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The Island Spice

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3608 East Bay Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistent good Indian food, not inexpensive by any means, and would expect better utensils and more than a single cheap napkin. Waiters are very pleasant and attentive.

Thank Beatriz D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a better venue than the old one.. Larger, more comfortable, but still plain decor. Parking is much better. The menu looked much the same. This cuisine might not be for everyone. While the spice is adjustable, people who prefer bland food will not be happy. The variety is excellent, and the waiters are most helpful in describing dishes... More 

Thank MattS.24
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was this ever a pleasant surprise! We were tired of grouper sandwiches and other bland and/or fried local food, and craved something with real spice (as opposed to the ubiquitous red liquid raw heat that comes in small bottles) so we thought we'd give Island Spice a try. The waiter made a point of checking how we wanted our dishes... More 

Thank David S
Linton, Indiana
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for take out and was greeted right away and helped with the menu selections that were Vegan and Vegetarian.I had the Dosa Spring Marsala with lentil soup and my friend had the curried chick peas with rice.Both were very good with tons of flavor. Lots of options on the menu several Vegetarian ones as well.Our orders... More 

1 Thank Terrib24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I remember when they open the old location on gulf drive a few year ago. I have been a regular customer since then. The new place is even nicer, food good as always. You can't do wrong with this place, add authentic as it can get.

1 Thank tomlomb65
Bradenton, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Best Indian Cuisine on AMI!! The new location near Publix is a great upgrade from the old spot. A must visit.

1 Thank cv38000ft
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasant, clean interior. No frills (bare tables). The buffet lunch menu looked interesting. For our evening meal we had the recommended mango, ginger chicken curry and the chicken tikka masala with basmati rice. And poppadoms to start. The chicken tikka was pleasant - thick, spicy sauce. Mum was as little disappointed that she didnt have chunks of mango with her... More 

Thank DMOliver
St Louis, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I don't understand why this place is rated so high, maybe it's the only Indian cuisine around... very disappointed. Went today for Christmas-one, because there wasn't much else open, two-love Indian food, and three- it was rated very high on google at a 4.5. Chicken wings were average, 5 wings for $7. Have eaten Indian food as far away as... More 

1 Thank timcarla
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The vegetable stuffed Dora's were mostly comprised of the lentil and chickpea wrap with a very skimpy portion of vegetables inside. The service was extremely poor.

Thank Foodtree
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit, I was so glad we went. The proprietor was very friendly and easy to talk to, and the restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere. We ordered Samosas, which turned out to be my favorite...the best I've ever had. They were served with tamarind and mints sauces which were perfect. As our entrees Chicken Tikka Masala and... More 

Thank Jan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3608 East Bay Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
  • Phone Number: 941-527-0123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?