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Things to do in Anna Maria

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you are coming/going from the Tampa or Clearwater airport, make a stop here for lunch or dinner. Have a Grouper Reuben and favorite beverage while you kick off your shoes and tuck your toes in the sand under your table.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fantastic view of Tampa Bay. The food is very good. Top Tip try the lobster Bisque. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Breakfast and Lunch on one of the Islands piers. This place never disappoints!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Deliciously fresh cake donuts with lots of topping choices :-) YUM! Fun for all ages.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“Such a unique place. Very eclectic decor and a cute gift shop. The breakfast is delicious!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“You can walk around the northern tip of the Island along the beach. Enter just after the Rod and Reel Pier which is on South Bay. The Restaurant at the Rod & Reel serves a good breakfast. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Chipotle-like concept, but local & so delicious! Do yourself a favor and order the chips or a craft popsicle.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“This street out on the Island is great to stroll down. There are many small, local shops and restaurants. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food
“Very beautiful view just off the city peer. In a cute village with local shopping. If one scoop is good then two scoops are even better. Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor & Coffee Café on Anna Maria Island and are located in Bayview Plaza at the North End of Anna Maria Island. Two Scoops is known for its 32 flavors of homemade ice cream. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Slims is a sports bar but you can also sit at a table. There menu is delicious. Families are welcome. It's a great place to watch sporting events on tv. It's is also within walking distance of the home. Only 1 block north on Gulf Drive.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“Beach Bums is Anna Maria Island’s best rental shop. Dedicated to exceeding your needs by providing a large, meticulously maintained, rental fleet of bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, surreys, beach supplies, electric golf carts, and electric bikes! We even conduct kayak eco-tours.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its quiet, its on the water looking at beautiful yachts, it good food and easy to get into. Parking is also easy!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great place to eat breakfast, enjoy homemade dessert in the afternoon, or an elegant meal in the evening! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Island Players Theater offers several different shows each season running from October to May. Tickets are $20 each or purchase a season ticket for $92.50 at the box office or by phone. The Island Players Theater is located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue. A fun place to catch a play, the Players Theater is a gorgeous and historical landmark of Anna Maria.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Out on the end of the Anna Maria City Pier, you will have fabulous views, may see some dolphins swimming by, and can see what the local fisher-people are catching! Casual food, beer and wine.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Shady beach with restroom facilities, picnic tables and a small playground. Great for families with small children. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“If you are coming/going from the Tampa or Clearwater airport, make a stop here for lunch or dinner. Have a Grouper Reuben and favorite beverage while you kick off your shoes and tuck your toes in the sand under your table.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fantastic view of Tampa Bay. The food is very good. Top Tip try the lobster Bisque. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Breakfast and Lunch on one of the Islands piers. This place never disappoints!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Deliciously fresh cake donuts with lots of topping choices :-) YUM! Fun for all ages.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“Such a unique place. Very eclectic decor and a cute gift shop. The breakfast is delicious!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Chipotle-like concept, but local & so delicious! Do yourself a favor and order the chips or a craft popsicle.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its quiet, its on the water looking at beautiful yachts, it good food and easy to get into. Parking is also easy!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great place to eat breakfast, enjoy homemade dessert in the afternoon, or an elegant meal in the evening! ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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