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Review of Mr. Bones

Mr. Bones
Ranked #12 of 40 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I have been here twice, on successive trips to Florida. Read about it in a cool book called "Visiting Small Town Florida", by Bruce Hunt. Made the trek to Anna Maria Island from St. Pete's, and it was well worth it! The atmosphere is casual, service friendly (our server, Alec, remembered me from my previous trip), and the food yummy. I confess I have only had the ribs, but they were good value, and not fatty at all. The schtick here is that the food is prepared by New Orleans trained chefs, so you will find no salt, pepper or ketchup on the tables, nor will any be provided. No need! I had the 1/2 rack of baby backs in smoky BBQ sauce, and almost sucked my fingertips off after! With that meal, you get vegetable rice (tasty) and one side. Have the coleslaw, it is to die for. Soda is refilled. You help yourself to beers and cocktails from a coffin. It's not as macabre as it sounds! A great little local, not likely to change if it gets too popular!

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Can you say high priced tourist joint? The BBQ was dry, hard. The charm of the waitress was that of a woodhicks. Way too expensive! Go to Mannatees on Manatee Rd where the old Albertsons was.

1  Thank crackerguyandgal
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We went with friends who had recommended it and we were not disappointed! The decor, including the coffin, is really quirky and it has a great atmosphere.
We all had different meals and were really impressed. Great service & value as well.
Don't miss out if you're staying anywhere close !

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2  Thank Boris11
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Small unique place with great food and service. We actually ate there two days in a row and loved the shrimp and grits, the wings, the shrimp fried rice, and Havana hash. Our waiter was very friendly and took great care of us. If you like small local restaurants give Mr. Bones a try.

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1  Thank 409Baxter429
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

as must every couple of days! Sooooo wish they would franchise! Quirky casual interior that the kids just love, and the BEST baby back ribs in FL.!

1  Thank cmartworks
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