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“Great Casual Beach Bar with Good Food”
Review of Sandbar Bill's

Sandbar Bill's
Ranked #48 of 145 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Great Casual Beach Bar with Good Food”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

There is nothing fancy about Sandbar Bill’s. Just good drinks and good food right on the beach – literally, you are about two steps from the sand here.

My family and I loved this place and ate here multiple times while staying at the Bon-Aire. Food service is all from the bar. You tell the bartender your order, they yell your name when it is ready. You pick it up and find a table on the patio. I read other reviews complaining about this, so if you are looking for table service… go somewhere else.

Over multiple visits, my family had the cheeseburger, the chop salad, the club sandwich, the hot dog and other assorted grill foods – I think somebody had a chicken sandwich at some point as well at some point. All the food was good and HUGE. I’m a big eater and left stuffed each time. The chop salad is particularly large, served on a platter and piled high. It was enough salad for several of us. The burgers are the star attraction however – big and juicy with thick, gooey slices of cheese. Frozen drinks were slightly pricey, but they are large and strong, served in big styrofoam cups.

On Sunday afternoons from 2-4 there is a steel drum band which was a nice touch as well. The clientele is a mix of locals, hotel guests and visitors from other resorts. It’s a popular little spot, especially at sunset and someplace we will visit again if/when we make it back to St. Pete Beach.

  • Visited May 2014
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new york
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good, Fresh Food!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We ate here several times during our stay at The Bon Aire. The food was always fresh and very good. Much better quality then what I expected from a beach bar. But they very best part of this place is the magnificent sunsets. Very family friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delish”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Cheeseburgers are amazing.....frozen drinks priced to high. We noticed there are no deep fried items on the menu. French fries and onion rings would compliment a lot of the meals.

Visited May 2014
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fun and relaxing”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

right on the beach, catch the game on the tv in the bar have dinner and drinks in a relaxing and beautiful spot on the beach

Visited May 2014
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Humble
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great beach bar!!!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

What a great little bar! The food is really good, the drinks are quite strong and the bartenders are a lot of fun. And it is all right on the beautiful beach!!~!

Visited April 2014
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