Where to Eat on Valentine’s Day on Anna Maria Island

February 5, 2019 By Rachel

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A vacation on Anna Maria Island offers endless classic Old Florida Charm.

Let’s faceSeafood Shack. Perfect for marina it: you can’t fix perfection. That’s exactly what a Valentine’s Day holiday on AMI is: perfection. Start with the Bradenton Chocolate Festival Feb 13, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, to load up on your favorite confections.

Do you know what else can’t be fixed? The classic Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s delicious, it’s romantic, it’s perfect.

Whether this is your first time visiting Anna Maria Island or your fiftieth, here’s the approved list of the best dining locations for Valentine’s Day. (But just between you and me, even if it’s not on this list, you can’t go wrong with any AMI restaurant!)

6 Valentine’s Day Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

The Waterfront

Exactly like what it says on the tin. If you’re looking for waterfront dining for your evening, this is the place.

Visit for lunch or dinner and while you’re there be sure to check out the craft bar! Always ask about the daily special, too.

Sandbar Restaurant

The Sandbar is another classic beachfront dining choice on Anna Maria.

What makes the Sandbar extra romantic? It’s won several awards certifying it as the “best of the best” for wedding receptions and ceremonies. If you’re popping the big question this year, say “I do” to Valentine’s Day at the Sandbar.

Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant

Truly an AMI classic if there ever was one! This place is “a little bit of Old Florida,” and it’s worth every bite!

Catch a famous island sunrise or sunset with their breakfast or dinner menu. Who doesn’t love a good Valentine’s Day breakfast? They’re open for lunch too!

Blue Marlin

Located on Bradenton Beach, the Blue Marlin is full of Anna Maria Island history.

If you fancy live music, be sure to grab a table during the weekend in “The Trap Yard.”

Beach Bistro

Lifetime memories are made at the Beach Bistro – truly a romantic spot for Valentine’s Day.

If the sunsets can’t persuade you to dine here, the indulgent menu offerings certainly will!

Beach House Restaurant

With so many waterfront dining options available, it’s hard to choose. But you can’t go wrong with the Beach House!

Plus, it’s an award winner win it comes to romance: it’s a 2019 pick for The Knot’s “Best of Weddings!”

Cross the cortez bridge to the Seafood Shack. Perfect for marina views and romantic specials. Sunsets over the marina for the perfect Valentine’s Toast.

With any of these restaurants, your Valentine’s Day dinner (or breakfast…or lunch) will be a meal to remember! But no beach vacation is complete without the perfect home away from home. Check out our listings and call to see what’s available for the holiday! Valentine’s is popular on AMI, so don’t wait!

If Valentine’s Day on the island can’t tempt you, check out all the local events that are happening February!


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