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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice sunset dinner with a fabulous view, I had sausage & kale soup the followed with fish tacos. Yummy food & pleasant service. Even had a lovely wedding to witness

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1 Thank jhb944
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good, great view, wonderful to eat right on the beach. I wish they had a happy hour for drinks.

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1 Thank krissie567
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere at the Sandbar on the beach on Anna Maria Island. The food was outstanding as always. The friends were the best celebrating their anniversary at the restaurant where they were married. We do it every year. Wonderful place.

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1 Thank Larry G
Dyer, Indiana
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service and the views at this restaurant are wonderful. And the food is great especially if you love grouper (which I do!) Casual, friendly and comfortable. I would highly recommend this place.

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1 Thank willie35
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Our grouper is one of our specialties, and we're so glad you love it. Hope to see you back soon for another amazing meal with friends! Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've eaten both inside and out - both are great. The seafood is decent, but having the waves crash outside your window or spill up to your table is wonderful. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank Bruce A
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Bruce! Glad you love our place, and that our casual waterfront dining speaks to you. Hope it's not too long before you join us again for another delish meal in the sand. Best wishes, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sandbar never disappoints.....get the stuffed shrimp!! Beautifully decorated on a gorgeous beach with a phenomenal sunset view!!! You can't go wrong, the Sandbar is an absolute must-do on Anna Maria!

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1 Thank KimH925
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Kim! Glad that you love our seafood offerings and unique ambiance. Did you know that we've recently made the transition to 100% domestic shrimp in all three of our restaurants? Hope you come back soon for another unforgettable experience. Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great waiter.... The food and service where the best I've had on the island.... I highly recommend this place and Bobby was a awesome waiter...

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2 Thank Tonia G
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Tonia! Glad you enjoyed our casual waterfront dining, and hope you come back soon. We'll be sure to share your kind words with Bobby and our staff. :) Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a restaurant on the beach this couldn't get any closer as a row of table are set in the sand. Sunset views over the gulf are stunning. They play a fun game of 'guess the time of sunset'. Service from CJ was great. Food very tasty if a little on the small portion.

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1 Thank jkj1783
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We honored to be a locally loved spot for deliciously fresh seafood eats and stunning views. We'll be sure to let CJ know how much you appreciated his service. Hope to see you soon! Best wishes, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Noblesville, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the Sandbar Restaurant at about 4:00. We found out our children were driving over from Tampa to meet us and they arrived at 5:15--just in time for sunset. The pina colada's were wonderful, food good and waitress, Mary Beth was fabulous. We left the Sandbar at around 7:00pm and not once were we hurried or expected to... More 

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1 Thank golfergirl8085
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We love that your whole family had a great time with us, and we'll be sure to share your kind words with Mary Beth. We're all about casual waterfront dining and creating memories for generations of families. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Take care, Robert Baugh, Chief Operating Officer More 

Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had found this place when searching places to visit on the gulf coast, so had it on my 'need to do' list, while we were in Florida. We visited on 16th Nov around 430pm and was offered a table on the beach or on the decking, we selected the decking, as it was a very hot day and needed... More 

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1 Thank Amanda P
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Amanda! We love that you enjoyed our cocktails as well as our locally-sourced and super fresh seafood options. Mary Beth is one of our many talented team members, and we'll be sure to share your compliments with her. Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to serving you again soon! Take care,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?