We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stone crab” (43 reviews)
“hush puppies” (52 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (3,943)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 3,797 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have provided a favorable review in the past. Hopefully I caught a bad day. I had the corn salad. The salad was to include Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Corn and Lettuce.There was a sufficient amount of lettuce the other ingredients were significantly insufficient. The Prosciutto was...More

Thank Travelingman1212
Reviewed yesterday

Fun spot with bar on beach.Great seafood and service.Went there for lunch and again for dinner.Also had drinks and apps at the bar multiple times during our stay.

Thank headhunter12018
Reviewed yesterday

Always our go to restaurant when we come down, have to go at least once a week if not more. Their staff is excellent and the food is also excellent. The view is unbelievable and we will visit again!!

Thank RetireeOTR
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there for dinner and were able to watch the sunset. Our kids got to ring the bell when the sun set which they loved!! The food and drinks were great! Our waitress was Ellie and she was amazing. She was very friendly and...More

Thank Hillary Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

On our first visit, around 4:30 we were seated almost immediately outdoors and had a great meal. Our second visit,on a weekend evening was much slower, with a one hour wait and inside. Service was great (Thaddeus) and food was okay, but not necessarily worth...More

Thank upriesenberg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great view of beach with average food. Don't expect too much from the food but enjoy the view. Staff is knowledgeable and responsive but not worth the wait time. Go early to get a seat outside. Inside dining area is also attractive. This is a...More

Thank DeeTravelingnow1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Opted to dine inside as the outside wait was two hours. Amie was simply one of the best servers I've ever had and when I couldn't decide between the scallops and crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, she highly recommended the crabmeat-stuffed shrimp. BEST. DECISION. EVER. I want to...More

1  Thank BuckeyePaige
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting us, BuckeyePaige -- it's awesome to know that you loved our stuffed shrimp. We can't wait to see you again for another peaceful, sunset meal. Best, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my friend’s 70th birthday. We were 9 people and came just as the sun was setting. We were seated on the beach, it was gorgeous!!! Rob, our server, was terrific. Friendly, very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was delicious. We...More

1  Thank AJSteelerfan
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's awesome that you chose us to celebrate a birthday, AJ! Thanks for your review, and for your shout out to Rob and Caryn. We'll always be here for you! Best, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are looking for a great location on the beach to view the sunset, this is it. We arrived one hour before sunset and had a 90 minute wait. We were able to order beverages on the deck and sit on benches outside while...More

Thank 123Travel483
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for dining with us! I'm glad that for the most part, you had an enjoyable experience. I'm sorry that our dishes didn't completely wow you. I know they can, and I hope you get another chance to impress you soon. Best, Doug S.,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the location right on the beach. We sat outside had a small wait but not long. I had the shrimp platter and was very delicious, my wife had the stuffed Grouper and it was also very delicious. It is a fairly expensive restaurant...More

1  Thank yoder9985
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for this review, yoder9985 -- our domestic shrimp and locally sourced grouper are much loved. Glad you and your wife enjoyed a delicious meal with a view. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks so much, Doug S., General Manager

Nearby HotelsSee all 27 hotels in Anna Maria Island
Sunrise Garden Resort
848 reviews
.79 km away
Haleys Motel and Resort
297 reviews
1.17 km away
Sea Isle Motel
32 reviews
1.18 km away
Bali Hai Beach Resort
70 reviews
1.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Donut Experiment
1,169 reviews
.23 km away
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
1,236 reviews
.23 km away
Manatee Marina
16 reviews
.91 km away
Waterfront Restaurant
2,307 reviews
.94 km away
Nearby Attractions
Anna Maria City Pier
346 reviews
.96 km away
Coquina Baywalk
196 reviews
.41 km away
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
122 reviews
.48 km away
Anna Maria Historic Green Village
32 reviews
.71 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
27 December 2017|
Response from Maxine5037 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, you will have to contact the restaurant to find the answer to this question
24 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Cgreene118 | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca! Thank you for your interest in the Sandbar. We can accommodate up to 200 for a wedding in our pavilion and 80 at our studio! Please feel free to call for pricing information
Lindsay S
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
We will be happy to consider any guests requests.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spring Ave, 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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing