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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
941 778-0444
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Ranked #10 of 23 restaurants in Anna Maria
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, Reservations, 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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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Sandbar in July. Previously we had visited and raved about this place to people on Trip Advisor and others we knew that were visiting the island. During peak times, you almost have no choice rather than to valet park, so once you do this, you are committed to staying or else you have to wait again to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The setting can not be beat. Beautiful outdoor seating area. Beautiful beach and sunset view. However, service was very slow and the food is definitely not worth the price or the wait.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We ate at sandbar a few years ago and liked it but we loved it this time. The new decor is very nice and everyone loved their food. Island salad is delicious as was all the fish we got. Best Key Lime pie of the week!

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We've been here twice, both times with out of town guests. Once for dinner and once for brunch. Quality food both times. The view of the beach is so nice anytime of day. During brunch we sat right on edge of beach my toes were in the sand and they had a live band. Worth a visit or more.

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Racine, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

we did inside dining-my husband and I both had shrimp and scallops-it was sauteed with mushrooms and garlic butter. was not what we expected,more like gravy on it.However even though it wasnt what we expected it was good,just rich.beautiful views,nice overall restaurant.parking can be tricky,but we had been warned so that was helpful.will go back and try something different next... More

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lafayette
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Visiting at the beach the best thing about this restaurant is the view! Had the Budwiser old bay shrimp no taste! The rest of the food was cold and stale tasting! Waitress not so great

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Columbia, Missouri
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great food and good service brought us back. We were traveling in a group of 8 so we know how hard it can be to fit in a group this size, but it didn't take long for them to find us a place. Food was excellent and the server top notch. So we came back for lunch the next day... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a great lunch at The Sandbar Ashley made it a great experience as always, been there 50+ times over the last decade. Had Grilled Shrimp and Hush Puppies as usual, nothing tremendous today just a good solid lunch as usual. The only down side is parking,but it is near the beach so just valet and be done with parking.... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to the Sandbar again this year after such a wonderful experience during our visit to the island last year. Much to our chagrin they have removed some of our favorites from the menu like the Fried Seafood Platter, but all in all the food we had was great as always. The experience was only made better by our waitress,... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended from a family member and it didn't disappoint. Initial contact from the UK about reservations was very speedy, friendly and helpful. Follow up emails were very helpful too. Booked in for a birthday and managed to get a great table on the beach which the kids loved. Our server was very friendly and gave us... More

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