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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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Oslo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great place with a perfect location for lunch or dinner by the beach. Presenting stunning sunsets almost every night. The dinner menu has a wide range and we tasted several. Fish as well as steak and burgers. You can't fault this place! Loved it and will be back! Tip: You cannot reserve a table, but if you are there before... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our server was great and the view is great. Now the food this and the Beach House are clearly tourist traps. They do not have decent seafood. Small portions and over priced.

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Camden, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere, service and drinks great however the food was average. Crab sandwich was not to be compared with waterfront. You can dine right on the beach with your feet in the sand and that was fun.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I give this a very good review because of the views. You are right on the beach. The food was good. Not great, but good. It was a bit overpriced, but the service was very good, and the views of the gulf made up for the average food.

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Endicott
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

First time here with friends on our last night of our honeymoon before heading home. Was not expecting 5 star food and service as it's a beach bar atmosphere, but was very disappointed on our services after waiting an hour for a table. Our salads were as warm as the 91 degree ocean water before we had to stop a... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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311 reviews 311 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lynn and I recently took friends out for a casual day on the beach at Ana Maria Island. Our choice for a relaxing lunch was The Sandbar. We have been here a couple of times before. On this visit we both started with a cup of their wonderful clam chowder. I had the coconut shrimp salad which was delicious and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

As a Brit in Florida Independence holiday is guaranteed "P*SS Take" weekend, but the fireworks party here is great. packed and busy but still a great place and the sunsets are too die for. I can live with loosing to you colonials once, just for the sunsets and cold beers. Hey, you are even starting to understand football...not soccer!

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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Food is good but pricey you pay for the view and atmosphere. Better places to eat but this is a very good restaurant on the beach.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Plus points: View - Sitting watching the big old sun set on the Gulf of Mexico. Staff - So pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. Food - Really tasty and fresh. I had calamari to start, Elk Burger for main and Key Lime pie for dessert and all tasty. My wife had peel and eat gulf shrimp to start, a chicken and... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Four of us went for dinner. We started with a basket of hush puppies which were cold and hard as a rock. We then proceeded to our entrees. I had grilled grouper which was totally terrible. The baked potato was hard and cold. My friend had the crab and scallops which was actually very good. My other friend had chicken... More

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