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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Sandbar, at the north end of Anna Maria Island, has for decades been a...
The Sandbar, at the north end of Anna Maria Island, has for decades been a favorite for locals and a great place to impress out of town guests. Enjoy our inside dining room or relax before an unforgettable sunset on the Gulffront deck. Sink your toes in the sand while enjoying a signature Pina Colada, the freshest seafood the area offers and farm fresh produce from our own farm. The Sandbar is an unmatched setting for any special occasion, especially weddings.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nice place

We arrived at 5, knowing how crowded places are during spring break. There was already a 90 minute wait for the deck. We were seated immediately in the dining room, one of the last tables available. Still had a great table along the windows with a nice view. Our server, Thaddeus, was friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Starstruck64
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 5, knowing how crowded places are during spring break. There was already a 90 minute wait for the deck. We were seated immediately in the dining room, one of the last tables available. Still had a great table along the windows with a nice view. Our server, Thaddeus, was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. My husband had the... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were in Anna Maria Island for the day. We wanted to dine somewhere to see the sunset. We went to the Sandbar because of their beachfront dining. The wait was two hours. We waited outside and were seated within the 2 hours on the outside deck. The food was amazing. Great specials menu. Everything came out in perfect timing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Your visit to the quaint island would not be complete without a meal at the Sandbar! Can't find many places where you can actually have the sand under your feet while sitting at your table. Recent renovations supplied ample outdoor on the BEAUTIFUL beach, as well as inside dining areas. You WON'T find a more picturesque setting to enjoy fresh... More 

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chicago,il
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been going to the Sandbar for ten years and live on Anna Maria part time.The last two years we feel like the quality of the food has gone done and the prices have gone up. We will go for drinks but we are done with the food part.I think they have gotten too big and have too many... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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146 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you go during spring break and in the evening, expect to wait at least 1hr. If you can, time your dinner with the sunset. The outdoor dining area allows for a great view of the sunset. The indoor area has less of a wait time, but a minimal view of the sunset. Food is good, not great. We had... More 

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Rochester, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Seafood Fra Diablo, Mahi was heavenly! This was one of those restaurants off the beaten path. Service was fantastic!

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very friendly and efficient service. Lovely outside seating right on the beach. Great calamari and the blackened Grouper Sandwich was really very good - tasty. Not the cheapest but fairly priced. A great place for lunch and sunset.

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Bradenton, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the Sandbar last week. We highly recommend the Calamari appetizer, always fresh, lightly battered and tender. The grouper tacos were very tasty. One can also have a great cocktail while sitting outside on the beach view patio. As locals, we have been here many times and the food and service is consistently good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved The Sandbar! We ate there 2x in a 5 day period! We tried several things from the menu and each was fantastic! The blackened grouper was fresh and cooked perfectly. Our first time there we were lucky enough to have Mariah as our server and she made the entire meal more delightful! Unfortunately she... More 

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Franklin, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We just happened on this restaurant while touring Anna Maria Island, and were we glad we did! We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table at lunch, which was just enough time to sit at the bar and order a drink. The service was outstanding and the food spectacular, not to mention the view. I had the coconut... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

The Sandbar, at the north end of Anna Maria Island, has for decades been a favorite for locals and a great place to impress out of town guests. Enjoy our inside dining room or relax before an unforgettable sunset on the Gulffront deck. Sink your toes in the sand while enjoying a signature Pina Colada, the freshest seafood the area offers and farm fresh produce from our own farm. The Sandbar is an unmatched setting for any special occasion, especially weddings.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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