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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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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 yesterday

Opted to dine inside as the outside wait was two hours. Amie was simply one of the best servers I've ever had and when I couldn't decide between the scallops and crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, she highly recommended the crabmeat-stuffed shrimp. BEST. DECISION. EVER. I want to...More

Thank BuckeyePaige
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here to celebrate my friend’s 70th birthday. We were 9 people and came just as the sun was setting. We were seated on the beach, it was gorgeous!!! Rob, our server, was terrific. Friendly, very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was delicious. We...More

Thank AJSteelerfan
Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking for a great location on the beach to view the sunset, this is it. We arrived one hour before sunset and had a 90 minute wait. We were able to order beverages on the deck and sit on benches outside while...More

Thank 123Travel483
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the location right on the beach. We sat outside had a small wait but not long. I had the shrimp platter and was very delicious, my wife had the stuffed Grouper and it was also very delicious. It is a fairly expensive restaurant...More

Thank yoder9985
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch when the jazz band was playing. Very pleasant setting and enjoyable music. Meals were very good expect for hubby’s hash breakfast he wasn’t especially fond of it. All others enjoyed theirs. The cinnamon bun dish was good but a word of...More

Thank Ontari0Canuck
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great spot on the beach. Took in the sunset with a cocktail and appetizers. Super busy spot but it was also New Year's Eve weekend. Would definitely recommend. Good food, cocktails and service.

Thank adriane0120
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great location right on the beach. Can eat outside on the beach but usually there is a larger wait time. Stuffed grouper was tiny, rice was not even warm and vegetables that tasted raw. Kids pizzas were good and wifes dish was ok with fettuccine...More

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

Thank you for this review, Brian -- I'm so sorry that you weren't completely wowed with our dishes. If this is the case in the future, I hope you'll let us know on site so that we can make a substitution for you. I know...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family went to the Sandbar Restaurant for a 60th birthday and had an amazing experience. First and foremost our server Matthew had the biggest impact on our meal. He was patient and made no attempt to rush us through the meal. We wanted to...More

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

Thank you for choosing us for a birthday celebration! It's wonderful that Matthew provided an excellent experience for your party and that all enjoyed our super fresh seafood options. We can't wait to have you back! Best, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch. Usually there for dinner. Great service from Kitty and then Mary Beth. Fabulous food, always great friendly service and stunning on the beach view. All takeout containers, single service cups and straws are bio degradeable. Restaurant policy at 3 locations...More

1  Thank 468edmundc
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much in your support of our environmentally friendly policies! We love our community, and will do what we can do protect it. We'll definitely pass your compliments along to Kitty and Mary Beth -- we hope to see you again soon! Best, Doug...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great view. Right on the water. Sit inside, upstairs or outside on the patio. We sat outside on the patio and watched people on the beach. Great show! The Shrimp and peel was fantastic at lGet a double order. You will eat them all. One...More

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

Thanks so much for this review, Richard! The peel-and-eat shrimp is domestic, and a fan favorite. I'm sorry the Cuban didn't quite do it for you -- it's also usually well liked. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Doug S., General...More

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28 December 2017|
Response from Maxine5037 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, you will have to contact the restaurant to find the answer to this question
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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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