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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
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Bradenton, Florida
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91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends took us to Mr. Bones recently, praising the many eclectic choices on the menu. What a selection! I had half rack of Mongolian baby-back ribs in Peking duck sauce. One word: Yum! The sides are also not your usual fare, except for the cole slaw, and it reminded me of my mother's home-made slaw. You can choose from... More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden Secret, the food is excellent. If you enjoy BBQ this is the place. If your in the area it's a must to eat there. The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. You will enjoy it. Going back very soon.

Thank DA R
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a pleasant experience with some good food. The chicken dishes were tasty and tender. The barbecue beans were awesome. Would give it 3.5 rather than three. Would go back to try the other dishes on the menu.

Thank Mugs-and-Nick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been lots of times to this quirky resturants , I had the honey ribs curry rice and coleslaw, just perfect, not to expensive and a bit of fun!

Thank Rwillcardiff
Fayetteville, AR
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it's quantity you want, then this is your place, but if you are looking for quality, well the food is just average.The wife and I probably won't go back.

Thank H0gFan
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I loved this place. Great service, delicious food, wide selection on the menu. Friendly staff and interesting atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

Thank Kay_Ayim

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 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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