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The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (131 reviews)
“grouper” (177 reviews)
All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Just so, so good. Off the beaten path, in the best way. Grouper was delectable. Fresh. FRESH. Scallops, same. My daughters loved the crab cakes, and bang bang shrimp. We took everything we did not finish, home. Service is top notch.

Thank Mecemo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was good and the service was actually excellent (with the exception of the hostess, who was a young lady, with aspirations. Would recommend making reservations. There was quite a group of "wanna be here's", by the time we left @ 6 PM. Did...More

1  Thank scoobWis
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great time at sanibel island and the food and service was great at the sandbar, it was our first time to sanibel and a local told us about this restraunt and they was spot on.

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This has become my favorite restaurant for reliably great food at a reasonable price. The fish dishes are superb and the Gulf oysters great - at a great price. The bar is great, but the atmosphere in the restaurant is just a tiny bit cheesy....More

Thank Kobus R
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Busy place. Called ahead and a table was ready when we arrived. Service was excellent. Beverages were diverse and enjoyed by all. All the appetizers were good and disappeared quickly. Entrees were raved about by all the diners. Two desserts were ordered and destroyed. The...More

Thank RetiredRichP
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I just moved into the area so we decided to explore Sanibel Island for a beach day and dinner. We saw all the great reviews for the Sanbar so we said let's go for dinner. The Oscar Rockefeller was awesome along with...More

Thank Skeeter5639
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner served by fun staff. The Boom Boom Shrimp was incredible. The prices were reasonable.

Thank jsleessummit
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to try something new this vacation and will definitely be back! Great atmosphere, service and food. We made reservations yesterday and were sat immediately upon arrival with our four children. Fresh bread was delicious and loved the choice of butter or olive oil/balsamic...More

Thank Shamrok_gal
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went here a couple of nights ago on a recommendation. Definitely be going back - excellent fish, and i want to try some more. I wan't to try the bar, just for a drink one late afternoon - I'll write up how that goes, but...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

So glad we tried the Sandbar. After the last 4 places in this location failed, finally a winner. Good, fresh, affordable food. Service was good, takes reservations, what more can you ask for?

Thank Tracy S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Terrie K
Is happy hour all evening on Friday night?
7 April 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
yes, but it is only in the lounge area!
Do you have a salon for a rehearsal dinner for 35-40 guests?
17 February 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Unfortunately not. The dining area only seats 70 guests with no private area.
Are you open on Christmas Day?
23 December 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
We are closed on Christmas Day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$47
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0305
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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.
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