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2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Everything and I mean EVERYTHING was great! Bread, dipping sauce, boom boom shrimp, Caesar salad, entrée sides, key lime pie, and most of all, the Chilean Seabass special. OMG! I have eaten Chilean sea bass at many different restaurants, but never have had it melt in your mouth tender and so well prepared. Combine all of the above with good... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Service was very good, we were seated without a reservation immediately. I had grouper, my wife had shrimp scampi. Better than average but not the best I've ever had. I am from Florida though, so I'm a bit of a seafood snob. Price is what you would expect $120 with wine for two. Great spot if you are in one... More 

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Sandbar has excellent food and a bar that knows how to pour a drink. Our grouper appetizer was excellent. For dinner I had coconut crusted sea bass, which was great, and my daughter had lamb chops, which were well prepared and flavorful. The service was also excellent.

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Scranton,PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Sandbar is well decorated, excellent service, menu with many choices plus several specials. We dined here end of December while enjoying a week on Sanibel. Wonderful restaurant choice for us as dinner was amazing. Good value as well. you will not be disappointed.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We always ask locals where they go to eat and without hesitation we were told by many to go here to have a nice anniversary dinner. Well we went there and were not disappointed. The service was top-notch and I had the filet mignon and I don't know if I ever had one that tasted better than this. It was... More 

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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had made a reservation. There was no wait when we got there. Food: We were four of us and had ordered Black Grouper, Crab Cakes and their two specials Tuna and Bouillabaisse dinners. The crab cakes looked deceptively small, but they were thick and plump, the grouper was cooked just right, Tuna portion was huge and looked and tasted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very nice restaurant - has a very casual feel but also seems high end. The food, the service and the drinks are excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our experience at the Sandbar. The seafood trio was wonderful. For $33 I would have liked a larger portion of seafood and less fries. The cocktails were excellent and decently priced. We were happy with our bar seat but you should plan to make a reservation in advance if you'd like a table. We will definitely be returning!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Christmas eve we had just arrived on the island and were fortunate to get a reservation at The Sandbar. Everyone who works in the restaurant was very friendly and happy. The service was great. We enjoyed our upbeat waitress! The food was very good and there was something on the menu for everyone. Yes, the place is a little noisy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were a party of 10, and that's often hard for a restaurant to manage. The Sandbar staff did a good job, although the waiter hovered a bit over the diner who was last to finish his meal. Excellent first night dinner for this trip!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 47
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?