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The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (136 reviews)
“grouper” (191 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

After eating here many times, I'm confident in recommending this restaurant for an elegant and consistently delicious meal. It is one of the few restaurants on the Island that takes reservations, and you will be happy to have made them. Free and easy parking. Wonderful...More

Thank connyp561
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I'm actually writing this a long time after the fact, so memory is hazy. We were there 12/28/2015 (i.e. Christmas Week 2015). We sat at the bar, I suspect because it was crowded enough that we couldn't get a walkup table. Full meal available at...More

Thank zipt
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Sandbar three times last month and apart from the a/c struggling to keep us cool the food was delicious. The fresh fish is really good, but so are the steaks too. The menu is realistic for an establishment that prides itself on...More

Thank Martin Sherriff
Reviewed 28 August 2017

After spending the day exploring various galleries and walking the beach we wanted to relax, so we stopped here for happy hour; we had good cocktails- I had a Moscow Mule and my husband had a tropical specialty drink with coconut rum and we shared...More

Thank katewoman612
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to have appetizers for dinner. The crab cakes were good. The crab bisque was rich, very tasty. The star of the dinner was a spicy mussels special. Butter based chili sauce. Lots of heat. Ask for extra bread. You will want to sop...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nice restaurant with casual feel. I felt this is more of locals place which we like. Not too touristy No views here but the food is very good. Friday happy hours are a great deal. We had the Black Grouper special, the Salmon and a...More

Thank jrfamily4
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I had grouper and my friend had scallops. Both was excellent. Service was top notch. We were recommended by previous visitors. We will definitely go back again.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

After reading several reviews on trip adviser we decided to have dinner at Sandbar during our recent stay in Sanible. The food was good, but hardly the world class meal we expected from reading the raves by other guests. Our waitress was very good and...More

Thank ElynLS
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We were referred to this place by a local who said it was her favorite - we were not disappointed! Best ribeye ever!! And the seafood trio was terrific with the huge scallops and the grouper and crab cake - we'll be back!!

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The service and my wedge salad were the best parts of our visit. I liked my pasta Rustica and the Boom Boom Shrimp but they were not the best I have had. This is our second trip and may try somewhere else rather than a...More

Thank John M
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Questions & Answers
Sharon R
6 December 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Happy Hour is 4-5:30 PM in the lounge. On Wednesday's it is 4-9 PM.
15 August 2017|
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Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Sorry, but no
3 July 2017|
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Response from Captivated1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi As you saw above, there is no direct beach access. We were just a little way along west gulf drive and had hoped to walk, but it's dark at night, so we drove.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 47
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0305
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Since opening in 2013, The Sandbar has become known for its incredibly fresh seafood and choice cuts of beef and pork. We take great pride in having the best service staff on the islands. Check out the reviews or come in and find out for yourself!
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