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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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San Diego, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife happened to walk by Mr. Bones during her morning walk & the aromas emenating from the building made us want to try it for dinner. They were able to accomodate our rather large group (nine) without a problem. We have a diverse group, including vegans and BBQ lovers. Everyone seemed happy with their selections - the shrimp and... More 

Thank Robert W
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time customer after hearing from others on the island that these were great ribs. Correct they were the best baby back ribs we have ever had! Gives the words"meat falls off the bones" new meaning! Rest of the meal delicious as well. And friendly service! We will be back !!

Thank weathergoddess2014
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's always crowded at Mr Bones, but everyone is in a party mood. We decided to take out the genuine New Orleans-style dinner and eat it at our hotel. I wouldnt recommend it for little kids as the wait can be a bit of a drag for them.

Thank Kate o
Stafford, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been multiple times and keep ordering the baby back ribs, I've got to try something else. There are so many great sounding dishes on the menu that I will start trying them, even the vegan dishes! Love the beer coffin and the wide selection of beer.

Thank Gordon H
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go to Mr. Bones when vacationing on Anna Maria Island. It is not to be missed. Great selection of beers and menu items.

1 Thank Oldzion
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a couple of times when we spent a week on the island, it's a funny little place, a coffin that holds the beer, lots of strange masks on the wall but great no nonsense food. The ribs are delicious and there's curry also which is really good. We didn't book but got seated straight away. Would definitely recommend

1 Thank Lee H
Waterford, Connecticut, USA
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a varied menu of ribs, New Orleans style food and vegan items. Both times went here it was great. It was a quick walk from where we were staying and the service was great! We would definitely go back again.

1 Thank Michelle M
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVED this restaurant! We always did take away. Delicious ribs and amazing sauce until recently. TERRIBLE ribs. WHAT HAPPENED BONES? The ribs were all fat and what little meat you could find it was like beef jerky. We are so sad this place went bad. I loved the sides too but this last takeout the beans were mixed in... More 

Thank susiecu2017
New York City, New York
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249 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Is there health inspectors on Bradenton and Holmes beach? This place has disgusting food,service bad and is dirty and certainly can't be up to code. Food is rubbery and just terrible. Do not go.

1 Thank sarasota69
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Mr.Bones is a unique little restaurant offering up the best baby back ribs ever! Nothing fancy here just great ribs, fall off the bone sticky good! Can't comment on the other food because I only go here for the ribs , I don't eat ribs any where else only Mr.Bones!

1 Thank Kathy M

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?