BBQ Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is an ideal vacation destination for singles, couples, and families alike. There’s lots to do – shopping, outdoor sports, exploring nature – and the location is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The whole island feels a lot like paradise! Part of the island’s charm is fine dining at local restaurants. For those craving great BBQ, here are the best places Anna Maria Island has to offer.

Mr Bones BBQ plate of BBQ

Mr. Bones

Since 1992, Mr. Bones has been providing quality BBQ. A family-owned and operated restaurant it is a perfect place for the entire family – no matter how different their diets may be – to share a meal.

Meat-eaters will love Mr. Bones’ BBQ ribs, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken topped with one of the restaurant’s five special sauces: BBQ, hot BBQ, honey glaze, Mandarin, and Mongolian. Sauces are made in house and even bottled and sold. Various subs, Tex Mex, Southern fare, and Asian dishes are also on the menu. Additionally, you can order off a to-go menu, kids’ menu, beer menu, and among a few delicious desserts.

Mr. Bones prides itself on catering to customers with diverse eating habits. The menu offers a wide selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Consider Congo Tofu, Veggie Burgers, or Sesame Peanut Noodles to name a few. Customers with allergies will also be well accommodated; cooks will take every precaution while preparing food in the kitchen.

What sets Mr. Bones apart is its commitment to providing good food to all members of the family. They are conscientious about sourcing ingredients locally and knowing what goes in their food! Food is truly homemade, and customers can taste the difference.

You can visit Mr. Bones at 3007 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. The store is open from Wednesday to Saturday 11-9 pm and Sunday 12-9 pm.


Smoqehouse is a fast-casual eatery run by a husband-wife team. The business started in Minnesota in 2016 and quickly grew from there, soon adding a second branch in Anna Maria Island. This small family business prides itself on personalized customer service and is memorable for its homey and welcoming atmosphere, which keeps customers coming back.
The restaurant serves hand-crafted sandwiches, soups, salads, and whatever else the chef feels like preparing that day. Sample the double brisket burger, pulled pork sandwich, or Korean beef. A vegetarian and gluten-free option is available, and beer or wine can be purchased to go with your meal. Sandwiches are affordable at $10 or less, perfect for families or friends dining out together!

You can visit the Smoqehouse at 1701 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.

Plate of BBQ from BubbaQue's in Bradenton


In nearby Bradenton, BubbaQue’s offers traditional Southern recipes and the very best cuts of pork, beef, and chicken. You can choose from many varieties of nachos, Southern appetizers, and chicken wings. There is a kids’ menu and carryout options alongside some great desserts and refreshing beverages. BubbaQue’s also caters for special events!

BubbaQue is located at 6581 ESR 70 in Bradenton. The store is open from Sunday to Thursday 11-9 pm and Saturday from 11-10 pm.

Anna Maria Island Rentals

Beyond BBQ, visitors to Anna Maria Island will find plenty of fine seafood restaurants, such as The Waterfront or Rod and Reel Pier. Whatever your dining preferences may be, you certainly won’t go hungry on your next vacation! Planning your perfect getaway is made easy with Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. We offer beachfront properties, pet-friendly rentals, and condos and homes for all group sizes. Your next vacation will be filled with breathtaking moments and memorable experiences, especially those shared over a good meal together.