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The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria, Anna Maria, FL

The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria

4.5
4.5
1988 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 778-1515

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Justin Hibberts

  • Private party contact

    Ryan Reilly: (941) 778-1515

  • Neighborhood

    Anna Maria Island

  • Cross street

    Spring Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the Waterfront did not disappoint. The food, drinks and service was amazing.
  2. SC

    SueC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brussel sprouts were amazing!! Evening special with fish (grouper) was great!!
  3. A

    Artbycon

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had a bad experience at The Waterfront. Wait staff are excellent ... knowledgeable and efficient. Food is always outstanding. Prices are reasonable. Two of us had the tuna entree the last time and it was delicious.
  4. MM

    MarianneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think they changed their recipe for their bread 🥖 I remember it being more crusty in the past this time is was very doughy ! But the meal and service was great 👍
  5. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very enjoyable experience at the restaurant. Had a reservation and were seated within 10 minutes of the reservation time. Food and service were very good, as were the staff. Although I felt the prices were somewhat expensive. For instance a 16 oz. steak for $39.00 was a bit pricy. But overall we had a pleasant dining experience and will come back again.
  6. RG

    RodeoGirl

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This is our fourth visit. On this visit as well as another, the host experience was abrasive. A young blond woman was arguing with a server about a table and the host was quite loud and negative. We never see a manager, no one does table touches and we are never thanked for our business on the way out. We ordered a $14 beet salad that had three beet slices on it!!?? (Beets are .69 a pound retail!) I had the grouper, overcooked, 7 green beans and a half cup of non-descript mashed potatoes for $33!!?? What!? A 20 minute wait between salad and entree. Wondering why we would return. This restaurant lacks leadership, management and attention to detail.
  7. TF

    TFEVegas

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to The Waterfront. Would definitely go back and get the tuna steak again. Everything was great from service to food!
  8. M

    Mace

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and Nick was exceptional as our server! We will definitely return for dinner.
  9. N

    Nick

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently the best restaurant on AMI. Everything is 5-star all the way through. I try something new each time and always walk away satisfied. The grouper tacos are an outstanding app. Service is always friendly. This is certainly our favorite date night spot on the island.
  10. DS

    DianneS

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing restaurant! The best on Anna Maria Island! Everything was so delicious we went back the next day! Book a dinner reservation ahead of time if vacationing here it draws large crowds and hard to get a reservation if it’s a week out. The maple mustard salmon and kale Brussel sprouts salad makes my mouth water thinking about it sing with their maple Brussel sprout sides to die for. Salmon blackened is delicious as well and their Mac ‘n cheese wow! We want to try everything here, it’s leagues above others on the island.
  12. GD

    GordonD

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    good food, nice menu service, beer selection, and view
  13. w

    williamm

    Pittsburgh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had special , black grouper over pasta with puttanesca sauce . Was delicious , awesome piece of fish . Sat outside , view of skyway bridge was spectacular.
  14. TV

    TerriV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner with friends and family. Outstanding service! Food was great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and friendly staff. Amazing desserts!
  16. CN

    CedricN

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their food and service is always great and we dine there every year when we visit Anna Maria Island
  17. D

    D1008

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable dinner at The Waterfront. We were seated earlier than our reservation. Excellent service. Quest Fundido (sp) was great as was the calamari and the Wagyu burger. Prices were okay for an island restaurant. We’d go back!
  18. MP

    MickyP

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    This is one of my favorite places to eat and the food is wonderful. This is the only time we have encountered a problem in all the times we have gone there. I booked a reservation 2 weeks out, upon arriving we were early the hostess confirmed our 745 reservation was on time. At 815 we were seated at a table on the porch. This was not acceptable as it was cold,and rainy and our reservation was for inside. We seated ourselves at the bar and received wonderful service from the bartenders. Ten minutes later which would be about 830 the hostess informed us our table was ready. We chose to remain at the bar. If not for the bartenders service and great food I would not return.
  19. f

    foodreviewer

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many wonderful additions of new items on their menu!
  20. j

    john8867

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Dinner came out way too fast. We were still eating our salads.
  21. p

    pinky

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Party of 9 seated 20
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful first dinner on our vacation week. Salmon, tuna and fruit de mare were excellent.
  23. GD

