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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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11:00 - 22:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Scallops and crabcake, delicious! The menu is easily marked GF so that was a plus. The scallops are in a wonderful coconut sauce and the only thing missing (besides more scallops please!) was some jasmine rice to help finish off the coconut, candied orange, basil and lime sauce at the end. The kids mac n cheese was also much better... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the cheapest restaurant on Anna Marie but the quality of the food, service and venue more than made up for this. My wife and I shared a shrimp starter and then I had the crab cake as my main course. Now being British I'm used to a fish cake of any description being about 2.5 inches in diameter so... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely evening dining as al fresco as the infrequent rain storm permitted. It was beautiful watching the storm on the ocean as we dined under a canopied and protected porch. The food was very, very good and our wait staff were extremely attentive. There were several families dining, so the restaurant is definitely kid friendly. You can... More 

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1 Thank wjanocha
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you came to dine with us! Our set up makes it possible to appreciate almost everything mother nature has to offer, while enjoying a fresh seafood meal and delicious cocktail. :) We hope to see you again soon, so you can get the full sunny-beach-day experience! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us were in Bradenton Beach from Atlanta, and had lunch at the Sand Bar. Everything was superb, from the friendly and helpful server to the incredible food. The special seafood quiche was delicious, and the peanut butter pie not to be believed! We are planning our dinner visit before we go home!

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1 Thank Sue S
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the love, Sue! We're flattered that your entire group came to spend the afternoon with us. Glad you enjoyed the quiche and pie. We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ed Chiles has a great thing going on Anna Maria Island. The location is fantastic - right on the Gulf - food is decent-some is very good, but don't go just for the food. It's the atmosphere that brings people there in droves...expect a wait at dinner almost all the time, especially for outside tables. You pay for the location,... More 

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1 Thank 330joannab
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in to dine with us, Joanna. I'm sorry that you haven't been wowed by our food, but I know we can find a dish that'll impress you. We source too much fresh seafood and produce and have too many talented chefs for that not to be the case. Glad you love our ambiance -- we... More 

Cheektowaga, NY
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to watch a sunset. Food is good. Unique drinks. Choice of dining outside or inside. Prices are a little higher than average but menu is online so you know what to expect. Valet parking is great and should be taken advantage of due to so little parking available.

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1 Thank Grandmaat40
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon for another delicious meal/cocktail combo on the beach. Take care, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Burlington, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This food here was completely average. My daughter had a very good but pricey French Toast. My wife's soft shell crab poboy was bland. My blackened grouper was good but not unique in any way. I have had better off a lunch truck. The setting was beautiful. But a family can do better in this area.

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Thank burlingtonmatt
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Matt. I'm so sorry that you weren't wowed by our super fresh and flavorful eats. I hope you enjoyed our ambiance and beach setting. We'd love to have you back soon! Best wishes, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

PA
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got there 6 pm on Sat night. Had called and was told no reservations, but to come around 6 or so as before sunset (8:15) it gets crazy busy as everyone wants to dine for sunset. Waited til about 6:40 for table for 4. Not bad. Mojito was good but I think was quite weak, two of us felt. Coconut... More 

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1 Thank jldish22
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad that you loved our atmosphere and cocktails! It sounds as though we were able to provide excellent service, as well. We hope you come back soon! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined outdoors at the Sandbar Restaurant, and the view was absolutely stunning! We watched at least two wedding parties getting pictures taken on the beach near sunset. (Right next door is a wedding venue). The food at the Sandbar was just so so. I had crab stuffed shrimp, and the stuffing was mostly breading. I ordered an expensive appetizer,... More 

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Thank Lisa_A_Wilson
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Lisa. I'm so sorry that you weren't impressed with your meal. I will certainly share your concerns with our chef. I hope you do come back soon to give us another try -- we have a number of dishes that would go perfectly with another tropical cocktail on the beach. We hope to see... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying about an hour's drive away, but heard this restaurant was good. The food was absolutely delicious, hot and plentiful. It is located right on the beach and the sunsets are amazing. It was definitely worth the drive and we went back a second time because the food was so good. Staff were really friendly and efficient. An... More 

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1 Thank Itravelfirstclass
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! So glad you enjoyed your delicious seafood eats and our unique atmosphere. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to AMI. Take care, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
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?