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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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11:00 - 21:00
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Murfreesboro, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Sandbar a few times. We got to go our first time in 2012 and we had the best evening in the private party extended rented area, this was Awesome!!! If you have a larger party like 50+, I suggest this. The food and the atmosphere was all wonderful. We try to visit yearly on our work-cations... More 

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1 Thank Tina H
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us, Tina! It's awesome that you're a repeat customer. We love that you have experienced us with a large party and also with your family. Glad your kids love our menu -- we use locally sourced seafood and the freshest ingredients. While that's not the cheapest, we think it's worth it. :) Hope you come... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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261 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was packed so I doubt this review will make a difference. Once you get past the gift shop you can decide if you want to sit inside or outside. Since there was a 90 minute wait @ 230pm. We opted for the 30 minute wait for inside. It was clear from the moment we were seated that our... More 

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Thank kaj2600
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm so sorry that you didn't feel well attended to by your server -- we do our very best to offer excellent service as speedily as possible. It's uncharacterisitic for our fried items to be greasy, so I'm very sorry about this. I'll be sure to talk to my kitchen staff. We... More 

Warren, Vermont
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best outside beachfront dining in the area. Put you name on the list, get a drink and play in the sand while waiting for your table. Casual and family friendly.

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1 Thank jcf3033
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! You seem to know the drill, and we love that. :) Hope you come back soon for another sunset cocktail and a great meal! Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Saint John, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is ok to good. My wife loved the scallops and I had a seafood combo which was ok. The setting on the beach is worth the trip. If I knew how I would include my sunset picture which was outstanding. Valet was helpful.

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1 Thank ALLAN M
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Allan. I'm glad your wife loved the scallops, but I wish you had been blown away by your combo. We aim to please, and all of our seafood is locally sourced and very carefully prepared with the freshest ingredients. I'll definitely share your feedback with my chefs. Glad you enjoyed your sunset with... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for dinner at sunset. I had the fish and chips and he had the crab cake dinner. Both were very good. We also had the peel and eat shrimp which were also good. The only complaint would be that my daiquiri wasn't very strong nor did it have a lot of taste. Other than that... More 

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1 Thank UKWildCATS
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Glad you loved your seafood dishes -- which are locally sourced. We're proud to offer purely domestic shrimp, as well! I'm sorry you didn't find your daiquiri quite strong enough, but our bartenders will be happy to tend to that for you next time. Look forward to seeing you again! Take care, Robert Baugh,... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with my family. Echoey and basic room no atmosphere. Starters were ok, but only that. For main I chose the short rib, which was served from the fridge, it was stone cold inside and slightly warm on the outside, I returned it, only to be served a new piece also stone cold, I returned this and requested he... More 

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1 Thank Wendy B
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Wendy. I'm so very sorry that you weren't impressed by your time with us. I'm surprised at your description of your short rib, because our dishes are freshly prepared, but timing can be a big issue. In light of the fact we could not deliver an acceptable dish, we did comp your... More 

Richardson, Texas
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228 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while touring Anna Maria island and enjoyed some drinks and seasonal Stoned 🍁crabs on the covered patio looking over the beach! We will be back for a sunset dinner!

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1 Thank Ken R
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Ken! Glad that you loved our local, seasonal crabs for lunch. We can't wait to see you again for a sunset meal! Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sandbar has a great beach front location. Their food is awesome. I had the Seafood Hash for brunch. It was full of lobster and shrimp! I enjoyed my brunch so much my friends and I returned for dinner. It was so amazing. I would go back and do it all over again!

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2 Thank emb111215
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you loved our dine-on-the-sand atmosphere and carefree brunch. When possible, our seafood is locally sourced and our dishes are prepared with the highest quality ingredients -- we can't wait to show off with another meal for you! Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Luthersville, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for my Goddaughter's wedding. This place was absolutely wonderful! The food was excellent and the service was spectacular!

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1 Thank bronxrochelle
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! It's always a great joy to celebrate a wedding, and we're thrilled that you had a great time. Hope to see you back soon! Best wishes, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here last year for a large family get-together and since it was so crowded we had to wait for a table. That wasn't bad since the sun was setting we were able to enjoy this coastal restaurant and have large Tropical bar drinks in the sand while we waited. When our table was ready we all ordered mostly... More 

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Thank CafeLati
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Glad you enjoyed your cocktails and the outstanding view. I wish you had been impressed with our dishes, but I'd like you to know that we've since made updates to our menu that include dishes made with locally sourced seafood and the freshest local produce. We hope you come back soon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?