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Waterfront Dining at its Best at Beach House on Anna Maria Island

I can't wait to return to the Beach House Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island in Florida.  This fabulous restaurant is set on 650 feet of pristine Gulffront beach.  Formerly the old Harbor House, it was purchased in 1993 by Ed Chiles of Chiles Group Restaurants and he remodeled it and changed the name to the Beach House.  In 2013, twenty years after the purchase and remodel, Chiles began a major four-phase renovation with the final phase ending in 2017.  His vision of a moderately priced restaurant serving great seafood both indoors and outdoors transformed into what is now the Beach House Restaurant.

“The goal of the Beach House is to be a world-class location that adheres to the principles of sustainability and eco-consciousness, provides guests a welcoming and comfortable environment, and at the very core, is casual waterfront dining at its best” -Ed Chiles

Waterfront Dining at its Best at Beach House on Anna Maria Island

Beach House Waterfront Restaurant – Anna Maria Island, FL Photo Credit: Chiles Restaurant Group

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Photo Credit: Chiles Restaurant Group

Save the Environment!

Throughout the process of the renovations, the mantra of “be a good steward of the environment” was present in every aspect of the restaurant construction. Key design features include a water management system in the parking lot, sea turtle-friendly lighting on the beach as artificial lighting deters the sea turtles from nesting on the beach, and beach-friendly native landscaping.

The Beach House has the bar set high to continue to be a world-class beachfront restaurant that adheres to the principles of sustainability and eco-consciousness without compromising the guest experience.

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Photo Credit: Chiles Restaraunt Group

Eco-Friendly Initiatives

  • A Member of the Blue Community Consortium
  • UN Global Observatory Site
  • Ed Chiles is a faculty member at USF Patel College of Sustainability
  • Participant in the Skip the Straw Campaign

Sustainable and Local

One of the missions of the Chiles Restaurant Group is to seek out and serve the most sustainable and locally sourced items possible, honoring the environment in a way that they will be available for generations to come. This mission has taken them beyond local borders in search of products and practices that exemplify a sustainably responsible standard.

This includes locally owned or sourced farm-to-fork, sea-to-table, pasture-to-plate, and crop-to-cocktail initiatives. The restaurants are involved in several ecologically responsible and sustainable initiatives including shellfish estuary restoration, eliminating nonbiodegradables and providing aquaculture habitats.

They doubled the size of the bakery at the Beach House restaurant and added a state-of-the-art Revent ONE26 rack oven (one of only three in the country).  Fitting perfectly with the Chiles Group's commitment to implementing as many sustainable efforts as possible, all Carolina Ground Flour uses stone-ground, cold-milled, unbleached, and unbromated grains to produce a quality product that preserves the healthy nutrients and beneficial value along with the flavor, without making it necessary to add additives or preservatives.  The Beach House now supplies fresh house-made bread to all three of the Chiles Group waterfront restaurants – the Sandbar, Beach House, and Mar Vista Dockside.

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The Beach House Restaurant is the perfect place for a wedding!  A gorgeous restaurant with a wedding pavilion that serves amazing food and has the best ocean view on Anna Maria Island = winning!  They now have a Bridal Suite which is used for both weddings and events.  The Bridal Suite is adjacent to their wedding pavilion and it provides an accessible, private location for the bride and her attendants to get ready and not be seen by the groom before walking down the aisle. 

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Our meal was graciously hosted by the Beach House Waterfront restaurant. 
As always, the thoughts and opinions in my post are my own.


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  • What a lovely restaurant. I’ll check it out next time in Anna Maria.

  • Wow that looks like an incredible place. I bet it would be a stunning place to get married in x

  • I can definitely see why it would be great for weddings, it looks like an incredible venue. And that view, oh my goodness!

    Jackie – Organised Mum Life

  • Jennifer Prince
    August 1, 2018 9:56 pm

    We just went to a restaurant called Beach House in Turks and Caicos. Ha! This one looks SO luxurious, and dining by the water is SO FAB! 🙂

  • I like the sound of this restaurant. It sounds really good. I will look out for it if I am ever in the area.

  • What a picturesque restaurant! I love their focus on the environment.

  • Waterfront Restaurants are really charming especially for the dinners and if the weather is really nice, lunches can go on till dinner 🙂 We have enjoyed quite many in our travels in South East Asia and India. The Beach House has a really nice bar as it seems and happy to note that they are taking eco friendly initiatives!

  • This beach house waterfront restaurant in Florida looks amazing. I know that my kids want to visit Florida someday, I’ll have to keep this area and restaurant in mind for when we do!

  • OMG how gorgeous is this for a dining location. So spacious too. Where I live many beach front restaurants are really small. This is worth a visit.

  • Wow this restaurant looks incredible and I love the idea of it being sustainable and eco-conscious! Sounds too good to be true! Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow i can see why the restaurant would be great for weddings. Just the view alone would be worth the price. Love how the bar wraps around, letting people have sip their drinks and overlook the ocean.

  • It does have such a cool vibe to it. I love the fact that it still looks like a restaurant, and yet it still has the beach house vibe as well.

  • I love the fact that this beach house promotes local sustainability! I’ve never been to one before but am hoping to check one out when I go to California next year.

  • I haven’t been to the Beach House since before the remodel… Maybe it’s time the hubby and I take a trip out there since we don’t live to far from Anna Maria Island.

  • Now this is my kinda restaurant. I can just imagine spending my evenings here watching the sun set.

  • This is my kind of restaurant! I recently went to a restaurant on the footstep of a waterfalls and had a great time. This beach house waterfront restaurant in Florida is perfect as a wedding venue or a great location for a date night. You found a gem!