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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a long drive across state, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a table right on the beach. Ohh La La!! Can't beat the setting. Probably the best beach lunch spot on AMI. Especially on a sunny day. The fish tacos featured black grouper that were very good (but you can find better on AMI). In addition to the standard... More 

1 Thank marko18745
Chester, New York
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent meal, good presentation. There is both an outdoor eating area and an indoor restaurant. Usually long wait for a table at sunset but last night we were seated immediately. They do not take reservations. More expensive than most local restaurants but they are right on the beach.

1 Thank megandmo
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just about the perfect place for a restaurant. Right on one of the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island and a spectacular place to watch the sunset. Sadly, the food offering doesn't match the setting. It was just a bit bland. I had bouillabaisse which was unrecognisable as one - but maybe I just picked wrongly. My fellow diners had... More 

Thank Sean G
Amelia Court House, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a delicious dinner at sunset with family and friends. All tables participate in a guess as to when the sun will fully set with the winner given the pleasure of ringing the large ship's bell. We started off with fried squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta, seafood fritters and coconut shrimp. The shrimp was the best choice as it had... More 

Thank RoseAnn F
Cortez, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sandbar Restaurant is now one of our favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding and watching the sunset during dinner is out of this world.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed even moment of my lunch at the Sandbar. Was there at opening time so was able to get a table in the sand and enjoyed a wonderful meal and view of the Gulf! I had Stone Crab and Seafood Fritters and both were amazing. Along with a cold beer and a long walk on the beach afterwards it was... More 

Thank koop717
Wimauma, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch today. Got there at about noon and were seated immediately. The restaurant is located directly on the beach, great views. My wife had a fish tostada special, it was just ok. I had a sausage sandwich, it also was just ok. We have eaten here before and were very pleased with the food at that time. Our... More 

Thank ValB188
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there for lunch as it was a beautiful day and we were looking for a place to sit out on the beach to eat. We ordered seafood fritters which were tasty, clam chowder which was full of clams, however our lunch entrees were lacking. We had fish sandwiches and a shrimp lobster roll, both had dry fall apart... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an ideal beach front restaurant, but it is very crowded during the high season with hour long waits typical. Some of the food items are o.k. especially the clam chowder and grouper sandwich. Others are dreadful; for example the calamari. The Sunday brunch in the off-season is nice. A jazz quartet, decent drinks, ok food

Thank ajb3443
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has the perfect location, right on the beach, a firm favourite. You can have a cocktail whilst waiting for a table - and there IS always a wait which is the downside! However, watch the sunset with drink in hand and the time slips by! The food is always good and the service quick and cheerful. It has retained... More 

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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, 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, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
11:30 - 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?