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“Ask for Eddie!!”
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Eddie was our server and he did an excellent job! Was never without water and very upbeat and fun server. Service, location, and atmosphere deserves 5 stars! Food was average, especially for the price. Food deserves a 3 star badge. If it remained the same, I wouldn't desire to comeback. Much better food on the island.

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Thank Thomas M
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Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for your kind words, Thomas! We'll be sure to share them with Eddie. I'm sorry you were not wowed by our food. We strive to serve the freshest, locally sourced product available. I wish I had more insight as to what you felt was lacking, regardless, I will share your comments with our culinary team. We are constantly developing new fresh creations for our feature menu, so please give us another opportunity to impress you.
We hope to see you again soon!

Take care,
Doug S, General Manager

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The Sandbar is more about the setting. Situated right on the beach, so an outside table is a must must. Dinner is great as you watch the sunset, whilst enjoying the fabulous food.

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Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for loving us! We hope to see you again soon for another wonderful meal.

Safe travels,
Doug S, General Manager

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Besides the awesome vacation cocktails this place serves up excellent locally sourced food from land and sea. Heartily recommend any specials the soft shell po boy was fantastic as was a lunch special of jambalaya. Also great salads and desserts

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Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed our amazing views and deliciously flavorful dishes. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Best,
Doug S, General Manager

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We have aways enjoyed this restaurant. This time was a big disappointment. Prices have gone up and food quality has gone down. Service was good but food was not. Three of us ordered grouper and in all cases it dry and over cooked. We are unlikely to return.

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Thank Susan M
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Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for being a longtime guest, Susan -- I'm so sorry you were disappointed with your grouper on your recent visit. I'll be sure to share your feedback with our culinary team. I sincerely hope you'll give us another chance to wow you, as I know we can.

Best,
Doug S, General Manager

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Bri, my server, was most excellent and attentive. If paying attention to details is for you,she is your girl. You won't Be disappointed. Dinner was great and so was the view.

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Thank Andy B
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Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for such a kind review, Andy -- we'll be sure to share it with Bri. We hope to see you again soon for another amazing meal.

Take care,
Doug S, General Manager

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