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Sandbar Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Beach location. Beware of the wait.

We cam by about 7 on Memorial Day weekend. The parking lot was full and it took a while to find a spot. The wait was over an hour and the line at the bar was slow. Once we finally had a table, the service was slow. I attibute most of this to the fact that this is a busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
ddarche
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We cam by about 7 on Memorial Day weekend. The parking lot was full and it took a while to find a spot. The wait was over an hour and the line at the bar was slow. Once we finally had a table, the service was slow. I attibute most of this to the fact that this is a busy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited on our last evening. enjoyed a drink,music and a beautiful sunset. Finally seated but waiter was rushed and food not prepared as ordered.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food was just alright but the seating outside was wonderful. 75 minute wait but it's right on the water so a great place to watch the sunset go down!

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Riverview, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was my husband's favorite restaurant growing up as a child. He used to go here all the time with his family. We went here with great expectations but we're sadly disappointed. The restaurant had been remodeled and while it look nice and we had a great view of the ocean, the food was average for the price. For example,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Fresh catch of the day was grouper and it was fixed to perfection. Vegetables where fresh as they get all their produce loca.Great waitress only negative food was slow at getting out to us but overall great restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Like the sister restaurants Beach house & Mar Vista the food is excellent The beach setting is fantastic The staff are pleasant Keep in mind like most restaurants it gets busy during dinner hour in season

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Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Apparently this is the beach wedding restaurant. In the hour that I spent here, three couples tied the knot on the beach.. And it was raining! They didn't seem to mind the rain and it just added to the ambiance. The Sandbar is in a beautiful spot, right on the beach. Great place to celebrate the sunset.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting the Sandbar for over 15 years now and so know what it's like- ' great location , but a total tourist trap ' Previous visits the food has been patchy, but the sunsets and the company have compensated for that . But now the food has hit an all time LOW! Yucky Caesar salad, followed by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visited here in May of 2015 with some family. It was a gorgeous place and the service was great. They were out of the item I ordered from the menu (Shelled BLT) so I ordered a shrimp Caesar salad. It was fairly good but not the best I've ever had. Everyone else enjoyed their meals! I would absolutely return: however,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to get a great spot outside to enjoy the sunset and it was just wonderful! We tried the clams in wine sauce as an appetizer and they were delicious! Our main dishes were also great (stuffed grouper). We did try the Key Lime Pie as well and it was only ok.

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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, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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