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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 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Don't tell anyone about this place. It's an undiscovered and should stay that way. Great lunch. Strawberry Shortcake and banana pudding are great.

Thank Bob W
Pittsburgh, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Love everything about this place and make a point to visit each time we return to Anna Maria. Great sauces, interesting variety including special needs menu. Beer coffin and decor a fun touch. Recommend buying a tin of the BBQ rub to go!

Thank carolmF4630FB
Speedway, Indiana
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43 reviews
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Mr. Bones is a small restaurant with a sign that says don't ask for seasoning or sauces because our food is seasoned perfectly. That statement sums up the restaurant. Grab a beverage from the coffin where you enter and wait for your name to be called. The sides were perfect but the meat was a little too much on the... More 

Thank jbr4914
Conover, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I doubt that I shall ever be able, or will, return to Sarasota and manatee counties in Florida. This is not the fault of either FLORIDA nor Mr Bones. Listen; get the yams as a side with any order placed there. I have darkened the doors of this unusual little restaurant numerous times over a decade. It is great. Interior... More 

Thank Springlake425
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

One of the best things about this place is the casket full of ice cold beer in the waiting area! The menu is not extensive but it is varied - from BBQ to Indian dishes, there is something for everyone. The wait staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank VillageOne
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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Been going to Mr. Bones for 6 years. Good and consistent every single time without fail. The service staff, the food and the surroundings are always A-One!!! 👍👍👍👍👍

Thank Irene B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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2 reviews
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Super friendly staff! Food is good every time even the sides! We're going to have Bones handle our catering this week.

Thank Rachel R
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some good bbq, and a couple in our hotel said they had a good experience, so we tried it out. First of all, know this is a New Orleans themed place and lots of skeletons about the restaurant, as well as scary masks (mardi gras?). Service was good, in this small (10table?) place on the main... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 27, 2017

What a great place to eat. This restaurant has the most varied menu, from barbecue ribs to vegan entrees. Absolutely delicious food and the interior is really funky. Very casual, relaxed atmosphere, waitresses hustle to take and bring your order. Awesome place and diners vary from really young to seniors and everyone enjoys.

Thank Specialtyforme
San Diego, California
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

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

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?