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“Nice place” 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 #13 of 22 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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.
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A friend of mine has told me to go to sand bar and I really enjoy everything about this out door beach front location it was just right. Food was very good and the drinks was good as well.seeing the sun going down was the best of the best. I really like it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“There are 8 restaurants better than this on Anna Maria?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My wife and would disagree over the low ratings some reviewers have given this restaurant.
1. Location is one of the better ones in the WORLD. Someone once said "If you don't like this place you won't like heaven!"
2. The seafood is very good value for money. Crab-crumb coated scallops are exquisite and very filling.
3. The portions are generous.
4. Yes, a couple of the staff seemed a bit far up their **** but they'll know the seats will be full again tomorrow even if YOU never come back - so humour them, don't knock 'em!
We may never come back (too far and too many other places we've never been to) but we'll always remember this visit, thanks to Sandbar

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Had this place recommended to us by a local prior to coming to Florida, read reviews and was excited to visit. However unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations. The evening we visited was dull and chilly, so no magnificent views or sunset as seen on photos. I realise the management dont have control over the weather but without these I felt the restaurant was very average. Drinks were served in plastic beakers and food was only ok. There was a wedding on and two lots of music playing which clashed terribly. The staff were friendly enough but seemed to be more attentive of 'regulars'. May have enjoyed more if had better weather but don't think I'd go back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“You are paying for the view...but what a view!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is a perfect spot to watch the sunset while having a drink and a bite to eat. We actually had a table on the sand which was just heaven. The wine selection is just ok but at least it wasn't served in a plastic cup like the mixed drinks. The food was just okay. Not bad, not great but again, you are here for the view. I would suggest a drink and an appetizer to watch the sunset but not my choice for dinner.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Howell, Michigan
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“We liked it so much, we went twice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I've been to the Sandbar a few times, but this time around I was traveling with 12 girlfriends who were all looking to me for restaurant suggestions. We went for lunch and drinks on our first day on the island. Every one of us had a great meal, great drinks and great service. I have to admit, some of these girls are normally hard to please, but nobody in the group had any complaints.

We could have gone anywhere for our "last-night-hoorah" dinner, but we all agreed to visit the Sandbar one last time. Our service could have been better (seemed the server was new/inexperienced) but he did okay. The food was great and the view was stunning.

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