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Sandbar Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Food
1. The Food
"The only thing that topped the view was the food."
668JanetS
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2. The View
2. The View
"breathtaking sunset as our enjoy playing in the beautiful white sand"
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3. The Beach
3. The Beach
"This was our first stop on Anna Maria for appetizers and drinks."
Vobie
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dined at the sandbar for our 30th anniversary. The entire staff were so kind and thoughtful. They sat us at a table overlooking the sunset which was so kind. Karissa was our server and she did a wonderful job. She was efficient and kind....The manager brought us a serving of cheesecake to help us celebrate.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! And thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Karissa is amazing! We're so happy that you enjoyed your dinner and service, it's our goal to provide our...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2020

This is a perfectly placed restaurant just by the beach. It's possible to sit indoors and outdoors. Food was really good and service was perect. I really recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We returned to The Sandbar because we were on Anna Maria and it has a great view for sunsets. While the wait was an hour 45 we were able to relax on the beach with a drink while we waited. Our waitress was outstanding! Not...only did Mo have a great attitude and energy but she also made great recommendations. The blackened grouper was fantastic, the peel and eat shrimp was the best we've had in a long time and the shrimp pasta was creamy goodness. Mo is a great waitress and we'll be back because of her service.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Jeff, Thank you so much for your review!! We're so happy that you had a great dining experience with us, and we'll be sure to let Mo know of your appreciation, she will be excited! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is nothing to critique… excellent service by Korissa and the managers Chelsea, Mike, and McKenna. This server knows her menu inside and out. She also took my card so my future-in-laws couldn’t pay. Get the Blueberry Collins to drink, stone crab and Brussel sprouts...as an appetizer, and the grilled octopus as an entree, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review, we will ensure that Korissa, Chelsea, Mike, and McKenna sees your thanks and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! We work diligently to provide excellent cuisine and service and are happy that our...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Remember when you could walk up and get in pretty quickly during off season, Sadly I don't think there is such a thing as off season any more, Greatest views, sunsets are amazing, and great food. Best time to go has to before 5 pm...during a week day. Weekends and after five expect to have a 2 hour wait time. Also when the air temperatures drop it is easier to get in, but bring a sweat shirt for sure. Every time we are in town we try to get in, but usually have to try somewhere else due to the consistent 2 hour wait times and no reservations are offered at the Sand Bar.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Pete, thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding experience and are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. There is something magical about sharing time with family and friends over an amazing dinner and a beautiful sunset. Because our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jewel was an amazing waitress with tons of knowledge! She was super sweet. We are so grateful that Jewel was here to also give us travel tips.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review!! We're so happy that you had a great dining experience with us, and we'll be sure to let Jewel know of your appreciation, she will be excited! It was our pleasure to serve you and your family and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

CJ was the best waitress!! She was accommodating and nice to us!! Definitely coming back!she was also very helpful and we appreciated that!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alexa, Thank you so much for your review!! We're so happy that you had a great dining experience with us and we'll be sure to let CJ know of your appreciation, she will be excited! We thank you for choosing to spend your special...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Jewel was amazing! She was a lot of fun. Very attentive and helpful. The food was amazing as usual.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and service, we'll be sure to let Jewwl know as I know she'll be pleased! We thank you for being our guest and look forward to serving you again soon! Cynthia...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an amazing dinner with our feet in the sand while enjoying a cloudy but gorgeous view of the beach. This was our 4th time dining here and our favorite yet! We shared the cobia ceviche and I had the shrimp & gnocchi -...soooo yummy! CJ was our server and she gave us outstanding service. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!! We're so happy that you had a great dining experience with us, and we'll be sure to let CJ know of your appreciation, she will be excited! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner, service,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mary Beth was the most fantastic person to serve us great food at Sandbar, Anna Maria. We had a wonderful evening with great food and beautiful beach views. Mary Beth is highly recommended for customer service. we love her and CJ was awesome too. xxMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and service, we'll be sure to let Mary Beth and CJ know as I know they'll be pleased! We thank you for being our guest and look forward to serving you...More

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335bryane
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Response from stzinva | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the entire restaurant is on the first (only) floor, The parking is flat, no stairs, but the beach side of the restaurant is all sand. Probably not good for a wheelchair, but there really isn't any reason to go onto... More
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Silvia S
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Response from stzinva | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they have pretty standard kids menu including: Chicken Tenders Grilled Shrimp Pizza Macaroni & cheese Grilled cheese sandwich If you are lucky, you might even see the porpoises playing in the waves out front.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandbar Restaurant

Yes, Sandbar Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Sandbar Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Sandbar Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5