Sure, there are lots of spots on and off Anna Maria Island to pick up ice cream. If you are in the mood for a thick old style milkshake there are less spots to suggest when visiting Anna Maria Island. The Shake Pit is the spot to suggest if you are looking for a great milk shake that reminds you of the good – ole – days. The Shake Pit is just off Manatee Avenue about 10 minutes off Anna Maria Island. The Shake Pit has more than just shakes. They have hamburgers, french fries, hot dogs, a few sandwiches, Onion Rings, fish and chicken baskets and a few other items to eat.