If you ever make it to the north end of Anna Maria Island, a must place to stop in for the novelty and fresh grouper is The City Pier Restaurant. At the end of a long pier, this lone restaurant offers a great view of the gulf. Of course, it helps that the gulf is all around you and under the restaurant you are eating in. When my family and I dine there, I always go for the grouper, just because it is very fresh, which is not always the case at a lot of places. I always have my grouper fried, but they also offer it grilled or blackened. The dinner comes with a choice of two sides, and I always opt for the fries and coleslaw. Seafood seems to have a starring role on the menu, but they do offer other choices, such as, beef, chicken, and pasta. Also, they have a few sandwich and pasta options for vegetarians, which is always great for our family. There is a house wine and a few beer choices on the menu, too. When done enjoying the meal, hop outside and put some coins in the telescope to get a look at the skyway bridge that one can see from the City Pier Restaurant.
100 South Bay Blvd
Anna Maria Island, FL