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Sign of The Mermaid

9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-9399
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pie” (57 reviews)
“french toast” (51 reviews)
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9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in at 8:45 p.m., the restaurant is open until 10p.m. The 2 cooks behind the counter commented to the waiter that "This is what happens when we stay open an hour later." He was aggravated and wasn't being shy about it. We decided...More

1  Thank Chad E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our arrival felt like it ruined their evening. We had six people with a reservation and were treated very poorly. The food was average and the service and atmosphere was not welcoming, even with it being an empty restaurant. Before we finished our dessert, they...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A swarm of tiny bar flies swarmed over our table into our eyes and food. We couldnt eat. We changed tables, same results. Drinks abandon, our food was tossed into boxes, with a few flies ...and a check for close to $40 was presented.... This...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sign of the Mermaid used to be a staple every time we would visit the island, the food, service, and especially the pie were always outstanding. However, Sign of the Mermaid has definitely "jumped the shark". The large selection of pie GONE, good food...More

3  Thank Izzone21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like old school Florida outside but food a different take on seafood: tasty and upscale preparations. Service attentive if slow but why rush

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is normally one of the dining highlights of our annual women's week gathering. We had reservations and ordered drinks. We quickly realized this is not the same mermaid. And it has changed for the worse. We normally order a variety of items and share...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped in after 8pm, post high season, on a Wednesday evening, for the key like pie. They are a neighborhood restaurant & we love the key lime pie. However, when we entered, we were asked if we had a reservation. When we said no...More

1  Thank Graham V
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Under previous ownership, this was a great little place overall, with good food and a fun atmosphere. But this last time, the food was too salty and heavy. Seafood should be light! Entree prices are pretty darn high ($30 and up) and don't even include...More

2  Thank OP_Mike
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in by chance in 2017 with a party of 8 at 5:00, they fit us in amongst their reservations. We had the best meal of our AMI stay. 2018 busy fun filled vacation but sadly realized on our last night we wanted to try...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went for breakfast Easter week 2018. The eggs Benedict were terrific as was the omelet. Our server was friendly and efficient. We do have some recommendations...1. Remove the annoying plastic table covers, they itch and are sharp on the legs. Be a bit more...More

2  Thank Maureen1212
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27 March 2017|
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Response from gskrep | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure. It was a wonderful dinner though!
9 February 2017|
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Response from edward d | Reviewed this property |
One night we dined by a large group having steaks. Do not believe The Mermaid serves lobster. But my personal preference, while on the island, is to stick with the local seafood. And the chef/owner treats it superbly.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Chuck U | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - i am sorry do not know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9707 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-9399
  • E-mail
Tuesdays to Sundays: Breakfast/Lunch 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. No reservation required. Wednesdays to Sundays: Dinner (FINE DINING) 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations strongly recommended. Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant is famous for fresh seafood, steaks and homemade desserts in a fine dining setting. We offer our prize winning pies in-house or to go. We offer a variety of menus and planning services for your event. Our elegant style of catering can be tailored to suit your event or budget! Small Weddings Dinner Parties Rehearsal Parties Holiday Celebrations Birthday Celebrations Baby Showers Bridal Showers Business Gatherings Company Events Breakfast or Lunch Dessert. Our menus are on the website for perusal. The only correct and current menus are on our website
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