We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sand Bucket

980 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL 32456-4603
+1 850-229-4227
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (23 reviews)
“brisket” (24 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
980 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL 32456-4603
Write a Review
Reviews (227)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here last year and it was good so we decided to go again this year. I got the brisket which was delicious and my husband got the BBQ chicken sandwich he said it was really good too! My only complaint is, I wish...More

2  Thank Tricia F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were excited to try The Sand Bucket because of all the great reviews. We got the Family Pack to-go, which included a whole slab of ribs, a whole roasted chicken, a pound of pulled pork, bread, baked beans, and slaw. The ribs were really...More

Thank stormy j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a home nearby and decided to walk to the Sand Bucket. Overall a decent place for a great quick meal. You seat yourself, choose your dinner via a menu then you proceed to cashier where you pay for your meal. Shortly thereafter, you...More

Thank Gerry D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to start this off, our six year old is picky! She said it was the best bbq sandwich she had ever had! Now she is six and not a bbq aficionado but she knows what she likes and what she doesn't! My wife had...More

1  Thank chriscW3552HO
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Something for everyone! The Bbq Ribs were a huge portion and so delicious. My Grouper sandwich was also huge and really good! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be coming back again.

1  Thank laurienicurn
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We got takeout from here and everybody was satisfied. The pulled pork was tender and juicy, fried grouper was on point. Sides were better than most. The baked beans were delicious and the deviled egg pasta salad was a change of pace. The only misses...More

1  Thank Robert R
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

After driving 6 hour we order for our first night over $120 in BBQ. It was over 20 minutes from our rental When we got the food home discovered all of the vegetables were left out. Which was half the order. We call and the...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 April 2017

hubby had the brisket Philly. The cheese wasn't melted on the sandwich It was suppose to also have mushrooms..... Gave it 3 stars only because the shrimp was good.

Thank Lagar_7
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This restaurant is newly remolded. You find your table, look at the menu, go up order and pay for your food, when it is ready it is brought to your table. Good food!! A good variety to choose from.

Thank Dora P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Can't complain about this place at all. Nice little place. Staff is really friendly. Expecially the man at the front when ya walk in. Fried shrimp bucket was perfect. Wife really enjoyed her bbq nachos as well. I would recommend.

1  Thank jcnungester
Nearby Restaurants
9 reviews
3.43 miles away
Weber's Little Donut Shop
162 reviews
3.45 miles away
Indian Pass Raw Bar
921 reviews
3.66 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Broke A Toe Horseback Riding on the Beach
72 reviews
.85 miles away
Cape San Blas
522 reviews
.37 miles away
Scallop RePUBlic
13 reviews
.59 miles away
Two-Bit Stable
154 reviews
.89 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options?
14 February 2017|
Response from Annette H | Property representative |
All of our meats are gluten free, also baked beans, greens, Brunswick stew, fries, grilled shrimp and green salads.
We have a certified therapy dog (golden retriever), very well mannered and obedient. She actually goes to libraries, nursing homes and hospital. Does your restaurant all dogs or do you have other restaurant recommendations that does?
16 October 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Annette H | Property representative |
We allow certified dogs in the restaurant.
Kathe N
Are dogs allowed?
16 August 2015|
Response from Annette H | Property representative |
I am sorry at this time we don't have the facilities available for pets.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 Cape San Blas Rd, Cape San Blas, FL 32456-4603
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Cape San Blas
  • Phone Number: +1 850-229-4227
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing