Are you looking for a place to eat, fish, and enjoy the beauty of Anna Maria Island? If so, the Rod & Reel Pier is an ideal choice.

This quaint Old Florida restaurant, bar, pier, and covered deck is an island favorite among tourists and locals alike.

Drop your line at the end of the pier and see if you can catch some sheepshead.

Enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Sip wine or beer in the downstairs bar, or tromp upstairs and sink your teeth into a grouper sandwich. Yum.

Pelicans and seabirds wheel around the pier, fishing alongside human anglers, while dolphins, manatees, stingrays, and schools of fish swim through the water below.

It’s an experience not to miss.

 

 

The Rod & Reel Pier is a great waterfront restaurant in Anna Maria Island

Where Is The Rod & Reel Pier?

The Rod & Reel Pier is located at 875 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

Park in the lot right next to the Rod & Reel Resort, then walk to the end of the pier to enjoy everything this attraction has to offer.

Hours And Contact Info

Head to the Rod & Reel any time between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm daily.

📞 Phone: (941) 778-1885.

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Dining

Deliciously fresh restaurant fare and an incredible atmosphere make dining at the Rod & Reel a pleasure every time.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are equally tasty at the Rod & Reel, whether you’re craving an omelet, a Pier Burger, a grilled garlic grouper, or a slice of key lime pie.

Check the Rod & Reel menu ahead of time, or peruse it once you’re seated to see what hits the spot.

This easygoing eatery can get super busy during the dinner rush, so consider going at lunchtime if you’d rather not wait for seating.

While you enjoy your meal, you might spot herons walking along the pier, dolphins surfacing, manatees slipping quietly by, and giant schools of minnows.

Watch the anglers wrangling with their catch while pelicans dive for fish of their own.

The splash of water, murmur of voices, and scenic vistas add to the ambiance.

 

 

Fishing off the Rod & Reel pier is one of the many unforgettable things to do in Anna Maria Island

Fishing 

If you love fishing, the Rod & Reel Pier is an excellent place to do it. It feels like stepping back in time.

The atmosphere is peaceful and convivial, and the fishing is top-notch.

There are always lots of people dropping lines in and enjoying the beautiful views of Tampa Bay.

When you get thirsty, order a drink from the bar, or take an air-conditioning break upstairs while you delight your tastebuds with fried oysters or crunchy onion rings.

A fishing ticket and pole cost $2 each, and fishing costs $2 per hour. Bait costs $3.50.

 

 

Rod & Reel Pier is a popular waterfront restaurant in Anna Maria Island

Things To Do Near The Rod & Reel Pier

Once you’ve indulged in everything the Rod & Reel Pier has to offer, why not stick around and see the nearby sights?

Two options to consider are to walk over to Bean Point or to head to Bayfront Park.

Bean Point

Bean Point is one of the most pristine beaches on Anna Maria Island.

Although there are no amenities, the variegated blues of the ocean, tranquility, and sweeping views make this spot pure magic.

Read, relax, snorkel, identify birds and marine life, and soak in the views.

Bayfront Park

There’s plenty of beautiful shoreline between the Rod & Reel Pier and the Anna Maria Island City Pier.

Ditch your shoes and stroll the soft sand to Bayfront Park. Swim, collect shells, watch the sunset, and enjoy. Life is good.

 

 

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Top Tours in Anna Maria Island

Boat Excursion To Capri Island – (Small Group Boat Tour From Sorrento)

Parasailing Adventure – (Above Bradenton Beach & Anna Maria Island)

Private Fishing Trip With Sight Seeing – (Half Day Tour Around Anna Maria Island)

Top Hotels & Accommodations in Anna Maria Island

Playa Esmeralda Boutique Inn – (Top Rated Accommodation In Bradenton Beach)

Bungalow Beach Resort – (Beachfront Property In Bradenton Beach)

Captain’s Quarters At Anna Maria Island – (High Rated Villa With Private Pool)

Anna Maria Island Inn – (Aparthotel Nearby Beach)

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