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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was amazing and Ralph was the best! Very professional. I'll be sure to ask for him when I go back!

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1 Thank I M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here a few times over the years and I found the food on my most recent visit to be really poor. I had the seafood favourites which was pretty tasteless. It was served with potatoe wedges that were clearly from the freezer. Seafood was bland and I wouldn't be surprised if the prawns were also frozen by the way... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice evening with friends. Beautiful sunsets. MaryBeth was our waitress and she was great! Very knowledgeable and offered good suggestions. We had: crab cakes, grouper sliders, raw oysters, clam chowder- everything was well prepared and tasty. Key lime pie was excellent! Long wait to eat outside but walked right in to indoors restaurant and sat by the window, so was... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When on Anna Maria Island, having a meal at The Sandbar is an absolute must! It's is worth the wait, as long as you do not have small children. Enjoy a drink and some blackened grouper or a shrimp po-boy sandwich... delish

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1 Thank FLValerieW
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten at the Sandbar for many years and always enjoy the ambiance. This time the food was not good at all. I had stuffed grouper and it was two small overcooked pieces and a stuffing that had little flavor. The Sandbar is coasting on their rep.

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Thank Bob W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were at the beach and had lunch at the Sandbar. We have been there several times. The food is always great. The view is wonderful and our server, Sean was the best!!

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Thank Jessie H
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Jessie! Hope to see you again very soon for another delicious meal. Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Met six out of town friends for lunch last week. Fish taco's were wonderful. Several at the table had chowder which was a hit! Salmon and grouper got thumbs too. Wide range of ages and everyone found something they enjoyed. Two teenagers enjoyed a walk out on the beach while adults chatted. We were all impressed with the local flavor... More 

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Thank Cyndi S
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your praise, Cyndi! We love being local, and sourcing from nearby and caring for the environment are just extensions of that. I'll be sure to share your kind words with Ralph. We look forward to seeing you again for more fish tacos! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Mercerville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favorite! A happy place where the drinks and food are consistently delicious. Service with a smile. Amazing view.

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Thank Trac S
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

We love being AMI's happy place, Trac! Thanks for the feedback. We can't wait to see you again! Take care, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

New Hampshire, United States
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love going to the Sandbar every time we are in the area! Staff is efficient and friendly, although the place is ALWAYS packed!!! Views are amazing, especially for sunset! Food is fair.....we had to send some things back, however they took it off our bill with no hesitation. Dining with your toes in the sand is the way to... More 

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Thank KLF143
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad that we're a regular spot for you! We always want you to be happy, and if that means getting you another dish, we're happy to do so. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable dinner at the Sandbar. The place was packed and expect to wait a long time before you are seated. The food is good and they're capable of catering for people with dietary requirements. There was live music as well.

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Thank Harmen R
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Harmen! We love making sure our guests are happy and taken care of, especially relating to food. :) Hope to see you again soon for more live music and delicious eats! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?