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The Sandbar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1267 Hobbs Hole Dr, Tappahannock, VA 22560-5092
+1 804-443-1800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good though the vegetable soup was a little salty. I have eaten here several times. My only complaint is their policy for payment for your meal with cash. They round your total either up or down, depending on the cents amount. EXAMPLE: If your total is $24.50 or more and you give them $25.00, you will receive NO... More 

Thank E R
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Except when they were closed. One of our favorite spots when in Tappahannok VA. Food is always good. Service always prompt and cheerful. Best burgers anywhere I can recall. Great fall-off-the-bone ribs. Rich, creamy soups. Breakfast till11 but pancakes only on weekends. French toast a good consolation. Gourmet mac&4cheeses with crispy stuff on top but only available at dinner. Hard... More 

Thank Joel H
Tappahannock, Virginia
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629 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Off the main drag you have to almost know about Sandbar because it's not the place you just drop in by driving by! Located at Hobbs Hole Golf Course and hidden away behind Wal*Mart you have to know! It has a nice shaded terrace which is good on those days with less humidity and the dining area is split between... More 

Thank northernneckinn
Tappahannock, Virginia
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place is off the beaten path as far as Tappahannock goes but worth the stop over. Good food with a pleasant atmosphere. Wait staff was good.

Thank trackemdown
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This is the latest in a series of restaurants in this location. The night we visited there were several specials with seafood seeming to represent the most offerings. My wife had fried oysters and I had a fried seafood combo. The food was served fairly quickly and hot. Everything was tasty except for the crab cakes. Too much filler and... More 

Thank Bob S
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We ate here on way back from Lancaster Va. Very friendly restaurant. Tuna bites were very good. Chicken Salad Sandwich was good. Sweet potato fries were good. The fries were pared with apple Butter which added to the taste. My spouse had the Turkey, Bacon and Avacodo sandwich which he really liked. I would recommend this restaurant. But, if your... More 

Thank LeeannLikesFood
Tappahannock, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a very upscale eatery with bar and restaraunt. Food is good and well prepaired with excellent choises. Service is grade A.

Thank 48402014
Ruther glen
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in a shared building with the local golf club shop, but is not exclusive to club members. Friendly staff and lovely golf course views. I had a cheeseburger, which was perfectly done and delicious, if a little peppery. Hubby had clam chowder which he thought was wonderful and a club sandwich. All in all, a good bet... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

A group of us were looking for a place for lunch when we happened to hear about The Sandbar. The sandwiches were outstanding as were the sweet potato fries. They served the sweet potato fries with applebutter which is something I have never had - wonderful applebutter. Excellent waitress. By the name we were expecting the restaurant to be on... More 

Thank lexuslady1
Tappahannock, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Sandbar has the best food in town. Pete and Leigh the owners, always welcome you and make you fee like family.

Thank Becky B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1267 Hobbs Hole Dr, Tappahannock, VA 22560-5092
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tappahannock
  • Phone Number: +1 804-443-1800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?