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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
941 778-0444
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Ranked #11 of 22 restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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 and the freshest seafood the area offers. The Sandbar is an unmatched setting for any special occasion, especially weddings.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

2 of my loveliest family dinners out ever we're spent at this place during our recent holiday. We did have a variable wait as there are no reservations but there is little hardship with a bar and fabulous white sand beach. In poor weather the wait may be less appealing but I expect it is also much less busy. Seating... More

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Hurley, Wisconsin
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221 reviews 221 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I am not sure sure that I have ever gave a eatery a perfect score but this place deserves it. Our waiter was totally outstanding and even though the place was packed, he was back at our table at least six times to see if we needed anything. He is the reason for the perfect score but the food was... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Got there at 7...... should of told us to get there at 945 to eat..rude staff....waiter awsome( john)...food over cooked! Tourist attraction that stinks!!! Never go back!

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Anna Maria, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The SandBar is a great place to go for good food and the most spectacular ambience. The restaurant is located on the north end of the island, directly on the beach. Seating on the outside deck is casual, or elegant, depending on your mood. The place to go for sunset. Just have to arrive early, grab a cocktail, sit out,... More

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Main Line, Pa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is my fourth time at this restaurant. I feel like it is never ending battle of view vs. food. The view is wonderful! Eating outside, at sunset on the beach is really quite a wonderful experience. I love the beach, I love sunset. These are good things. However, this food is mediocre at best. We've tried lots of combinations... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You may have to wait a bit for a table, but it is well worth it! And if you are lucky enough to have Doug Chaffin serve you, you're in heaven. Great food, atmosphere, view of a gorgeous beach. A taste of heaven!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Well it's not hard to see why this place is so popular on first arriving. But it all went down hill from there. We may have just been victim of an awful server, but there is no excuse for not being ignored and made to feel like we were inconveniencing the waitstaff. We had hopes that the food would make... More

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Estero, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

An April Sunday around 5 pm and the place is packed. Short wait and we were seated outside, little hot and sunny. Service was fast and friendly. Food came fairly quickly. We had the seafood platter and the coconut shrimp salad. Both were very good but forget the rice. Portions were enough for two. View of Gulf was great from... More

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Moncton, nb (Canada)
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The food was good. You have to try the showder it is delicious. I had the seafood au gratin...this plate shoupd be shared it is huge and heavy but good. The reason for my review of average is the wait time for outdoor table for dinner. We artived around 6:45pm and were told the wait was 90 min to 120min... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Unbeatable location right on the beach, very nice food, a little tucked away, couldn't find anywhere to park our car until we realised they had valet parking. It would be a great place to watch a sunset but we couldn't (see below) The only minus is that there was no atmosphere and the staff seemed a little "deflated" BUT.. it... More

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