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The Sandbar

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2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local proprietor as a good place for seafood and steaks. We made an early evening reservation and landed at the bar for happy hour! They had a fabulous menu for both appetizers and drinks for happy hour,...More

Thank peggyg408
Reviewed today

We arrived on Sanibel Island on my husbands birthday. I checked Trip Advisor for local restaurants. We decided on the Sandbar. We arrived around 5:30pm and did not have reservations. We were promptly seated and service was great. For appetizers I ordered the seafood chowder...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best meal I have ever had is at the sandbar it was Steak with mashed potatoes ang veggies its expensive but worth it

Thank Jlacavamcgarrity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Sanibel many times before and the Sandbar once previously. Our first night we tried out another restaurant on West Gulf and were sadly disappointed. Tonight we visited the Sandbar and were not. We did not have a reservation but sat at a...More

Thank sanibelrocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting the Sandbar and was very happy with my dinner. Food was beautifully flavored and delicate. Portions were generous. Prices were fair for the quality of the food. One of the best meals I had on Sanibel Island.

Thank Z2208TE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family vacationed on Sanibel for 7 days. We ate at many very good restaurants and the Sandbar lead the pack! We lucked out and had dinner her our last evening of vacation and it was an outstanding experience. Their chowder and steaks are great!...More

Thank Trevor P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sanibel. It is good that you can make a reservation, it is very popular. I highly recommend the Mahi-Mahi. My husband had the Swordfish and really enjoyed. We spent $70 including drinks and tip.

Thank momskier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a reservation because we were told the Sandbar can be hard to get into. they were right, only 5:15 or 8:30 were available for the next two nights. I took the 5:15 time and boy am I glad we went to the Sandbar. The...More

Thank Lawrence S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Are reservations where five pm two of us arrived and the would not seat us gave or other party till 5:15 to arrive or reservations where cancelled the host was not helpful and rude basically take it or leave it and your out at 5:15...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went mid afternoon for a late lunch, we were seated promptly and we all had a drink in the first 5 minutes. The food was very good and we sat near the beach with a wonderful view. All in all the service, food and...More

Thank L B
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Roger W
March 31, 2018|
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Response from craigalank | Reviewed this property |
It would be ok for +8 or so but it doesn't cater to them
Sharon R
December 5, 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Happy Hour is 4-5:30 PM in the lounge. On Wednesday's it is 4-9 PM.
August 14, 2017|
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Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Sorry, but no
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $47
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0305
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Since opening in 2013, The Sandbar has become known for its incredibly fresh seafood and choice cuts of beef and pork. We take great pride in having the best service staff on the islands. Check out the reviews or come in and find out for yourself!
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