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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner in the sand also an option on the outdoor deck Nice selection on the menu decided against the fish so I tried the beef which was excellent. Good selection of specialty cocktails. Did not like the flies Wait staff told us we should...More

Thank cthompson5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had excellent grouper dinners, fish dip was great and the drinks did not disappoint. Excellent beach and water views.

Thank klgbrg
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the visit. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal with us. I hope to see you again soon. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I along with four friends at this wonderful restaurant today for lunch. The food was wonderfully tasty, and presented perfectly. We interacted two ladies who work as servers who made our dining experience even more enjoyable. We interacted in a really fun...More

1  Thank U3455IIjudyp
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming to see us at the Sandbar. I am so glad that you and your group had a wonderful lunch with us and that Carly and Joyce were able to make your visit even more enjoyable. I hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the Sandbar on our first night at AMI. We arrived just in time for a beautiful sunset. Our waiter Travis was awesome and our food was great!!

1  Thank Kelli G
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kelli, Thank you for allowing us to help kick off your vacation to our area. I am glad that we were able to get you off to such a good start. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been here a couple of times now, and have always enjoyed our meals. Our server Jonathan was fabulous last night. Attentive, helpful and fun too boot! Grandma loved her burger. I recommend the scallops (thanks for the recommendation Jonathan!). If you're there for the...More

1  Thank wjanocha
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the visit. I am sorry that you missed the sunset prediction by so close. That would have been the topping to a great evening. You will get it next time, I am sure. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Last month my wife and I remembered the day before that our anniversary was the next day. Things had been hectic and we had just moved to the area. She told me lets go to a place near the beach. I had been to this...More

1  Thank Napes12
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your impromptu celebration. I am glad that you had a wonderful dinner at the Sandbar. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

Little late on completing my review. We had a great dinner. Two of us had the Jumbalya and it was very tasty and perfectly spiced. One person had the fried shrimp and it was also very good. We went on a rare cold day when...More

1  Thank Sean C
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sean, Thank you for joining us at the Sandbar. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope to see you again soon. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a birthday lunch here for my wife. The location is stunning and the food is ok...it is worth a visit just for the location...it may feel more lively in the evening?More

1  Thank Jonathan S
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Jonathan, Thank you for allowing us to be a backdrop for your wife's special day. I am glad that you enjoyed your views during your meal. You definitely need to join us for one of our nightly sunset celebrations. They are truly stunning. Doug Sullivan,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love seafood. Fresh seafood well prepared by chefs who know their craft. I can afford to go to fancy and expensive places, but for seafood, the best place is a casual, local place, preferably on the beach, where the food is flash cooked and...More

1  Thank David_Preefer
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

David, Thank you so much for the very nice comments. Our chefs will be pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you again from the entire team. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having holidayed on the island for the past 18 years, visiting The Sandbar has always been a highlight of our trip, normally eating here 2 or 3 times during the week that we're on Anna Maria. Location is absolutely idyllic. However on our most recent...More

Thank Birdfamily36
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being a loyal guest with us over the years. We do rotate our menu items seasonally based on supply of fresh ingredients, offering a fresh look at the flavors on the menu, etc. These menu items aren't gone by any means, just...More

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Karl M
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
I’m not the restaurant owner/manager. Try checking their menu online to see if they offer any GF options. I do not recall (nor did I look). Recommend you call them to find out exactly what they could offer you. The food we... More
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Rick T
April 19, 2018|
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Response from GuestS23 | Property representative |
Most places accept credit cards on the island. As for the Sandbar Restaurant on AMI, Mar Vista Dockside on Longboat Key and the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, all of our restaurants accept all common forms of... More
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pamelowery
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Darlene D | Reviewed this property |
Business Hours: Mon.- Sat. 11 AM - 10 PM | Sun. 10 AM -10 PM Sun. Jazz Brunch 10 AM - 1 PM Seating is First Come First Served | We Do Not Take Reservations 100 Spring Avenue • Anna Maria, FL 34216 • (941) 778-0444
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spring Avenue, 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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