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Top 5 Anna Maria Island Burger Restaurants

When it comes to finding a good place to eat on Anna Maria Island, you don’t have to look far. From Tex-Mex to salad bars, it’s easy to find a meal everyone will enjoy. The island is home to some of the best burger joints, whether you’re looking to lay back and enjoy live music or sit down with family at a gourmet restaurant. Here are the top 5 Anna Maria Island burger restaurants:

Top 5 Anna Maria Island Burger Restaurants

1. Hurricane Hanks

5 Anna Maria Island Burger restaurants
Chow down at Hurricane Hanks!

Located in Holmes Beach, Hurricane Hanks is sure to make your taste buds happy! With delicious burgers such as Big Texas Roadhouse and The Pub Burger (which are highly recommended), you’re sure to enjoy whatever your stomach desires. With a beachy design and an open bar, Hurricane Hanks is the place to go for great food and a laid-back atmosphere!

2. Island Gourmet Grill

Top 5 Anna Maria Island Burger Restaurants
Enjoy delicious burgers at Island Gourmet Grill!

If you’re looking for a bit of a fancier atmosphere, look no further than Island Gourmet Grill located off Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Serving mouth-watering burgers such as the Island Burger, which features all your favorite burger toppings as well as a steakhouse onion and blue cheese, you can’t go wrong by visiting. Plus, don’t let the name fool you! A gourmet experience and good prices go together like peanut butter and jelly at this restaurant, keeping you and your wallet happy.

3. Slim’s Place

5 Anna Maria Island Burger Restaurants

Head over to Slim’s Place off Gulf Drive for a casual dinner and great burgers! Voted as the number one sports bar on Anna Maria Island, Slim’s Place offers the perfect experience for family and friends who are looking for a casual lunch or dinner. Plus, with 12 TV’s there’s no reason to miss your favorite sports game! Be sure to check out their burger “The Slim,” which features yummy toppings such as gouda cheese, bacon, and crispy onion straws.

4. Skinny’s Place

Top 5 Anna Maria Island Burger Restaurants
Enjoy great burgers at Skinny’s Place!

Family owned since 1952, Skinny’s Place is home to some of the best burgers on the island. Located off Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, Skinny’s offers a variety of burgers, from your typical cheeseburger to “The G3,” a triple burger with three cheese. If you’re looking for delicious burgers and great service, Skinny’s Place is the place to be!

5. Duffy’s Tavern

If you’re looking for unique, delicious burgers, Duffy’s Tavern is the perfect place to visit! Found off Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, Duffy’s has been featured on USA Today’s top 10 “Hamburger Heavens,” and is home to many interesting burgers such as the Brie and Caramelized onion Cheeseburger, the Tex Burger, and the Fresh Jalapeño and  burger.

With so many options, burger lover’s everywhere are sure to find a delicious meal at one of our top 5 Anna Maria Island burger restaurants! As actress Erica Durance once said, “We all need to make time for a burger once in a while!”

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Best Boutiques and Places To Shop on Anna Maria Island

When you think of the best places to shop on Anna Maria Island, what do you imagine?  So many things make Anna Maria Island the paradise that it is. Sandy beaches, bright sun, wildlife, and SHOPPING!  Whether it be a stroll on Pine ave or a brisk walk on Bridge Street, the island is full of shopping potential.

Top 10 best places to shop on Anna Maria Island.

Bella by the Sea

Bella By The Sea carries a wide variety of clothes geared for modern women who are all about comfort, and also offers home furnishings that are Renewed, Refurbished, or Recycled.  Named after her English Bulldog Bella, Jo-Ann Lefner opened Bella By The Sea because she was inspired by the quaint northern end of Anna Maria Island. To find Bella by the Sea on Facebook click here!

The Hive

Special selections of imported silver jewelry from Bali, Denmark, Italy, South Africa, and Tibet as well as locally hand-made jewelry will suit your individual personality.If you would like to see their website to take a closer look at what The Hive has to offer, click here!

Back Alley

Local is the order of the day at Back Alley on Bridge St. work from local artists, a full gift shop and a wine and beer bar round out Bridge Street’s most quaint shopping option. To find out more about Back Alley click here!


Artspace Studio & Gallery, located above the Post Office on the north side of Palm Ave, Anna Maria, is the quirkiest little gallery on Anna Maria Island. Artists in residence, Deborah Webster and Lex Halakan along with select friends, show their original creations and hold regular classes to help bring out the inner creative in all of us. To find more information about Artspace and what they have going on click here!

Tide & Moon Jewelry

Tide & Moon provides some of the most unique hand-crafted jewelry to shop on Anna Maria Island. This Pine Ave shop, located next to a A Room with a Hue, is where you can find the super cute Anna Maria Island pendants that you may see while spending time on our island paradise. To see what Tide & Moon has to offer click here!

Sand Dollar

The Sand Dollar Gift Shop is one of Anna Maria Island’s finest for its ambiance and style.  Surround yourself with the great smells of exotic scented candles and stones for the home.

A Room with a Hue

It’s previous location was just off the island in the Cortez Fishing Village.  Now, A Room with a Hue has the cutest hand-painted furniture on Anna Maria Island. To find A Room With A Hue online click here!

West Coast Surf Shop

Bikini’s, board shorts and the beach are what you’ll find at West Coast Surf Shop. An island staple for decades, West Coast Surf Shop carries the latest in ocean side trends in their second story shop along the Gulf of Mexico. Don’t forget to check out the mural by island artist Chad “Cheeta” Ruiz along the north facing wall of the building. To follow West Coast Surf Shop on Facebook click here!

Island Gallery West

A rich variety of art by talented local and regional artists awaits the art lover at Island Gallery West. To keep up with what’s going on at Island Gallery West click here!

Bridge Street Jewelers

Bridge Street Jewelers is the the first certified master jeweler and gemologist to the island. They were also the first to introduce the Anna Maria Island destination bracelets.  To find out more about Bridge Street Jewelers click here!