The Waterfront Restaurant

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5 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

111 S Bay Blvd
Anna Maria, Florida, 34216-9800
United States

(941) 778-1515 | map

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Added by Andy on 06-29-2008

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of PA-Michigander
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This is a very pleasant room, real good fish food options, high quality and friendly service, and on top of all they..they respect beer! About 10 quality tap options, for example from Bells, Chimay, Rogue and Cigar City and a quite respectable bottle list of about 20. Bottles of interest wee the lagunitas IPA, Saison Du Buff and several others. Great selection compared to all the other local spots. Our waiter was well beer versed and encouraed a nice saison with my shell fish and fish entree. Nicely done.

If you are lucky enough to find yourself on Anna Maria Island and want a quality meal paired with some fresh tasty BA quality beer this is the place.

Would work well for a date, with the kids and/or with your mom. Well worth a visit.

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Photo of Philby11111
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A long slow journey to get here, but it was worth the trip. Atmosphere is an upscale American bistro on the waterfront (hence the name) that is predominantly a restaurant with an awesome beer selection. 8 taps, none of them wasted on macros, only German, Belgian and US micros including St. Bernardus, and Rogue Anniversary Charlie. Not sure if there were quite 30 bottles, but the selection was great and included Bells Two Hearted and Dogfishead Raison D'ĂȘtre.

Service was great. I would never have expected the nice young lady who was our server to have as much beer knowledge she did. As they say, you can't judge a book by its cover.

Food was good, with a wide variety of choices. Prices were good, especially considering the location and restaurant focus.

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Photo of Pfunk237
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is the Best Beach Bar in Florida. Their draft styles are well represented, and they have nice bottle line to back it up. This was the first place I had St. Bernardus on draft. They have 8(?) seat bar which is usually full, and tables inside & outside, they have a very cool aquarium, and great food.

If your looking to check this place out for beer, go for lunch and have some appetizers, very fresh and organic(fish tacos, baked brie is awesome).

This is a great break from the usual Island Bud Bars.
They also have beer tastings every 3rd thursday or so for $10 with some food.

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Photo of LittleGiantBrew
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great atmosphere - Casual by day, a bit more formal by night. Unbelievable view of the Tampa Bay and Skyway bridge. Fish Tacos, Lobster Bisque and the Ahi Tuna Sliders are to die for. Great 3-day marinated Ribeye. Local specialties include Pompano, Grouper, and the delicacy -- Stone Crab Claws.

Current Draft Beers:
Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
Stella Artois
Pilsner Urquell
Chimay White
Spaaten Optimator
Lagunitas IPA
Stone Smoked Porter
Rogue Dead Guy

Bottle Selection includes:

Okocim Porter
Weyerbacher Blanche
Weyerbacher Merry Monks
Stoudts Fat Dog
La Fin Du Monde
Saison DuPont
Bell's Java Stout
Bell's Oberon
the list goes on and on. . .

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The Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria, FL
Place rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 5 ratings