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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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Ranked #13 of 22 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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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

nice place to eat -Food was good but I felt a little pricey I guess I was paying for the view. There was a very sad child there in the beginning 😫

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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I lived on the island for many years and visited the Sandbar restaurant well over 50+ times. We now live in orlando and visit AMI twice a year for our week escapes from the city life. One thing we have noticed over the last 4-5 years, is the bar staff is getting less and less friendly. This October we came... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had an early dinner in order to get a table on the sand and watch the sunset which was breathtaking. We shared the tomato/mozzarella salad which was absolutely delicious. My husband had the blackened swordfish and although the portion was not huge, he raved about it. I had the fish and chips and that was good too. I definitely... More

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Love the view at this place, sit under the covered patio or cook your body in the sun your option. Service was very good but for the amount of food you get the prices just don't warrant it . I rate the food a good/very good but there are better places to eat ....this is a great spot to go... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place. Wonderful sunset and great food to boot! We were in a hurry on our departure day and our server recommended quick items that he could "manage" in our time frame. He did a fantastic. Quiche and Fritatta were excellent. Bloody Mary's were perfect and we were out in 40 minutes (for Sunday Brunch!). Also visited their sister restaurants... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The only reason I am giving my experience three stars instead of one is the beachfront location. My salad was undressed, my fish was so over cooked it is was chewy to the point that in places it seemed like gristle, and the overly oily kale had no flavor. My husband's overly breaded crab cake was actually burned on the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were enchanted with the chairs and tables on the beach and our lunch was delicious! I had the coconut shrimp salad which was a very generous portion of mixed baby greens (beet, arugula, spinach, lettuce) with 6 coconut encrusted shrimp, walnuts and a mango puree. Delicious! My companion had the grouper reuben with cole slaw which was also very... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

in short: the kitchen simply lets down the location. We come every year during our vacation, and the food quality seems to get worse and worse. Menue static for years, food drowned in frying oil and arranged on plate in a very uninspiring way. You cannot beat the location though - hard to think of a better spot on this... More

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BoyneCity, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visit this resturant everytime we vacation here on the island. Both times our waitress has been excellant. Two times this vacation, once an early dinner and then a late dinner. Be prepared to wait if you want outdoor seating ours was 90 minutes but worth it for a late dinner. Make sure you put your bug spray on if... More

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We ate here on Oct 15th. We had the coconut shrimp salad, grouper sandwich and two kids meals. Don't let the valet parking and exterior appearance fool you, the food at the Sandbar was by far the worst restaurant meal I have experienced in 2014. The salad and kids meals were dreadful, the grouper sandwich was barely okay. Cheap ingredients,... More

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