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Beach Bistro

6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
+1 941-778-6444
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (54 reviews)
“foie gras” (29 reviews)
“tasting menu” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We dined here twice during our stay at Anna Maria. The food and service were excellent. The view was also great. Right on the beach. Get there early and have a cocktail on the beach while you wait for your reservation. Service is friendly and...More

Thank marc m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fine dining experience on the beach. Very pricey, but excellent food. Bring your HELOC check, you may need it.

Thank Nelson E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We experienced the 'Trifecta' this trip...Beach Bistro, Doctors office and the third place Sean runs. Bistro food was out of this world, sunset gorgeous, staff terrific! Cocktails are $18 though so watch out!

Thank Maureen1212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Memorable evening. Pricey but delivered. Caesar salad with bacon and blue cheese was the best I have had. Two ordered bouillabaisse; one had Grouper Cooper; and one the pompano special. All were delicious. Dessert was wickedly delicious. Excellent wait staff service. Memorable evening.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard this was the best fine dining restaurant on Anna Maria. The lamb was overcooked, the scallops were undercooked. The waiter didn't seem too interested that the food didn't come out right. Extremely overpriced. $245.00 for two people. Adios!!

1  Thank Gremlin221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything (except the lobster tail) is pretty tasty but was at overpriced for the portion sizes. I excepted the lobster tail because they are the puny Florida, warm water lobsters and this place poachers them. The texture feels like it's raw! The drinks are good...More

Thank Razzelem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is kind of a quirky place that serves up delicious food at a fairly steep price. The dining room is old school tacky and in dire need of a makeover — but it’s all part of the charm. Red roses on the tables in...More

Thank minhnvu2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of three for dinner. We sat outside with a limited menu. Inside BB offered 10 entrees, outside they offered 4. We were never told they had two menus. Our entrees averaged $73 each and one dish was done fairly well. The other two were...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Beach Bistro 10 years ago to celebrate our 15th year anniversary. We still talk about the food, ambiance, the whole experience, ten years later. This year we decided to go again to kick off our 25 year anniversary. It is everything we remembered!!...More

Thank MPechacek
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I had heard about this place for a couple of years and finally decided to give it a try. We wanted to arrive a bit early to enjoy the sunset at the beach before our 7:30 reservation, so I called ahead to ask if they...More

3  Thank Chloegirl30
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Rosemarie C
12 May 2017|
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Response from Pita5 | Reviewed this property |
I received an email from them in regards to Mothers Day and it said nothing about a special menu.
27 March 2017|
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Response from GlobalExplorer | Reviewed this property |
My wife is borderline celiac and was easily able to enjoy a full and wonderful meal at Beach Bistro last October. The staff was very accommodating and helpful in advising her regarding the menu.
Doug W
7 February 2017|
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Response from Curt909 | Reviewed this property |
There is beef tenderloin on the menu. Check their online menu including the bar menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 70
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-6444
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Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s romantic fine dining destination for 26 years. Located beachfront, looking out on the Gulf of Mexico, the scenic waterfront backdrop and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply relax after a long day.The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat ratings for food and service in the state of Florida and is currently the eight-time recipient of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award. It is also the twelve-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.The mission of the bistro is simple: to provide you with one of the best dining experiences that you have ever had.
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