It takes a while, at 25 mph, to arrive at Anna Maria's southern-most live music venue, but it's worth the drive to Slims Place. Slim's Place features what I would call upscale comfort food.
Try the lobster mac & cheese and juicy, grilled (not fried) mojo chicken wings, and wash it down with beer or wine. Make sure you pick a night when Hammer's & Adams in playing, as live entertainment isn't scheduled regularly.
Just up the road is Feeling Swell which you owe yourself to visit, if for nothing else, to feel swell...sorry, I promise I'll try never to do that again. What I meant to say is, feel like a local.
This little surf motif bar fills up fast and doesn't take long to get hopping with beer, wine, burgers, funnel sticks (yes!) and boiled peanuts (regular or spicy) and live music from island singers Tuesday-Saturday, all year around.