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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, you sure can't beat the view! DH and I had coconut shrimp app and burgers. The shrimp had an oriental sauce which was a nice change from the usual orange marmalade sauce. Nicely cooked and an ample portion. The burgers were huge and tasty. Service was friendly and prompt, no complaints here. Will be back for sure....this place is... More 

1 Thank crickerpicker
Milford, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have always had excellent service and food at the Sandbar. Met friends for a lovely lunch outside. Although it was very crowded, we received outstanding service.

1 Thank Molly S
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth the wait. We enjoyed the sunset, the drinks, and the food was great. The blackened salmon on the beet salad was perfect. The clam and chorizo pasta had an interesting flavor. Also great calamari. Extensive beverage list also. Wait for patio seating. A must!

2 Thank tnelchou
New City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot facing the gulf. Fun atmosphere. Went for lunch. Luckily we didn't have to wait for a table. It can get really busy at dinnertime. Sean Snapp was our server and he was extremely helpful and did a great job. We also appreciated the complimentary valet parking.

2 Thank 673claire
Fishers, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at the sandbar. We had spent the day on the beach right out front, which is gorgeous sugar white sand. We had great drinks and seafood. The vegetables were great from local farms. Waited 5 minutes for a table around 4:30 on a Sunday! Great service and spectacular place to watch the sunset. Very cute items... More 

2 Thank tenaecheverria
Hernando, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you go out to eat with a bunch of others and the luck guy who ordered the right thing that night wins? Well, I won the other night! Four couples decended on the Sandbar just before sunset (I'm not mentioning sunset here...it's been covered). Great waiter -- had our drinks pretty quick! Good rapport! Everyone ordered off the menu, I... More 

2 Thank billcanoe
DeKalb, Illinois
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197 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for supper tonight. Brother in law want us to there with them. We got there and found that they had parking service. Left car wait was 1 to 1.5 hours. We decided to stay. It only took about w0 minutes to get seated. I can't eat fish so my choise was limited. Had wounderful beef short ribs. The... More 

2 Thank Kurt R
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a perfect place to enjoy a good meal, the beach and sunset. Sean was our server and was excellent!! Made the experience even more enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

2 Thank sjmchicago
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful restaurant, bar, and soft-sand beach, but the amazing surprise was the service. We had the great fortune of being served by Maria, who claimed to have only been there 5 days. She was way too good to find her claim believable. Her story was confirmed by Patrick, who was so impressed he asked her to start that day. Maria... More 

2 Thank pph321
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Location? Yes. View? You betcha'. Food? Of course. Service? Try to get one of Matts tables. He could be be an Olympic sprinter. Friendly yet polite. Equal to the service I experienced in Japan. Thanks again Matt.

2 Thank Gary R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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?