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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stone crab” (47 reviews)
“stuffed grouper” (65 reviews)
“hush puppies” (65 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed drinks and lunch at this fun, beautiful location. Our server was exceptional and recommended great dishes. The gift shop in the main entry way had a lot to offer. This is not to be missed when you're in Anna Maria Island.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Darlene P
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely outdoor seating to enjoy the beach and sun. Food was very good but they offer limited menu options.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank flowermum88
Reviewed yesterday

This place always has a crowd. Sitting outside to watch the sunset is always a treat. For dinner my husband ordered a yellow fin tuna cheek that was cooked with a tempura batter. He was disappointed as the batter was not light, but very dense...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank natnpr
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had excellent meals here about a year ago and were super excited about coming back. Our lunch experience was not so great. My wife ordered crab cake entree - the crab cake had crunchy tiny pieces of shells in it and it was served...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jakeman35
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the beautiful view, the wonderful atmosphere and the food. Our waitress, Marybeth, was fabulous, she loves her job and it shows! A definite thumbs up!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us had dinner outside on the deck. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I had the blackened grouper that was done perfectly. Everything was fresh and so delicious. We also had the homemade key lime pie which was amazing!! Cant wait to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank JenniferK917
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Jennifer, Thank you for coming in to the Sandbar. I am glad that you were able to take in a beachside dinner with us and thoroughly enjoyed your meal. I look forward to your next trip in. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location right on the beach. Kids can play on the beach while waiting for the food. Food was just average. Service was good.More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GregerA
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for coming in to see us at the Sandbar. I am glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and the service, but on your next visit get your server involved in helping you find the perfect dish for your taste as we want to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Sandbar (apologies for not leaving a review after our first visit). This restaurant is great! The location is second to none. Right on the beach. Views are spectacular. This visit the weather wasn’t so good but they had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 320,576
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in to the Sandbar. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit again despite the chill in the air. I hope to see you again soon. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant and beach spot on the island - it feels like a Corona commercial in that corner of the island The restaurant never disappoints

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank karicalello
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kari, Thank you for making the Sandbar your go to spot for a relaxing dinner on the beach. I am glad that we are a great option for you. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was rather disappointed with the food here lunchtime on a Sunday in Nov. The crab cake was ok-ish but was cold and looked like it had been allowed to stand too long before service. Lacked freshness. Same for the shrimp with hush puppies etc. All...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank chemistatlarge
GuestS23, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in to dine with us at the Sandbar. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your meal with us. I do hope that you brought your issues to the attention of your server so that we could correct the issue...More

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Libby Z
1 October 2018|
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Response from Luciana A | Reviewed this property |
Yeap!!! (Sorry for the late answer!!)
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Karl M
11 July 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
I’m not the restaurant owner/manager. Try checking their menu online to see if they offer any GF options. I do not recall (nor did I look). Recommend you call them to find out exactly what they could offer you. The food we... More
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Rick T
20 April 2018|
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Response from GuestS23 | Property representative |
Most places accept credit cards on the island. As for the Sandbar Restaurant on AMI, Mar Vista Dockside on Longboat Key and the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, all of our restaurants accept all common forms of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spring Avenue, 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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