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Sandbar Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
"The Shock of Management"

I must say the ambience was "Amazing" and such a beautiful location! As for my neutral stance on the overall experience. Let's just say I witnessed on more than one ocassion the mistreatment of staff and even a very close friend of mine and long time customer of Sandbar by what I later found out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jason J
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Bradenton, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I must say the ambience was "Amazing" and such a beautiful location! As for my neutral stance on the overall experience. Let's just say I witnessed on more than one ocassion the mistreatment of staff and even a very close friend of mine and long time customer of Sandbar by what I later found out to be a manager. This... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is really a 3.5 in between average and very good. The setting of the restaurant, on the beach, offers late dinners a spectacular sunset. It was a Monday night and we had a late arrival, I guessed I felt rushed by the staff given the lateness of the day, we nearly closed down the place. We were a... More 

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Louisville, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you like to wait. If you want mediocre food at best. If you really, really like to wait for average to below average food, extremely poor service with an attitude of they don't care. Then this is your place. Yes they have a great view of the sunset. Big whoop. So does the rest of the island. What gets... More 

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Doral, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to have lunch, right on the water and the food was very good. You can either sit inside or enjoy the view when sitting outside. Food was very fresh.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful time we had at the Sand Bar this afternoon!!! The food was very good and the atmosphere so relaxing with a beautiful view of the gulf and the Dolphins playing in the distance. Our server Jamie couldn't have been sweeter. She was friendly and made some very good suggestions from the menu. The fish dip was excellent.... More 

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Bybee, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I got conch fritters for an appetizer because we had never had them and they were a wonderful blend of hush puppy and conch. We ordered swordfish and stuffed shrimp so we could s split them and try something we had never tried before. Again they were both delicious! Our server was awesome and I wish I... More 

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Pacifica, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Was in town on a business trip and a group of us drove out to the Sandbar for dinner. Lovley table on the beach watching the sun set. Food was solid. Our server Holly was awesome providing great service and just making us all feel good....even though I was jet lagged from my flight from San Francisco. If you go... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nothing can beat this restaurant's setting -- right on the ocean at Anna Maria Island where people gather every night to watch the most beautiful sunsets. Since the restaurant's major renovation, it also has a great interior and a much bigger outdoor seating area. The food is consistently very good, especially the seafood.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here in our "Rainy" day. We opted to eat inside, as the weather was pretty bad outside. It was a pleasant surprise how elegant and nice the interior dining room was. The service was exceptional and the food was as well.

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JoeRogers, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Rob H, I'm glad you are as pleased with our renovation as we are. When the weather doesn't cooperate you can sit inside looking out over the Gulf of Mexico. It is actually a great area to watch storms roll in. Thanks for your wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Sincerely, Joe Rogers... More 

Charleston, wv
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Sand Bar offers a vast lunch menu all while you have your toes in the sand. Our waitress was very good. She was friendly and a hustler. I ordered the fried soft shell crab sandwich. It was quite tasty. In fact, all in our party were happy with their food. The restaurant is right on the beach allowing us... More 

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JoeRogers, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Sandbar Restaurant. Our softshell crabs are harvested out of the Steinhatchee River and are some of the finest crabs available. I appreciate your kind review and look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Joe Rogers General Manager Sandbar Restaurant 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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

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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