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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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17:00 - 21:00
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Ocala, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was the highlight of our trip, popular to locals and visitors. This spot is kind of hidden but right down the road from where we were staying at the island inn. I was wanting a good steak, I had to settle for...a GREAT STEAK!!! This evening my dad and I went toThe SandBar, The filter mignon was Nebraska grain... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed delicious crab bisque prior to the salmon entree. The fresh bread was a wonderful start to the meal.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You can enjoy your steaks and drinks here, a good place, right round the cornoer from Shalimar Resort and Cottages.

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Dunedin, Florida
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner w three friends and we each had a different reaction. Friend who ordered Chicken Parm commented "no flavor, too costly." Friend who ordered shrimp scampi enjoyed her dinner and thought price for entree was reasonable. Friend who asked kitchen for something not listed on menu was pleased they smoothly accommodated her. I ordered boom boom shrimp appetizer... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is, without a doubt, the best restaurant we have visited in Sanibel and Captiva Islands. It is not in the main tourist drag. It is tucked away, but what a find!! The owner will not serve fish unless it is FRESH. That is why menu changes constantly He selects the fish himself at the Market He learned the trade... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped here due to the good reviews and wasn't disappointed. First good sign was we net several locals who come there every week. The happy hour deals were great and the food was top notch. Service was fast and friendly as well

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Drove down West Gulf looking for previous restaurant from past. Thought would take a chance on same location but different restaurant. Was a wonderful find. Food was fresh&delicious. Service was very good. Relaxing location& good quality.Was well worth drive from Captiva.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What a find! Have passed by but thought this was a sandwich shop. It is instead a great bar and reataurant with the freshest food we have had on island. The bronzed grouper was the best piece of fish I have had in years. And the filet was perfectly cooked. Add a charming interior and excellent service. This is a... More 

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Yorktown, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great place to have a fabulous meal. Boom Boom Shrimp is a must! We also had the crab cakes & Ribeye both were excellent. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The Sandbar was recommended to my friend and me by a server at another restaurant where we had just had lunch. It was a Friday and she said that it would be filled with locals and that they had the best seafood on Sanibel. She also mentioned that on Friday they had a $5 appetizer special all evening till closing.... 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, Soups, Seafood, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?