Mr. Bones BBQ, Holmes Beach – Anna Maria Island

Mr. Bones BBQ, Holmes Beach – Anna Maria Island

Originally opening their doors in 1992, Mr. Bones BBQ in Holmes Beach is a staple restaurant on Anna Maria Island, and especially when it comes to barbecue. The restaurant itself is an extremely unique environment, which is prevalent as soon as you walk through the front doors. A large coffin stocked with a variety of beer for you to take and enjoy while you’re dining can be found at the entrance. There’s even a skeleton, not a real one of course, at the front of the restaurant which adds to the fun found inside the dining area. Feast on several different types of barbecue ribs, chicken, or beef. The baked beans are delicious, as well as the beans and rice. Not a fan of meat? No problem! Mr. Bones takes special care of their vegan and vegetarian customers and dishes.

“This care includes buying, when possible, organic and local ingredients. Or, like soaking and seasoning our own black bean recipe, and using organic quinoa as one of our binders for the black bean burgers. Just as we ask our customers with allergies to inform us when they order, we ask our vegan customers to let us know so we can take every needed precaution in the kitchen when preparing their meals.”
– Direct Quote from Mr. Bones Website

Mr. Bones takes pride on making their food from complete scratch. This includes all 5 of their sauces. And their BBQ sauces are so good, you’ll want to take some home with you, and luckily you can! They bottle and sell their original BBQ sauces AND their hand-mixed dry rub right out of the restaurant.

If you haven’t already visited Mr. Bones BBQ Restaurant, then you need to! Make sure you try their Mrs. Frost’s Strawberry Shortcake for dessert (if it’s in season). It is to die for!

3007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6614
. Wednesday, Thursday –  Saturday: 11am–9pm, Sunday: Noon–9pm, Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.


2 Replies to “Mr. Bones BBQ, Holmes Beach – Anna Maria Island”

  1. Skip the spare ribs and get the baby back ribs. Alot more meat and better value. The Honey Glazed ribs are fabulous. The Greek salad is huge and perfect for the vegetarian.

  2. We ate at Mr. Bones for lunch on our vacation last week and it was FABULOUS! The veggie rice was AMAZING! Best rice I have ever had. I got the 1/2 BBQ chicken which was EXCELLENT and my husband got the ribs. My mother-in-law got a condon chicken sandwich. Potato salad was really good as well. The coffin full of drinks was really cool. We had 3 adults and 1 child with meals including some alchohol and a dessert and our bill was $72. Not too bad. No need for salt or pepper. The food is WONDERFUL as is!

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