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The Sandbar, Sanibel, FL

The Sandbar

4.5
4.5
67 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 472-0305

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    American

  • Ft. Myers

    Best Value

  • Ft. Myers

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ft. Myers

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ft. Myers

    Notable Wine List

  • Ft. Myers

    Special Occasion

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  1. CH

    CandaceH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food not so good, bones in salmon, rice is not the same as previous owners. I’ve had salmon there many times and never had bones before. Very disappointed, can we get Brian back?
  2. S

    Shellisland

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Only so so!! Crab cakes were mediocre.
  3. RH

    RichardH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always consistently good food. Go to neighborhood place
  4. I

    Isabella

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.
  5. PB

    PaulaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food has always been outstanding every time we have dined here. Top-notch service from all staff.
  6. JK

    JKMountDora

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Logan was an exceptional server!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice variety of menu options. Interesting specials. Sometimes terrific specials. Other times average. Definitely a good place to go for a nice meal.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious. Friendly staff.
  9. RK

    RKMCP

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks and reasonably priced wine. Scampi a favorite.
  10. GV

    GVM924

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seafood is the way to go here. If you order chicken, it isn't seasoned & was a disappointment.
  11. MA

    MARK

    Fort Lauderdale

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Sandbar. The food was excellent the service was outstanding. Definitely we'll be going back there.
  12. s

    swtnjc

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The food was excellent, but the ambiance could be improved. Especially for the price, it felt like this should be a more premium dining experience. Location is good, a short drive away from beach and sunset views.
  13. w

    writingteacher

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, close to our resort, and easy to get to.
  14. JA

    JoAnnB

    Naples

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate here twice this week and live an hour away. Love the food and decent wine selection.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and amazing
  16. G

    Gina

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Dinner was great but service was not! Our server went home unexpectedly and out table sat for about 25 minutes before we were waited on! Then, the food took forever to come out! And my order was completely wrong! I was very disappointed! However, my boyfriend had a fantastic meal!
  17. JB

    JaredB

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and the service were good, and we enjoyed our meal.
  18. JS

    JenniferS

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was just ok. My husbands Mahi was undercooked.
  19. GM

    GaryM

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Well prepared consistent food quality and fine service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Dani was awesome! It was refreshing to have such a pleasant person waiting on us!
  21. LL

    LisaL

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a wonderful evening. Good food, good drinks, and an excellent waitress made it a restaurant we will come back to Time After Time
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious except for my dad’s steak which was under cooked and tough. My steak was cooked beautifully and cut like butter. Strong drinks. Delicious apps! The service was amazing and they graciously took my dad’s steak off the bill. I think it was just a bad cut. Everything else was absolutely wonderful!
  23. KM

    KaremM

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful service, would definitely come back.
  24. SG

    StephanieG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We were so excited to eat here on our first night of our family trip. The atmosphere was good and our service was prompt. Our server was very kind. The problem was with the food. It wasn't nearly as good as other reviewers had described. For the price we paid, we would not return. There are other restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva that are much better!
  25. s

    sanibill

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tonight's special was tripletail and it was just exceptional.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A simple menu but with great food and wonderful service. Nice find!
  27. D

    Dinnerout

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We love The Sandbar, have always had wonderful food and excellent service. Took friends ther on Thursday night. It was Thursday night so we were surprised to find it so crowded. There was a large table, very noisy, near us. We couldn’t really have a conversation with our friends (they had never been to The Sandbar before). Concerning food, everything was delicious - except, I ordered a Caesar salad, no anchovies. My salad had lots of anchovies, I couldn’t eat it. When I told the waiter, she said, “oh, I am so sorry” - but she charged me $9 for the salad anyway. Also, our entrees came out immediately after our salads- she said “sorry” but shoved all of the entrees on to our tiny table and left.
  28. M

    Mongoose

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sandbar is one of our favorite restaurants. It is always enjoyable experience. Tonight’s grouper special was outstanding . Our server Dani was very attentive and pleasant as always. The restaurant hasn’t missed a beat with the new owner.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had the Triple tail special - very good. Price higher than expected but was a very good meal with very good service even though we were the last customers with the last reservation.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Steaks we’re cooked perfect service was terrific and great ambience
  31. KW

    KatrinaW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service (Logan) and food were phenomenal. My Dark and Stormy was delicious. I sat in a booth and the gentleman on the back side kept pushing me around with his side of the booth. I moved and sat next to my husband. Besides that, great experience.
  32. RM

    RMS27

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great wine, Great food and Great service… doesn’t get much better than that!
  33. L

    Local

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Fish was undercooked and not fresh. Wasn't busy at all on a Friday night, yet the food took a long time to come out of the kitchen. Sent first fish order back and ordered Mahi instead of black grouper. It was better.
  34. MG

    MeganG

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The triple tale special was incredible!! Also enjoyed the coconut shrimp.
  35. DM

    DougM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Top prices for below average food. Much better places in Sanibel to eat.
  36. l

    loriepere

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Dinner was delicious and the bar staff as well as the waitress was attentive and very friendly. Definitely would recommend the chef’s specials. A winner!
  37. SR

    ScottR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food. Jenny did a great job of taking care of us. We recommend to all
  38. LP

    LynnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious, service was great! Lower lighting in the evening would provide a more quiet ambiance.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was good, service was good. Neither were great. Menu is very limited. If you're expecting a fine dining experience this isn't it. The prices are way too high. We paid $150 for dinner for two but it felt more like a meal at Applebee's.
  40. AE

    AEVO1961

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    nothing espectacular, food no tasting, oyster more ice than taste

FAQs

The Sandbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 472-0305.

The Sandbar is rated 4.5 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957-5913

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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