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“Ambience plus” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
941 778-0444
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Ranked #11 of 20 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.
montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ambience plus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a place can sit outside with your toes in white sand and enjoy a great lunch. I had a grouper rueben, one of my favorites when visiting and this was one of the best I've had. Service was great, no rushing to turn the table as in many places, generous pours on the rum and coke too :) Enjoyed and will be back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood dine by the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Went there on a friday around 3pm to celebrate a birthday. Wait was about 10-15 minutes. The place can get crowded, but well worth it. Was expecting for the tables to be outside on the sand, but is underneath a patio-like terrace. Got a table closest to the sand. The cool sand felt great on your feet while drinking a beer. Great view of the beach while eating. Odered calamari and shrimp for starters. Calamari was excellent! Fresh and perfectly seasoned. The shrimp was also very fresh. Great way to start. Ordered the blackened mahi sandwich because they ran out of grouper. It was excellent! Once again, the freshness was noticeable. The wife ordered the seafood platter, she really enjoyed it. Highly recommend this place. Very good service by the staff.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best key lime pie anywhere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Not only the Sandbar has the best location (you can literally sit on a table on the sand!), but this is the best key lime pie I've ever had. A must!
Awesome seafood as well and good service,

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Sandbar Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My husband & I regularly dine here. We have never had a bad experience. The food & service are great; the prices quite reasonable. There is both inside & outside seating. Get there early, or be prepared to wait, as this is a very popular spot, especially around sunset.

Visited December 2013
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kent
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I didn't like this place when I visited a couple of years ago, but gave it another try and loved it! The food was great we had the grouper sandwich, price was fair and the whole experience was great, so good infact we went a second time and it was just as good.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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