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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Healthy, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our server, Maria, went above and beyond from the moment we were given a table. We were trying to get a sunset picture with our three year old and she offered to take a few more of us. Always a nice offer! She already had...More

Thank Zach R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in beautiful Anna Maria island. We discovered the sandbar restaurant driving around the island and stopped in for lunch. We both had the swordfish which was delicious and Matt our server was great. We’ll definitely be back!

Thank scernalm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped at the Sandbar for an anniversary dinner. We waited 30 minutes, but passed the time at the bar. All staff members were extremely pleasant and helpful. Our food was flavorful and arrived promptly, but we didn’t feel rushed. The view was amazing and, in...More

2  Thank Joe M
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Joe, Thank you for joining us for your special evening. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and a relaxing sunset experience. I hope to see you again soon. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice bar area, nice outdoor waiting area by the beach to watch the sunset, and nice vacation vibe. First visit to the restaurant, drinks were good, and my wife loved watching the sunset from the beach area. Two in the family had burgers, one daughter...More

1  Thank Tim D
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Tim, I am glad to hear that you and your family had a great meal and sunset celebration with us. We do get a bit of a wait around sunset simply due to an influx of people who want that outdoor sunset dinner experience. Doug...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the few restaurants directly on the beach....food is locally sourced and well prepared however they seem to be understaffed last two visits have had long waits between ordering food and being served,,,,due to "slowdowns in the kitchen"...More

1  Thank Beatriz D
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Beatriz, I am glad that you enjoyed your meal and ambiance of the Sandbar. I am sorry that service times have not been up to par on your recent visits. I will make a point to address that with our culinary team. Doug Sullivan, General...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We ordered the "signature" grouper sandwich for lunch. At $21.95 we expected a fairly good sized piece of fish, even knowing how expensive and popular grouper is. The fish is served on a nice, Brioche style, regular sized bun (ie. not a large bun). Our...More

Thank CL W
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am glad that you enjoyed the sandwich flavors and freshness. I am sorry that you did not find the value of the meal to be in line with your expectations. I will take your comments to heart going forward. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great experience tonight! We brought our catch from our fishing charter after reading online reviews. Thank you so much for this service...how nice not to have to cook it ourselves!!! We had half blackened and half fried. Both were delicious!!!!! Our server, Marybeth, was fun...More

1  Thank cgranthamtx
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the visit and congratulations on a good day on the water. We are always happy to cook up your catch so that you can relax after working to get it in the boat in the first place. I am glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant came highly recommended. We had a large party of 12 and a modest wait of 1 hour before being seated. We opted for the out door seating as it was a warm evening. Food was good. Had the surf and turf. Lobster tail...More

1  Thank Summer45_10
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your visit to the Sandbar. I am glad that you and your party had a great time with us and were able to make some memories beachside. I hope to see you soon. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friends and I had a wonderful lunch at the Sandbar restaurant today. The food and service was excellent. The seaside location is beautiful!

Thank Jsimpson1121
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the visit. I am glad that you and your friends had a fantastic lunch with us. I hope to see you again soon. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first night on AMI and we enjoyed an inside table at the Sandbar. A few ordered their fresh catch, I ordered their seafood sliders and I also had a bite of the crab cake. No one left hungry and we also tried their pina...More

1  Thank Tammy K
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tammy, Thank you so much for kicking off your vacation with us. I am glad that you and your group enjoyed your meal with us and I hope that you can join us again before you have to leave. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

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Rick T
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Guest S | Property representative |
Most places accept credit cards on the island. As for the Sandbar Restaurant on AMI, Mar Vista Dockside on Longboat Key and the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, all of our restaurants accept all common forms of... More
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pamelowery
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Darlene D | Reviewed this property |
Business Hours: Mon.- Sat. 11 AM - 10 PM | Sun. 10 AM -10 PM Sun. Jazz Brunch 10 AM - 1 PM Seating is First Come First Served | We Do Not Take Reservations 100 Spring Avenue • Anna Maria, FL 34216 • (941) 778-0444
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Carla P
March 16, 2018|
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Response from DSullivanSandbarGM | Property representative |
We are always looking for great people to work at The Sandbar. Please come to the restaurant and fill out an application.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-0444
  • E-mail
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.
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