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“Lunch with a view”
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This was the first place we stopped upon our arrival to Anna Maria Island and it was a great stop!
We went during the lunch rush, so we grabbed a beer and enjoyed the incredible view while we waited for a table. My favorite thing about this restaurant is that your feel like your dining on the beach. We sat outside and I split the grouper sandwich and the fish tacos with my friend, both were very good! I would have liked to make it back here for dinner but we chose to dine at Sign of the Mermaid instead... Which wasn't the best choice. If I had to do it over again, I would eat here for dinner and head to sign of the mermaid for a couple take out slices of key lime meringue pie, which are not to missed!

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

If you see pictures for AMI there is usually a shot of The Sandbar beach shot. It's one of the reasons we first wanted to actually stay on the island. One of the best places to watch the sunset. We love sitting inside at the bar at lunch. It's a great bustling place, always someone to chat with and they serve the whole lunch menu at the bar. We have seen some changes over the last few years, all good. Much improved. The menu seems much the same and we like that. The restaurant is lovely but we prefer to sit at the bar or outside. Staff always helpful and service is great. They will also make any cocktail you ask for, or certainly try to. A definite must to visit. Prices on a par with the rest of the island.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My wife and I had a late lunch at the Sandbar, and sat at a table that was actually on the beach. The food is good, and is reasonably priced considering the location. The place is packed most of the time, so be prepared to arrive early or wait for a table. We enjoyed it, but not as much as other places on the island.

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Thank UncleCarl
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

The most beautiful of strings, right on the white sands of Anna Maria. Very popular and thus very busy - walk ins will wait a long time at peak periods. Mid week lunch seemed to work ok. The food was good but not exceptional, but worth it for the setting.

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Food is delicious. The view and atmosphere is totally beachy and fun. Great beach view. Customer service is great.

Thank Heidi O
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