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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rapid City, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went here for a relaxing meal because we had heard good things about it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't what we had built it up in our minds it should be. My meal was cold on the inside and it just didn't have the atmosphere we had expected. I might be bias in trying to... More 

Thank Kirk B
Nashville, TN
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visits the sand bar restaurant with my husband a couple of times this week. The view of the sunset is impossible to beat. Servers were attentive. Had dinner and the food was okay but overpriced in my opinion. Great spot for drinks with an incredible beach view though!

Thank jeanne b
Nokomis, Florida
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a Road Trip last Monday, ending up at the North End of Anna Maria. I had been there years ago, and they have really neatened up the property, It is literally ON THE BEACH, where many tables are on the sand. Good food and drinks. Great sunsets. This is a fun atmosphere.

1 Thank callrobbo
Holmes Beach, Florida
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we have company visiting, we bring them here. The food is good, but the location...well, it's right on the beach, literally. Feet in the sand. When you eat at this restaurant, you just got to feel that life is good and lucky to be alive;)

1 Thank Paul D
Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was exactly what we were looking for! Excellent food, beautiful outdoor dining, relaxed atmosphere. Slightly elevated from your typical beach dive. Had a nice bottle of rose wine. Valet parking was very handy.

1 Thank Suzanidoo
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our meal and drinks here. Fish and chips were delicious, and my husband enjoyed the slaw dog, which is a very unique twist on a hotdog. Service was quick and friendly, definitely will visit again.

2 Thank jenniferf195
Nanticoke, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view, great food and drinks. Waiter was good. Pork sliders, Caesar salad all delicious. Recommend for sure.

2 Thank Pamela A
Sissonville, West Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Usually a wait to get in, BUT service is great, Menu has lots to choose from. Food is so-so, Sunsets are amazing! Beautiful Dinning Right On The Beach!

1 Thank Dena F
Houston, Texas
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231 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a long drive across state, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a table right on the beach. Ohh La La!! Can't beat the setting. Probably the best beach lunch spot on AMI. Especially on a sunny day. The fish tacos featured black grouper that were very good (but you can find better on AMI). In addition to the standard... More 

2 Thank marko18745
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad that you had fun with us, Marko! Our place is beautiful for any meal of the day, and we hope you return soon. Our fish is locally sourced when possible, as is our produce, and we think our beloved grouper sandwich is hard to beat. :) There's a lot more on our menu for you to try! Best,... More 

Chester, New York
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent meal, good presentation. There is both an outdoor eating area and an indoor restaurant. Usually long wait for a table at sunset but last night we were seated immediately. They do not take reservations. More expensive than most local restaurants but they are right on the beach.

1 Thank megandmo
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you joined us! Glad you loved your meal and our beautiful waterfront ambiance. Hope to see you back soon! Best, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-0444
The Sandbar Restaurant, located on the north end of Anna Maria Island, has for decades been a favorite for locals. Dine with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand on our waterfront deck or enjoy our inside dining room. We offer gulf to table, farm to fork, and pasture to plate sustainable menu items. Our menus reflect our commitment to serving our guests the best in local and sustainable seafood, produce, and land fare. The Sandbar is the most popular place on Anna Maria Island for beach weddings and sunset receptions. The award winning venue is perfect for intimate gatherings to elaborate affairs, especially weddings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?