Burger Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

Want to get your grub on by grabbing a mouth-watering burger at one of Anna Maria Island’s burger restaurants? You will find that there is no shortage of delicious burger joints on AMI; it is enough to get visitors out of their Anna Maria Island rentals and into some fantastic local eateries.


Situated in the heart of Bradenton Beach, Smoqehouse features American barbecue lunches and dinners. They’ve been hailed as the best restaurant in Bradenton Beach and the best spot for a quick bite to eat. They’ve even won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019!

Smoqehouse is a casual dining experience that serves up some amazing hand-crafted dishes. They started in Faribault, Minnesota in 2016 and expanded to AMI in 2017. Their laid-back atmosphere is a perfect fit for the island, and diners rave about their food.

Everything here is fresh and served to order. Gluten-free options are available. You can get sandwiches without buns, which are subbed out for a gorgeous bed of greens. There are also some great vegetarian and vegan options.

Duffys Tavern Burger || AMI

Duffy’s Tavern

Duffy’s Tavern has a long history on Anna Maria Island. When you’re out and about looking for things to do on AMI, stop by for a bite to eat in a place with a throw-back vibe. Duffy’s is a family-owned restaurant that has been voted as one of the top 10 hamburger heavens by USA Today.

Their burgers are modestly priced and ooze deliciousness. The crumbled blue cheeseburger is mouth-watering. You can add extras like sauerkraut, havarti cheese, or applewood smoked bacon. Add a side for just a little bit more. Of course, if you aren’t feeling like having a burger, you can opt for a soup/sandwich combo.

Skinny’s Place Incorporated

Skinny’s is another classic AMI restaurant known for its fantastic burgers. You can opt for a Skinny Burger (a single patty) or a Fatty (a double patty). If you’re up for the challenge, grab the Mid Island Pounder – a whole pound of fresh patties set on a single bun. They’re layered with cheese and hearken back to the ‘Mid-Island Drive-In’ from the 50s.

Skinny’s hot dogs, grilled cheese, and buffalo chicken pieces are yummy alternatives to one of their burgers. Vegetarians can order the Boca Burger and customize it to their liking as there are plenty of delicious extras.

Harrys Grill Burger || AMI

Harry’s Grill and Bistro

Want to rock out to live music from local artists? Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, live music kicks off at 7 PM. This burger joint has a pet-friendly patio, and you can play a rousing game of cornhole after you eat! Dine-in or carry out, you’re bound to get an excellent burger from Harry’s.

Harry’s ½ pound burgers are practically celebrities here on the island. The Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburger is also a favorite with its bacon, pulled pork, and cheese served on a toasted ciabatta bun. All burgers come with your choice of Seashore fries, Harry’s slaw, or Island rice. You can also sub for a garden salad with your choice of cheese.

If you’re really hungry, try Harry’s Pounder with Cheese. Two 8 oz. patties topped with four cheese slices, this burger is only meant for those who crave a challenge.

Treat the kids to some Little Harry’s Burgers, which are equally scrumptious as their adult counterparts.

Hurricane Hank’s

Hurricane Hank’s has a vibrant, lively atmosphere that screams “FUN!” Their burgers are insanely delicious, and their craft beer and cocktails are great for sloshing them down. They serve lunch and dinner, and both of those menus feature some fantastic eats.

As far as their burgers go, The Original remains a favorite with its juicy patty. The Big Texas Roadhouse is also marvelous with its beer-battered onion rings and smoky flavored barbeque sauce.

These burger joints are some of the most well-known and well-loved on Anna Maria Island. Each one offers a unique dining experience, so make sure your budget allows for trips to these amazing restaurants. Even if you break the bank doing it, getting a taste of each delicious burger on AMI is totally worth it. Also, most of them offer take-out options if you prefer to feast on a burger from the comfort of your AMI vacation rentals.