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“Convenient and Friendly, but Average Food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The SandBar and Grill - CLOSED

The SandBar and Grill
711 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0831
912-635-7906
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Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Jacksonville, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Convenient and Friendly, but Average Food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

When we booked a 5-night package at the adjacent Oceanside Inn and Suites, we received 5 days' breakfast tickets for the SandBar and Grill.

On the positive side, you can't beat the convenience of having your breakfast prepared and served just a few minutes' walk from your oceanfront room. Other positives were the ample portions and friendly service.

On the down side, the menu had some rather strange pairings. For example, pancakes or waffles came with a side of hashbrowns. It'd seem more logical to pair pancakes/waffles with eggs and/or bacon. Substituting for the hashbrowns incurred an extra charge (depending on your server).

Also, the presentation was on the routine side. There just wasn't anything particularly appetizing or memorable about the appearance of any the breakfasts - and we did sample several.

Since our room had a kitchen, we'd have been just as happy to whip up our own quick breakfast most mornings. The SandBar and Grill would be an OK option for your first morning (before you shop) and for your departure morning, but keep expectations in check.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Unfortunately only average - after all this positiv feedback”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

After having read all the good reviews here we were surprised with only average food and average atmosphere at a somewhat higher price than average. :-(

We might have been there in the wrong day, the wrong daytime and chosen the wrong food.
But we likely won't give it a second try given the alternatives.

We've been here for a quick lunch, having a baked potato soup and a seafood chowder.
The bowls came as relatively small cups, the taste of both soups was ok but nothing special (chowder somewhat better than the potato soup), the crackers as side even came with an "old" taste.

The atmosphere nothing special, the waiter friendly and attentive, the prices higher than e.g. in the (tastier) Driftwood nearby.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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St. Augustine, Fl. 32080
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Found: Great Fried Eggs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Good grits - great eggs - sausage links that snap when you bite - hashbrowns were good-- nice southern waitress ...so glad to find a real breakfast on Jekyll Isand!

    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thomaston, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great food and price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

we ate supper there and got there early and got the fried shrimp and fish both were good and the salad was fresh and the dessert peach cobbler was good too. will eat here again the staff was very nice too

Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love this place...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Our waitress was Shelley and she was very sweet and professional. The food was awesome.. We got the seafood platter and it was actually better than the seafood restaraunts up the street.. Will def be going back!

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    • 4 of 5 stars
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