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The Sandbar

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2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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Alberta
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was perfect! From the Grouper to the salmon, everything was perfectly prepared and presented. The service was spot on and professional. Very impressive!

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Elkhorn, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Sanibel for 2 weeks. We ate at The Sandbar "4" times. They have the best red snapper we've ever eaten. They also have the nicest waitress named Kelsey. She made our experience do enjoyable.

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Smithville, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Service starting with the bartender, Francis. He makes you feel welcome & service is the best. Atmosphere is warm & inviting. The food is the best on the Island. The moment you walk in the door you are greeted & the food is excellent & the servers are on it. I would highly recommend to put this on your... More 

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best steak on island! Sat at the bar great service, drinks were great excellent food! Off the path a bit but worth the trip! Enjoy

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1 Thank John C
Longmeadow, MA
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had just arrived on Sanibel, in time for dinner. Naturally, I consulted Trip Advisor, and came up with The Sandbar, which not only sounded good, but was in the top 5 with a reasonable $$ -$$$ price rating. So we went. The layout and decor are delightful. Spacious and cozy all at once. We were greeted cordially and seated... More 

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner and cocktails. The service was top knotch and the meal was wonderful. My husband had the snapper and I had the ribs. Great place to come after a day at the beach and want a fabulous cocktail.

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Plymouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't made a reservation so we ate at the bar. The food was good and they had some lovely sounding specials on the menu with fresh fish on display.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time tonight at this popular local place. The service was quick and attentive. Appetizers came out very fast and everyone in our party was happy with their choice. The crabmeat bisque was luscious and the seafood trio very tasty. We even brought a crème brulee home with us and it is now history. If you are looking for good... More 

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Urbana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute one steps into the place one knows that it is special. There is a very small but popular bar (we ate at the bar). The service was friendly but,due to the fact that the place was packed, efficient. The staff knows their menu well. The food was excellent (possibly the best meat on the island). The atmosphere... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It seemed like a relatively popular place. The wait for a table was about 20 minutes. The bar was lively. It's not clear if it was just the layout of the place, or if its popularity attracted particularly loud parties. There just didn't seem to be any place in the dining area that wasn't overwhelmed by the volume of conversation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 47
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
Hastings, NE
Framingham, Massachusetts
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?