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The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (114 reviews)
“grouper” (178 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 yesterday

The service is excellent and the food is exceptional. The fresh bread served with oil/balsamic vinegar dip is addictive. The crab bisque is so decadent... but the small size is a great way to start the meal. Their Scottish salmon is our favorite entree and...More

1  Thank Joan L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Has a great happy hour and good dinner selections with the freshest catch you'll find on the island.

1  Thank Joncarl335
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been here a couple of times when visiting friends on the Island. Nice upscale island restaurant. Good quality food at reasonable prices for Sanibel. Try the Black Grouper or the ribeye steak.

1  Thank Nigel O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having owned and run restaurants, I can spot one that is up to the task and this one is. It's unpretentious but sincere. The menu is not over the top, nor are the prices.. They had a full lobster dinner in the bar for $18....More

Thank Tmprinting
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never heard of the Sandbar, and a local suggested it to us. Excellent food and stellar service. Kelsey was our waitress, and she was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Appetizers were delicious, and entrees exactly as described and ordered. Both of these courses were...More

Thank A1965lisam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here on 10/9. The food is very good, I had shrimp with penne alfredo. It was good with a large amount of shrimp. Prices are reasonable for Sanibel. Would eat here again.

Thank Dani T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner here the other night as a recommendation from our bartender down the street. Loved the entire menu but went for a steak, cooked to perfection. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the atmosphere. Would come back for sure on our next visit.

Thank ToddLee32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome ambiance and great music playing at bar. Jameson was an outstanding waiter. We had the Ribeye and Seafood Trio and wedge salad. The food was off the hook fantastic!! We’ve been coming to Sanibel for years and only just discovered this place. We will...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had the king crab legs and loved them. I had the snapper special which was outstanding. We will be back there.

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful server and a great meal. I had crab cakes and one friend had scallops- both meals were excellent. The other friend had the pork chop and couldn't finish it because it was so big! Her dogs were the lucky recipients of leftovers!...More

Thank Pammy2l
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Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Sorry, but no
2 July 2017|
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Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
No direct access unfortunately. The Shalimar is just two doors down and does provide access.
Terrie K
7 April 2017|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
yes, but it is only in the lounge area!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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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