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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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10:00 - 21:00
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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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Bradenton, Florida
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287 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit! Indoor and outdoor seating~it was a cool evening after the sunset. The heaters were on outside, we were seated indoors. It does get a bit noisy when the place is full indoors. We shared Coconut Shrimp, Coleslaw and the Vegetable Risotto. We love coleslaw, this wasn't great and left most of it. I hope that they... More 

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Thank Lucky0420
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is literally on the beach - we had a table tucked in a corner and I dug my feet in the sand. Beautiful place to have dinner and watch the sun set. The speciality drinks were a little weak. The charred tomatoes with homemade ricotta were spectacular. My husband liked his fish, though it's a pretty small portion.... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a magnet for tourist because of its fabulous location and dining right on the beach. Most locals wouldn't be caught dead here, except maybe a drink at happy hour. The food isn't awful - it is just a little below average which doesn't fit with the prices.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a perfect spot for eating good seafood on the beach. Their prices reflect decent seafood, so they're not the cheapest, but they have a great menu selection. Their cocktails are also great. I've only ever sat outside, and the deck is right off of the beach. Definitely worth a visit while you're in Anna Maria!

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1 Thank katecpayne
Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is everything you wanted, except of course you will have to wait. If they have the stone crab claws, get them. But don't overlook the very good cooking, excellent bar, efficient service, and best of all outside seating.

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

We're so glad that you see us for the total package that we are, Daniel -- thanks for your compliments! It's true that sometimes the best things are worth waiting for, though we try hard to keep wait times at a minimum. Hope to see you again soon for another amazing meal! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the stuffed flounder; served with rice and grilled vegetables. It was delicious and you can't beat the view!

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

Thanks so much for your note, Gypsy! Glad you loved the stuffed flounder, and hope you come back soon for another fantastic meal! :) Take care, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to the Sandbar Restaurant many times and went last night for Valentine's Day and our Anniversary. The beach view and being right on the beach while dining is amazing an the sunsets cannot be beat! The service was great last night as always and very friendly as usual. If you are in the area and looking for... More 

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

Thanks for your love, Rick! It's awesome that we could help make your anniversary and Valentine's even more special. We pride ourselves on fresh dishes and exceptional service, so your compliments mean a lot. Hope to see you again soon for another beachside meal. :) Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were great at this beach spot! Be aware that it is always packed and to get a seat at sunset you should arrive early but it is well worth the wait. The view is stunning!! Food wasn't outstanding but we had no complaints. Drinks were delicious Hard to complain with a cocktail in hand and your feet in... More 

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1 Thank Amanda C
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you had a relaxing time on the beach with a cocktail, Amanda, however, we want to be the total package for you! I'm disappointed that you weren't wowed by our fresh offerings, and I wish I knew more about what you ordered. Hope that you'll give us another chance, as our expansive menu has many delicious... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was delightful. The service was awesome. Our server was Sean Snapp and he was awesome. It was the first time I ate dinner with my feet in the sand at a restaurant. All the staff we came in contact with we great. I highly recommend making this a place to stop and eat at. Sunset was great.

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1 Thank Tammie S
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

We love delighting people, Tammie, and we thankful you came in! We'll be sure to tell Sean how much you appreciated him. There is truly nothing like dining on the beach, and we hope you back again soon for another special experience. Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice. First was great. Weekday. Only 10 minutes wait to get great seats outside nearly on beach. Was able to get drink from bar while waiting. Great service and food. Second visit was about same time (2p). WEEKEND. Absolute zoo. Did not mind one hour wait except spent 15 minutes wife and I at bar trying to flag down... More 

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Thank Sea2Dogs
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see us, and I'm so sorry we disappointed you. It sounds as though our bartender had many patrons to tend to, and we did not mean to make you feel devalued at all. We love showing our guests exceptional service, and we would've loved another opportunity to do so. I hope that you might consider... 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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?