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Mr. Bones

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3007 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2149
+1 941-778-6614
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bland food, with 'unusual' decor....very small space, not worth waiting for especially with children.

Thank Karen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you see a restaurant that prides itself in Indiana, Asian, BBQ, Mexican food, you question just how good they are because how can one place be so good in so many different areas? Mr. Bones has outdone itself! I was SHOCKED at how fantastic the food was. You walk in and grab your beer from a coffin, sit down... More 

Thank Tedra T
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little place. The burgers and Ribs were good. The service is great. Inside is casual but nice. It's small but comfortable. I recommend this place for lunch or dinner. This will be one of our regular stops while on the island.

Thank David K
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a restaurant you visit for a fine dining experience or elegant service. It is a small, no-nonsense type of place, easy to miss while driving by. However, if you are looking for amazing, fall-off-the-bone, delicious, messy ribs, this is your place. Once you've been there, you know you'll go back every time you visit the area. It's... More 

Thank Terri B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally redneck! You pick your beer as you go in, from a COFFIN, and the food is soooooo good. Really cheap, gets busy, but worth a visit at any time.. The staff are the friendliest.. I don't know if the guy who served us was the owner, but if he's not, the owner should be proud. Everyone was just the... More 

Thank StefLB
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We order take out from here whenever we are in the area. The food is always delicious. It's a bit pricey for six people, but very delicious. You won't regret it.

Thank _chrissanchez96
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Mr. Bones is a small, no frills joint that is worth the visit for a square BBQ meal while on Anna Maria Island. The menu is a New Orleans take on barbecue and related dishes. It was pretty good, but not nearly as good as more well known KC or NC style BBQ. The restaurant was themed as an island... More 

Thank jjansa2011
Rockford, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and it was dead... that should have been my first clue! I never send my food back but here I had to! I had the BBQ chicken and it was pieces of boiled rubbery chicken with a little sauce pored on top. Absolutely the worst BBQ chicken I have ever had! The... More 

Thank Cheryl J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lots of food for the money if that is what you are looking for. Rather tackey atmosphere which some may find interesting. The food is just fair.

Thank Raymond T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went to Mr. Bones mid-day after just checking into our resort. Stop for a quick bit and was very impressed with the food. Had the Hot BBQ Chicken with curry rice and was amazed with the flavor. I personally enjoy spicy food but must have good taste and Mr Bones food was on point. Will definitely return and recommend.

Thank Angel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3007 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2149
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-6614
Mr Bones is a one of a kind family owned and operated business. We have lived and worked on Anna Maria Island since 1992. We have a loyal following of locals, and Snowbirds (as well as our snowbirds from across the pond). If you are looking for the same old corporate American vacation cuisine, you will NOT find it here. All of our food is actually home made in our little 40 seat restaurant. We are the only island restaurant with a separate menu for our vegan friends, so family's can go out to eat together. If you don't feel like eating out, after a long day on the beach or on the boat, "take out" is available. For groups of 15 + see our catering menu on our website.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?