The Sandbar Restaurant

5 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cocktails, Salad
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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100 Spring Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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My server was knowledgeable about gf and listed my meal as an allergy. It came out with an allergy tag on it, which made me feel safe. Whenever I go here I always get the fresh catch! Items are marked on menu for gf.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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Not safe. Server didn't know what was gf, wouldn't find out. Said we should know what we can eat. Rude.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent beachfront dining. Several GF options. Barbara salad, fresh fish with rice and vegetables, salads, fresh shellfish.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cocktails
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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The only thing marked gluten free on their menu is their Flan in the dessert menu. I had been there before and the server was helpful. This time the server said the only thing that was gluten free was the catch of the day. I asked about non-seafood or fish and he said “maybe the steak?”. I then asked about the soup of the day which sounded promising. A carrot soup but be didn’t know and didn’t offer to ask the chef. A change from my previous experience and a change from others’ reviews. As a local, my advice to visitors is to be persistent in asking your questions if you really want to eat here. Otherwise, they really don’t pay much attention because my soup came out with my soup spoon sitting on two saltines.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

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Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great Grouper with rice and veges. Waitress was knowledgeable about gluten free options and preparation. Be prepared to wait for a table.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was very knowledgeable and provided information regarding what dishes were safe for me to eat. The salmon as done just right and was very delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Not a great place to eat for kids or young adults. The options are limited to seafood, salads and a steak. I ordered the steak and asked if they could substitute the side for a plain salad but said no. Not a dedicated fryer and sides are very limited. Felt fine after but I have had better experiences.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There are salads a fish dish and a steak. Not very impressive.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here while visiting with my parents. Server was great. Items marked GF on menu. Am celiac and didn’t get sick had scallop dish and side of grits. Delicious. Sunset was amazing. Will definitely eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Yum. Yum. Get you some! The view is lovely and eating dinner with your toes in the sand (if you can snag a front table) is perfect. The sunsets here are perfect... And dinner was great. We shared shrimp to start, I had the grilled grouper with corn, cauliflower, spinach and tomato's and a side of gf cheese grits. No ill side affects and we plan on eating here again while on the island.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was amazing. Delicious dinner. Husband and I had drinks, raw oysters, a clam dish appetizer, scallops, etc. Yes there isn’t a gf bread or fries, but they mark their menu and there are plenty of wonderful seafood dishes and sides that are safe. The view is beautiful too, and drinks are great. It was very busy but staff was kind and helpful. A must visit.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They tried and failed ! I give two stars for even marking g/f items on their menu. And an additional star for having Tito’s ! The rest is an epic fail! The menu items are only g/f by nature ! No gf breads or options for even a French Fry ! Impatient server too!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent dinner. I had tomato appetizer, salad and stone crabs. All GF and delicious. Waiter and manager were knowledgeable and felt comfortable with their assurance.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This is our second visit with pretty much the same results- the location is relaxed outdoor beachside and perfect for sunset viewing but drinks are mediocre and food is extremely disappointing for avg near $35-45 per person. We had to return one meal twice. GF steak and seafood options on menu. I agree with those who prefer the Waterfront Restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Perhaps there is a difference between sitting outside vs inside, or perhaps lunch vs dinner. We sat outside for lunch, the few gf items were mostly salads. The waiter noted the gf items were marked on the menu and had nothing else to say on the topic.

The salad I ordered had been made much earlier, consequently, the cucumber slices were dried out, and the greens were starting to wilt.

I did not have any problems afterwards.

Having eaten at this restaurant for numerous years before knowing that I needed to be gf, I was looking forward to eating there especially after reading the other reviews, but it didn't pan out for me the way I had hoped.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I'm gluten and dairy intolerant and very sensitive. I had scallop dish that is made with coconut milk, clarified with waitress my food issues and she checked with chef. Good meal and no reaction. Only 4 stars because waterfront restaurant was a better meal in anna Maria area.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef personally came out & checked with me. He created a special dessert as well. He said he has a family member with Celiac & totally understands. Not only is this a favorite destination, it is great to know they will work to make it happen. The Scallops were fabulous & the sauce was out of this world. Hard to get to because of the traffic but well worth it!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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