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Slim's Place

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta
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9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
+1 941-567-4056
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Slim's Place is a great spot where local islanders and all island visitors...
Slim's Place is a great spot where local islanders and all island visitors can hang out and enjoy some of the best food and drinks AMI has to offer. We have live music on weekends and stay open for the late night crowd looking To eat, drink or watch a game on one of our 11 TVs, or just enjoy some great times with friends. Slim's Place is operated (7-2-2013) by the Smargisso family who used to own The Banana Cabana Caribbean Restaurant in Bradenton Beach on AMI. We are very excited to have executive chef and partner PJ Smargisso heading up the culinary team along with Chris Powers at Slim's Place. They are 2 of the best young chefs on AMI. They both will always think outside the box and create some awesome food that will leave you wanting to come back for more. We are from the Philadelphia area and will be doing some of the best Philly style bar foods we all know and love. Philly cheese steaks, along with pizza, pasta and fresh seafood, chicken & ribs. We promise to amaze you with our food and fun!
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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great place to stop and grab a drink

Slims place is super nice and the food is not your typical bar food. Slims offers items like lobster mac n cheese, and nachos piled high to the sky... everything is delicious. the staff is friendly as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Sadie T
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  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Slims place is super nice and the food is not your typical bar food. Slims offers items like lobster mac n cheese, and nachos piled high to the sky... everything is delicious. the staff is friendly as well.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A great buzzing spot for a beer and a bite. Beware the high season and go early because this place gets rammed. If you're hungry you'll have a long wait.

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We've seen this restaurant go thru many owners....and the most recent owners seem to have found a winning strategy... sports bar during the 'season', music some nights (not very lively music) , low key locals place. The food is very good and the servers are terrific, but they are taking advantage of 'tourists' and their prices are out of line... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I'm having a bipolar review moment so forgive me. Staying on Longboat Key we wanted to find a sports bar to watch Royals baseball and looked on Yelp! where we found Slim's. When we arrived the server switched one of the numerous tv's to the game--YAY! I did think it was weird that the place was practically empty with several... More 

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Chris S, Owner at Slim's Place, responded to this review

Sorry for the confusion but the wine based drinks are very popular in Florida. No, we did not lose our liquor license and it is not false advertising. We are able to make some mixed drinks with the product line we are allowed to sell and we do get mixed opinions of them. We have a large beer and wine... More 

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went there by recommendation tonight. Typical US sports bar on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Had Lobster Mac and Cheese and Lobster Roll - both were delicious but "where's the lobster?" Maybe we are spoiled by several vacations in the New England states but the quantity of lobster on the plates was below expectations. Still, overall good experience and excellent... More 

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Chris S, Owner at Slim's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and you are correct about New England being the best place for lobster. The price level up there is way lower than what we pay so they can give a much larger portion. I think you would have the same issue if you ordered Grouper in N.E. Our Lobster Mac & Cheese is one of the... More 

Canton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Last night we searched the Internet for a pizza place on Anna Maria, and the place we chose wasn't in the location it was purported to be, so we moved on up the island and landed at Slim's Place cause we spied outdoor seating from our car. There were no spots outside, so we went in and found the place... More 

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Brookville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband picked me up a fish sandwich and it was under done and gooey. I felt ill and through the rest away. We never went back

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Chris S, Owner at Slim's Place, responded to this review

If you were given an under cooked sandwich from us I apologize for the inconvenience. I would have preferred that you called and we could have made you another one instead of writing such a bad review based on a mistake. We try very hard to make everyone happy here and would have been glad to fix this one mistake. More 

Niagara
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a casual sports bar with excellent food(I love the Lobster Mac. ) . We have always been impressed by the staff who seem to go out of their way to accommodate you even when part of a large group. When we return to AMI Slims will be on our list og o to places.

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Liked the food here but the place is too loud for my taste. Entertainment was excellent. Kind of limited in beer selection. But the food is quite good and service prompt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great service, great food, very fun atmosphere ! Sports bar, but fun for the whole family. Very loud and energetic crowd of people, it was fun for the whole family. My children loved the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-567-4056

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Slim's Place is a great spot where local islanders and all island visitors can hang out and enjoy some of the best food and drinks AMI has to offer. We have live music on weekends and stay open for the late night crowd looking To eat, drink or watch a game on one of our 11 TVs, or just enjoy some great times with friends. Slim's Place is operated (7-2-2013) by the Smargisso family who used to own The Banana Cabana Caribbean Restaurant in Bradenton Beach on AMI. We are very excited to have executive chef and partner PJ Smargisso heading up the culinary team along with Chris Powers at Slim's Place. They are 2 of the best young chefs on AMI. They both will always think outside the box and create some awesome food that will leave you wanting to come back for more. We are from the Philadelphia area and will be doing some of the best Philly style bar foods we all know and love. Philly cheese steaks, along with pizza, pasta and fresh seafood, chicken & ribs. We promise to amaze you with our food and fun!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?