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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sandbar is one of the best restaurants to have a drink at. It's located right on the beach. We visit the Sandbar every time we are in AMI. The staff at the restaurant is extremely nice, friendly and helpful. The food is decent for casual food, I was actually surprised it was much better than the last time we... More 

Thank Tracy S
New Mexico
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174 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wrote up a review of the Sandbar a few years ago, but visited again and thought an update was worth doing. I patronized this place in my 'teens and always try to visit when I head back home. Note that it's jam packed, so plan on waiting a while to be seated. Walk the beach or just enjoy the... More 

Thank puckerstoppled
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Family and I just returned from beach house on AMI. We ate three times @Sandbar. Each time was surpassed by the previous in regards to food and service. Last night (Fri 4/21; our last night on island) there was a two hour wait @6pm for the deck. I grabbed mgr whom we spoke to earlier in the week during dining,... More 

2 Thank Soucie F
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to drop by for a drink or casual food . They do not take reservations so the wait can be quite long in peak season. We usually walk along the beach to reach the Sandbar but there is a parking lot out back.

2 Thank BHF-13K
Peterborough, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's face it the location is amazing and guarantees the owners an endless supply of eager diners. Unfortunately the food must have fallen off the radar, at least on the eve we visited Thurs Apr 20. We waited about an hour and a half for a table outside on the deck, which was expected especially with our group of 10... More 

Thank 468DMTravels
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't imagine not coming to the Sandbar when we come back to the area. It's right on the beach and would be great for lunch, but we only ate dinner here. We all shared the Seafood tower, and everything was great. The drinks were just ok (we made better drinks at our beach house) so that was the only... More 

2 Thank Erik H
Williamsville, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were not pleased with our experience. The food, while tasted good, made 3 of us sick (and all 5 of us ate different meals). The waiter was fine, pleasant and quick, but not very concerned. He was just there to "do his job", without personality. The food is overpriced. We paid far more at this restaurant for far less... More 

Thank newcolleen
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sitting by the beach...good music...good food..good drinks....Highly recommend this spot. And no wait!!!

2 Thank donnapdr
Bedminster, New Jersey
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Incredibly packed on Easter weekend with a 2 hour wait for an outdoor table. Not a large bar area outside, but there is some room on the corner of the deck to stand and enjoy a drink while watching the sunset. Would not advise the indoor bar area, as the view is not great and it also smelled like stale... More 

2 Thank CD430
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been visiting this restaurant for many years but tonight's experience was by far the best ever. The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding made even better by the attentive service by our waiter Jonny D.

2 Thank Susan W

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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?