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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Noblesville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were at the Sandbar Restaurant at about 4:00. We found out our children were driving over from Tampa to meet us and they arrived at 5:15--just in time for sunset. The pina colada's were wonderful, food good and waitress, Mary Beth was fabulous. We left the Sandbar at around 7:00pm and not once were we hurried or expected to... More 

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had found this place when searching places to visit on the gulf coast, so had it on my 'need to do' list, while we were in Florida. We visited on 16th Nov around 430pm and was offered a table on the beach or on the decking, we selected the decking, as it was a very hot day and needed... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Liked the view of the Gulf. Quite crowded so had to wait for a table but not too long about 20 mins. The food was good. Great service !!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the sandbar twice over the course of three days with my boyfriend. The first time, we sat in the bar area to watch a football game. The second time we sat outside on the table planted in the sand. The food was very good although there are variations among dishes. The oysters coconut shrimp were excellent. The... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sandbar is a great beachfront establishment and a perfect place to watch the sunset. The only downside is that it is always crowded, even on a Tuesday afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went week of Thanksgiving- have been here several times in the past while on vacation- the food has steadily been declining to now a point of inedible. First of all the size of the fish is tiny- then all the entrees are now served with rice and vegetable. What happened to the choice of sides and a salad? I asked... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let's start with the positives - great location on the beach, friendly, welcoming and very professional staff. Negatives - small portions, not the best quality and definitely over priced. I ordered a chicken lettuce wrap and was expecting some kind of tortilla wrap filled with chicken and lettuce what I got was three lettuce leaves topped with a bean mixture... More 

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Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, Kay. We're glad that you came to see us recently and that you're a longterm customer. We pride ourselves on service and of course, we love sharing our view with patrons, so thank you for your praise. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your Chicken Lettuce Wrap. We have made many... More 

Benahavis, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First went to this restaurant 21 years ago and it is a must when we return to the surrounding area on vacation. Simple stunning location and combined with excellent ford and service it is everything the dinner could want.

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Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Stephanie! We absolutely love that you've been a longterm guest and that you've seen us grow and improve through the years. The quality of our dishes and our commitment to service sets us apart, and we're glad you feel that. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating... More 

Murfreesboro, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Sandbar a few times. We got to go our first time in 2012 and we had the best evening in the private party extended rented area, this was Awesome!!! If you have a larger party like 50+, I suggest this. The food and the atmosphere was all wonderful. We try to visit yearly on our work-cations... More 

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Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us, Tina! It's awesome that you're a repeat customer. We love that you have experienced us with a large party and also with your family. Glad your kids love our menu -- we use locally sourced seafood and the freshest ingredients. While that's not the cheapest, we think it's worth it. :) Hope you come... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was packed so I doubt this review will make a difference. Once you get past the gift shop you can decide if you want to sit inside or outside. Since there was a 90 minute wait @ 230pm. We opted for the 30 minute wait for inside. It was clear from the moment we were seated that our... More 

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Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm so sorry that you didn't feel well attended to by your server -- we do our very best to offer excellent service as speedily as possible. It's uncharacterisitic for our fried items to be greasy, so I'm very sorry about this. I'll be sure to talk to my kitchen staff. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-0444
Description
The Sandbar Restaurant, located on the north end of Anna Maria Island, has for decades been a favorite for locals. Dine with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand on our waterfront deck or enjoy our inside dining room. We offer gulf to table, farm to fork, and pasture to plate sustainable menu items. Our menus reflect our commitment to serving our guests the best in local and sustainable seafood, produce, and land fare. The Sandbar is the most popular place on Anna Maria Island for beach weddings and sunset receptions. The award winning venue is perfect for intimate gatherings to elaborate affairs, especially weddings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?