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Mr. Bones

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$$ - $$$
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3007 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2149
+1 941-778-6614
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mr. Bones was a very eccentric experience. It is an extremely different take on BBQ. It was high price bbq that was of average/weird taste. It has New Orleans twist to it, so do not expect good ole Southern BBQ. It also is a very small restaurants, so I do not suggest taking a large party there because it is... More 

Thank Cathryn B
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little different from others in the area. Staff are so welcoming and you can have your beer on the way in straight from the coffin filled with beer and ice! Excellent choice of food with good portions. Well worth a try. Don't expect 5* but it's fun to try.

Thank Wayne L
Fort Pierce, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place hasn't changed in 30 years. Still looks like a shack (rest rooms are nice ). It's done on purpose. It's small and quant. Beer selection is displayed in a coffin. Large portions of ribs. I found this place many years ago following Willie Stargel (old time first baseman for Pittsburgh Pirates) in his Rolls Royce.Pirates practice in Bradenton... More 

Thank Julie L
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here and it was absolutely fabulous. I had ribs and chicken with bbq beans and it was cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend this place and will be coming back. Delicious.

Thank gemmab27
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told to try this place for dinner and were so glad we did! Excellent food and service...."don't even ask" is on their wall and the back of shirts they sell. You need to try this place and will be able to find out what they mean by "don't even ask"!

Thank Cynthia D
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had evening dinner here, the service was very friendly and efficient. The menu was varied and caters for most tastes including vegetarian. We chose to have the curried rice which is a meal in itself. I had the vegetable and my husband had chicken. a very tasty and filling meal and we did not have room for desert. The meal... More 

Thank Ann S
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for lunch on a Saturday and we were the only ones in the restaurant. We thought that was odd, but figured we would try it anyway, as we were staying right across the street. My husband is a huge bbq lover, so he was excited. I am vegetarian and gluten free, and they didn't have a ton... More 

Thank tablefortwo2016
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ribs with a very diverse menu. Small, casual and fun. Loved it! They only serve beer. Service wonderful it's my new go to for right ribs.

Thank uptik
Gainesville, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little restaurant with tasty food that boost funky decor! Our chicken curry and veggie stir fry was extremely tasty! The staff was friendly and we didn't wait long for our food. It's small inside but what a fun place! The coffin full of iced down beer and sofa greets you as you walk inside. All the funky faces on... More 

Thank Aimee S

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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