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“A Wonderul Addition to Sanibel”
Review of The Sandbar

The Sandbar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $47
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since opening in 2013, The Sandbar has become known for its incredibly fresh seafood and choice cuts of beef and pork. We take great pride in having the best service staff on the islands.
Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A Wonderul Addition to Sanibel”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Over the years, this location has been nothing special. What a great change! The food is excellent. My wife's test is whether they do scallops right - and they do - she preferred the bronzed scallops from the mixed seafood dinner - and had only the scallops once she tried those. The macadamia grouper is wonderful as is the seafood stew. A friend had the tenderloin and it too was great. The portions are generous. Only bad thing about the place is it kept us from returning to some of our other favorites.

  • Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Great taste, expensive! ”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

I had boom boom shrimp which was beyond yummm and the shrimp scampi which was just perfect. Shrimp tasted real fresh. The red velvet cake couldn't have been better. Overall lovely food but a little expensive.

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Winnipeg
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Steak and Seafood”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Awesome meal. Try the crab bisque. Every part of the meal was so tasty. Service staff were very friendly.

Visited December 2013
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Thank John W
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Athens, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Far surpassed my expectations!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

I have to say I was surprised by this restaurant. It's somewhat typical in decor and atmosphere for Sanibel, but the food was amazing--and it was just lunchtime! Quite possibly the BEST crab cakes I've ever put into my mouth, and even the sides were fantastic. Prices weren't too bad either, especially considering how delicious the food was. Excellent service to boot!

  • Visited November 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good times, good food”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

The menu was very nice and the food was quite good. Our service was not impressive. I liked the restaurant, we had a great time!

  • Visited November 2013
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