During the beginning stages of commercial development on Anna Maria Island, the first step was to build a city pier on the bay side of Anna Maria Island. The idea was to attract excursion steamers from Tampa that would unload passengers on Anna Maria so they could enjoy everything that the Island has to offer.
Today The City Pier is still a very popular spot for tourists, day trippers, and local fishermen. The City Pier is a special place that you can take 750 steps into the bay, go 30 years back in time. You really get that Old Florida Look and feel.
The city pier restaurant has an excellent lunch and dinner menu with happy hour, and early bird specials Monday through Friday from 3p.m. – 6p.m. Make sure to ask about the cold draft beers, and house wines specials during happy hour. The early bird specials range from $5.95 to $8.95 and you also have an excellent choice of entrees including seafood, steak, and chicken dishes.
The city pier Restaurant is open from 11a.m. – 9p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday’s and Saturday’s with live music starting at 6p.m. as long as the weather is permitting. The City Pier is a great place for fishing, and the fishing is free when you purchase anything at the restaurant or bait shop.
The Bait Shop on the City Pier is open from 7a.m – 9p.m. daily as long as the weather is permitting and the bait shop always has frozen bait, a modest selection of tackle, and seasonally live bait.
Anna Maria City Pier
100 S. Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria, Florida 34207
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