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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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Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
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 today

I visited the Sandbar on a visit to the wonderful Ana Maria Island in 2016 and found the food to be good if a little on the expensive side. However what was wonderful was the views! The family got together to organise a surprise wedding...More

Thank zoecb1975
Reviewed today

The food here was average and overpriced. Service was slow and the restaurant has gone commercial with items to sell etc. Nice spot and ambience on the beach but the restaurant was very noisy. Parking was a challenge but they did offer free valet. We...More

Thank 2010worldtraveller33
Reviewed yesterday

I took my wife to the Sandbar for her birthday lunch Feb 2017. This is such a great place. Always get the valet parking ( 5.00 tip ). There is very little parking and I'm still mystified where they take your car but they find...More

1  Thank Doug V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing service good food and phenomenal drinks!!!! Such nice people with a great atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

1  Thank Rebecca L H
Reviewed yesterday

Plan ahead for dinner if you want to eat outdoors. Make reservations. We arrived at 5:30 pm and there was a 2 hr wait for the outside area. Inside is fine and a lot less crowded and less noise. Easy access to beach, of course....More

Thank BluedogTraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came for a meal on a Wednesday evening during Spring Break, arriving at around 5.30 we waited about 20 minutes for a table via buzzer. There is plenty in the attached gift shop to look at while you wait. We ordered various dishes including...More

1  Thank T16GEM
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

I am very glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and that we were able to make some family memories with our restaurant. I look forward to your next visit to our beautiful island. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 2 days ago

My sweet son took our family to the Sandbar on a recent Sunday to celebrate my birthday. I have not been there for years and I guarantee you, I will not let so much time pass again before I go back!!! It is such a...More

1  Thank Kay P
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Kay, First of all, Happy Birthday. Secondly, it sounds like you raised a wonderful boy who knows a great place to take mom on her special day. I am sorry that Mother Nature didn't give you the perfect setting, but I am glad that the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our best dining experience on The Gulf side of AMI yet! The menu is full of excellent and numerous choices-Robert was fantastic getting us taken care of while waiting for a table, and Deborah was the most knowledgeable and fun waitress-thank you both!...More

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

I am glad to hear that you had a memorable meal with us. Eating in the sand while watching one of our signature AMI sunsets is definitely a bucket-list experience and I am glad that you had that opportunity. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jonny was annoying at best, rushed us through the meal and didn’t care about our comments on the meal. Zero customer service!More

Thank Yell0wBird
Guest S, General Manager at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am sorry that your experience with Jonny was not up to our standards. I will make sure to address your concerns with him directly. I do hope that you come back so that you can see that this was an anomaly and not the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is wonderful: great food, superb staff, and the best place to sit on the beach and see the sunset all rolled into one! Caution: get here well before sunset to secure your seat - this place fills up fast!

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

Great tip. This time of year, the seats in the sand do get filled very quickly. I am glad that you were able to secure a table in time to watch one of our Anna Maria Island sunsets. Doug Sullivan, General Manager

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Rick T
20 April 2018|
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Response from pjlm2015 | Reviewed this property |
They have wonderful restaurants that all take credit cards. Check Trip Advisor tips for good ideas. Sandbar is our favorite, because of the view and we can walk there mostly one the beach.
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • 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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