had the jalapeno margaritas and mai tai - both outstanding. Queso fundido was sooo good. Our dinners were the ribeye and the pepper corn filet. This place is definitely an A++++!!!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a treasure place for good food, drinks and good times!!

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NK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful family dinner!

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