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“Nice selection of island pub grub!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Slim's Place

Slim's Place
Ranked #12 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Slim's Place is a great spot where local islanders and all island visitors can hang out and enjoy some of the best food and drinks AMI has to offer. We have live music on weekends and stay open for the late night crowd looking To eat, drink or watch a game on one of our 12 TVs, or just enjoy some great times with friends. Slim's Place is operated (7-2-2013) by the Smargisso family who used to own The Banana Cabana Caribbean Restaurant in Bradenton Beach on AMI. We are very excited to have executive chef and partner PJ Smargisso heading up the culinary team at Slim's Place. PJ is one of the best young chefs on AMI. He will always think outside the box and create some awesome food that will leave you wanting to come back for more. We are from the Philadelphia area and will be doing some of the best Philly style bar foods we all know and love. Philly cheese steaks on Amoroso rolls & fresh baked philly pretzels, along with pizza & panzarotti, pasta and fresh seafood, chicken, chops & steaks . We promise to amaze your family with our food and fun!
Baltimore, Maryland
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183 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
“Nice selection of island pub grub!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Came by here once a year ago for t-shirts and to check the place out. That time it only had a few patrons, so we got our shirts and left. Finally made it here for a meal, and was it ever packed! I thought I had remembered seeing pool tables but they now seem to be replaced by dining tables...which makes sense during a crowded season. The food--lobster mac & cheese, Philly cheese steak sub, and the side salad which had a variety of veggies on it were all very delicious. As crowded as it was, our service was very good. Will definitely return to try some of the other menu selections!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chris S, Owner at Slim's Place, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thanks for the kind words. FEAR THE TURTLE
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Visited for the first time and would definately go back. A very casual eatery but with a great atmosphere. We only stopped for drinks as we had made other dining arrangements but the food we saw looked good and seemed to be reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MGPMCC
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Chris S, Owner at Slim's Place, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Come back for the food, Ezio & PJ are working very hard in the kitchen to keep the food awesome and original.
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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“It's Not Just Pub Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

When Ezio is in the kitchen, he never disappoints. The atmosphere is that of a sports pub, and we stumbled in there one afternoon to watch a game. We weren't sure what to expect of the food (in fact we weren't expecting much), but were absolutely blown away. It is hands-down the best food on the island. There is the pub fare which is much, much better than the norm, but if you're looking for a real nice dining experience, try the specials. Anything with fish or clams will not disappoint. Ezio told us he learned to cook from his Italian grandmother and you'd swear she is somewhere in the back kitchen, so you also won't go wrong with any of the pastas. The wait staff is wonderful and very friendly. The ONLY downside are no spirits and a so/so wine list. From the pub menu, I like the pulled pork sliders, the philly cheesesteak (Ezio is from Philly) and the pizzas. We live here year round, and have been back many times, I'm finally getting around to writing a long overdue positive review.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gboyz3
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Chris S, Owner at Slim's Place, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thanks, Ezio does rock in the kitchen.
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“Friendly place with quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We have been here many times and never disappointed. ..On chef Enzio's recommendation ordered the Pasta Shells in marinara sauce....wonderful.
Different menu options nightly....A neighborhood place with great chow.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank danielt99
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Ludington, Michigan
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“Owner aims to please!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

My husband spent extra to order the grouper tacos & when they arrived there was one tiny medallion size piece of grouper on each of the two tacos. After some time passed the owner asked how our meal was & after listening to my husband he went to the kitchen & returned with two tacos that had the largest piece of grouper on each one. Sounds like they were 'breaking' in a new cook. So great service and great live music!! We will be back!!

Visited March 2014
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Thank andyg_15
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