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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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“seafood” (204 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 via mobile

We visited the sandbar after a lot of recommendations. The location is perfect and the food was lovely! Jess was our server and she was chatty and personable and made our experience very relaxing! The only issue was the nociems but that wasn't any reflection...More

1  Thank LeanneSmithy
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for something small& light, got good advice from our server. It was late lunch and I got the fried green tomatoes ( Delicious) and my hubby got the sliders. Both just the right size and very good.

Thank RuthAnn98
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been enjoying the Sandbar for year during our annual visits to Anna Maria Island. Can't beat the location, the food is very good and service is wonderful (thanks Joyce!)

Thank Marionidahasbrouck
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good food, great views and friendly quick service. Good selection of beer and seafood. We went twice during our stay and enjoyed this place both times.

Thank TPop-Traveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can not beat the beachside dining and beautiful sunset. We thought the calamari was terrific, loved the honey butter on the corn bread, pesto dipping oil knockednour six off, burger was perfect and so was the lemon drop martini. Mary was an excellent server!

1  Thank Maureen1212
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

There's nothing quite like enjoying a meal by the beach, Maureen, and I'm so glad you loved everything from the calamari to our burger. Thanks, and until next time! Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

Anna Maria Island has many fine restaurants to be sure; however, there is one among them who stands out as an award winning historical American icon since 1911, Sandbar Restaurant. Well known for their beach weddings and receptions, Sandbar Restaurant offers a life experience for...More

1  Thank Darrell M
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You are too kind, Darrell! I'm thrilled our restaurant stands out among the rest here on Anna Maria Island. It's wonderful to know that not only did you receive friendly, attentive service, but also a memorable dish. Our locally sourced seafood won't let you down!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed being able to eat right on the beach with our toes actually in the sand. The food is great but the scenery is even better. There might be a little wait but you are right on the beach and their buzzer system...More

1  Thank steveequips
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for leaving this awesome review, Steve! We love making sure that our guests have the most amazing, beachside meals. We can't wait to serve you again soon. Best wishes, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting AMI for many years and Sandbar has been one of our must visit restaurants. A great place to enjoy a meal right next to the gulf and enjoy a sunset. Unfortunately the food and service did not measure up. My wife...More

Thank robertgrimmer
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Robert -- I'm so sorry we didn't impress you and that you felt rushed. Please know that we want all customers to enjoy their time with us. Our food is never re-heated, as it is all freshly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a beautiful evening at the Sandbar watching dolphins play in the evening light while enjoying excellent food and service right on the beach. After dinner swam while the sunset - can life get any better. Go and relax in the perfect setting!

1  Thank JandASuffolkUK
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for spending an evening with us! The gorgeous view is certainly amazing. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved my visit here! I came in for dinner with a couple of friends and had the most relaxing night on the beach with awesome service, food and wine! Plus the beautiful sunset! Tom, our server, was fantastic! He was extremely kind, with a...More

1  Thank Jen R
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed our place, Jen! I will be sure to pass your great comments along to Tom. We hope to see you again soon! Take care, Doug S, General Manager

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25 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
3 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
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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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