Visit the Rod and Reel Pier on Your Anna Maria Island Vacation

If you’re planning to vacation on Anna Maria Island this year, you’re in for a treat! With spring on the horizon, AMI comes alive and offers guests everything you want from a Florida getaway without all the big tourist crowds.

While there are tons of attractions here, Rod and Reel Pier is a standout spot where you can spend some quality time with your family. Here, we outline perks and events available to you at the Rod and Reel Pier, easily accessible from any of our Anna Maria Island bayfront rentals.


Rod and Reel Pier provides a great dining experience for you and your family. Found in the far north end of Anna Maria, the pier defines “Old Florida” cuisine, serving local favorites and pub fare. No matter if it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can dine at the Rod and Reel any time of day. With a wide variety of pancakes, French toast, and biscuits and gravy, there is something to satisfy any palate looking for breakfast in Anna Maria Island.

For lunch, Rod and Reel Pier has a variety of signature sandwiches to choose from. From their signature Po Boy with fried Oysters to their Grouper Reuben, there is something for everyone. The main event, however, is the dinner menu. The Krab Cake Dinner is served with seasoned rice, coleslaw, and a variety of grilled veggies. There is also the Mexican grouper served over rice with grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, and medium spicy salsa.

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Looking to partake in some fishing while visiting Anna Maria Island? Then you are in the right place! You can fish right from the restaurant while enjoying the Anna Maria Island weather! Finish eating and head outside to join the countless other diners casting their lines. Make sure you get your fishing license before you begin fishing on the island. All those who are 16 and older require a local fishing license. This is required even if you are not planning on taking away any fish. 

Plan Your Vacation

No matter what you choose, A Paradise Rentals has the perfect rental unit for your vacation. Contact us today for more information on our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals!

You can also rent everything you need to fish when you arrive on your trip. When you arrive at the City Pier or the Rod and Reel Pier, you will have access to all the gear that you will need. It is also recommended that you fish during sunrise or sunset. Many fishermen from the island recommend that you fish during low light hours, as the reduced heat will make the fish more active and easier to catch. 

Places to Stay

If you’re searching for somewhere to stay on your trip to Anna Maria Island, consider the great units available to you from A Paradise Rentals. There’s something for every size and every budget. For instance, the two-bedroom unit at 203 Sunset Terrace is a great option for smaller families visiting the area. The unit comes with a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico and also includes a heated pool, direct access to the beach, and a free trolley service to get around the island. With amenities like this, it is one of our best Anna Maria Island rentals for families visiting the area. 

living room of anna maria island rental

Looking for something more spacious? Coquina Beach Club 102 is a great option for larger travel groups. The unit resides on the beautiful sugar sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. There are many activities that you can enjoy such as snorkeling, swimming, golfing, and much more, and they’re all walking distance from your unit.