We have a rule that we really try to only eat outdoors while on the island - so most of the places have outdoor seating!
Beach Café – All you can eat Pancakes on the beach! Open breakfast, lunch and dinner, has a full bar, often live music and a great place to watch the sunset. www.amibeachcafe.com
Donut Experiment - Made to order donuts- you pick toppings and glaze. Maple Bacon is a personal favorite. Go crazy! http://thedonutexperiment.com/
The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar – We always sit at the dockside bar (child and dog friendly!) Often live music in the evenings. Best Fish Tacos on the island! https://www.bridgetenderinn.rocks/#_=_
Slims Place– Sports bar with the best lobster mac-n-cheese we've ever had. Pizza's are also tasty and they usually have a special pizza of the day that would not be something you would normally try. They often have live music on Friday and Saturday nights and a “No Shower Happy Hour” from 3-6PM http://www.slimsplaceami.com/
Duffy's Tavern - This is a dive but absolutely the best hamburgers on the island. In our opinion. There is a small patio to sit outside. Cash Only. Closed Tuesdays. http://www.duffystavernami.com/
Skinnys Place – 2nd Best Burger on the island. More of an island feel than Duffy’s Cash Only. CLOSED Mondays. http://www.skinnysplace.com/
The Waterfront (Dinner) – a little more upscale try to sit outside! Great seafood selection, also steaks. Love the stacked caprese salad. http://www.thewaterfrontrestaurant.net/
The Bridge Street Bistro/Sunset Bar (Dinner) Great Views but get a reservation if you want to be out at sunset they often book far in advance! http://bridgestreetbistroonline.com/
The Island Time Bar & Grill – below Bridge Street Bistro. Very relaxed and open feel. Often has live music. Love the shaken Pina Colada and the coconut shrimp.
The Ugly Grouper – Live Music Most Nights – Very laid back, lots of games, love the pretzel bites. Kid and Dog friendly. https://www.uglygrouper.com/
Wicked Cantina - Good Mexican. Not the best atmosphere because the patio is next to the parking lot and close to the main road. It does have unobstructed views of the Gulf. Really nice sunsets from the patio. Often have live music. http://www.wickedcantina.com/
Sandbar - Right on the beach. One of the only places that the tables are actually in the sand. Great sunsets but it's where everyone goes to watch sunsets so you almost need to show up 2 hours before sunset and hold the table. Also, a bit on the pricey side considering how casual most people dress, think straight from the beach. http://sandbar.groupersandwich.com/
Gulf Drive Cafe - Breakfast is really good, try the pina colada french toast! Also has a huge tiki bar with live music a night. Right on the beach so the views are amazing. Be prepared to experience island time while dining here. Sometimes the service is wonderful, other times you just need to relax and enjoy the views. Especially wonderful if you want to eat on the beach and watch a sunset. http://gulfdrivetiki.com/
Freckled Fin - Great drinks, and a little bit of everything - chicken, steak and seafood. Live music most nights.
AMOB - Anna Maria Oyster Bar, fun place to watch people fishing off the pier. Very casual. Try the fish and chips! http://www.oysterbar.net/amob-on-the-pier
Ginny & Jane E’s - Breakfast/Lunch Small bakery, cafe, consignment and local art. Place your order at the cafe counter and grab a table where you like. Everything is made from scratch. https://www.ginnysandjanees.com/
Scott’s Deli - If you are looking for breakfast or lunch this place is wonderful, and best of all they will deliver anywhere on the island - including the beach! Breakfast, sandwiches, salads and awesome desserts! http://www.scottsdeliannamaria.com/
Small Town Creamery - Ice cream, fudge and cute little toy shop. Best ice cream and service on the island if you ask us! http://smalltowncreamery.com/