The Waterfront Restaurant Editor’s Pick
New American, Seafood
Relish the views of Egmont Key, Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge while dining on some of the most sustainable seafood dishes in Manatee County. The long-running island eatery has kept up with the times, serving modern takes on local and world seafood—for example, cured, cold Applewood-smoked in ouse house-smoked Pacific salmon ($15) with Bermuda onions, capers and dilled cream cheese. And you’ll find contemporary sips such as a lime-ginger-infused smoked margarita ($10) at the full craft bar. Sit indoors or out before strolling over to the boutiques along Pine Avenue, and have an Anna Maria Island-style evening.
Good to Know
Gluten-Free, Outdoor Dining, Reservations
Business Lunch, Date Night
The Waterfront Restaurant
111 Bay Blvd. N., Anna Maria, FL, 34216
Anna Maria Island • (941) 778-1515
Sunday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.