We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sandbar

Is this your business?
2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (139 reviews)
“grouper” (186 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,225)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,188 reviews

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
A TripAdvisor Member
21
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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
Shalimar Cottages and Motel
358 reviews
.08 miles away
Waterside Inn on the Beach
629 reviews
.44 miles away
Island Inn
1,402 reviews
.59 miles away
Sunset Beach Inn
765 reviews
.85 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Joey's Custard
149 reviews
.93 miles away
Coffee Bar @Bailey's
201 reviews
.96 miles away
Over Easy Cafe
2,893 reviews
.90 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Tarpon Bay Beach
138 reviews
.47 miles away
Bailey's General Store
483 reviews
.91 miles away
Hey Mon Sanibel
71 reviews
.84 miles away
Suncatchers' Dream Gift Shop
22 reviews
.93 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Roger W
March 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from craigalank | Reviewed this property |
It would be ok for +8 or so but it doesn't cater to them
0
Votes
Sharon R
December 5, 2017|
Answer
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Happy Hour is 4-5:30 PM in the lounge. On Wednesday's it is 4-9 PM.
1
Vote
MarcoRed
August 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Sorry, but no
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $47
Meals
Dinner
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
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing