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“Great food” 5 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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Friendly busy place and food was great, location fabulous, we ate here quite a few times and every meal was really great

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful views but mixed food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table but the wait went by in no time as you can just wait on the beach and watch the sunset. The warm bread and salads a nice start before the meals arrived. I ordered the coconut shrimp which was incredible but very sweet so only recommended if you have a sweet tooth. The rest of the family ordered Anna maria chicken and the crab fish cakes which were both okay but we had better food whilst on the island. Overall, a lovely place and nice setting but the food didn't quite live up to expectations and it was a bit expensive.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Sandbar to celebrate our anniversary and expected to be wowed by their food. For the price, we were somewhat disappointed that it was really only average. I ordered two different specialty drinks that were a bit watered down. The portions were small for the price. Even the key lime pie, which has gotten "rave reviews" was just OK; I've had better.

The one bright spot was our server, Jessica. She was quick and attentive but never made us feel rushed. She even went outside to take pictures for us at sunset.

Unfortunately, I doubt that we would return, despite the beautiful location.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Monticello, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beachside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is the only restaurant we had to wait to have a seat at, but it was worth it. We had a table right in the sand. We had the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer (I had a coupon for a free app). Dinner was good. No dessert... we were too full.

Visited June 2013
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Essex, Vermont
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“View is great... food... eh.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

You can't beat the location! But... the food... eh. For the price you pay, there are better places on the island. Go for a beverage and an appetizer.

Visited April 2013
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