About City Pier Grill
City Pier Grill and Bait Shop located on the Anna Maria City Pier. We offer fresh food, ice cream, beer and wine as well as Bait and Tackle for all patrons of the Anna Maria City Pier.
Originally built in 1911, and recently rebuilt in 2020 due to damages sustained by Hurricane Irma in September of 2017. The mayor and city commission’s vision for the new pier has been realized after several years of planning, fundraising and construction. The City Pier has been a landmark for Anna Maria Island and the number one tourism destination in Manatee County for many years. We hope to continue to serve the public and provide access to such a wonderful landmark for years to come.
The City Pier Grill and Bait Shop was founded in late 2020 after winning the bidding process to operate on the Anna Maria City Pier. The owners who were already business partners in Pine Avenue Bait and Tackle each owned other businesses that fit in perfectly with the vision for a Grill and Bait Shop. Brian Seymour has owned and operated The Anna Maria General Store and Deli on Pine Avenue for the last 10 years, Victor Mattay has owned and operated Dips Ice Cream in the City of Anna Maria for over 20 years and Nicholas Graham has owned and operated Graham Slam Fishing Charters and Graham Slam Bait and tackle locally for almost 10 years.
We have focused on quality food at family friendly prices where 95% of our menu items are made fresh in house by our father/son manager Chris Powers and chef Jacob Powers. We are more than a snack shop, just not quite a full service restaurant due to our outdoor seating. Some initial favorites from our guests include our breakfast sandwiches, homemade sausage gravy and biscuit, Blackened Fish Tacos, Cuban sandwich, and our fresh burgers. We offer all kinds of chef inspired specials each day as well.
Weather permitting we have local entertainment each afternoon / early evening on the pier just in front of the Grill. In addition to great food we offer beer, wine, seltzers and more from our grill as well as the best soft serve ice cream, gelattos, snow cones and more.
Our bait and tackle area has live bait and frozen bait for your fishing needs. In addition if you want to fish, and don’t have your gear or are new to fishing we rent all the equipment you will need and our bait attendants are keen to assist you with your catches to educate you. We encourage catch and release on the pier as it helps promote the eco system and keep plenty of fish in the Gulf and Bay for many generations to enjoy!
We are open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm as is the City Pier. There are wonderful, clean restrooms for your use and some of the best views from the Skyway to the north, Egmont and Passage key to the west, Anna Maria Island to the south and Bradenton to the east. Wildlife such as manatees and dolphins regularly show up around the city pier and are enjoyed by all daily.
We invite you to come check us out, and hope you’ll love what we’ve done with the place as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the City Pier in Anna Maria.
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