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“Where did it all go so wrong?”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Mr. Bones

Mr. Bones
Ranked #14 of 40 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Where did it all go so wrong?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Visiting Mr Bones has been a ritualistic part of our holiday for about 8 years, we love the food, quirky atmosphere and service.

We were so disappointed in the food and service this year. There was only one server, and the place was at capacity. The food had lost all its flavour, and was so fatty, we left our meal, and felt sick every time we thought about it or passed the place afterwards. The coleslaw was warm, the place didn't look particularly clean.

Not sure if the are new owners or different chefs, or they have changed their products, but whatever the reason, please put things back to how they were.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“If you like your ribs falling off the bones?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Could not say that here. sauce was ok, but ribs had that over cooked taste. Chicken was dry and I thought overpriced for the meal. Way to small of a place and waitress was just ok. I have had ribs at 2 other buffets and so much better. Dont waste your money overall not worth it. This coming from a rest owner myself and someone who frequents alot of places.

  • Visited April 2013
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anna maria
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19 reviews
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“ribs andd indian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

been eating here for years, Great ribs pork, spare or baby back. 4 sauces you pick. Good sauces and ribs always cooked excellent. Also have indian dishes, curries and kebob. Also chicken tika. Always great. Don't ask for spices to add; they won't let you; not good if you get french fries but if that is what you want go elsewhere. i frequently get carry out because of seasonal crowds. Staff friendly. They have old style beer cooler get your own and keep count. Dr. L.

  • Visited May 2013
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Coal Valley, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good food decent price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

all our food was piping hot when it came out. we had a good time. i would recommend it. we would go back

  • Visited May 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
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“Excellent BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

This place is small but the food is outstanding! You get your drinks from a coffin when you first walk in. They have there own special BBQ sauce that is great. I had the baby back ribs and the rice and would recommend eating here!

  • Visited May 2013
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