    GordonD

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tuna, good Guinness, great service, price reasonable, comfortable seating, view of the bay
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall good food and atmisphere
  25. KB

    KarenB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    We have had dinner at this restaurant many times. Something was wrong last night. We sat for an hour before our food was served. The hostess was cleaning tables. The waitress tried her best to reassure us food was coming but you could not help but notice there was definitely something going on in the kitchen
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have been to the Waterfront many times and always enjoy the experience. This time they had a problem with having the wine that we ordered not being chilled so we had to wait about 20 minutes while they chilled it. The food was slower in coming than usual but as good as usual.
  27. TH

    ThomasH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+, very enjoyable, great food and service.
  28. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sat inside, next to windows that were open to the front porch, so it felt like you were outside, very nice. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Food was very good! Make a reservation, fortunately we were here for 3 weeks because we couldn’t get a table for 2 weeks.
  29. DD

    DanielleD

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Restaurant! 9 in our party & all felt was best restaurant on our vacation in Anna Maria. The calamari & lobster bisque were a great start. We enjoyed the cocktails & the Smoked Margarita is a must! Best entrees were the Frutti Di Mare & the Shrimp Alfredo (special that night). The mushroom risotto was also delicious!
  30. DR

    DougR

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly service. Bridgette was our server and was very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. She was right...one of the best Mai Tais this side of Hawaii.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our initial impression was not a good one. There was apparently a mixup as to which server had our table. We finally had to ask for a server. Then our server forgot about us again. So it took about 35-40 minutes just to get our drinks. After that, our server was very attentive and recovered well. Our meals were very good, and an accommodation was made to our bill for the initial inconvenience. Service snafus do happen from time to time, so I would still recommend the Waterfront and return myself, based on the quality of the food, the ambiance and how well they handled recovery from our initial service issue.
  32. RR

    RicR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Joe was great! Attention, timely, and informative with suggestions. Thanks
  33. SP

    SPDiner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had a 7p reservation and when we arrived our table was ready but there was a long wait for those without a reservation. We waited about 15mins before we had to ask who was handling our table, as we didn't even have water at that point. Finally our server arrived and she was very nice and friendly. We ordered drinks from the bar as well as an appetizer - fried green tomatoes were awesome! The drinks took a long time to come from the bar but the appetizer came out relatively quickly after the slow start. We checked our watches at one point (as there was a long delay again between the appetizer and meals) and it was already about 8.15p and we hadn't received our meal (we hadn't taken a long time to place our order since we had plenty of time to decide while waiting for our server). There was no ordering a second drink even in that long wait - first because our server never came to ask if we wanted another and secondly because we knew how long the first one took we figured it would arrive after the meals were finished. We finally got our meals - scallops were excellent and perfectly cooked. The grouper cakes as well were full of grouper and nicely prepared. The meal as a whole (without dessert) took 2 hours. This could probably explain the long wait to get a table (for those without a reservation)! I don't like to be rushed at dinner but this was a bit excessive on the other side. I would come back but if the service doesn't improve I'm not sure I would continue to try, even if the food is worth the trip.
  34. l

    laurajanenebooth

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here and wondered why he hadn’t been here sooner by first bite. Our server was excellent in telling about the menus and specials. Everything was delicious
  35. J

    Jane

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great restaurant all around. Can be noisy if it's really busy, but food and service are outstanding.
  36. B

    Bigal

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  37. DO

    DONALDC

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!!
  38. SK

    SuzanneK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Grouper was dry Bouillabaisse had undercooked potatoes Key lime pie was tasteless
  39. L

    Lovetotravel

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious filet. Cooked to perfection
  40. B

    Bluebird

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    But, not un its after the construction on Gulf of Mexico drive. It took us 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there from the middle of LBK.

FAQs

The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 778-1515.

The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria is rated 4.5 stars by 1988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Google Map for The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria

111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, FL 34216

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Anna Maria Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Hibberts

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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