First we would like to report that WE ARE OPEN!

On behalf of the management and teams at the Beach House, Mar Vista and Sandbar Restaurants we would like to thank you all for your well wishes, prayers and support during Hurricane Irma. Additionally, we would like to thank the hard work of the Manatee County Emergency Operations team, first responders, utility crews, city and county public works, county and city commissioners, clean-up crews and everybody who helped keep the residents, businesses and employees on Anna Maria Island and throughout Manatee County safe during this hurricane.

As we undergo efforts to clean up and get reopened (all three restaurants are now open), we know it could have very easily been us. And while we are thankful that it wasn’t us our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the hurricane and especially to those south of us and in the keys and Caribbean islands who received most of the devastating effects of hurricane Irma.

We are grateful to be able to report the following:

bh2The Beach House – We had some debris and lots of sand on the deck, but all of our renovations and the restaurant stood up to the hurricane and came away unscathed.

mv 1Mar Vista – We lost some of the branches of the ancient Buttonwood trees but 80% of them are still standing. Otherwise we came out without a scratch. The construction you see isn’t from the hurricane, but a part of our renovations of the dining room that were started before the hurricane.

sandbarThe Sandbar – The restaurant lived up to its name for a few days while we shoveled, swept and dug out from the piles of sand that came under the deck for a quick drink and a grouper sandwich. The restaurant itself is just fine as is our wedding pavilion, office and storage buildings.

We are happy to say that the tradition of creating great memories for our guests will continue!

Anna Maria Island and our restaurants are open for business. We look forward to serving you!

Book your holiday party with us! 

With four fabulous venues to choose from with expert, experienced staff, in-house catering, and plenty of options for decor, menus and budgets your party will be one they talk about long after the new year!

The weather is no problem at our venues with climate controls if needed and coverings that protect against the elements. Enjoy specially created menus featuring your favorites and fresh from the farm produce and sustainable and locally caught seafood. Ready. Set. Party. Call today to book your corporate, club or family holiday get together and then forget about the planning.
We will take care of everything!


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The Sandbar Restaurant

Have your group enjoy their own, private, beachfront venue, with all the trimmings.

Christine Greene, 941-778-8709

Luis Ortiz, 941-778-8712



The Beach House Restaurant

Celebrate in a world class beachfront venue your group will rave about.

Shawn Rhoton, 941-778-8718





Mar Visita - 525x300The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant

Old Florida comes alive at this quaint venue accessible by boat with a private dock.
Perfect for more intimate events.

Christine Greene, 941-778-8709

Luis Ortiz

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The Studio at Gulf & Pine

An elegant indoor holiday location at Anna Maria Island’s most stylish cultural venue.

Christine Greene, 941-778-8709



10x10artThe Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria Island’s Premier Art Gallery, is pleased to announce 10byTEN at the Studio, an art exhibition, fundraiser and community celebration in honor of their 10th anniversary. 10byTEN is all about small art, exactly 10”x 10”, created and donated by professional and novice artists to support arts and culture on Anna Maria Island. This non-juried exhibition of more than 100 small original artworks opens Wednesday, November 1, and continues through December 23.

10byTEN at The StudioCradle Boards Available Sept. 7Submissions due Oct. 21

hurricane relief (1) hurricane relief (2)In the spirit of paying it forward and helping those in need, our staff from all three restaurants are banning together to donate needed items to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey! Because we live and work in an area susceptible to hurricanes and bad storms we understand that it very easily could have been us that needed the help. Our hearts go out to those affected by this storm. Over the next few weeks and months we will be joining the efforts of local businesses and citizens to send needed supplies to Houston. Our prayers are with the families and citizens of all those affected by this devastating storm. If you would like to help please contact your local Red Cross or a disaster relief organization.houston bound

Mar Vista Wines Half Priced!

August 29, 2017

All wines are half priced at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant. Enjoy your favorite wine by the glass or bottle at half the price. No purchase necessary. No coupon needed. Just mention the offer to enjoy! Bring a friend! Good at lunch or dinner! We also have a package license so you can take it […]

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Meet Christine Greene

August 29, 2017

Christine Greene has joined our team as the new Sandbar Wedding and Event Coordinator and brings over 12 years of catering and banquet experience. A Johnson & Wales graduate in the hospitality field, her passion for weddings and events began as she entered her second year of college, when she switched her major from psychology […]

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