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Sandbar Restaurant

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100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Spring Hill, Florida
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305 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friends brought us here and it was a great location right on the beach. We sat outside on the patio and had a late lunch. Very crowded and had to wait 15 minutes. I had the fried seafood platter with 3 shrimp, 3 scallops and a 4 inch piece of fish with fries and a hush puppy and coleslaw. The... More 

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Thank Susan R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming here for 10 years and in the past 6 months we are sad to say the selection and quality of food has been declining. Bouillabaisse was bland and watery, salad dry, kids pasta a mushy mess... need I say more. Having a house down the street we are sad at the slide downhill....

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent meal and service. Hard to find your parking lot at first, but once we got there we loved our dinner!

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Thank hubbasu
Westford, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good raw oysters and try the chicken sauerkraut appetizer. Decent hush puppies. Salads all good size and very tasty. Very good beer selection. Perfect location right on the beach. Valet parking a bother but no big deal.

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Thank JSD_West
Staten Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Adventured out onto Anna Maria to find a restaurant on the beach on our way down to Naples from Tampa. Was not disappointed. Our waitress (Emilie) was very friendly and made great, personalized, food recommendations. We got the Mahi sliders, stone crab and blackened shrimp tacos, everything was delicious. For the food and view the prices were fair. Beers were... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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288 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit! Indoor and outdoor seating~it was a cool evening after the sunset. The heaters were on outside, we were seated indoors. It does get a bit noisy when the place is full indoors. We shared Coconut Shrimp, Coleslaw and the Vegetable Risotto. We love coleslaw, this wasn't great and left most of it. I hope that they... More 

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1 Thank Lucky0420
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us Lucky. Glad you loved everything! I'm sorry to hear that you didn't care for the cole slaw, and I'm surprised, because it's generally well liked, but I'll review our recipe with my kitchen staff. Hope that it's not too long before you join us with friends again. :) Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is literally on the beach - we had a table tucked in a corner and I dug my feet in the sand. Beautiful place to have dinner and watch the sun set. The speciality drinks were a little weak. The charred tomatoes with homemade ricotta were spectacular. My husband liked his fish, though it's a pretty small portion.... More 

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2 Thank Jmarshall95678
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review! Glad you came to dine with us on the beach, however I'm sorry you didn't care for the bouillabaisse Please do return, and I know we can impress you with other farm-to-table and carefully prepared offerings. Take care, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Holmes Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is a magnet for tourist because of its fabulous location and dining right on the beach. Most locals wouldn't be caught dead here, except maybe a drink at happy hour. The food isn't awful - it is just a little below average which doesn't fit with the prices.

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Thank serickson2016
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We love being a mainstay and a favorite in the community, with locals and visitors alike. We take a lot of pride in our farm fresh produce and locally sourced seafood, as well as our craft cocktails and excellent service. I hope you come back soon to have a great time with us!... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a perfect spot for eating good seafood on the beach. Their prices reflect decent seafood, so they're not the cheapest, but they have a great menu selection. Their cocktails are also great. I've only ever sat outside, and the deck is right off of the beach. Definitely worth a visit while you're in Anna Maria!

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1 Thank katecpayne
Ed C, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us, Kate! We're overjoyed that you had a delicious and relaxing experience with us. Hope the ocean breeze brings you back very soon. :) Take care, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is everything you wanted, except of course you will have to wait. If they have the stone crab claws, get them. But don't overlook the very good cooking, excellent bar, efficient service, and best of all outside seating.

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1 Thank Daniel D
Robert B, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you see us for the total package that we are, Daniel -- thanks for your compliments! It's true that sometimes the best things are worth waiting for, though we try hard to keep wait times at a minimum. Hope to see you again soon for another amazing meal! Best, Doug Sullivan, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?