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As you're planning your vacation to Anna Maria Island, you'll want to make sure you're visiting the best places to eat on Anna Maria Island. From elegant dining at Beach Bistro to exotic fare and beachside grills, there are many options to choose from. The hardest part is deciding what to try first! 

Use this guide of the best places to eat on Anna Maria Island to wet your appetite and kickstart the planning process. We're sure you'll find something you'll love and maybe even more than one! 

1. Beach Bistro

Winner of the ZAGAT award for Best Food on the Gulf Coast and Top Restaurants in America, Beach Bistro is the very epitome of an elegant, beachfront dining experience. The menu is a curated tasting experience that starts off with dessert because "in difficult times, we should eat dessert first." Sure to be like no meal you've ever had, Beach Bistro is better described as an exprience. You'll try a wealth of selections from lamb and prime beef tenderloin to salmon and classic key lime pie. Worth every second, Beach Bistro is a local and regional favorite with ocean views to enjoy during the meal.

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2. Ginny & Jane E's Café

The perfect choice for a relaxed morning, Ginny & Jane E's Café offers delicious, preservative-free breakfast food, locally made baked goods, and the all-important cup of coffee. Swing by for a casual breakfast and maybe pick up a souvenir or two from the gift shop full of local crafts. 

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3. The Ugly Grouper

A casual and bustling atmosphere is what you'll find inside the doors at The Ugly Grouper and not to mention a 3,000-pound statue of the ugly grouper himself. Enjoy great libations and delicious casual seafood including a wide variety of grouper selections. There is a fun gift shop and plenty of great photo opportunities for you and your family. It just might get ugly! 

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4. Pizza Social

Handmade pizza pies are all you could ever ask for in a vacation meal. Pizza Social is a small pizza shop that prides itself on handcrafted pizza and fresh salads. The dough is made from scratch daily and there are a variety of toppings to choose from plus a few unique creations if you're feeling adventurous. 

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Get a Taste of Anna Maria Island and Book Your Vacation Rental Today

Whether you want to do a full tour of all of the restaurants that grace this lovely island or you want to prepare a few meals from your fully-equipped kitchen, our vacation rentals have everything you need. With vacation rentals throughout the island and many sitting right on the beach, you'll never be too far from the action. Start planning your tasty visit to Anna Maria Island today and book your vacation rental. 

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