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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
941 778-0444
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Ranked #12 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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Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We are locals. We know what good seafood should taste like. Sandbar food tastes like a bunch of frozen or prepackaged foods. We keep trying it again because it has by far the best atmosphere in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, but the food it just plain lousy! Go for a drink, enjoy the view. Eat somewhere else.

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Valrico, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Anna Maria and Sandbar for years but this was our first time after the remodel. Food was middling. I think I'm done with this place. The croutons were made of pinched off leftover table bread. Very unappetizing.

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TULSA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Use your GPS to locate, Valet park your car, then kick back, relax and enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Sit in the restaurant, @ the bar, outside on the patio or on the sand. Very diverse menu of mainly local food with some items we had not tried. Ask for Ashley! She is knowledgeable, pleasant, and knows how to pace... More

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DURHAM UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

had a couple of meals here, chowder, house salad and steak all excellent. Loved watching the sun set.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here after walking around AMI. I read the reviews before we left to come here so felt pretty confident having dinner here. We ordered a drink that was served in a small bucket-really cool but mostly ice. We looked around and noticed everyone had bread and butter. I asked the waitress if we could also have some... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I took our kayaks out and went kayaking on Ana Maria and then took a beach stroll all the way onto the other side of the island at sunset. We got to Sandbar and rather than waiting for a table on the beach we opted to sit inside at the bar - much to our surprise and... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Sandbar is one of my favorites any time of the year. Their food is excellent...fresh from the Gulf waters just steps away from your table. Not only is the food great, the wait staff friendly, the sunset views exceptional, but the owners are excellent businessmen and actively support (give back) to their community. Great team!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dined outside on the deck and enjoyed rum runners, budweiser shrimp and blackened grouper and crab cakes, the whole experience was made sublime by our superb waitress Ashley, who made sure we made great menu choices and didn't want for anything with her excellent attention to detail and great personality, she made our night very special ! We cant... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

First off I must say- I am from Fort Worth Texas where people are friendly and I expect nice southern hospitality when visiting restaurants! I was shocked by how the majority of places we went on the island the quality of service was just average with no real charmers. I'm going to chum it up to there weren't a lot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband, our two friends and I enjoyed a great lunch with our toes in the sand. The Florida sun was shining and we had a nice breeze. It was lunch in Paradise. My only regret is not purchasing a cute sundress in the nice gift shop in the front of the restaurant. I will be sure to shop more... More

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