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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Food
1. The Food
"The only thing that topped the view was the food."
668JanetS
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2. The View
2. The View
"breathtaking sunset as our enjoy playing in the beautiful white sand"
chelisseesq
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3. The Beach
3. The Beach
"This was our first stop on Anna Maria for appetizers and drinks."
Vobie
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About
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. Note: As a beach-front restaurant, we follow the same policies as
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, American, Seafood
FEATURES
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Jazz Bar, Beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Peel and eats were overcooked and not able to peel without taking a bunch of meat with the shell. The stuffed shrimp were good though. Nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello John, Thank you for coming to dine with us and for sharing your feedback, we apologize that the peel and eat shrimp was not to your satisfaction. Our team is dedicated to providing fresh seafood and environmentally sustainable farm to table dinners. Our goal...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2020

This is a perfectly placed restaurant just by the beach. It's possible to sit indoors and outdoors. Food was really good and service was perect. I really recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We love coming to the Sandbar! It is one of our favorite parts of visiting Anna Maria. Korissa was our waitress at dinner tonight and she was awesome. She had 3 large tables in addition to ours that all ordered, ate, and received our checks...around the same time. She handled it with ease and our dinner was flawless! We will continue coming back to the Sandbar every time we visit AMI for years to come because of their amazing food and fantastic service!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Chelsea, Thank you so much for the great review!We will ensure that Korissa sees your thanks and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! We work diligently to provide excellent cuisine and service and are happy that our efforts resonated with...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view from the restaurant is amazing ! CJ took great care of us, we love her. Food was delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us--and we agree, CJ is amazing! We're so happy that you enjoyed your dinner, service, and beautiful view! Thank you for being our guest,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the sandbar on a recommendation from another traveler. The staff was phenomenal and the food was excellent. My daughter and I both had stuffed shrimp it was the best I’ve had. My wife ordered a burger , which she never does and...ate the whole thing. I would give 10 stars if I couldMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Rick, We're happy that you had a fantastic visit with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, it means so much when our customers share their experiences! We're glad you enjoyed your dinner, we work diligently to keep our customers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks so much to Johnny D for making our experience at The Sandbar on Anna Maria Island such a wonderful experience! Can't wait to go again!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We take great pride in providing our customers with an excellent experience and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Cynthia Creswell Sandbar Marketing

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the Sandbar for a Friday lunch. A friend and I had fresh Gouper sandwich platter and same with fish tacos. Fish was super fresh and tasty. Also excellent server Jonny D.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and service! We take great pride in providing our guests with an excellent experience and are happy to hear that our efforts resonated with you. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for a wait but that's just because it's so worth it! Marybeth and the rest of the staff are fantastic and the food is great. Clam chowder is fantastic (I'm from New England), the smoked fish dip is crazy good, fresh oysters and...unbelievable crab stuffed shrimp! Go there!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us--and we agree, Marybeth is amazing and we're happy to have her on our team! We're so happy that you enjoyed your dinner and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not having looked up any information about the restaurant, to say we were pleasantly surprised is an understatement. We arrived at 5:00 on a Thursday and there was an hour wait. While typically we don’t like waiting that long we decided to sit at the...beach and enjoy the view while waiting. Man was the wait worth it. Not only did we get a stunning sunset ocean front view the food was absolutely amazing. We started with the frozen Blackberry Lemonade which was dangerously good. Our appetizer was the Snapper ceviche which we devoured. For the main course we had blackened mahi tacos and blackened salmon. Both dishes were phenomenal. We finished off the evening with the best key lime pie I’ve ever had and it’s homemade. Lastly our server Lauren was great and such a pleasure. We will definitely be making the hour drive down again to eat and ask for Lauren.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Daniel, Thank you so much for the great review! We will ensure that Lauren sees your thanks and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit with us! We work diligently to provide excellent cuisine and service and are happy that our efforts...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crab Legs were to DIE for!!!!! Plus, McKenna was quite possibly the most helpful server on the island :)More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We will ensure that McKenna sees your thanks and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! We work diligently to provide excellent cuisine and service and are happy that our efforts resonated with you....More

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Hey, I was a customer! Ask the manager! - Peter.
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