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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have eaten at most of the best restaurants around Anna Maria and sarasota and this was the very best. Not what you expect when you go in as it is quaint but the food is fantastic and service excellent. Worth all its awards. Not...More

Thank lucydogKent
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate in the bar, and had exceptional customer service. The bar is cozy and dark, we came in late from the beach as we were staying next door. When I say late, I mean 9pm, which is late night for this island (almost everything shuts...More

Thank musthavebeachsun
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed dinner last Saturday at the Beach Bistro. We have been dining there almost since it was opened. We have never had a less than great experience there for all those years. The food, service and wine list is truly exceptional as are all the...More

Thank rbsmith3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been dining at the Beach Bistro since it opened years ago. It is by far the best restaurant in Florida. I always start with Caesar salad. Superb. The appetizer was mussels. Better than I had in France on a recent trip. Where do...More

Thank Ed-Vocat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not cheap- but wow the food is excellent! We were greeted by the owner upon entering the restaurant, and he made us feel very welcome. Unfortunately we couldn't sit outside (turtle season) but we had a great view of the beach from inside. Great selection...More

Thank Mlb4u31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read about the highly rated Beach Bistro over the years, hubby and I recently heard that this restaurant serves cocktails and small bites in the bar. Having just enjoyed a lovely cocktail at sister restaurant The Doctor's Office, we headed a mile north to...More

Thank egrlbk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is very good. The bar is friendly and there is a nice selection. Make sure to make a reservation. It is expensive and as a result is great for date night and special celebrations.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday and it really was a special treat. From our view of the beach we watched the sun go down and enjoyed the lovingly prepared food. Our waiter was very attentive and even presented the dessert with...More

Thank Louisepas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner after good reviews . Food good but let down by waiting times to be seated when booked , and generally slow service. The worst thing was so cramped don't think they could have fitted another table in, one of our party was...More

Thank annhN6180ZW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the views from the restaurant and the opportunity to have a cocktail watching the sunset before dinner. I thought the waiter on the beach was pretty unfriendly and inattentive though. This was at odds with the service in the restaurant which was lovely....More

Thank LondonMcTraveller
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Rosemarie C
Is there a menu for Mother's Day?
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.
Do you have any child friendly gluten free options (pasta, rolls, chicken tenders)
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
my wife doesn't eat seafood or lamb what other options are available
8 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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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.