We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 22 Anna Maria Restaurants

Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Price range: $8 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

1,597 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    665
    506
    274
    95
    57
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Winter Park, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Do you want to make your wife happy? Take her to dinner about 90 minutes before sunset. We arrived at Sandbar and were told it would be a 45 minute wait. I hate to wait, anywhere for anything. Not here. Dining at sunset was a really nice experience. We ordered drinks and sat on the beach. The 45 minute delay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Four of us ate here on June 7th. The food was some of the best we had eaten while we were on our trip... All four of us ordered something different and all of us loved our entrees. The atmosphere is great and the view is one of the best..The valet parking is also a big plus .. Loved everything... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Left beach chairs on beach and stepped on deck to grab a drink and bite...has parking too... Can't beat it and prices are very low for kids food and below avg $ for adults for the casual setting and views :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

We decided to eat here for the beach atmosphere and we got what we wanted. The service was great and the food was good. Expensive but we are at the beach. Our server Amanda was really good and with a party of 18 including 8 children that is a huge plus.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The food was only mediocre in our opinion. We had the island salad, Caesar salad and Mahi mahi. The Cesar salad was great. Island salad was fair. Would like to have fresh mangos on the salad instead of the marmalade type stuff on it. Mahi flavor was only okay but the shrimp and scallops on the Mahi were really good.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The Sandbar is a great place for drinks and enjoying the view of the Gulf. On our previous trips the food was just OK, but on our most recent trip the food was excellent. The blackened grouper sandwich was fresh and delicious as was the Jamaican mahi-mahi. Skip the cole slaw, it was bland and tasteless. They have excellent specialty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
sarasota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

What we love about the Sandbar is you can find a table that is right on the sand on the beach. It's at the end of the island and you really feel like you've escaped the "real" world and have landed in paradise. To be there at sunset is beyond wonderful .The food is good and the portions big.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SARASOTA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Had a wedding here and they were not organized and didnt explain several things to us and we felt rushed and pushed. The service inthe restaurant was excellent and the food was decent. There was just added stress because they are now booking weddings back to back and trying to be too greedy! Friends of mine had a wedding there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derry, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had hoped to sit outside for dinner and watch the sunset , however the weather precluded that arrangement. We were a party of six including a nine and an eleven year old. We were shown to a table beside the window looking out onto the beach , the service was excellent and the food delightful. Personally I can recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bradenton, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Our favorite location for special dinner celebrations or just for a relaxing night on the beach. You cannot be the scenery and environment...never mind the delicious food and typically great service.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sandbar Restaurant also viewed

Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
 
Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island
 

Been to Sandbar Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sandbar Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?