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posted by: Haley's Motel on: February 26, 2018
The best place to stay on Anna Maria island!

Visiting Anna Maria Island? Good idea. The stunning beauty of our sleepy little town and its sandy beaches are the perfect way to relax and recharge. But what’s a vacation without an incredible meal to accompany it? Here’s our guide to the best places to eat on Anna Maria.


Maybe Anna Maria’s premier restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar offers casual dining with a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Tampa Bay. The wine and microbrew list are constantly changing with the season, and the daily specials are so good you’ll wish each and every one was a part of the regular menu, but that’s okay because the regular menu is fantastic. Standouts include moqueca, a traditional Brazilian stew with seafood and a lime/coconut flavor profile, and the bahi ribeye, a luscious steak marinated with a Polynesian approach. Come enjoy the warm atmosphere and the better food.


Located steps from Homes Beach, The Feast is a gourmet dining experience we can’t recommend enough. Their menu is filled with perennial favorites like coconut shrimp and crab cakes, but where The Feast differentiate themselves from other locations is in the execution of those dishes; everything is prepared perfectly, so even if you order a burger you know it will be the best burger (in fact, their burger is prepared with Wagyu beef and is mind-blowing).


Anna Maria is full of fine dining experiences, but sometimes all you want is to walk into somewhere while still wearing your bathing suit and having a satisfying meal for a great price. That’s the niche Skinny’s Place has been filling for years, and when it comes to great food served without pretension, they’re the best. Come get American classics like burgers, chili dogs and milkshakes without even kicking the sand of Holmes Beach off of your feet.

Careful – the name “Skinny’s Place” might be ironic – but you’re on vacation. Treat yourself.

Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to visit for a rejuvenating stay. Make sure you’re spending money on what you want to be spending it on by staying at Haley’s Motel. Our classically styled motel is here to let you save so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest. Just book your room so you can stay and get out to the beach ASAP

Looking for an extra special stay? Then stay in one of our recently renovated cottage rooms! Each is designed in a classic Floridian style, with a king size bed, huge flatscreen TVs and a private lanai so you can sit in the shade and enjoy each other's company in seclusion. Even better, the included kitchenette means you can save on breakfast and lunch... so you can splurge on a romantic supper! How great does that sound? Book one of these special cottages now