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“always good”
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Broomall, pa.
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“always good”
Reviewed October 8, 2010

always a highlight of our dining experiences on vacation--a little expensive but very good!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money here like I did.”
Reviewed September 17, 2010

A lot of reviews by reviewers who must have not had any experience with any type of REAL BBQ. The entire order was garbage. The ribs were not fall off the bone, NOT even close. BBQ Beans? How on earth they call those BBQ Beans, I have no idea. The pulled pork sandwich was full of fat, gristle / bone. If I wanted to eat that crap I would have just gone to the supermarket and bought a tub of Lloyds pulled pork. The bread pudding was horrible. I have no idea how this place is in business. I will never eat there again.

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southwest FL
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Best meal on the island - consistently”
Reviewed September 5, 2010

Every time we come to the island, we come here. And everytime, we have the ebst food. This time we went with a group of 8, one is a vegetarian. She was pleased with her selections and glad it wasn't just a salad or sides to choose from. Beer is on the honor system if you get it out of the coffin. Our 8 people each had something from a different section of the menu, and not one complaint. Try it!!!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A vast disappointment”
Reviewed August 6, 2010

Mr Bones enjoys a huge reputation on the island which is thoroughly undeserved. The service during our visit was awful and the food itself arrived almost cold. Mr Bones prides itself on not providing any fries. Well this is just a nonsense, the accompanying coleslaw was bland as were the beans. This is probably the first and only time I've ever left an American restaurant feeling hungry! Boy do they need to offer fries!

Don't bother, spare ribs at any of the chain restaurants are much better.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not as good as Hickory Hollow”
Reviewed August 3, 2010

Very disappointing. No chicken breast so it was either ribs or half a chicken. No atmosphere.

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