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All 22 Anna Maria Restaurants

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
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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Romsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having read some other reviews, in my experience I have to disagree. We visited at around 5 PM on 28th December and the place was full to the rafters with people queuing. We waited about 40 minutes for a table and when we did sit down our server was Wendy (I think) who could not have been nicer. She attended... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

great location on the beach!! Really enjoyed the grouper sandwich, a must when in Florida! service was attentive, and food quality was good. Can see why this is a favorite place for so many locals and visitors.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I would agree with other reviewers, high prices for average food. It was our first meal of our vacation. My husband had the crab cake sandwich and fries. There was too much bun and not enough meat. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich, the chicken was so tough I couldn't bite through it and I ended up cutting it into... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at the restaurant several times. The view is spectacular and is worth a stop at sunset. The service is inconsistent and the food is average at best. On our last visit the service was outstanding but more "Just OK" food. A return visit isn't likely since there are many good restaurants on or in the area of... More 

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Ft. Myers, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My family went to the Sandbar on AMI to celebrate my granddaughter's 18th birthday. We have vacationed on AMI for the past five years the week before Christmas. Each visit we eat at the Sandbar at least once. This time was a real disappointment. One of the dinner specials was grouper at $24. The grouper was not the size of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Driving thru Anna Maria Island, looking for a place to eat, we came across the sign for Sandbar Restaurant. After some exploring, we found the restaurant hidden behind palm trees on a little sandy road which sat right on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The food was very good ranging from Bison burgers to any seafood you can... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Sandbar is our favorite place to eat. Atmosphere, great food and drinks. I love the scallops. Have eaten here very many times. You will not be disappointed. It's a busy place, so don't go in a hurry. It's an experience. Also sells cute T-shirts, dresses and novelties not the cheap junk.

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Fairfield CT
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the beach yesterday, with good food and drinks to match. We had 4 different apps between us and I had the Longboat Mahi - delicious. A nice atmosphere and our server, Ashley, was on it and very good too. Highly enjoyable. We will be back.

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Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place is a must visit (for one beer only... no food) so you can experience the incredible arrogance that infects restaurants where the new customers keep arriving regardless of the calibre of service you provide (or do not provide in this case). It was hysterical to watch the dozen or so staff mill around, share stories and generally have... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of watching the magnificent sunset Monday evening on the outside deck at the Sandbar. I read mixed reviews about the food and service prior to arrive. To be honest, after reading these reviews we were only staying for the sunset and a glass of wine. Then our server, Marley was so attentive, friendly,... More 

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Additional Information about Sandbar Restaurant

Address: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
Phone Number: +1 941-778-0444
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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