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“don't miss slim's place while on anna maria island!”
Review of Slim's Place

Slim's Place
Ranked #13 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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 12 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 at Slim's Place. PJ is one of the best young chefs on AMI. He 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 on Amoroso rolls & fresh baked philly pretzels, along with pizza & panzarotti, pasta and fresh seafood, chicken, chops & steaks . We promise to amaze your family with our food and fun!
New York City, New York
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“don't miss slim's place while on anna maria island!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

my boyfriend and i had our first visit to anna maria island this week. we loved it! the first night we ended up at a place recommended by the hotel. the food was good, but the whole thing was a little 'over the top', very expensive and snooty waiter to boot. the next night, after reading reviews from trip advisor, we ended up at slim's place. we ate there the following night too! on the outside there are neon beer signs, and inside many huge tv screens; i was concerned. but the place was great! lots of locals, great service (the first night they were packed and only two servers, and yet there was no wait for delicious food, and the girls always had smiles) and really good food. there is not one fried thing on the menu (a plus) and they have vegetarian options. thought has gone into the menu. we will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
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Colchester, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Low-key Winner”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This unassuming corner cafe is as friendly and welcoming as any spot on Anna Maria, and the food is outstanding and reasonably priced.

It's unashamedly a sports bar, with a selection of sporting events on the numerous TV's.

Wear your flipflops, sandy t-shirt, and bathing trunks and enjoy the dynamite fish tacos; outstanding pizza (margarita); cold, reasonably priced beer; and cheerful, prompt service.

  • Visited January 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly Sports Bar”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

This great, family friendly, sports bar has a food menue that puts some resturants to shame. Not only is the food selection a cut above usual sports bar fare it is prepared to perfection. There are multiple, large flat screen TVs. There are a couple of pool tables and seating at the bar and tables. The staff is on top of service and by the second time I walked in they knew my name and beer preference. If you like a mix of local and visitors in a great setting you will enjoy Slims Place! I've been going there many time over the past couple of years. They also plan many special events.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ProfMac863
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Seafood and Service”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We researched places to eat on Anna Maria Island and this place placed near the top. At first glance it looked just like a hole in the wall bar.....but looks are not always what they seem. Inside was nice but we opted to eat outside and people watch. The food was delicious and the service was over the top. Prices were compatable for a tourist town. We will go back and it is within walking distance of our hotel or take the free trolley.

  • Visited January 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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“Poor Service”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Made the mistake of having lunch on a Sun during NFL games. While food was acceptable, service was lousy. Standing room only crowd with only 2 servers and one person in kitchen. Gentleman who appeared to be the manager never lifted a finger to help servers, just stood around at end of bar.

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Thank Norm C
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