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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very good lunch at the Sandbar - good food, drink and service. The restaurant is on the beach front, so we had a table with a sea view.

Thank Tony W
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the Sandbar. The view, the vibe, the best. Everything is a little pricey, but the view makes up for it.

1 Thank abthebb106
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Anywhere you can eat with your toes in the sand has to be a great place! Awesome view of the gulf and great lunch fare. John was our waiter and very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our needs. A great experience!

1 Thank TSal1
Indyuk, Russia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sandbar is a restaurant on the beach. The outdoor seating is on a deck that goes right into the sand and the ocean is right there. Always fun. There is also indoor seating for the air-conditioning lovers. They always have a "sunset" contest in the evening where everyone guesses what time the sun will set. Beautiful setting. The food... More 

1 Thank horseobesityclinic
Tampa, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a local who absolutely loves the Sandbar and have gone there monthly for the last 10 years. I went last week and was surprised at the new menu and significantly higher prices. The Sandbar offers a beautiful setting and our service could not have been better. However the food and selection was average at above average prices. I... More 

Thank Virginia G
Montverde, Florida, Usa
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time there, got a nice table on the beach, could've sat inside. Service was superb and food excellent. Enjoyable and fun place.

1 Thank skpperry
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful indoor dining area to soak up cold A/C while maintaining a nice view of the beach. Thaddeus was an outstanding waiter, friendly and knowledgeable answering our questions on this first visit, he was accommodating as our party unexpectedly grew, and remained attentive as the restaurant got busy. Food was average, having fresh ingredients but no flavors that compelled a... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Long Island, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there on a Thursday in October. Crowded, but well made drinks at the bar helped! We were given a table literally on the beach. Nothing like having dinner with your bare feet in the most soft sand! Our Server, Sean Snap, couldn't have been better!! He explained the menu items, was friendly and helpful. When he heard it was... More 

1 Thank gaelicmom
Cuenca, Ecuador
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can select to sit in their beach side outdoor side or the air conditioned newly renovated indoor part. Be prepared to wait during the High Season from January to April. I think their regular Margarita is one if the best and perfect for sipping while the sun sets. This has been one of my favorite places since 2002. The... More 

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Stresa, Italy
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223 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful evening experience, no wait as there was less people on a windy night to eat outside. This restaurant do not accept bookings as it is so popular, and therefore you might need to stay in the bar or walk along the beach with a bleeper in your pocket for an hour or so. This is the... More 

1 Thank piriot

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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
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 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, 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.

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