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Slim's Place

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
+1 941-567-4056
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Clifton, Virginia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Went by twice. They obviously cater to locals and very rather rude to visitors, which was unusual compared to everywhere else. Can't be because of their overcooked burgers. When asked if there was anyplace close that had live music - up the street at Harry's - the server's response was "Not here". Go elsewhere!

Thank Sun4Me
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I was not able to check into my room at the time and wanted to watch my favorite college basketball team. Stopped into Slim's, they put it on for me and I was one happy lady, especially since my team won. I had ordered fish taco's which were excellent, the fish was grouper and was blacked and very tasty, with... More 

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Nashotah, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is more of a sports bar with tvs everywhere and high-top tables. There is a large bar too. The appetizers were good, not great. Service was good. It's not a beachy island place, but a nice place to watch whatever sports game you are in to.

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Carmel, Indiana
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We are return customers. Located towards the north end of the island we visited for lunch. Chicken wings were good. Fish tacos were good too. Tater tots are very good too, with homemade cheese whiz. We each had 2 beers and it was $70.00 with tip.

Thank Wettdogz
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

On vacation I pretty much live here. Not a lot of seating but I've never had to wait. Saddle up to the bar, make friends with those around you, and enjoy some of the best "bar" food ever.

Thank drycountyguilt
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142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Always busy, but there always seems to be room for one more. Stays open late, which is good in a town where the sidewalks roll up at dark most nights. Heavy on yankee patrons, appears to be a Phillies/Eagles bar. The food is amazingly good, but for a little 'ole country boy like me the prices kinda make my knees... More 

Thank David M. S
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We discovered that Slim's food is better than the more popular restaurant with the view. We actually went to Slim's for appetizers while waiting for a table at another restaurant as we were so hungry and couldn't wait to eat! We came back a second time and did the same thing. This time we purposely came to Slim's for dinner... More 

Thank Dana S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Loved this place! It has a relaxed down to earth ambience but serves food that is wayyyy above the usual pub fare. Our table of guests (4) ordered shrimp scampi on fettuccini and we're still talking about it! We ordered a Pinot to go with the dinner. It was excellent.

Thank Jewelsees
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Slim's is a great island bar, with a nice menu. You can actually have a decent meal there--not just bar food. Of course, it's especially good for Midwesterners who want to follow their favorite team. Just like real life, when Kentucky is playing the crowd will be annoying, and when the Hoosiers are playing the crowd will be good natured... More 

Thank Temrob
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We went there to eat and watch Alabama vs. Clemson. They do have a good kitchen not just the usual pub grub. The service was very good. If you go there be sure to taste their buttermilk pie see the fotos before -after). It can get a little louder - but if you can't support your team in a sports... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-567-4056
Slim's Place is a great spot where local islanders and all island visitors can hang out and enjoy some of the best food and drinks AMI has to offer. We have live music on weekends and stay open for the late night crowd looking To eat, drink or watch a game on one of our 12 TVs, or just enjoy some great times with friends. Slim's Place is operated (7-2-2013) by the Smargisso family who used to own The Banana Cabana Caribbean Restaurant in Bradenton Beach on AMI. We are very excited to have executive chef and partner PJ Smargisso heading up the culinary team along with Chris Powers at Slim's Place. They are 2 of the best young chefs on AMI. They both will always think outside the box and create some awesome food that will leave you wanting to come back for more. We are from the Philadelphia area and will be doing some of the best Philly style bar foods we all know and love. Philly cheese steaks, along with pizza, pasta and fresh seafood, chicken & ribs. We promise to amaze you with our food and fun!

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