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“Just average at best”
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: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 March 25, 2014

Restaurant has a nice area to see the ocean from. It is right on the beach. That is the high point. The service was mediocre. The servers themselves were very pleasant. Tables close together and plastic chairs outside. Food was not bad, but not that good.

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Thank BRJEC
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We walked in and sat ourselves. A waitress came over quickly and gave us a menu and took our drink order. She returned with our drinks and took our order and that was the last we saw her for a good 1/2 hour. When she then told us our food would be out shortly. I watched as two couples came in after us ordered their food and left just as we were being served. I thought I would just order a burger asking for the lettuce, onion and pickle on the side. Didn't happen. The burger was okay, but the bun was stale. My husband ordered the "crabbie bites" which came out as burnt crab cakes - though he did say that the filling was good. Would go back, but not for food. Very disappointed in the service too.

1  Thank m_baConnecticut
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We visited Sand Bottoms for its convenience to the beach. We had arrived late in the afternoon, it was a pretty day, and this restaurant seemed like a good place to eat and soak up the views before heading out to explore. There was a good live band playing and we went out to sit on the open air patio. The view is incredible! However, from there the experience went down hill. After bringing us menus, we did not see our server again for close to an hour. After sitting for 20 minutes, another server took our order and promised to go find our server (she came back and said she could not find her and would keep our table- and she provided very good service). We ordered spinach and artichoke dip, crab bites, and fish tacos. With the exception of the crab bites, the remainder of the food had little flavor. The prices were fair but we will search out other locations for better food for the remainder of the trip.

1  Thank Anne T
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were looking for a different restaurant but stopped here when we couldnt find it. The location couldn't be better as it's right on the beach, a few tables are on the sand. We ate outside with some pleasant live music to entertain us. Food (grilled fish and crab cakes) was Ok for the price. Soft drinks overpriced. Service was average.

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Thank buzzard2000
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. This place sits on the beach, so you don't get much closer than this. We had the Crabby Bites for an appetizer. They were good especially when dipped in the very zippy remoulade sauce. Hubby had the Oysters, I had the Seafood Gumbo. Oysters were ok, Gumbo was good. I would go back again and try something else. Wasn't disappointed.

Thank TimAndJen2013
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