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The Sand Bar

Beach Lane, Beach Town | David Street, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
07 4068 7008
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The best in Mission Beach. Wonderful tapas at great prices. Wood fired pizzas cooked in pizza ovens imported from Italy. Huge wine list. Friendly staff. Free WIFI. Relaxed atmosphere. Large bar with exceptional cocktails.
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This place is a must in Mission Beach. The staff are great and the food better. I am eating there again tonight!!

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Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

tucked away at the back of the main shopping complex in Mission Beach the Sand Bar was a great recommendation from the Eco Village Resort

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Cairns, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We came here for the woodfire pizzas and they were GREAT! Such a nice spot, the service was great and the atmosphere chilled and relaxed. Nice bar - what more do you need!

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Meals were very nice although a little to heavy handed on the chili on EVERYTHING , had a guest allergic to chili there where only 3 options for her to choose from all being pizzas . Cocktails we were told were very few as they didn't have the ingredients to make any. All in all the food, that could be... More

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We attended on 12th Jan initially for drinks looked at the menu which persuaded us to try the food and the owner was so welcoming. The food was superb, fantastic service. Please go when you are in Mission Beach as you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Hi, we went to Sandbar on Saturday night. A table of 5 were very impressed by the menu options, including gluten free selections. I have to say every single entree and main in the group looked fantastic and tasted delicious. We were still raving about the food at brekky the next day. My Sandbar Special pizza was one of the... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while in mission beach and had the smoked salmon wood fire pizza. It was delicious.

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The food at this place is poor, bordering on abysmal. What a pity because the location near the beach is excellent and the two young floor staff were great. But the food! Terrible. We ordered a watermelon and feta salad but it had no feta in it. My wife ordered a prawn pasta which looked like a dog's dinner with... More

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2crownies, Owner at The Sand Bar, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you felt this way about our food. You are obviously in a minority judging by all the other reviews and comments received. Most of our pizzas do have a tomato base but the one you chose did have a BBQ base which was clearly described on the menu. The smell that you referred to came... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We are in mission beach for New Years and arrived yesterday - we decided to eat here last night as it looked the friendliest... What a great place! Fantastic staff, all very friendly, service was quick and efficient, there was always someone popping up offering us another drink... And when we bought a bottle of wine to take away with... More

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2crownies, Owner at The Sand Bar, responded to this review

Lynnie, thank you very much for your review. We were understaffed the first night you came in as one waiter was having a birthday celebration and we were unusually busy for a Monday. Everyone jumped in to help and I am hapy and relieved that you were well looked after. All nice couples (actually everyone) gets a $10 discount on... More

Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great little restaurant with welcoming staff and nice atmosphere. Good menu with ok prices. KIDS EAT FREE - a very uncommon but very attractive sign for parents. Saving several dollars on a child meal which may or may not be eaten is much appreciated. Well done.

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