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Mr. Bones


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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Most dinners served with vegetable fried rice and TWO of the following side dishes: Substitute curried rice $1.99 or Biryani rice $2.50
Potato Salad
Creamy Cole Slaw
Candied Yams
BBQ Baked Beans
Spare Rib and Chicken Combo $16.99
Spare Ribs
Spare ribs are bigger boned and generally meatier than baby backs. The mixture of fat and slow cooking adds to their flavor. Choose any style sauce
1⁄2 Order, One Side $13.99
Baby Back and Chicken Combo $20.99
Baby Back Ribs
Baby back ribs are very tender and lean. Choose any style sauce
Our ribs and chicken are dusted before cooking in our Mr. Bones™ Magic Dust dry rub, then cooked with your choice of one of our 5 homemade sauces
Rich and savory
Our trusted BBQ with a touch of turbo
Honey Glaze
A rich dark sweet and tangy sauce
A Bones style Peking Duck sauce
A luscious orange-ginger glaze
BBQ Chicken
1⁄2 chicken, cooked to perfection topped with your choice of sauce
BBQ Pork or Chicken Plate
Tender pulled pork or chopped chicken simmered in Mr. Bones BBQ sauce
Light $13.99
Hearty $19.99
A Cajun-style brown stew with Andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp and chunked organic chicken breast served over our "dirty rice." (Hearty Plate includes side of cole slaw)
6 Oz. $7.99
Dinner $14.99
Crawfish Gumbo
A rich spicy Southern style soup served over rice
Light $13.99
Hearty $19.99
Shrimp and Grits with Bacon
A dish with deep southern roots, this is a sauté of shrimp over cheese grits with bacon. (Hearty Plate includes Side of Cole slaw)
Congo Chicken
Sliced organic chicken breast smothered in a rich, spicy peanut sauce garnished with green onion and crushed peanuts
Chicken Tikka W/rice Biryani
Grilled 1⁄2 chicken marinated in creamy tikka sauce, served with our rice biryani that includes coconut, raisins and almonds. Accompanied with mango and homemade coriander chutneys and cucumber raita (no side dishes)
Sesame Noodle Chicken
Traditional Chinese noodles served warm with organic chicken breast, covered with a spicy peanut sauce topped with black sesame seeds and scallions
Chicken Kebab W/rice Biryani
Organic chicken breast marinated in our tikka sauce. Grilled with onion, mushrooms, green pepper and tomato. Served over our rice biryani, with sides of mango and coriander chutneys and a cucumber raita. (No side dishes)
1/2 Pound Bones Burger
All burgers are ground fresh with Mr. Bones secret spices, and served with choice of simmered BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and mayo. Choice of one side
Vegetable Fried Rice
Our own version of a New Orleans style "dirty rice" seasoned with Mr. Bones Magic Dust dry rub, sautéed with cauli ower, broccoli and carrots. Served with a side of cole slaw or vegan side
Curried Fried Rice
Bones original vegetable fried rice in genuine golden curry served with a side of raita or a vegan side
Biryani Rice
A mild golden curried rice sweetened with raisins, almonds and shredded coconut. Served with side raita, or a vegan side
Pulled Pork
Organic Chicken Breast
Chopped Chicken
Organic Tofu
Bulgarian Feta
Gulf Shrimp on Rice
Gulf Shrimp on Salad
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Warm organic chicken breast and cool romaine lettuce tossed in our own Caesar dressing and wrapped in a 12" our tortilla. Includes side of cole slaw
Mr. Bones Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, green pepper, dressed with Mr. Bones own rich BBQ dressing (also available with Italian, ranch or cusabi dressing)
Caesar Salad
Freshly made to order with rich Caesar dressing, homemade garlic croutons and grated Parmesan cheese
Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, green and pepperoncini peppers. Kalamata olives, and Bulgarian feta cheese with cold pressed olive oil and vinegar dressing
Side Bones Salad
Side Caesar Salad
Side Greek Salad
Ten large baked wings, choose one of our 5 sauces. $9.99
Honey Glaze
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.
US$9 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews baby back ribs jambalaya baked beans rice bbq chicken spare ribs pulled pork wings cole slaw salad no salt great bbq bbq place fall off the bone new orleans style fun place small restaurant
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food here is very good, Ribs were yummy and so very tender! The rice and Cole slaw are the best on the island!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DeborahH83
Reviewed 6 days ago

We rented a home near this restaurant and I would always smell the deliciousness wafting in the morning. Had to try it one evening and loved it. We had the ribs and Gumbo

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Matt G
N5856BLcharlottem, Owner at Mr. Bones, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review Matt. Stray dogs have been known to follow me after I leave mr bones in the morning following the delicious smell that is wafting off of me....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My party of six were there this evening for dinner! Most of us ordered the ribs for which they are most noted for! All of the rib dinners arrived barely warm & the sauce which we ordered on the side was served cold (right out...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Pattyjbb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I live nearby so we often come here as the food is excellent and reasonably priced. We also bring our guests who visit and always enjoy a great meal. The atmosphere is wonderful. But I do miss the fountain!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there 8 years ago so went back Food not bad not high end Medium priced lots of food Different beers good choice You have to book they close early 9 pm Always busy

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rinds1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

coffin werre u get ur beer great ribs and saucy dont ask for ketcpup they spice perfectly good food yes

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lancealot78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this place was dirty and creepy...a casket greeted us at the entrance. Food was mediocre at best and over priced.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Two weeks ago my Mother and I visited Mr. Bones on Holmes Beach its a small restaurant can get very crowded at times, nothing fancy but the food speaks for its self. Its best to get there when they open. Not only is the bbq...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nycgrlin941
Reviewed 16 January 2019

if you are looking for that unique experience that comes with barbecue, this is your spot. been going there for years, and they just get it right...from beer in the cooler, to ribs that melt in your mouth and desserts as well. you can't lose...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Neil A
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Couldn't fault my experience here. I just loved everything; the ambience, the ribs, the service, the ribs, the surroundings, the ribs and even the sign saying that patrons should NOT ask for ketchup, salt, pepper or other condiments as the food is cooked to perfection...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nedski67
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Paul R
5 November 2015|
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Response from DelaneysUK | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paul, Mr Bones is quite small so may be best for you to ring ahead (941) 778-6614 if you are a party of 5, though you should get in okay. Plenty on menu for non-alcoholic diners as I am one myself! (Always the... More
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