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About The Waterfront Restaurant

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.

111 South Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Spring Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 778-1515

Website:
http://www.thewaterfrontrestaurant.net/

Executive Chef:
William Shafer

Private Party Contact:
Ryan Reilly: (941) 778-1515

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Waterfront Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (31)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Romantic (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We visit Anna Maria each year and our family loved dining here. We especially loved the grouper tacos and Brazilian Fish Stew. This year the food was so salty it was inedible. We canceled another reservation we had and will not be returning.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We have enjoyed the Waterfront restaurant for many years. Our son and his new bride chose the Waterfront for their wedding dinner. We have celebrated anniversaries and birthdays there with friends and have always has great food and wonderful service. It is one of the few restaurants on AMI that will take reservations which is necessary during season.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was the one place that I made a reservation at on Anna Maria Island and we were so glad that I did. We dined on the 5th and were fortunate to have Al as our server. Al was outstanding throughout our stay and he is a real asset to this gem of a restaurant. Once we ordered an adult beverage for my wife we started with the soup of the day and tropicale salad. Both were very good. Entrees were the risotto julienne and roast beef. I also ordered the truffle tots for us to pick on. Both entrees and those addicting tots were perfect plates. We did not make it to dessert, but will certainly be back in the future. Make that reservation and do arrive on the earlier end of service so that you can sit outside to enjoy the whole experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant. If you want outdoor seating, specify. I did not and we sat indoors & I wish I would have said we wanted outdoor seating when I made the reservation. But even though we were inside everything was terrific!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Charming inside and out! Second visit was just as impressive as the first. Waterview outstanding. Staff is welcoming, friendly and competent . Food imaginative and of very good quality. Most enjoyable - will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Menu items are outstanding cuisine and good value. Calamari are the "world's best". Server brought us one free Key Lime Pie dessert for our birthday girl. She overheard us talking about a birthday. The Waterfront sincerely cares about it's customers. Great Hospitality!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of our most favorite places to dine on the island. Consistently good every time!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in AMI. Ordered the maple mustard salmon and wasn't one of my favorites. Key Lime Pie though was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Have never been there before after 30 years of coming to the island now I’m glad I did.
Heard it was on the pricey side, but good for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always terrific! Never disappoints! We always enjoy the craft drink special...

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent food and great service presentation and bread was really good

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We will be back! Always a pleasure to dine at the Waterfront!

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great meal, attentive staff.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We ja da Great evening with awesome food. For sure we will come back

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always amazing. Great appetizers and main courses that never disappoint. Our favorite.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Prices a bit high and including tip should not be implied due to if wait staff does good job or not. Wait staff seemed to rush and in my opinion 18% coming their way and some replies were sharp and not explanatory enough.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Seafood was amazing, the view was incredible and the whole experience was a capstone of our vacation.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Overall a good dining experience..however, food could have been seasoned a little more!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The Waterfront Restaurant was the Gem I've been searching for. We've been looking for a restaurant that serves craft cocktails and farm to table like food for quite sometime near the area. I'm glad we found it...This restaurant doesn't disappoint. Every course we had was Amazing!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always consistently good food and ambiance. Service can sometimes be slow, but well worth the wait.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been here for dinner before and a little disappointed this time. I had the rib eye medium rare and it was dry. I’ve never had that happen before. Overall it was nice night out with my wife.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We arrived on time and the table was not ready even though we has a reservation . We waited in the bar and decided to have a cocktail. Surprisingly the bartender was not friendly borderline surly and appeared to be in a bad mood (and needs better training in customer service). Management comp'ed us an appetizer for the wait and it was delicious and the rest of the food was quite well done. The surly bartender was the main negative.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant. Craft cocktails were a pleasant surprise and wonderful addition to our experience. Would definitely recommend to others.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere, good service, easy to find location on Anna Marie Island.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious! And it's located right by the ocean so the view was nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It is a Very nice. The Service is great.
Food is tasty.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Best calimari appetizer! Great dinner menu choices

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great dinner,friendly staff wounderful view of the pier

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with this visit. We had been ther about 1 month ago and it was great. Our server was cold, not friendly, no smiles, could have cared less! Our drinks were took a while to come, my husband sent his dinner special back after struggling with it for a while(he didn't want to fuss, meat was tough). We have always enjoyed it there, but it'll be a while before we return!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Only thing incorrect during the evening was ordering a vodka martini straight up, and having it arrive in a champagne glass. Really took the edge off the $9.00 drink. Also how about plating salads on a cold plate? Also would enhance the taste.
JReed of Sebring

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

We had a great meal and it was our last evening in Anna Maria. It was excellent service, very friendly and we enjoyed it!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

As regular visitors to the Waterfront, we always find everything just as we expect. Every time, every meal , always top quality. The friendly ,knowledgable waiters always ensure the dining experience is a memorable one. Eating at the bar is equally entertaining, watching the bartender create cocktails.
Well done Waterfront.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Upscale restaurant...a bit pricey, but totally worth the money! Food was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 23, 2017

One of our favorite places and some of the best food on the Island!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. We always come here when visiting Anna Maria Island.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We always go to the Waterfront when on AMI. It's always great with excellent service. The only thing keeping it back for us from getting full stars is the lack of any vegetable option for small children. Something as simple as raw broccoli or carrots would do the trick, but in this day and age when even McDonalds has figured out simple healthy eating for children, I would think The Waterfront could find a way to make it work.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We vacation at Anna Maria Island every year and never miss a dinner at the Waterfront.
This year we met friends and totally enjoyed
each entree, Michelle our server.
Topped off by wonderful desserts.
Mine😎Ice cream, espresso, and Frangelica!
great 👍 combo!
Frank C

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Excellent as always. The best pork tenderloin and Brie appetizer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants on Anna Maria Island.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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