At The Feast Restaurant, we take pride in serving not only exceptional entrees but also a delightful array of appetizers that set the perfect tone for a memorable dining experience on Anna Maria Island. Join us as we explore some of our top island appetizers, each bursting with flavors that capture the essence of our charming Holmes Beach restaurant.
First things first, we suggest having a beer, wine or cocktail. Choosing the right appetizer to go with your dinner at The Feast involves making some tough decisions. It’s best to tip one up and wind down while you make life’s most important decisions.
We’ve got many more Starters and Appetizers to choose from, but these make up our more island-themed fare. That means all of these are seafood based gourmet starters! See our full Dinner Menu for the rest.
Lump Crab and Artichoke Dip
Oven baked in a rich and flavorful dip, topped with Parmesan Reggiano cheese, and served with homemade potato chips.
Kicking off our appetizer adventure is the Lump Crab and Artichoke Dip. This savory masterpiece is the perfect combination of lump crabmeat and artichoke hearts, oven-baked to perfection. Topped with a generous layer of Parmesan Reggiano cheese, it’s a cheesy, creamy delight that will have your taste buds dancing. The accompanying homemade potato chips add a delightful crunch to every bite. It’s an appetizer that sets the stage for the culinary journey that awaits you at The Feast.
Rolled in toasted coconut and flash-fried, served with an orange and ginger dipping sauce.
Transport yourself to the tropics with our Coconut Shrimp. These succulent morsels are rolled in toasted coconut and then flash-fried to golden perfection. The result is a delightful combination of crispy, sweet, and savory flavors that will transport you to an island paradise. Dip them into our zesty orange and ginger dipping sauce for an extra burst of flavor. It’s a taste of the beach in every bite.
Served with homemade marinara.
If you’re a fan of seafood, our Cracklin’ Calamari is a must-try. These tender calamari rings are lightly battered and fried to a crispy perfection. Served with our homemade marinara sauce, they offer a tantalizing contrast of textures and flavors. It’s a classic appetizer with a touch of island flair that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Fried and served with tartar sauce.
For those craving the fresh flavors of the sea, our Grouper Bites are a delightful choice. Bite-sized pieces of grouper are fried to a golden brown, creating a satisfying crunch with each mouthful. Accompanied by our homemade tartar sauce, they’re a seafood lover’s dream. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Anna Maria Island, these bites will make you feel right at home.
Popcorn shrimp flash-fried and tossed with creamy spicy sauce served on a bed of greens.
For a burst of flavor and a hint of heat, the Firecracker Shrimp is a crowd-pleaser. These popcorn shrimp are flash-fried to a crispy perfection and then tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce. Served on a bed of fresh greens, they’re a fiery and flavorful appetizer that’s perfect for those looking to spice up their island dining experience.
Plump snails broiled with garlic butter and parmesan cheese served with focaccia.
For those seeking a taste of classic elegance, our Escargot is a delightful choice. Plump snails are broiled to perfection with a rich garlic butter and Parmesan cheese. Served with warm focaccia bread, it’s a sophisticated appetizer that pairs perfectly with a glass of wine or a craft cocktail from our extensive menu.
Join Us at The Feast in Holmes Beach
At The Feast Restaurant, we believe that every meal should be a celebration of flavors and a moment to create special memories. Our appetizers are just the beginning of a culinary journey that showcases the best of Holmes Beach dining. Whether you’re here for lunch or dinner, our appetizers, entrees, cocktails, wine, and beer menus are designed to elevate your island dining experience.
So, the next time you’re on Anna Maria Island, make a reservation or stop by The Feast Restaurant for an unforgettable meal. Our appetizers are just a taste of what awaits you in our charming Holmes Beach restaurant. Raise your glass and savor the island flavors with us!