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“Absolutely Delicious!”
Review of Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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. Note: As a beach-front restaurant, we follow the same policies as the beach and cannot accommodate pets. However, we do allow Service Animals.
Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

The food was absolutely spectacular!!! The stone crabs and the the fish tacos were to kill for!! Been here so many times and will keep coming back!

Date of visit: March 2021
1  Thank ryandO229WG
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2021

Hello Ryan,

Thank you for your review, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner! We strive to provide the best cuisine and experience possible, so we love hearing when our efforts have resonated with our guests!

We thank you for your loyalty and look forward to serving you again soon!

Sincerely,

Cynthia Creswell
Sandbar Marketing

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Reviewed 5 March 2021

Although we appreciate all the caution being taken to keep everyone safe during this time our experience was not a pleasant one. Upon giving our name to the host my husband was not wearing a mask. He has wires all around him with medical device and we explained he was not able to wear a mask for medical reasons. The two young men standing there did not know how to respond. They said they would walk us around "outside" to eat and my husband was not even allowed inside the building to use the bathroom without a mask! What has happened to being kind? We left and thankfully there are places that are still kind and understanding and guess what? They can still be safe! We have always enjoyed visiting the Sandbar but we will now take our business elsewhere.

Date of visit: February 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and we are very disappointed that you will not consider coming back to the Sandbar!

Our associates have gone to extraordinary lengths to keep our guests and their coworkers safe during this pandemic and we know it’s not easy on anyone. To keep our guests and employees safe, we have limited our operations to outdoor seating only and taken a multitude of other measures to ensure everyone stays safe and has fun. Anytime a guest arrives and cannot wear, or chooses not to wear a mask, we are glad to provide them one or escort them around to our outdoor seating. Hopefully, when this pandemic ends you will give us another chance, knowing that we are only doing our very best to keep everyone safe.

We thank you for dining with us and hope that you'll give us another opportunity in the future.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Creswell
Sandbar Marketing

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Reviewed 3 March 2021 via mobile

I had supper at Sandbar with me friends on a Monday evening and it was super busy and a little bit of a wait, but I’d say it was worth it! You sit outside under a lit canopy/tent, toes in the sand and can see and hear the water crashing up on shore while you eat. Doesn’t get much better than that! The food was pretty good though a little spendy, but high quality and seemed worth the price. I had the fish tacos with Mahi and really liked them, we all had an assortment of dishes and everyone enjoyed their food. Except the $14 margarita wasn’t that great.

Date of visit: March 2021
1  Thank annieb218
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2021

Hello Annie,

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it when our customers share their feedback as it gives us an idea of what is working, and what we may need to make improvements on. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding experience and are so happy that you enjoyed your dinner and of course the beautiful view!

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Cynthia Creswell
Sandbar Marketing

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Reviewed 1 March 2021

Wow! Fish Tacos, Crispy Brussel Sprouts/Simbal aioli and perfect Margaritas! Michelle and Timmy wowed us and we returned the next day for the same food, drinks and personnel. Highly recommend to any and all! If they're busy, grab a drink and sit on the beach in front of the restaurant. The wait won't be long and it will be well worth it!

Date of visit: February 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us--and we agree, Michelle and Timmy are amazing and we're happy to have them on our team!

We're so happy that you enjoyed your dinner, service, and beautiful view! Thank you for being our guest, we hope to see you again in the future!

Sincerely,

Cynthia Creswell
Sandbar Marketing

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Reviewed 28 February 2021

Lisa was exceptionally gracious & attentive. She made our experience fun & we returned the next day for another great dinner.

Date of visit: February 2021
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The Chiles Group, Marketing at Sandbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! We will ensure that Lisa sees your thanks and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! We work diligently to provide excellent cuisine and service and are happy that our efforts resonated with you.

We look forward to serving you again in the future!

Sincerely,

Cynthia Creswell
Sandbar Marketing

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