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“On the beach”
Review of Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar & Grill
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Amelia Island's only TRUE restaurant that is located directly on the beach and has oceanfront dining where you can put your toes in the sand. There is a large covered patio right on the the beach, tables in the sand, and the Ocean Oasis Beach Bar that has the only unobstructed view of the beach and ocean on the island. There is live entertainment on the patio almost every night, featuring everything from Reggae to original music by some of the best local artists in town.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The only saving grace of this dive is it's location. Eating on the beach makes everything taste better. We went at a very busy time, were served promptly, the food was fine. I've been here a few times before, years apart, and my main complaint is always the same. IT STINKS! Every time I walk inside, the same revolting smell assaults my nostrils. I think they've been using the same rotten mop for the last ten years. Luckily, you can eat outdoors, with the cool Atlantic breeze clearing out any lingering stench.

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Thank Becca S
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We sat outside with a very nice view of the ocean and listened to live music. The patio was a bit crowded and loud but it was a Saturday night. Based on the number of people, we thought the food would be great but it was disappointing. The best thing on the menu were the black beans and rice and the hush puppies, which were very good. Everything else we tried was typical bland bar food. The drink special was an unimpressive $5 frozen margarita. Also- the water had a pungent beachy taste that made all their drinks unappealing.

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Thank Bandesand
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We're from Jacksonville and love the beach so this place was awesome! We stayed near the marina and rode our bikes down Atlantic. When we seen this place, we parked our bikes in the sand and got a table...in the sand :) We both had a couple of Coronas, he had a big burger w/fries. I had buttery, garlic shrimp w/a side salad. Everything was really good. This is a place you can bring your dogs too if you want because they had dog bowls near the tables, so if you take them on vacay, SBs is cool w/pets. All in all, great food, great place, great view of the ocean!

Thank jeepin713
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a great location, right on the beach. They had some tables right out on the sand (but watch out for the seagulls there). The food was fine, nothing spectacular, but the service was poor. They were way understaffed - servers were running around, but there weren't enough of them. After we were seated it took 25 minutes for someone to come get our drink order. It was over an hour before we or our food.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Really good food and service. Typical bar atmosphere. Great location. We went to trivia night. Very fun night. Good seafood for a good price. Might need a renovation.

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Thank Justin K
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