Waterfront Restaurants

Waterfront dining in Florida’s Gulf Coast is both spectacular and varied. Memories of  vibrant hues of orange, yellow and pink sunsets tantalize the mind, while thoughts of succulent meals excite the taste buds. Call it the perfect Gulf Coast dining experience.

Siesta Key Live has compiled a list of waterfront restaurants for you to experience. Select one of these great spots to create your own culinary memories.

The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar

Tropical laid-back Florida the way it used to be on Anna Maria Island.

The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar

Complete your dining experience with a walk on our sugar-white sand beaches, experience the mystical “green” flash of our magical Gulf sunsets, or simply relax in charming and elegant surroundings

The Sandbar Restaurant

The Freshest Seafood on the Island

The Sandbar Restaurant

The Sandbar Restaurant, located on the north end of Anna Maria Island, has for decades been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for its fresh Florida seafood

Gulf Drive Cafe

A tropical family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Gulf Drive Cafe

The Kokonut Hut, is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail under the cool breeze and island views. Featuring live entertainment every night, we encourage you to dance in the sand while our bartenders whip up special concoctions.

Beach House Restaurant

Great Food, Great Beach, Great Fun

Beach House Restaurant

Perfect for families, the BeacHhouse has plenty of room for kids to play on our newly renourished beach while you enjoy the sunset, a tropical drink and fresh Florida seafood.

Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill

Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront.

Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill

Who can resist great food and a wonderful time on the water? Live music and special events are always happening here at the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill!

The Crow's Nest

Venice's Waterfront Landmark since 1976

The Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest is a casual fine dining restaurant, serving fresh seafood, steaks and chops.

Visit the dining room for special occasion dinner, a power lunch, to meet a first date, or enjoy a gourmet dinner with a glass of wine from our Award Winning Cellar List.

Sharky's On The Pier

Beachfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Venice, Florida with a Fishing Pier

Sharky's

Both Sharky's and Fins at Sharky's sit smack dab on the Gulf in the Shark's Tooth Capital of the World, it also boasts amazing sunsets, gorgeous views, and the best seafood around! You don’t want to miss the delicious tropical frozen drinks, the grouper sandwiches, or the live music, all while sitting or dancing right on the Gulf of Mexico! That's right, waterfront dining in Venice, Florida.

Marina Jack

LOCATED IN THE HEART of DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

Marina Jack

The Patio menu features a variety of Appetizers, Salads, Soups and Sandwiches including special Gluten Free selections. The Marina Jack Patio is dog friendly and the deck area of the patio is available for doggie dining!

Dry Dock Grill

ENJOY CASUAL WATERFRONT DINING ON SARASOTA BAY

Dry Dock Grill

As locals will tell you, we are best known for serving one of the best grouper sandwiches on Florida’s West Coast. We feature panoramic views of Sarasota Bay from our inside second story dining area or, enjoy dining outdoors on our dockside patio.

Beach Bistro

Award - Winning Surf - Side Dining

Beach Bistro

The Bistro’s beachfront location, on the beautiful white-sand beaches of Anna Maria Island, overlooking the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico has earned Bon Appétit’s acclaim for being one of Florida’s “Most Romantic Restaurants”. Food and Wine magazine acclaimed the Bistro’s waterfront perch as “almost like being at sea”

The Bearded Clam

The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar is TRUE LOVE AT FIRST BITE

The Bearded Clam

The restaurant even features a sun deck and outdoor heated swimming pool for diners, a pet-friendly tiki bar, award-winning cuisine, waterfront seating and boat dockage. Chillin’ moms and dads can enjoy their lunch while their kids draw within view on the chalk walk outside

The Old Salty Dog

Bring your Dog!

The Old Salty Dog

Great Seafood, Fine Beer & Ale, Voted Best Outdoor Dining in Sarasota Florida.
Cocktails & Frozen Drinks available at both Old Salty Dogs.

Pier 22

Waterfront Dining along the Manatee River and Bradenton Riverwalk

Pier 22

The restaurant is beautifully located on the historic Memorial Pier which was constructed in 1928. In the heart of downtown Bradenton, Pier 22 is on the Manatee River and surrounded by the beautiful 225 slip Twin Dolphin Marina

Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar

Famous for its ‘old Florida’ charm

Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar

Situated facing Sarasota Bay, the Bridge Tender Inn affords unparalleled views of the famous City of Bradenton Beach fishing pier, the clock tower, the Intracoastal waterway and Sarasota Bay. There is ample parking and with three docks available there is plenty of space to come by boat (Intracoastal marker #49)

Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill delivers the highest quality food and service.

Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill offers offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbecue and of course, we didn't forget the accompaniments: crisp salads, savory soups, mouthwatering side dishes and a delicious selection of home-style desserts are not to be missed

Snook Haven

On the banks of the Myakka river in a true Old Florida setting.

Snook Haven

A delicious Back Woods Smokehouse menu featuring ribs, chicken, pulled pork as well as fresh fish, and shrimp

Casey Key Fish House

Casey Key Fish House is Old Florida at its best

Casey Key Fish House

Something for everyone is on the menu and on the property. Come enjoy Old Florida in its original style. And stop by the authentic Tiki Bar, the most fun under grass you've ever had.

Flounders on the Beach

The Place to be on Manasota Key

Flounders on the Beach

SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY LUNCH/DINNER SERVED INSIDE OR OUT CUSTOM DRINKS - BEER - WINE. FIRE PIT BEACH AREA