Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Anna Maria Island

Will you be having an Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving? If so, you aren’t alone. Many people choose to trade in the snow for our sandy shores during the holiday season.

The thought of cooking a whole Thanksgiving feast if you don’t have your family with you in your Anna Maria Island vacation rental might seem unnecessary, but that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the season’s tastiest dishes.

We’ve compiled fabulous AMI restaurants open on Thanksgiving that are located a short breeze away from the majority of our rentals, particularly our Club Bamboo South locations.  

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Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe

This casual gulf front dining restaurant on Anna Maria Island is open every year on Thanksgiving. Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a large menu selection so everyone in your party will be satisfied. There will be a buffet-style dinner available from noon to five.

If you are a fan of sunsets, this restaurant surely won’t disappoint you!

The Sandbar Restaurant

The Sandbar Restaurant has been dubbed the “most famous” on Anna Maria Island. Like the name of the restaurant suggests, this place is located on the beach. This makes The Sandbar Restaurant the ideal place to hit upon the holiday after soaking up the beauty of the sea and shore. 

The restaurant has been a long-standing fixture and has roots going back to the year 1911. At that time, it was just a pavilion, but it steadily evolved into the Anna Maria Island mainstay it is today. The menu consists of a little something for everyone including fantastic, locally caught seafood, tacos and more! 

Plan Your Vacation

Save your spot on the beach this holiday season! We have plenty of Anna Maria Island vacation rentals that will be perfect for you and the family.

In addition to the great food, you’ll also be treated to amazing tableside sunsets. With the breathtaking views and white sand beneath your feet, it’ll make for a truly memorable holiday meal that would be impossible to replicate anywhere else. 

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Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant

Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant takes ambiance to a new level with its cozy cottage atmosphere. If you’re looking for a place that’ll give you a taste of home while still allowing you to vacation at the beach, this is it! 

If you think this might be the restaurant for you, then you’ll want to be sure to book a reservation. This comfy restaurant fills up fast. 

On the menu, you will find a variety of lighter options, which are perfect for tiding you over while you enjoy their specialty cocktails. If you’re looking for a hearty meal, you’re in luck too! The main menu is bountiful with freshly caught seafood entrees, lobster mac n’ cheese, as well as all sorts of sandwiches and salads to choose from. If you want to make your meal a true winner, you’ll want to be sure to check out their dessert menu as well. 

As we mentioned above, all of these restaurants are conveniently located near our Anna Maria Island rentals. If you’re looking for a rental that’ll put you near the best that the island has to offer, we’ve got you covered. We even have Anna Maria Island pet-friendly rentals if you’re planning on bringing your furry friends along for the trip.