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Beach Bistro

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6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1326
+1 941-778-6444
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would give this four and a half stars if I could. The half star deduction is for the somewhat uninspired dessert menu and the outdated decor. However, the place has a certain old time charm and its location right on the beach can't be beat. You can dine outside on the sand next to a lovely fire pit if... More 

Thank minhnvu2014
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a good experience we had, really nice food and atmosphere, the service was great, just a very good time. Thanks a lot

Thank mathiewmorris
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat at the bar for happy hour on a Thursday evening and what a blast. The bartender was a genius with a cocktail shaker, and also very entertaining. And he even cleaned my sunglasses ... with vodka ... apparently a trade secret. I can't wait to go back and have dinner here. The place is clearly an experience.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on Nov 15th and very much enjoyed our experience. We knew going in that this was going to be expensive but they did have a great tasting menu which included an app, entree and dessert for an affordable price. Our waiter was very attentive and both owners came around to chat during our meal. We are maritimers... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite pricey but worth the cost for the level of food, wine, service and special attention. It's a bit tight on space and the menus are almost overwhelming. That is the only criticism I can offer. Sean the owner is a hoot. Great stories and quick witted and funny. Makes you feel at home. We had a big group of... More 

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Genève, Suisse
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday night, without reservation. They were most helpful and arranged for a small table in the bar area (which is very nice by the way). Service and dinner were perfect. So we decided to go back a few days later. We had booked and they gave us a nice table by the window, facing the beach.... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you think $500 including tip is too much to pay for dinner for 4 don't go here but seriously you will have missed some of the best food and service in the USA. As it was our first time we all tried the taster menu with wine pairings with each course. The stars of the evening were the bouillabaisse,... More 

Thank blueensign7
University Park, Florida
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a few years since I have been to Beach Bistro. Took tonight as the opportunity to indulge with one of my besties, who is staying with me on Longboat Key and travelled from Dallas for the experience. We were there for THREE HOURS--our choice. We wanted leisurely dining and they delivered. They also delivered a DELICIOUS menu,... More 

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Claygate, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really stunning top end menu and outstanding wine list. Excellent service and really accurate and good menu advice. A very welcoming owner, Sean Murphy, and also a friendly and pleasant Maitre d' who kept a watchful eye on everything going on around the small well laid out dining room. Stunning menu, I had warm duck salad followed by the Gulf... More 

Thank JPC1010
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, great service… Amazing views of the sunset. A little pricey but you pay for what you get. And definitely the best food on the island

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$70
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?