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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful setting for a meal. We came to Anna Maria Island for a night and this was recommended. There was a wait on tables as we went at sunset but we waited on the beach. The restaurant is seafood based with Minimal other choices...More

Thank jhart192
Reviewed yesterday

Have visited this place many times but always for lunch. This time was for sunset and have to say, we were disappointed a little. Service was OK but the grouper was small and expensive and we felt the ambience just a little more 'rushed'. The...More

Thank TestarossaCranleigh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have previously tried to just walk in when we are over on AMI for our annual holiday from the UK. It is such a great position with your feet in the sand that there is often a wait, which wedon't like. We walked round...More

1  Thank BandD59
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great experience with server Matt (bigger guy...raspy voice! 😉) Our drinks were delicious and we enjoyed the smoked fish dip! They do a sunset contest and whoever guesses closest without going over wins 2 free desserts or a bottle of champagne. Guess...More

Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Over priced standard food..You're paying for the atmosphere so if thats your thing youll love it..Service was really good.. Definitely not worth nearly the price you pay from start to finish...I wont rush back.More

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Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for dining with us. I'm glad you loved our ambiance, views, and service, but I'm sorry that our dishes disappointed you. We source the freshest local seafood and produce, and we make flavor a priority. I hope you give us another chance soon!...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our awesome server Carley made the best recommendation for dinner. The shrimp was unbelievable and the long boat style fresh fish is the only way to go. 10 stars from us.

1  Thank leemiller1331
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your review, Lee. We hope to see you again soon for another super-fresh seafood meal -- and we'll definitely let Carley know about your praise! Take care, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

Repeat visits is what shows great experience. We were at the Sandbar three times for lunch during our visit to Anna Maria Island and each visit was an excellent experience. We have been eating here during our annual family vacations for years and the outdoor...More

2  Thank pjlm2015
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for this awesome review! We can't wait to host you again -- hope to see you again soon for more of your favorite grouper. Take care, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was amazed at how this restaurant had expanded since we where here a few years ago. Pleased that it had not lost its charm. Although you can’t book there is nothing better than having a few cocktails whilst you wait and watching the sun...More

2  Thank Squidge331
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's awesome that you came back to see us after so many years! I'm glad that you enjoyed our amazing dishes and enticing views. We hope to see you again very soon. Best, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my second time to the Sandbar having come for lunch in 2015. This place doesn’t disappoint, the food is excellent and the view is stunning. However, this place doesn’t come cheap. As you would expect from a restaurant on an island the menu...More

2  Thank DBS1957
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for coming to visit! It's awesome that you got to explore our menu and experience a variety of dishes. We hope to see you again soon for another exquisite meal with a view. Best wishes, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner here on the 5th with a front row seat about 45 minutes before sunset was the perfect place to be. Mary Beth took perfect care of us and let us take as much time as we wanted. We started off with blistered tomato salad...More

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Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're thrilled that you dined with us and loved our fresh seafood and seasonal specials. We'll definitely share your praise with Mary Beth, and we hope to see you again soon for another slice of our famous pie! Best, Doug S, General Manager

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BeccaST
25 July 2017|
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Hi Rebecca! Thank you for your interest in the Sandbar. We can accommodate up to 200 for a wedding in our pavilion and 80 at our studio! Please feel free to call for pricing information
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Lindsay S
21 July 2017|
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Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
We will be happy to consider any guests requests.
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Jesse W
3 July 2017|
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Hello and thank you for your comment. We would like to assure you and all of our guests that we take cleanliness very seriously at our restaurants. It is the top priority for our managers, operators and owner. We also want... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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