In most places across the country people are pulling out their winter clothes, dusting off their snow shovels, and gathering wood for their fireplace. Here in Florida, we’ve polished our crab forks and started melting some butter.
It never fails. Our guests come in or call and ask where they can get the best sandwich on Anna Maria Island. Everyone loves a good sandwich – one that’s piled high with fresh deli meat like turkey, pastrami or corned beef and all of your favorite toppings. One of the places we send our guests is Scott’s Deli in Holmes Beach. In fact, you may just find the best sandwich on the island or that you’ve ever had.
On Anna Maria Island, deli sandwiches are a necessity especially when you’re out on the beach and suddenly starving. When you hit that point where the thought of a good sandwich would really hit the spot, there’s only one thing to do…call Scott’s Deli. Located in Holmes Beach, Scott’s features some of the best sandwiches you may ever taste in your life. They’re mouthwatering combinations of meats, vegetables and condiments that slowly ooze out of the sides causing you to just have to lick your fingers.
On any given day at about 9am, Ginny and Jane E’s has a line at the back of the store waiting to order. As an Anna Maria Island breakfast and lunch essential, Ginny and Jane E’s attracts vacationers and locals each and every day to enjoy some of the best food the island has to offer. After the orders are place, most people meander throughout the store checking out everything they have to offer. After all, this place is in a league all its own. There is something hanging in every space on every wall and in between. From unique clothing to post cards to original art and decorative items, Ginny and Jane E’s has it all. The way everything is displayed is what makes the place so exceptional.
As the initial time of the year when vacationers begin to descend upon our little bit of paradise, one of the biggest questions is always about where to eat on Anna Maria Island. There were only a handful of restaurants at which to dine in the not too distant past, but over the past few years, more eateries have begun to pop up. If you are planning to come to our fair island or are trying to come with an idea for where to eat, here are some of the Anna Maria Island restaurants that we love the best (although there are so many others) wants:
Are you looking for some dining alternatives while on your Anna Maria Island vacation? Take a couple of evenings (or afternoons) and venture down to Longboat Key. There are some awesome Longboat Key restaurants to enjoy. Most have the luck of boasting beautiful water views and a special ambiance; others offer a casual feel where you can come straight from the beach. Here are five of the most popular ones: