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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 100
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  • 58
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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
Seafood on the Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Paulajcake
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very busy restaurant that still provides good food, excellent and friendly service and a nice outdoor beach deck option, year after year. My wife had the crab pasta salad (again) and I had the mahi-mahi. Both were very good. The house salad with mango dressing was delicous. We were allowed to linger a bit for the sunset without feeling rushed... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We sat right on the deck outside, steps from the beach. We could see 2 weddings happening on the beach on the periphery. The coconut shrimp salad was great and the crab salad elegantly displayed. The salad lacked chunks of crab, however. Can't beat it for wanting a beach restaurant.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great location makes this dining option desirable. The professional (and friendly) wait staff plus the wonderful seafood menu at a reasonable price make it a must try spot while visiting AMI.

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Ft. Myers, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The GM of the Sandbar went out of his way to regain our respect and win back our business. He showed us how much returning customers mean to him and the restaurant. Thank you.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Took my sister and her husband to lunch at the Sandbar and really enjoyed the experience. It was chilly so we asked for an inside table and only had to wait about 15 minutes. We got a comfortable booth in the back but it was elevated so the view was excellent. A quartet was playing outside but we couldn't hear... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped for an early dinner and only had to wait 15 minutes. Great views from everywhere and the sand on the beach is soft and velvety. Parking is crazy and there is valet, but after watching the valet drivers with other people's cars, we changed our mind and found a place to park. As we started to order we learned... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

You can be seated either inside or at a table outside on the beach. The food was excellent, service and atmosphere was equally pleasant. I really loved their little Sandbar Restaurant Boutique that has trendy cloths and other items bearing their name. Well I grew up in this area, my mother used to work here when I was a child.... More 

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Mapleton, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I and another couple visited The Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island for lunch. We were seated immediately, although the only way you could get parking was to use the Valet Service, for which there was no charge. The restaurant was very beautiful, and we were greeted warmly by the Hostess and our Waiter. But, from there,... More 

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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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