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Solo's Pizza, a longtime island favorite


Pizza is always a fun dinner – some people even enjoy cold pizza for breakfast! Pizza on vacation is an easy choice and Solo’s Pizza in Holmes Beach is worth checking out. Offering both dine in and delivery, Solo’s is open at 4pm everyday with closing times varying due to season “or weather” according to their website.

While they offer mostly traditional pizzeria fare there are also wings, subs and burgers. Solo’s makes their pizza as a thin crispy crusted pie yet their calzones are deliciously chewy. They have both meat and veggie options (not vegan) and if you’re really hungry you can order the “Super Deluxe” which includes both!

Solo’s Pizza also offers the NFL Sunday Ticket football package with several TV’s so you can watch your favorite team with a cold beer or glass of wine.

3224 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-778-8118


Pizza Social - Handcrafted Pizzas & Fresh Salads on Pine Avenue

There's a new pizza place on Pine Ave in Anna Maria City. Say hello to the Pizza Social! This casual pizza joint is open from 11am - 9pm everyday of the week, and is located just a few doors down from the Shiny Fish Emporium.

Pizza Social offers great hand-crafted pizzas as well as fresh salads. The pizzas come in two sizes, 10" and 14". Some of the pizzas on the menu here include their BBQ Pizza, Taco Pizza, the Community Garden Pizza, and the Beach Please Pizza. You can even opt for their cauliflower crust which is gluten free. And if none of their specialty pizzas interest you don't worry, you can order the Build Your Own Pizza! You pick the meats and toppings you want and they'll make it happen!

Same goes for their salads. If you don't fancy one of the salads they have on the menu (like their Sumner House, California, or Caesar Salad) then you can do a Build Your Own small or large salad and have it your way.

Next time you find yourself on Pine Ave, stop by Pizza Social and try the island newest pizza place.



Pizza Social
308 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 251-4070

North Shore Cafe - a New Great Addition to Pine Avenue

There's a new little café on Pine Ave in Anna Maria City that you must visit! The North Shore Café specializes in coffee, teas, smoothies, and more! Its a great spot to get something on the healthier side for breakfast and lunch.


Need a caffeine fix? They've got you covered with one of their Cold Brews, Cappuccinos, or Macchiatos. If you prefer tea over coffee then you're going to love their specialty teas, like the London Fog (earl grey tea with vanilla, rock  sugar, & steamed milk). They even have Matcha Lattes!  Moving on to menu items that will fill you up, they have a great selection of delicious smoothies, acai bowls, as well as pastries & bagels, avocado toast, and lunch sandwiches. My favorites are the Jacaranda Smoothie, the Acai Hemp Protein Bowl, and the Caprese Sandwich. 


Stop by the North Shore Café any day of the week (besides Tuesdays when they're closed to restock and recharge) for drinks or a bite to eat. You're on island time, so you better enjoy every second of it! 



North Shore Cafe
304 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 900-2671