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“My kids always ask for this place when we are in Anna Maria” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Island Spice

Island Spice
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“My kids always ask for this place when we are in Anna Maria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My kids love this place. They would eat every meal here if they could.

Its a small place with an authentic menu and all the food made from scratch. The favorite is veggie stuffed dosa and dahl. Also the samosas and tamarind chutney are a big hit. For dessert the sweet rice and carrot halwa are excellent. Service is fast and courteous. When the owner is there, you get a super friendly face and a great guy to talk to. We sometimes sit in and at other times take out. 20 minutes is normal time to have take-out ready.

Many people don't realize it but the little bushes in front of the place are Tulsi plants, which are sacred to Hindus.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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English first
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Been wanting to visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Pros: Good flavor. Pleasant staff. Quick service. Good location.

Cons: Pricy. Mostly "sauce", little meat.

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Thank R T
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Watertown, NY
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have a wonderful Indian restaurant we eat at back home. Our party of 6 was very excited to find Indian food on the island. The food was amazing bland even when ordered medium or spicy hot. The restaurant was very clean but we were not impressed by our food.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So lucky to have them on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

FANTASTIC food, reasonably priced, and offers gluten-free. Great for take out or dine-in. Friendly and fast service. Menu options include simply American fare so everyone in your party will be pleased. Did I say fantastic food? We're so happy they are here on the island and hope they are for many years to come!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Victoria Z
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Wisconsin
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food, don't miss it at 17th and Gulf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We only made it for one meal, much to our dismay, and we were really sad after our only wonderful lunch that we couldn't come again. Tasty dosas, a huge plate of them, good soup, my husband loved his combination plate. The host was so nice with suggestions and attentive and the price was great. Very good food, we will definitely be back next year and for more than one meal.

Visited February 2014
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Thank lynnandrich
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