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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Contemporary, Healthy, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch here today and it was really reasonable, great selection of food and drink. The children’s meals were good and quite big. Service is fast and its really clean. Well worth a visit and make sure you try the cocktails.

1  Thank liz w
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed it when we eventually got a table...please please can you not reveiw your table booking system like popular restaurants everywhere else in the world, take bookings.. We waited 90 minutes, and we sat and watched tables, who had clearly finished wait,for 20 or 30...More

1  Thank JacksonsManchester
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful amazing place the view was great our waiter was the best ever. Our food just kept coming and we left very full with to go plates. And let’s just say the drinks should all be tried. I love this place

1  Thank S6792XGmichaelc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've always been fond of the Sandbar, because we had a sunset beach wedding and had our wedding dinner here 9 years ago. We are never disappointed. This year, we sat outside to eat and took part in the "sunset contest" trying to guess what...More

1  Thank DMDavis723
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are always so happy when our wedding couples come back to see us knowing that you allowed us to be such an integral part of your wonderful memories. I am glad that you continue to enjoy your visits and of course, Mary Beth is...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited the Sandbar on a number of occasions on previous visits to The Island due to its excellent location and the novelty of eating on the beach and watching the stunning sunsets. On this visit we had the novelty of rain to deal...More

2  Thank richardnaulls1
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Richard, I am sorry that your choice this visit wasn't a flavor that you enjoyed. Next visit, if you don't go back to the Grouper, let our team give you some suggestions of some menu items that you might enjoy based on your preferences. I...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So, we called the Sandbar to see if they would take a reservation for 17 and we were told they would not but they would do their best to accommodate us if we came early as it gets busier closer to sunset. So we piled...More

2  Thank scrpyqltr
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Congratulations on the 93rd birthday. That is a wonderful milestone and thank you for allowing us to be a part of it. Confession time, we put Mary Beth on your table on purpose because she is a rock star and we knew it would give...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My 3rd trip to the lovely restaurant proved just as good as the past two. A large assortment of fish dishes plus the sunset can't be done better anywhere else. The location is prime for a look at the sea during dinner. Indoor and outdoor...More

1  Thank Vickie C
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Vickie, I am so glad to hear that we have become a family tradition. That means so much to us as many of our staff members came to work for us because they have such great memories of coming to the Sandbar as children themselves....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

What a setting, when the sun is shining, I can't think a better place to be, food is great, setting is great, when I'm back in cold and damp England, I think of going back there, and I'm instantly cheered up, be back soon,

1  Thank Stephen O
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Stephen, I am glad that we can be one of those memories that help to brighten up a dreary day. Thank you for the nice words and I look forward to your next visit. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

Over the many years we have vacationed at AMI, stopping at the Sandbar for dinner had become a tradition. The view from the restaurant is awesome. But over the past few years, we've noticed that the portions are smaller and the prices are high. After...More

Thank RivrVuMan
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Let me start by saying, thank you for making the Sandbar a tradition for your trips to the area. I am sorry that your recent experience was not up to your standards. I do hope that you will visit us again on your next trip...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Its right on the beach. You will probably have to wait for a table but its worth it. The food is ok, the sunset makes it

1  Thank lucydogKent
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am glad that you enjoyed your experience and I do hope that you come back to see us so that we can change that "food is okay" to a solid "the food is amazing". Doug Sullivan, General Manager

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Rick T
20 April 2018|
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Response from Guest S | 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
8 April 2018|
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Response from Darlene D | Reviewed this property |
Business Hours: Mon.- Sat. 11 AM - 10 PM | Sun. 10 AM -10 PM Sun. Jazz Brunch 10 AM - 1 PM Seating is First Come First Served | We Do Not Take Reservations 100 Spring Avenue • Anna Maria, FL 34216 • (941) 778-0444
Carla P
16 March 2018|
Response from DSullivanSandbarGM | Property representative |
We are always looking for great people to work at The Sandbar. Please come to the restaurant and fill out an application.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 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
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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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