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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 via mobile

Excellent location ,literally on the beach ! Indoor and outdoor seating available at this large restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch outside,excellent fish ,very attentive service.To be reccomended.

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sandbar Restaurant was such a great surprise.....a real hidden gem.....the price was great........the food was amazing...........the view was priceless........Our waiter, Zac, was very kind and helpful.........we are planning on visiting Anna Maria Island again just to go back to The Sandbar. ..

1  Thank CertaPro D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had dinner with three other adults here. We booked a table in advance so we could enjoy the sunset. The atmosphere waned once it became dark and a bit windy, but the food we had was excellent. We started with coconut shrimp and hush...More

1  Thank Matt_DC3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has great food, service and location. Great menu with a lot to chose from. Like eating right on the beach. Saw families, Kids, and coup,es.

1  Thank 4graceNpeace2U
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious shrimp and lobster roll only made better by the incredible view of the white sand beach and gentle waves. We had our choice of sitting inside or out, in the sun or shade. We picked a sunny spot with a great view, then kinda...More

1  Thank wannabeislander1232
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for this review, Wannabe! Our shrimp and lobster roll really is a treat, and when paired with our views -- it's a match made in heaven! We can't wait to see you again soon. Be well, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Return visit. Great place to have lunch on the beach or watch the sun set with good cocktails. Food seems to have declined a bit or maybe we hit an off night with the B team (Sunday). We both ordered the fresh red grouper. The...More

Thank marko18745
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Marko -- I'm sorry that we didn't wow you. Please know that we take a lot of pride in the fresh preparation of our dishes -- we source local, sustainable seafood and produce, and we generally receive great feedback....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there twice, great food and cocktails and good service along with the beautiful AMI sunset made the visit unforgettable.

1  Thank Soffía Eydís B
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you were a repeat guest during your visit, Soffía! Thank you for the review -- we'll always be here with fresh fish and a great cocktail! Take care, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to the island nearly every winter for a few weeks, and almost always end up eating here at least once. It's convenient, and there is the ambiance of sitting on the beach. But honestly, the food is mediocre at best, and service is...More

Thank Anna T
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for being a repeat guest, Anna! I'm so sorry that this time, you and your husband weren't quite impressed with our dishes. Most of our fish is local and freshly prepared, so I'm sorry it was a bit on the dry/uninspired side. I'll...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a party of 12 including vegetarians, teens and a 1 year old baby. The service was excellent. All of us felt catered to and taken care of. The baby was served at plate of orange slices which kept her happiily occupied.The drinks...More

1  Thank cuddly44
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us with such a fun party, Cuddly! I'm glad we were able to serve up dishes to delight vegetarians, teens, and a baby, alike. :) We hope to see you again soon! Best, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great food, great selection. Knowledgeable and helpful staff during a busy Christmas week. So, props! Nice job!

1  Thank Disappointed_from_Oh
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for visiting! I'm glad you enjoyed our staff and they offered excellent service during a busy time. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Take care, Doug S., General Manager

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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