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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
Most recent review
Very good beach restaurant

Had lunch today. Walk-ins at possibly the busiest time for lunch. Told the wait was likely to be around 40 mins (fair for the time of day on a lovely day). Was more like 25 mins. As soon as we were seated our waiter appeared and produced water and quickly a glass of wine for my partner. Our order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jim M
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Poole, United Kingdom
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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Poole, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Had lunch today. Walk-ins at possibly the busiest time for lunch. Told the wait was likely to be around 40 mins (fair for the time of day on a lovely day). Was more like 25 mins. As soon as we were seated our waiter appeared and produced water and quickly a glass of wine for my partner. Our order was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It seems that the restaurant benefits from the fact that there are not many other restaurants in the area. Thus, it gets visitors even though it is mediocre at best. We had to wait for a long time for our table, even though we had a reservation. The waiting area was crowded and we had to stand while waiting. The... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had a really good meal here and as it is on the beach it was ideal for our granddaughter who was able to play on the beach before and after the meal, this made it very relaxed. The staff were very friendly however we did feel a little pressure to leave after the desert as we were presented with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

You can sit at a table with your toes in the sand. Great service, beautiful scenery, and delicious food. I had artichoke dip in a bread bowl. it was big and tasty. They did not have Grouper bc of the season, but I had the Mahi blackened. It was great. Highly recommend it!

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

this Is one of the bests spots on the island to watch the sunset! The food is average but eating right on the beach is what you go there for!

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Murphy, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic meal at the Sandbar. You cannot beat the setting - looking out at the water and we had a delightful server named haley. What a treat and what fantastic service. She is absolutely lovely and made our visit so very special!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great beach location with outdoor seating and great view of beach. Service was good. Food was average. You go here for the location, not the food

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144 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Literally just ate on the beach! Rainy day but still beautiful views. Excellent bread and tons of choices to choose from. Stuffed shrimp is excellent.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visit regularly each year for our stay in Anna Maria Island. It's a must! The scenery is white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. They do not accept reservations, it's always busy, and there is usually a wait. With that said, families still love it because they can grab a cocktail and kids can play on the beach as... More 

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very busy lunch in season .......... Super view ........ and the Fried Softshell Crab Sandwich on a Grilled Croissant was one of the best meals ever ........ and that is saying alot.

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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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