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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed this place three times during our five-day vacation on AMI. We had drinks and a light dinner at the bar once, a sunset dinner once, and an inside dinner the third time. The staff is well-trained and attentive. Much of the food is...More

Thank Calm_traveler
Reviewed yesterday

We hadn't booked and waited for a table at the full service bar - our server was excellent,explaining the cocktails etc.We were at an out door table but not on the sand (by choice).The place was very busy,in part because it was close to sunset...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Anna Maria Island for the last decade or so and the Sandbar has always been a place we visit when here on the island. The sunset views are excellent and the experience is usually pretty consistently good. The staff are...More

1  Thank Jason W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times and back again this evening to watch the sunset from the restaurants beach side seating. The food is quite good with varied menu. Air conditioned indoor seating as well. Would recommend getting down there an hour before the sunset...More

1  Thank Declan H
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for joining us, Declan -- we appreciate your review! We look forward to dining with you for years to come. Best, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago

We last dined here some 7 years ago. Reviewed it then and gave it 5/5. Same again this time. The setting is simply beautiful. The food served is excellent and promptly delivered to your table. They have attentive hosts with a special mention going to...More

1  Thank hootiejohn
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for this review, Hootiejohn! I'm so glad that you've been a long-time guest and that we've always delighted you. We'll share your praise with Chandler. We can't wait to serve you again soon. Best, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was good. Sit outside for a beautiful sunset dining experience with your toes in the sand. Mixed drinks sugary and not my style.More

3  Thank afraz4
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for coming to dine with us! I'm glad you loved our eats, though I wish you had truly liked your cocktail. I know we can find a good one for you! I hope you give us another chance soon. Best wishes, Doug...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed our meals, fresh fish was nice (grouper) tacos, ate at a table in the sand, service was good, prices are OK but it is on the beach so you either pay a little more for the experience or go eat and look at some...More

2  Thank C2Computer
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm so glad you came to dine with us, and that you loved our views! We hope to see you again soon for more of those tacos. Best, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

I know it's Florida and you are thinking seafood, but don't miss the burger. It has the best one ever!

2  Thank cynlynn
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for this insider tip, Cynlynn! Glad you love our burger -- we can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Doug S, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So we'd heard that this place was 'one to visit' during our time on Anna Maria Island. It's a shame it let us down so badly. The service was fantastic from the moment we sat down and in no way should this review be a...More

2  Thank schmackstravel
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review -- I'm so sorry that we didn't impress you. Please know that our menu focuses on sourcing the freshest and highest quality local ingredients, and our dishes are generally much loved. We appreciate your feedback, which we'll use as an...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The good - beautiful location, lovely waitress, focaccia with olive oil dip, calamari starter and the Gavi The bad - canteen type food, over cooked grouper, chlorine tasting cocmut shrimp, intensely salted fish anf slimy greens The ugly- dirty restrooms.More

Thank Jackie F
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Jackie! I'm glad you loved our views and our service, though I'm so sorry that our dishes didn't shine through. We really make it a priority to source the freshest and most flavorful local ingredients. We appreciate your feedback...More

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BeccaST
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
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Lindsay S
21 July 2017|
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Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
We will be happy to consider any guests requests.
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Jesse W
3 July 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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