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The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
+1 239-472-0305
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (144 reviews)
“seafood trio” (42 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found the Sandbar this trip. Off the beaten path but worth the trip. Website says they open at 5 but happy hour starts at 4. A very good appetizer menu and drink specials for the happy hour. Dinner menu straight and to the point. Food...More

Thank rareta1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Wait staff was fantastic. Will visit again next time we're down!

Thank M6507GVjennifert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always superior food and service! We are early birds here because the crowds make it too noisy for later dining.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2nd time visiting The Sandbar was as good as the first starting with a warm welcome from the manager. The meal started with crusty, warm sourdough bread served with a a delicious balsamic vinegar and olive oil dipping mixture. Next, my husband and I...More

Thank bonnytraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there 2 months ago. The salad was wilted. The steak was tough. The pasta with the chicken was too al dente. We were afraid to eat the fish because staff said they use locally caught fish. We asked for the manager, but they...More

1  Thank Beth Anne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to most of the happy hours on Sanibel Island and this is by far the best quality service and atmosphere period!

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were a group of 12 and our servers Kevin and Mary were FABULOUS! food was by far the best on the island. wish we had discovered this place sooner.

1  Thank mel2nt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop for dinner after watching a movie at the cinema. We had superb service by Alexis who moved to Sanibel from Vermont. Since we are seafood lovers, we each opted for the Seafood Trio entree coupled with a wonderful...More

Thank Laframabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For Sanibel Island this is one of the best places to eat . Good food & excellent NZ Sauvignon Blanc Laurie our waitress was friendly & efficient Lovely evening

Thank Dinerlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the island we decided to try out the Sandbar and it did not disappoint. We were greeted by staff as soon as we walked through the door and the excellent service continued throughout our dinner. Food was great and cooked to order. Definitely...More

Thank Kim P
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Questions & Answers
Sandra W
3 October 2018|
Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Happy Hour this year is Monday through Saturday 4 PM to 5:30 each night in the lounge
Cathy D
8 July 2018|
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Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
8 June 2018|
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Response from BrianSilv | Property representative |
Believe it or not, TripAdvisor allows you to contest these BOGUS reviews, but often they don't take them down. Hopefully they will come down, but I'm not sure at this point. We will keep doing what we do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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