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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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    Very good
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  • 107
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  • 63
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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
April visit - Great beach location

Outstanding beach location - beautiful place to watch sunset. Go with the right expectations - spend the wait on the beach and then enjoy the view which is five star, food and service are standard three star.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Katherine M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Sheffield(UK)
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163 reviews 163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We usually frequent the Beach House on the first night of our vacation but this time we decided a change was in order and elected to go to the Sandbar. It was an excellent choice after a long journey from the UK. We had a couple of beers whilst watching the sunset and enjoyed the frivolous ambience of the large... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Outstanding beach location - beautiful place to watch sunset. Go with the right expectations - spend the wait on the beach and then enjoy the view which is five star, food and service are standard three star.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped to visit Anna Maria on the way to another destination and had lunch at the Sandbar Restaurant and it was a very good/enjoyable experience. Great food and excellent service! Parking was a little tight (full parking lot means good food) lol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Food is creative and well prepared. Our service was lackadaisical and although the server was pleasant he was inattentive about refilling iced tea and soda and slow bringing the bill. This is a very popular place and the valet parking was much appreciated. There is a gift shop to keep you occupied if you have to wait for a table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Having visited Anna Maria Island last year for one day we were both excited when we decided to come back this year. We only had a drink at the Sandbar last year and saved it until our last night of our trip this year. We arrived at around half 5 and made use of the courtesy valet parking which was... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic!! Best views, great staff, fantastic food and atmosphere electric. An absolute must see when visiting the island

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Canton, Massachusetts
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went to the Jazz brunch which takes place on Sundays beginning at 10:00. We were worried that we might not get a seat because it is a very popular brunch, so we went at 9:30 to stand in line. We were pleasantly surprised that we could be seated right away, but we could not order until ten o'clock. We... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very casual setting right on the beach. Great sandwiches, burgers, and seafood dishes. Does not take reservations, so be prepared to wait during the winter season, but it is worth the wait.

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Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent beach front setting. Lunch offerings were very good but our service was lacking. Other tables had respectable service from their servers but ours was so-so at best.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Horrible food. Hamburger was rare. Fried grouper was overlooked. The place was packed and loud. Wait was one hour for horrible food. Never again

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children

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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