Eliza Ann’s opens at Waterline

Eliza Ann chef James Baselici
James Baselici takes the helm as executive chef at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen, located in the new Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club.

HOLMES BEACH – Just in time for the holidays, the doors have officially opened at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen in Holmes Beach.

The new restaurant is in the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, which opened its doors in late November. It features a casual dining atmosphere with rustic décor and an open kitchen, allowing guests to observe Executive Chef James Baselici and his staff at work. The menu features local seafood selections and Southern favorites, including dishes inspired by the Carolina Lowcountry and traditional Creole fare.

“Anna Maria Island has been a popular destination for generations of beach-goers, and we’re excited to add this one-of-a-kind resort and restaurant to the neighborhood,” Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging and Development, said in a press release. “I expect it will quickly become a favorite option for travelers and locals alike.”

Eliza Ann’s is open for dinner from 4-10 p.m. daily and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily breakfast and lunch service is expected to be offered beginning in February 2018. Happy hour specials occur daily from 4-6 p.m. with a late-night happy hour from 10-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.