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“Great atmosphere!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 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.
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

You can eat a great meal with your toes in the sand! This place had good food and was a great time! We sat out back right on the beach! It is not fancy though, our table was just your standard plastic patio type but it is was a laid back and relaxing experience!

Visited August 2013
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Warsaw
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and beautiful view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I would have given it a perfect score if the service was more timely. They seemed to have forgotten us after our salads were served and apologized for the almost 40 minute wait for the entree. Their fantastic Island salad consists of mixed greens, mangos, Gorgonzola cheese, pralines and house dressing. The stuffed shrimp was very good. But the true winner is the setting itself. I can easily see why this is a popular wedding spot with its vast beach area and unobstructed sunset view. Dining indoors or out and the variety of food pleased everyone in our party, would highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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woking, england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely meal and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Went here tonight for a family meal and to see the sunset. It did not disappoint, great food, great server (Connie) she was great with the kids... Then lovely walk down on the beach to see the most amazing sunset... Will be back :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Rating very good is for combination of food and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Ok, so lets be honest, this restaurant (and bar) is located on a stunning unspoilt beach, in a beautiful area. You can watch the sunset while eating your dinner or just sipping a beer. Plenty of parking (and a valet), clean, spacious and oh, did I mention the location....

But lets be honest, 5 star dining it aint.. The food is good, but not memorably so, its well cooked and prepared, the outside dining furniture consists of plastic chairs and tables, the inside is nice, but its very good diner style nice........... its not fine dining, but none the worse for that.

Take the food and facility 10 mile inland and there are dozens and dozens to choose from and at 30% less. HOWEVER its not 10 miles inland, its on an idillic beach. So go there and thoroughly enjoy it....

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Average food, great view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Like many of the others reviews have stated, you come here for the view, not the food. The food was okay. The fish was fresh, but the sides were just mehhh. Tables are right on the sand, which is great on a summer evening.

Visited August 2013
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