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“Best beach restaurant”
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Surrey
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best beach restaurant”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

An excellent beach setting - you can dine al fresco with your toes in the sand or on decking. The view is wonderful - long stretch of sandy beach with few people and lots of birds. Menu is varied and there is something for everyone. We had fish and we were not disappointed. Lovely. We all thought the pricing reasonable for its location and quality. We have visited this restaurant before so made a point of going there again and taking along some friends - it did not disappoint.

  • Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nothing special, except location”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

This place, The Beachhouse and MarVista are all owned by the same company. This shows through in their menu and philosophy of not serving the best food simply because people will still show up due to their location.

Visited July 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Where you go to eat for beautiful views!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I love the Sandbar! It has the best views of the beach and ocean! Go for lunch or go right as the sun is setting. Food is always good. The service is always great! Our waitress (I think her name was Brandy) was very knowledgeable and helped us each pick the right entree. You can't go wrong with Sandbar!

Visited October 2012
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“High End.”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

The Sandbar is every bit worth the price of the meals. There food is really tasty, drinks are somewhat pricey, but the view obviously makes up for it!...
Service is Excellent!!

Visited September 2012
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Venice, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A day at Bayfest”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

While the Bayfest was going on we stopped in for Lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. It always makes me think about my Mom, as it was her favorite restaurant. We even had a memorial service for her there, back in 2007. I think we have been going to the Sandbar since 1991. The food and service are both very good. It's right on the beach, so no need to dress up. Just be certain to have suntan lotion, bug spray, and sunglasses handy. The prices have gone up over the years, but you can still get some good deals. This time we only had a light lunch, I had a Portabella Sandwich which was very good. They have the best Key Lime Pie of any of the restaurants, in that area. The recipe is that of the owner's mother for which she has won several awards. Good time!

  • Visited October 2012
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