Romantic Dining on Anna Maria Island

March 30, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

By Tammy DeLosh Food and Fun, Restaurants No Comments

Several times a year we are faced with those special opportunities to show our love. Valentine’s Day, proposals, weddings, anniversaries just to name a few. How do you make the most of a romantic gesture? Whether you are here to get engaged, renew your vows, or just show appreciation for each other, Anna Maria Island has a charm of it’s own. Romance is not hard to find in your Island Paradise.

Every night the most spectacular array of color and light lend a new visual transcendence.  Each as amazing as the last, but never equal.







Everyone has a different reason to show love and adoration. If you are lucky enough to have a beautiful Island location, then romantic dining is a must. Waterfront dining offers serene views as well as local wildlife at play. Many local Eateries have the Ambience and special dining features to make this meal memorable.

Bridge Street Bistro~ Take the Trolley to Bridge street, for a meal of a lifetime. The Chef delivers his most outstanding menu yet, including appetizer sampler platters, lobster bisque, seafood gumbo, and specialty salads. For entrees try the hand cut Filet Mignon s or Sirloin steaks. We went for our Anniversary and were pleasantly delighted. The beach view from the balcony is amazing, but nothing compared to the flavors we enjoyed. Upstairs at 111 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. Phone: 941-782-1122

Beach Bistro-The Beach Bistro serves only the best Gulf seafood and Prime American beef and uses fresh local produce to present a menu that is consistently rated #1 for “best food” by ZAGAT. The wine selection is something to behold. From the simplest of dessert wines to the finest Bottles, for the aficionado. On Gulf drive with Beach view, it is perfect for that after dinner walk together. For reservations call (941) 778-6444

The SandBar~ Locally owned and Operated, and famous for their beachfront deck seating and beautiful views of the Gulf Beach. Come for drinks, dinner or renew your vows on the beach outside or host a party here. The food is fantastic, featuring chef specialties, and Boasts the Best seafood around.100 Spring Avenue • Anna Maria, FL 34216 • (941) 778-0444 First come first serve. They do not take reservations.

The Waterfront. Rekindle the romance that brought you together. The menu offers a fine selection of Chef specialties, Crafted beer and cocktails and Signature desserts. Facing the Bay overlooking the Skyway bridge, or intimate dining beside the indoor  fireplace, you are sure to have a lovely experience.  111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria, FL 34216. Phone: 941-778-1515

Blue Marlin~Seafood restaurant & wine bar with nautical decor. A favorite of Locals and visitors alike. Dine indoor to spectacular seafood or in the  courtyard featuring live music, on Saturday and Sunday. The trees are lined with lights to make a romantic surrounding for your special dining event. 121 Bridge ST, Bradenton Beach FL. Reservations only on weekends and recommended daily. Phone:941-896-9737.  For Menu click here.                       Take a free trolley ride to Bridge Street to dine with us. Then walk to the city pier, visit great local shops, see our city’s clock-tower or play mini-golf just down the street.

Traveling Gourmet~ Personal Chef Services, will come to you and prepare and serve a private dinner. Here is a Note from the Chef. My name is Chef Molly and I am the Traveling Gourmet! Food is my passion and I enjoy creating menus that will delight your senses.  I am located on the beautiful island of Anna Maria, and can travel to Holmes Beach, Bradenton and Sarasota for your event.   I have been voted Best Caterer by the Reader’s Choice Award for Anna Maria Sun Newspaper for 2015 and 2016!

As a Personal Chef, the sky is the limit on what I can create for you!  I can work with your personal tastes and budget to create fabulous meals for you and your guests.  No need to choose from a set catering menu.
My services include; Parties, Cocktail Parties, BBQ’s, Office Parties, Small wedding events, Rehearsal dinners, Prepared Meal Service and Privately Served dinners.  Phone 941-405-7627.

For more personal Chef’s Click here.

If you are looking for adult only time, enjoy spirits and gourmet delights, end your evening at The Doctors office. Brought to you by Sean Murphy, from the Beach Bistro, speaks volumes to the culinary excellence and attention to service and details.5312 Holmes Blvd. #B, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.  Phone: 941-213-9926

Look here for our choices for Waterfront ,  Seafood,  Fine Dining,  Burgers , or options for a Home cooked meal. On Anna Maria Island everything you need to make your planning a breeze is within a few miles. The easiest route for extra spoils maybe Publix. They have desserts at the entrance as well as Flowers, wine and all of the ingredients for a great Island cocktail.

From Clearwater to Siesta Key the coastal options of Island getaways are helping you achieve romantic excellence. From beachfront , to secluded tropical hideaways, you are in never far from picturesque beaches and Island breezes.

All of our Guests are invited to download the WELCOME APP to your phone or tablet. Each unit has specific instructions to make your vacation stay easy. The best feature is having all of the area activities and dining options at your fingertips.

It’s time to book a beautiful Island adventure with the Love of your Life.

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