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“Great Food / View / Atmisphere”
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 March 16, 2010

We will return...perfect for a sunny day! Beautiful gulf view and a great place to view the local scene and chill.

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Thank hobie88903
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Reviewed March 16, 2010

We've eaten at the Sandbar two years in a row on our annual Florida trips, and very much enjoyed it both times. It's right on the beach, and has a neat atmosphere and good seafood. It's always crowded, so you should phone ahead for "preferred seating" (not quite a reservation, but shortens the wait). You can eat (or drink) outside on the deck or indoors if you prefer.

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Thank JustUsAlexandriaVA
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Reviewed March 12, 2010

Awsome setting right on the beach with a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico from both of their indoor and outdoor seating areas. Every trip we take to Florida is not complete without stopping at the Sandbar. Great food, great seating, and you get that old time Florida feeling when you step inside. We have shared a romantic evening together at the Sandbar and have also had a great time exploring the beautiful beach just steps of the deck with our child. It has never disappointed.

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Thank MuskieFan
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Reviewed February 23, 2010

We were regretably departing the Sarasota area to head north when we made a visit to the Sandbar Resturant. We first noticed that there was a meeting of the serving staff as we were early to lunch. I feel that is a good sign that they are working as a unit. Secondly, we noted that the resturant had made the investment to assure there was more than adaquate staff to serve the high demand they typically experience. Lastly, we were suprised by not only the generous portions but the quality of the servings, and especially for the price. Our foresome started with a potato and cheese appitizer purely as an experiment because it sounded so good. In fact it was marvelous, yet we could not finish it due to the large protion. I had the wasabi encrusted salmon over salad. What a delight! Our server was relatively new at the Sandbar yet obviously experienced.
I have to add that we ventured on to three nearby resturants on the water for a drink after we departed the Sandbar, primairly because we wanted to enjoy the sun and had a great deal of time before our flight. We left the first and second "resturants" after 10 minutes without service at each! The third was crude at best, and nowhere near the class of the Sandbar.
It became increasingly obvious why the Sandbar is so popular; great food, dedicated service and outstanding value, all within a beautiful setting on the beach.

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Thank joneye
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

Great prices and lively atmosphere. However the food was simply ok. Our server was very nice and helpful and we enjoyed the drinks, but wouldn't recommend it for dinner.

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Thank whr975s
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