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The Freckled Fin Irish Pub in Holmes Beach

An Irish pub is always a fun environment to be in, and The Freckled Fin in Holmes Beach is definitely a fun place to be. With live music every week, a full bar, and good food, it makes sense that this is quite a popular family friendly place for visitors and locals. 

The Freckled Fin Irish Pub is tucked back on Holmes Blvd, next to Vinny's Italian Kitchen, and is open Sunday - Thursday from 11am - 11pm. The party continues into the early morning hours on Fridays and Saturdays, where they close at 2AM.  Live music can be enjoyed Wednesday through Saturday evenings as well! 

The menu at the Freckled Fin is actually quite impressive for a pub, and has a lot to choose from. They have pub favs such as wings, burgers and salads. Some specific items on the menu include their Gulf Mahi Tacos, Cali Avocado Melt, and Steak on a Stick.  Irish specialties are not to be missed such as Shepard's Pie, Irish Dip sandwich (with house made corned beef!), Fish and Chips and a Dubliner Chicken sandwich. 

They also have a full beer and wine list, as well cocktails and specialty shots (Pickle Backs for everyone!).  

No matter if it's a laid-back lunch with a beer, or a late night full of fun and shots, The Freckled Fin Irish Pub is the perfect place for both. 

Freckled Fin Irish Pub
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 251-3930


AMI Golf Cart Rentals - Explore AMI the Easiest/Best Way

If you have visited Anna Maria Island before, then you are well aware that golf carts are one of the most popular forms on transportation on AMI. Golf Carts are legal on all the roads here on the Island, where the highest speed limit is 35 MPH. So if you are beginning to plan your next vacation to our beautiful little Island in the sun, then make sure you contact AMI Golf Cart Rentals.

AMI Golf Cart Rentals make the golf cart renting experience easy. Just let them know when you need a cart and they'll be wherever you need them to promptly pickup/drop-off a cart. They offer electric 4 & 6 seater luxury and economy carts for single day rental, 3 day rental, and week long rentals. 

AMI Golf Cart Rentals 

Anna Maria Island Pizza Places

If you're looking for great pizza on Anna Maria Island, then this is the post for you. Keep reading to learn more about the Island pizza places:

Best Pizza On Anna Maria Island

Solos: If you're craving pizza, but everyone else you're with is not, Solos is the place you need to stop by. Located on Holmes Beach, Solos is a conveniently located and economical place to get not only pizza, but also burgers, subs, wings, and salads. Of course we suggest the pizza because of the various amounts of toppings you can get! Make sure to stop by!
3244 E Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-8118

Oma's: Oma's is the perfect place to get a pizza from if it's late at night (open till 12AM). Their pizza is always fresh and delicious and it'll have you eating way after you should have called it quits. So definitely stop by and enjoy Oma's friendly environment, and their yummy pizza and calzones.
201 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

The Feast Restaurant: The Feast is one of my top restaurants in general on the island. They have amazing food in good sized portions (plan for leftovers), though their pizza is absolutely fantastic. Trust me, once you just look at the pizza you will be impressed. It is the perfect balance of sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Compliments to the chef!
5406 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-5092

Pizza Social: The Pizza Social on Pine Ave is the newest (as of 2020) pizza place on Anna Maria Island. They specialize in handcrafted pizzas and fresh salads; the prefect combo! While they have an array of specialty pizzas and salads on their menu, you can also opt to Build Your Own pizza or salad as well.  
308 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 251-4070

Island Grill: Island Grill is one of the best restaurants on AMI and is great for everyone, because not only do they have a great selection of pizza, but also tons of other amazing dishes on the menu. All the pizzas are thin crust, handmade, and delicious. 
5910 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
 (941) 778-0333