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Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-778-0444
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just went with a party of 8. They don’t take reservations so we were very lucky to walk right in. The server was very nice and all our meals were great. My fish tacos were spectacular! My husband had the jambalaya and loved it...More

Thank snowchick1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful beachfront restaurant. The food is delicious, tastefully presented. Staff was friendly and attentive, great music to enjoy.

Thank avarose222
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful restaurant with great views of the ocean. Fortunately this January is chilly so we were able to walk in to get a table. They say in season you might have to wait a couple of hours.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went twice on our 2 week stay on AMI. First night, it was chilly. We still ate outdoors with the plastic flaps down. Ordered fried green tomatoes and blackened chicken with Caesar Salad. Delicious! Drink was a blackberry lemonade. YUM! Second time, the sun was...More

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food here is on par with the Beach House down the road (same owners) - average. It’s not bad but nothing special. The service today though was terrible. We didn’t mind the 45 min wait for an outdoor table. We did mind the 30...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dinner on 18.01.18 was in beautiful setting, made welcome but food only average and expensive for what was served. I think Sandbar is a special place because of it's unique setting and when we stopped for morning drink earlier in week, it was amazing as...More

Thank ronaldreynards
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go at least 2 or 3 times when we are on the Island. Great Pina Colada's. Great lunch or dinner - nothing fancy - good kid's menu. Awesome sunsets - love the wait staff!!

Thank Debi B
Reviewed 6 days ago

First visited here quite a few years ago and returned this year with family. Still great menu choices, great coconut shrimp and still great service.

Thank Nan K
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming back to see us after a few years, Nan! I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed our extensive menu, domestic coconut shrimp, and amazing staff. Best, Doug S., General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

great location ,poor food !!!!!!! very over priced ,fish had bones in it ,very small portions, .been coming here for years ,will not even come back for lunch..what a shame!!!!!!More

Thank bill r
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing this review, Bill -- I'm very shocked to hear this. Our Pompano and Lionfish are served whole, with bones, though filets are boneless. We prepare everything carefully with the best ingredients. It's my hope that in the spirit of the Sandbar...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location ,literally on the beach ! Indoor and outdoor seating available at this large restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch outside,excellent fish ,very attentive service.To be reccomended.

Thank Michael S
Doug S, Owner at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for sharing a meal with us, Michael! I'm glad you loved our super fresh offerings and amazing views. We look so forward to seeing you again. Be well, Doug S., General Manager

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28 December 2017|
Response from Maxine5037 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, you will have to contact the restaurant to find the answer to this question
25 July 2017|
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Response from Cgreene118 | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca! Thank you for your interest in the Sandbar. We can accommodate up to 200 for a wedding in our pavilion and 80 at our studio! Please feel free to call for pricing information
Lindsay S
22 July 2017|
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Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
We will be happy to consider any guests requests.
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • 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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