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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“hush puppies” (49 reviews)
“seafood” (211 reviews)
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Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived and was seated quickly at this popular restaurant. Gorgeous view of water at sunset. Drinks arrived quickly. Appetizer of cornbread was cool and a little over cooked. Hush puppies were burned and clearly not fresh. Entree of sweet potato gnocchi was gummy but wild...More

1  Thank IndyLou2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We knew going here there would be great views and sunsets. What we didn't know is how good the food was and the service. Both were excellent. Our waitress Mariffer (Mary) was awesome. She was knowledgeable, personable, funny, friendly, and handled our banter extremely well....More

Thank scotthaley13
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a big group from attending a soccer tournament at IMG Academy. We decided to eat here before taking off to the airport. The staff accommodated us outside - it was cool - so I'm sure it wasn't an issue! Jamie was a fabulous...More

Thank kjoyce67
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited for a late lunch, early dins. Sunny aft but cool so wasn’t busy. Sat outside watching the sun over the sand beach and ocean! Amazing. Food was excellent, service great. The beach ocean view was spectacular. We even walked and walked in the water....More

Thank NickL007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous view, but the food was inconsistent and the staff was unprofessional at best. Won’t be back.

1  Thank Rastagal
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went around sunset and sat at a table that was on the beach. Softest, whitest, finest sand in Florida and an absolutely gorgeous sunset. Very eclectic mix of patrons -- heavily tatted bikers, families, romantic couples and the usual geriatric snowbirds, and it was...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had lunch on the deck earlier this week and had an excellent experience. We had scallops and fish tacos, both delicious, and several of their signature drinks. Our waiter, Eddie, was attentive and interesting. We will eat here again to be sure.

Thank Doug R
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for loving us, Doug R.! We love hearing about delicious, beachside meals. We'll definitely share your kind words with Eddie. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View from patio can’t be beat. Food a bit expensive for my taste. Had the $18 shrimp/lobster roll. Bread was “homemade” but had the consistency and shape of a store bought hot dog bun so it fell apart easily. Chicken sandwich was great. Would try...More

Thank Cindy H
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for dining with us, Cindy -- I'm glad that you enjoyed our lobster roll. Our bread is, indeed, homemade. I hope that you'll give us another chance soon. We have a lot of menu for you to explore! Best, Doug S., General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate the jazz lunch. We had appetizers. The smoked fish dip was great as was the calamari. It was so nice to sit in the sun on a cold December morning and not be cold. They have a great gift shop.

Thank Patti W
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for joining us for jazz and small bites, Patti! The sun can be so soothing. We hope you come back soon! Take care, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here recently as only wanted apps and a cocktail close to home. Place was DEAD for a Saturday however the bartender John was great and made the night fun! Calamari and lettuce wraps were very good. For dinners we enjoyed sister restaurant Beach House!

Thank Marlene W
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so very much for coming to see us for a delicious snack --I'm glad John made it great, Marlene! We hope to see you again very soon. Best, Doug S., General Manager

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Questions & Answers
24 July 2017|
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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|
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Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
We will be happy to consider any guests requests.
Jesse W
2 July 2017|
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Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your comment. We would like to assure you and all of our guests that we take cleanliness very seriously at our restaurants. It is the top priority for our managers, operators and owner. We also want... More
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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
View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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.
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