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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
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Nanticoke, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

1 Thank Pamela A
Sissonville, West Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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230 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
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 3 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.

2 Thank megandmo
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just about the perfect place for a restaurant. Right on one of the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island and a spectacular place to watch the sunset. Sadly, the food offering doesn't match the setting. It was just a bit bland. I had bouillabaisse which was unrecognisable as one - but maybe I just picked wrongly. My fellow diners had... More 

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Amelia Court House, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a delicious dinner at sunset with family and friends. All tables participate in a guess as to when the sun will fully set with the winner given the pleasure of ringing the large ship's bell. We started off with fried squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta, seafood fritters and coconut shrimp. The shrimp was the best choice as it had... More 

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

Thanks for joining us, RoseAnn! It's always a pleasure hosting friends and family. Glad you loved all of our extremely fresh seafood delights. I'll be sure to share your praise with my waitstaff! Hope to see you back soon, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Cortez, Florida
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sandbar Restaurant is now one of our favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding and watching the sunset during dinner is out of this world.

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

Thanks for the love, Tomas -- you just might be one of our favorites, too! Look forward to seeing you again soon. :) Best, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed even moment of my lunch at the Sandbar. Was there at opening time so was able to get a table in the sand and enjoyed a wonderful meal and view of the Gulf! I had Stone Crab and Seafood Fritters and both were amazing. Along with a cold beer and a long walk on the beach afterwards it was... More 

1 Thank koop717
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad that we served as an excellent pre-beach-jaunt meal for you, Koop! There's nothing quite like dining on the sand, and we're thankful you came to visit. Hope to see you soon! Best, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Wimauma, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch today. Got there at about noon and were seated immediately. The restaurant is located directly on the beach, great views. My wife had a fish tostada special, it was just ok. I had a sausage sandwich, it also was just ok. We have eaten here before and were very pleased with the food at that time. Our... More 

Thank ValB188
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your praise, Val! Glad that you enjoy our place. I'm sorry that you didn't like the tostada and sandwich more, as they are faves -- hope you'll give us another chance to wow you. We'll be sure to share your praise with Maureen and our service team. Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there for lunch as it was a beautiful day and we were looking for a place to sit out on the beach to eat. We ordered seafood fritters which were tasty, clam chowder which was full of clams, however our lunch entrees were lacking. We had fish sandwiches and a shrimp lobster roll, both had dry fall apart... More 

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

Thank you for coming to see us -- I'm so sorry that your visit was disappointing. I'm surprised at the description of your sandwiches, as our bread is very fresh, and I'm so sorry about the inconvenience of the chicken bone, though it seems our management team addressed that nimbly. We've made changes to our menu, but we do source... 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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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
11:30 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?