The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria
Always a Great Experience
The Waterfront is one of our favorite restaurants that we have been coming to for 10 years. Great ambience and view over the bay. Food is excellent. They accommodated me having a cake delivered and served for my husband’s birthday.
It was a bit hectic but it was a Friday during snowbird season.
This is a must go if you are on AMI. My parents’ favorite, the favorite of my siblings and I , and now the favorite of my children.
I am deaf in one ear and the noise level was so high I could hardly have a conversation with anyone else on our group. I probably will not return to the Waterfront for this reason.
Not impressed at all with either meal ordered. I ordered the fish of the day grilled mahi mahi and it was horribly tortured. So tough. My husband ordered the scallops dish which were pretty good but the sides rice pilaf and asparagus were pretty dry. Not the standard for Anna Maria Island at all.
Shout out to our server though. She was amazing.
It’s a lovely place especially the outdoor dining aspect.
Always a favorite...great food, great waiter, very nice view and ambiance.
We live near the Waterfront so go often for lunch and dinner. We really like sitting outside by the fire later in the evening when it's starting to slow down a little. My husband ordered the Vegan Meatballs because he has to follow a low cholesterol diet now, he actually loved them, a really great job guys on this dish. I ordered the shrimp with grilled asparagus and an extra vegetable. Sadly the shrimp was cold and overcooked leaving them hard. Although I had to ask for them to be remade the staff dealt with it extremely well and professional. The Manager was both helpful, friendly, professional and respectful of us, this is the way all restaurants should deal with their customers 😊because it sometimes happens that things get a little overdone when a restaurant is extremely busy.
See you next week guys.
Mediocre... not sure why people love this place. Apps were better than entrees. Bisque was bland. Caesar was sad. Shrimp were overcooked. Hotter than hell in the restaurant. Seated at a bizarre trapezoid table for 6 which required chairs brought in for the patio to be moderately comfortable. I’d be willing to try it one more time as my friends love this place, but I’m not sure I get it... Server was very attentive.
It was our last night on the island, so we wanted a nice meal to end our vacation and that is exactly what we got. The food was outstanding, and every person in our group of 5 was more than happy with their meal.....it was hard to stop eating. Steak, chicken parm, and the tuna all delicious. The staff also knocked the drinks out the park, so pretty and smooth tasting. We loved the ambiance and felt very comfortable there. We’d all go back in a heartbeat!!!
Already made my next reservation. Outstanding food and service. Had to wait a bit, although we had a reservation. Very noisy on a Thursday evening at 7. But, overall the best restaurant on Anna Maria Island ,we think. Worth a bit of inconvenience. Loved the shrimp and grits and the grouper tacos. We try to visit here once a week when we are in town. Good for lunch too.
Food and service were great. The ambiance and all the staff was great and helpful. Ask fo Noel as your server.
Our favorite place for our special occasions. Wonderful time as always.
Waterfront never disappoints!! Our waitress, Michelle,was great!!
Fantastic menu, good but slow service. Everyone enjoyed their food, with the exception of the pork chop which was very much over done and dry. The flavor was nice, but it was completely inedible.
Great family environment, excellent food, excellent service- I’m sorry we went elsewhere on AMI!
Excellent on everything. We live on the Island. Our favorite
Absolutely loved it! The food and experience were great!!
So so good! A must! While visiting the island! Great food!
One of the best dinners we’ve ever had. Great seafood! And the key lime pie is noteworthy.
Excellent food and service from the minute we arrived with a great ambience and a must visit venue when we visit Anna Maria.
All was good except as frequent guests we have our favorite dishes. They took off the menu our favorite meal. Moqueca. A Brazilian stew. Waterfront management please put it back on your menu. Ok????????
Fantastic from start to finish, excellent service and food!
Trout was tough , completely flavorless and asparagus and potatoes were poorly cooked. The 12 ounce prime rib seasoned for three days was 55-60 percent fat. This was pointed out, still paid $38 for mainly uneaten fat. Has gone downhill😞.
Better and more flavorful choices at smaller local eateries.
Nice atmosphere but noisy. The food was good except one of the dinners, trout, was over cooked and dry. We are a repeat customer from last year when the food was excellent. Lost some of their touch
I’ve eaten at the Waterfront many times, it’s always a great meal!
Had to wait a little long but ok. The food was super yummy!
Lovely restaurant with excellent cocktails and food. Tori provided terrific service! The Mahi and lobster bisque were so yummy. Best place we dined during our visit to AMI.
Food was fantastic, in fact we had a hard time deciding what to order everything sounded good. But the bisque was a great start to an excellent meal!
Great food, service and atmosphere. It was cozy yet we were still able to bring our 3 and 9 year old.
Great ambiance. Food was delicious and wonderful service!
Good food good dining experience.
We had a lovely dinner and our waitress did a great job.
The service was friendly and prompt. The food was great. We always love the ambiance.
Excellent food and service with great ambience.The variety of wines are excellent and the knowledge of the staff was first class.
Great place to celebrate anything. The food was outstanding and my sister commented that it was the beat steak she ever ate.
Food and service very good. Very noisy when the Resturant filled up.
Food excellent. Plentiful. Great atmosphere
Family visiting from Odessa
Food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Kind and prompt service.