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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside under an umbrella picnic table. Ordered the Buffalo chicken flatbread and it was greasy, soggy & the pieces of chicken on it were really dry. I didn’t enjoy at all. I actually started picking all the chicken off of it and it was...still barely edible. It says in the menu If you try to share an entree between 2 people they charge you an extra $10! Ridiculous. But The worst thing about this place is we ordered our sons cheeseburger with pickles and when we got our bill we noticed they charged us $2 for the pickles!! Lolol wow. I could’ve bought a whole jar of pickles for 2 bucks!! I’ll never come back here again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was catully planning to go to the White Elephant next door which we have visited many times before, but it was closed for some reason. As a result popped across the road to this bar and both service, food and drinks were more than acceptable....In fact needed boxes to take home some of the food that couldn't be managed for lunch. Will happily go back next time we are in the area. Definitely recommend the draft cider.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

I have visited SandBar Tiki & Grille 5-6 times and will come back. We usually bring our own fresh catch of fish, and they prepare and serve it perfectly. I can recommend the beerbattered and blackened. I also had their SandBar Bomber Burger for lunch...one day, and it's really juicy, fresh and good tasting. I will come back next time I visit Engelwood.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere. Just across from the beach. Excellent food and cocktails. Staff were polite and friendly. Daughter loved the chicken wings!!!! Loved it!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

Three of us had a great early dinner. I had a brisket blue cheese wrap, which was great. Server was fast and friendly. Good atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022 via mobile

Met friends for the TL Jentgen show! He is a great entertainer! He really gets the crowd into the show and seems like he is having a great time! Drink service at the Sandbar is difficult. They just don’t have enough service or bar size...for all the demand. Not a bad thing as it does limit the money you spend on drinks. 😀More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

The music is way too loud. We often bring guests there and they all state that they wouldn't go back because we can't hear each other talk (even if we shout). Additionally, the chicken wings used be my favorite, but now they have a terrible...after taste. Something changed about the wings after COVID, but management denies it and have done nothing to fix it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

The food and service was great. We sat by the bay and had appetizers. It was late afternoon so the place wasn’t crowded and we spent maybe 1.5 hours there. The only negative would be that it is pricey.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022

They gave us a table right in front of the stage, 6 feet from a large speaker, while the band was performing. I requested one of the approximately ten empty tables that were available, so my guests and I did not lose our hearing. The...hostess seemed very annoyed. It took another 15 minutes to have someone to come over to the table and acknowledge us. When the waitress came to the table, she wanted to take our food order before we ordered any adult beverages. Food was mediocre at best. When I got my credit card bill the follow month, I saw that they charged my credit card two times. I contacted the Manager Lexi and she stated she had no record of my credit card being charged twice. I offered to send her a screen shot of my credit card bill, and she declined. After 4 months I finally got this matter resolved with the bank with no help from the Tiki Bar. The location is 5 Stars, Service is 2 Stars, Food is 2 Stars, Assistance in resolving a Credit Card Dispute is 0 Stars. If you eat, or drink here make sure you check your Credit Card and save your receipts.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022

This was a great first stop to make after arriving at the airport to start our mini vacation. The food was yummy, the service was friendly and the atmosphere was fantastic! Loved the one man band entertainer on the sand!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

We went for lunch when it wasn’t too crowded. Nice atmosphere. We appreciated the cooling misters. Our waitress was wonderful. We ordered protein bowls…one with shrimp and the other, chicken. The vegetables in both of our meals were very undercooked. Overpriced. Not sure if we...would go back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

Fun place to hang out, decent drinks, games and entertainment. We ordered the pulled pork on Texas toast (which came with fries) and an ente Cesar's salad. Their pulled pork is always excellent - the challenge is how cheap they are with the portion of...pork. There was barely enough pork to make 1/2 of a sandwich & the dozen of Tiki (seasoned) fries was ridiculous. I'm hoping that somewhere along the delivery line half were"lost". I ordered an entre Cesar's and a lady at the next table ordered a side Cesar's. The only differences were the plates that they were served on & the price, no difference in the portion size. Lots of places to eat at the beach. I guess we'll just return when we're only interested in having a drink.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

Fun place to grab a drink and a bite. We had a very disappointing mojito and a good Maui Waui Crush. Nothing was muddled in the mojito, it was rum and water and a few lime wedges and whole mint. We were surprised when the...coconut shrimp app came out with 5 shrimp for $13. Can you at least spare a half dozen? Well, they were absolutely delicious, despite the price. We also had the smoked brisket salad and the fried green tomato capreze plate. Everything was great, including the service….minus that mojito. We dropped a solid $80 here, tip included for 2 drinks, 2 apps and a salad.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

We enjoyed the Sandbar because we met a few nice couples there. The place was packed each time we tried to go. The music was very good, the drinks were good. Because of the crowds and everyone being crowded together we decided not to go...again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022

ordered shrimp baskets for delivery arrived on time and hot sure beats fightinh the crowd price is a little high but yoyu get a large portion

Date of visit: February 2022
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Response from DeGustino | Reviewed this property |
Not guilty on Friday Twinkles on Saturday No Filter. On Sunday Check on their web page for the schedule.
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Response from 771maggien | Reviewed this property |
Great place
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Response from 771maggien | Reviewed this property |
This is a fun not stiff place super friendly and good service and good music
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SandBar Tiki & Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4