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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
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had friends from out of town and we wanted them to experience our Island. With our feet in the sand and the sound of the waves. Everyone had a delicious meal and Jama did a great job serving us.

1 Thank Janet M
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch on the beach at this restaurant. Fabulous blackened shrimp tacos and Mahi mahi fish tacos. Excellent service at this casual dining restaurant. I will be back.

1 Thank Teri P
Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service , great food. We had shrimp and lobster roll. All very good. We would recommend trying this venue.

1 Thank Clay B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my mom had a nice relaxing afternoon. I enjoyed the Ricotta dish and Margarita. Staff was really nice and helpful.

1 Thank Babyblue1972
Webster, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great spot to enjoy a sunset and meal. Our server was great and a pleasure. I ordered the candied walnut and beet salad and my husband ordered the smoked chicken salad. Both were fresh and tasteful. I'd order it again. Our friends had the Cajun snapper, steak and grouper. All six of us enjoyed our meals as... More 

2 Thank nikab513
Southport, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to eat there twice this week, just couldn't resist. Our server, Mary Beth was fun and attentive. We were privileged to have her as our server both nights and she helped make the dinners special. The food was wonderful. I couldn't think of a better restaurant to enjoy the beautiful Anna Maria sunsets!

2 Thank BHollyNC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything was first class at this restaurant. Our server, Emilie S. was fantastic; but everyone checked on us and asked how our meal was.....even the Chef. BTW we had the stuffed shrimp and it was the best shrimp I have ever eaten.

1 Thank John D
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, John -- glad that you loved service by Emilie and our staff! Thank you for the compliments on our shrimp -- they are very fresh and all domestic. Hope to see you back again soon! Best, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch with friends who live in the area and loved this place set on the beach in Ana Maria island. Farm to table cuisine prepared beautifully and reasonably priced. Try fish tacos, smoked chicken salad and hush puppies. Freshly prepared frozen drinks too! Be prepared to wait - but it is worth it.

2 Thank AgentSmithDC
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review -- we appreciate you stopping by. Glad that we were able to provide a fun and delicious experience for you and your friends. Hope you come back soon, because we have many amazing dishes and drinks for you to try. :) Best wishes, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Five of us ate out before going to the Island Players. The Sandbar Steak was disappointing as it was so stringy. The Coconut Shrimp which was additional to the salad only had 4 shrimp. The wine was great. The Grouper was OK. We sat outside and it was very noisy and busy.

Thank DMOliver
Punta Gorda, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Right on the beach with a cold beer. Coconut Ship were a bit fishy. Grouper sandwich is $24, did not get it. We will be back.

1 Thank KeyWest239fs

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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, 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
11:30 - 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?