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“Pretty good”
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 24 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is not the best food on the island, but they have a spectacular view. Very nice place, food could have used a little more care.

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Thank Mark J
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We vacation every year on Siesta Key, and at least once...if not twice, we choose the Sandbar for a wonderful sunset- dinner outside. We always get the fresh grouper and request a table in the sand (at the edge of the patio) so we can slide off our shoes and really enjoy dining on the beach!! It's a relaxing, fun, delicious...all-around great experience.

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Thank Margot-Michael
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

...which is kind of sad, since they're usually crowded. Dined there at the end of September 2013. Waitress was polite but dizzy; you were never sure if she was going to bring you what you asked for. My fish was indeed blackened, at least on one side. One side was black, chewy to the point of being inedible, the other side was raw. Meals were brought out for all of us at the same time, but some plates had warm entrees while others had cold, some had warm rice/vegs while others had cold, etc. Not what you'd expect for the prices.

It's not like they don't try to do a good job; they really do make an honest effort. It's just that they can't handle the volume.

If you're sure the place isn't going to be full, give them a try; otherwise stay clear.

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1  Thank Grundoon
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Excellent service and the food was great. Took a party of 14 and everything was perfect from the food to the sunset. We will eat there every chance we get.

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Thank Beachlover47362
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Always a pleasure to eat here. Service is impeccable, friendly and knowledgeable. Food is always delicious. Views of beach are awesome. We will always return when visiting. A must!

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Thank Charlene M
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