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“Unique BBQ”
Review of Mr. Bones

Mr. Bones
Ranked #13 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.
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unique BBQ”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I finally stopped for dinner after driving by this curious looking BBQ restaurant numerous times while on Anna Maria Island over the last few years. There are only 11-12 tables, so waiting was to be expected on a Saturday night. While we waited, we were encouraged to help ourselves to the drink coffin which had a large variety of imported beers and non-alcoholic beverages. After a considerable wait, we had the opportunity to order items from a non-traditional BBQ menu which featured Vegetarian, Indian and Creole influenced dishes along with 6 choices of ribs. We had the spicy BBQ wings, Chicken Tika, pork fried rice and Mongolian ribs which were smoked and coated with a terrific Asian style sauce. All were well prepared and delicious. The only disappointment was the slow and indifferent service. Oddly, there was only one server while there were two hostesses which contributed to the slowness of the service. (Take out orders were brisk). Despite this fact, beach life is supposed to be slow paced so the longer than average wait and slow service is acceptable in my opinion for such unique offerings.

  • Visited May 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The best baby back ribs ever! Excellent sauces, make sure you try more than one! Great sides, good portion sizes. You won't leave hungry. Fabulous, friendly service. Great place to take the kids- they loved the funky decor. Very fun place to eat.

  • Visited April 2013
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“GREAT FOOD ate there 3 out of 5 day stay!!!!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Every meal we ate was GREAT!!! LOVE the BBQ it is one of the best in the town It was all ways FULL. Plan a head and try to call but it was all ways worth the wait for us.

Visited April 2013
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Baldwinsville, New York
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Terrific menu and great surroundings”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Most bar-b-que restaurants are good, few are exceptional. Mr. Bones is exceptional. Terrific baby-back ribs with extraordinarily good "sides." I can't wait to go back and try their curries.

Visited April 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun place”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Very relaxing atmosphere, nothing fancy but very good food. This is a small restaurant so be sure to go early. So many fun things to see, get your beer from the "coffin" on your way to your table. We always go to Mr. Bones when we are on the Island.

  • Visited April 2013
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