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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fishers, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at the sandbar. We had spent the day on the beach right out front, which is gorgeous sugar white sand. We had great drinks and seafood. The vegetables were great from local farms. Waited 5 minutes for a table around 4:30 on a Sunday! Great service and spectacular place to watch the sunset. Very cute items... More 

1 Thank tenaecheverria
Hernando, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you go out to eat with a bunch of others and the luck guy who ordered the right thing that night wins? Well, I won the other night! Four couples decended on the Sandbar just before sunset (I'm not mentioning sunset here...it's been covered). Great waiter -- had our drinks pretty quick! Good rapport! Everyone ordered off the menu, I... More 

2 Thank billcanoe
DeKalb, Illinois
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194 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for supper tonight. Brother in law want us to there with them. We got there and found that they had parking service. Left car wait was 1 to 1.5 hours. We decided to stay. It only took about w0 minutes to get seated. I can't eat fish so my choise was limited. Had wounderful beef short ribs. The... More 

2 Thank Kurt R
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a perfect place to enjoy a good meal, the beach and sunset. Sean was our server and was excellent!! Made the experience even more enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

3 Thank sjmchicago
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful restaurant, bar, and soft-sand beach, but the amazing surprise was the service. We had the great fortune of being served by Maria, who claimed to have only been there 5 days. She was way too good to find her claim believable. Her story was confirmed by Patrick, who was so impressed he asked her to start that day. Maria... More 

3 Thank pph321
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Location? Yes. View? You betcha'. Food? Of course. Service? Try to get one of Matts tables. He could be be an Olympic sprinter. Friendly yet polite. Equal to the service I experienced in Japan. Thanks again Matt.

3 Thank Gary R
Bradenton, Florida
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482 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took some friends here last week. Had the normal 20 minute wait. Great atmosphere to wait in though. I had the shrimp, always very good here. I like it that they source so much of their food locally.

3 Thank James99946
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344 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know I'm supposed to be giving this restaurant a review but if we hadn't eaten here I would have missed one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. That comment is from a world traveller! This is a popular location so yes, you may have to wait for a table. But Id rather wait for a table in... More 

4 Thank Jean H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant multiple times and publicly declared that we loved it. This time we even brought friends; wanting to share with them our great experiences. As usual the food service and ambience were top notch. The food and prices however were less than satisfactory. Management responded quickly to my concerns about food, but less so about condition... More 

1 Thank Bob C
Spring Hill, Florida
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305 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friends brought us here and it was a great location right on the beach. We sat outside on the patio and had a late lunch. Very crowded and had to wait 15 minutes. I had the fried seafood platter with 3 shrimp, 3 scallops and a 4 inch piece of fish with fries and a hush puppy and coleslaw. The... More 

1 Thank Susan R
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Susan! Glad that we were able to get you seated outside fairly quickly in spite of it being relatively busy. I'm sorry that you weren't totally wowed by your seafood platter -- please know that our seafood is locally sourced when possible and carefully prepared. We appreciate your feedback on the flavorings of the slaw and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?