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The Island Spice

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3608 East Bay Drive, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Loved the food here! Brought my Indian fiance here so he could introduced my family to Indian food and they loved it!

Thank Stephanie M
Florida, U.S.A.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Excellent Indian food. I'm from NYC and this place is a gem and this place holds their own with the best. Workers are so polite. My only single issue is that the food isn't cheap and they should provide you with more than one cheap, flimsy napkin with the meal. I fortunately brought my own hand cleansing wipes. If not... More 

Thank MichaelMD
New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good Indian food, but not on gulf drive anymore. It's next to the Publix grocery store. Looks like they have a lunch buffet. Very affordable as well.

Thank kitamon121
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Same ownership more staff visible, more seating but most importantly still the same great food. Few Indian restaurants prepare and cook to the palate, normally mild medium or hot, but Island Spice has always gone further and prepared the food to the taste requested. As happy to highly recommend as we are to return ourselves. A must eat here on... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?