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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 yesterday

Mediocre food with high prices. Typical of so many restaurants in the area, deep fried everything, or blackened or grilled with French fries or slaw. Salads and sandwiches. No attempt at quality which would be difficult given the size of the menu and the fast...More

Thank BellyFullmmmm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all I laughed out load at the reviewers who gave Beach Bistro poor rating because it was not child friendly— for god sake this is not a restaurant for kids! Go to Applebee’s with your children! Beach Bistro gets five stars because 1,...More

Thank Fidelis4
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this restaurant with our American friends who live part of the year in Florida. It is claimed to be one of the top 7 best restaurants in the USA ???? We have been fortunate to dine in some of the best restaurants in...More

Thank Wfk0202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this by accident and were very impressed with Beach Bistro. Unfortunately we were too late to enjoy the sunset. Food and service were impeccable. Next time and there will be a next time we will make reservations for sunset!

Thank sandieh1109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is among the best that I have ever visited. For the first time we ate at the bar as we did not have a reservation. The bartender was helpful, courteous, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient! The food was outstanding in both preparation and in...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times before and have always been very impressed. This time however things were very wrong. The waiter was surly and trying to up sell. The starters came out fine but we waited well over an hour and 15 minutes...More

Thank Sandie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved it, the service is perfect, the food amazing, and the view is breath taking. The lobster escargot for appetizer is something else!!!

Thank Helke2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service was excellent. Lots of very nice touches, such as focaccia with three different toppings with a taste of soup as a warm-up. A complimentary mini cocktail of the day... and since we had a couple birthdays... they brought some surprise desserts...More

1  Thank 61Albert61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy little restaurant, right on the beach! Food is amazing and so is the service. One of our favorites when we visit the Island. Tiny, tiny seating outside. Advice, get there early, watch the sunset, make a reservation for after the sun sets. You get...More

Thank Debi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a truly memorable dinner at Beach Bistro. The restaurant is a hidden gem directly on the beach. We had the fixed dinner with lobster escargot and rack of lamb with wine selections by the chef. Delicious and well presented dishes....More

Thank Ken2k15
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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
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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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