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The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (134 reviews)
“grouper” (180 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice restaurant with casual feel. I felt this is more of locals place which we like. Not too touristy No views here but the food is very good. Friday happy hours are a great deal. We had the Black Grouper special, the Salmon and a...More

Thank jrfamily4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had grouper and my friend had scallops. Both was excellent. Service was top notch. We were recommended by previous visitors. We will definitely go back again.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading several reviews on trip adviser we decided to have dinner at Sandbar during our recent stay in Sanible. The food was good, but hardly the world class meal we expected from reading the raves by other guests. Our waitress was very good and...More

Thank ElynLS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were referred to this place by a local who said it was her favorite - we were not disappointed! Best ribeye ever!! And the seafood trio was terrific with the huge scallops and the grouper and crab cake - we'll be back!!

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service and my wedge salad were the best parts of our visit. I liked my pasta Rustica and the Boom Boom Shrimp but they were not the best I have had. This is our second trip and may try somewhere else rather than a...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been visiting Sanibel for nine years and visited many of the restaurants on the island. The Sandbar is one of the best. A realtor friend recommended the Sandbar and we had a great meal. My wife had the filet mignon and I had the...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favorite dinner restaurant on our vacation. Our waiter was Jamison & he did a great job~ our dining experience started with some delicious bread then I had some scrumptious Crab cakes~mouth watering!! My husband enjoyed the special of the night which was...More

2  Thank Conraff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think that the sandbar was one of the best places I have eaten in my life. We went for my great grandmas 90th birthday. They let us come in before they were even open and they let us decorate one of the tables in...More

3  Thank AdventureLover46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone found a good choice on the menu. Came here with party of five and had seafood as well as steaks. All food came out perfectly prepared. Staff was friendly and helpful. Typical Sanibel restaurant with typical "older" crowd. Quiet, proper place I can recommend...More

1  Thank The_Captain_Morgan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us went to dinner on a Tuesday night. No wait. Great service. Great fish. Good wine list. Overall, a nice evening out. Prices were high, but no higher than anywhere else on the island. Casual. Good for families and couples. Everyone seemed in...More

1  Thank Oregoniansescaping
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Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Sorry, but no
3 July 2017|
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Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
No direct access unfortunately. The Shalimar is just two doors down and does provide access.
Terrie K
8 April 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
yes, but it is only in the lounge area!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 47
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, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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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
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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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