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The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (137 reviews)
“grouper” (193 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been to the island a number of times without stopping at the Sandbar. What a mistake. Made sure the last few times to dine there. Excellent excellent food. One of the best in the island. A little expensive but worth it.

Thank Dale K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First my thanks to the manager. We had made resv at a diff restaurant but came to the Sandbar thinking this was the correct place. We did cxl the resv at the other place. The manager accommodated us at one of the high tops which...More

Thank 042143
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Crab Bisque and best Scallops I have ever had. Outstanding!! Service was top notch, very friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere. Been there a couple time and definitely going back!!

Thank Outnumbered2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a relaxing time and enjoyed our food. We were also impressed that three people thanked us on our way out.

Thank brian422
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about the Sandbar from a man at our resort that is a quarter of a mile from this place. The happy hour is so good we went back three times in a week! Generous portions, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The first time...More

Thank TravelingSix
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived this year in the middle of a thunderstorm - so their smallish parking lot was a bit hectic. Greeting and service were excellent. The 4 of us thought that all of our appetizers, seafood entrees and desserts were very well prepared and tasty.

Thank Fred C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was fast and efficient. The food, in this case Oysters Rockefeller and blackened Grouper, was outstanding. As noted by other reviews on this site, the bread is really good. Wine and beer prices are very reasonable. Noise level is a bit high, but more...More

Thank Dr_W_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only restaurant we visited twice during our week on Sanibel. I had the full rack of ribs both times because they were meaty, tender, and great. Wife had swordfish once, and Cilean Sea Bass once, both were 'melt in your mouth'.

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with my wife after a day hiking in Ding Darling. Didn't have reservations but they offered us the bar or a low table by the door that they don't reserve. It was fine. Had grouper which wa delicious. Server was excellent. Very attentive...More

Thank craigalank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Happy hour was inexpensive and much fun. We’ll go back. Happy hour began at 4 and there was already a line of people. Drinks and appetizers half price.

Thank Ron B
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Questions & Answers
Sharon R
6 December 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Happy Hour is 4-5:30 PM in the lounge. On Wednesday's it is 4-9 PM.
15 August 2017|
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Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Sorry, but no
3 July 2017|
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Response from Captivated1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi As you saw above, there is no direct beach access. We were just a little way along west gulf drive and had hoped to walk, but it's dark at night, so we drove.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$47
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0305
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Since opening in 2013, The Sandbar has become known for its incredibly fresh seafood and choice cuts of beef and pork. We take great pride in having the best service staff on the islands. Check out the reviews or come in and find out for yourself!
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