Stone Crab Mac and Cheese

November 1, 2017

stonecrabs&lolachard (2)Stone Crab Mac and Cheese – Sandbar Restaurant


8 oz. cooked pasta shells
8 oz. cheese sauce
4 oz. stone crab meat, no shells
4 oz. seasoned bread crumbs
1 oz. olive oil


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Bring a pot of water to a boil to reheat pasta shells.
In a separate sauce pan heat cheese sauce.
Strain reheated pasta and add to the hot cheese sauce and coat the pasta.
Add stone crab meat.
Place mac-n-cheese in a baking pan.
Top with bread crumbs and olive oil and bake for 5 to 8 minutes until the bread crumbs are nice and golden brown.
Serves 2 and can be prepped ahead of time.


2 cards with hat imageThe Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista Holiday Gift Card Sale starts November 1st. Do some holiday shopping early and get a little something for yourself! For every $100 in gift cards purchased, you will receive a FREE $25 BONUS CARD!

Give them as gifts, stocking stuffers, employee thank you’s, client gifts or keep them to use throughout the year! Get all of your shopping done early and in one place. Order online at or call or visit any of our three waterfront restaurants. Offer valid until January 8, 2018.

Cortez Mullet Bake

September 29, 2017

cortez mullet bake rich20170929CORTEZ MULLET BAKE by Sandbar Executive Chef Rich Demarse

Fresh, local Cortez Mullet baked on a bed of scalloped potatoes with lemon, herbs, butter and breadcrumbs. Baked and served in a Lodge Cast Iron, heat treated, serving dish.
Serves 4

4 fillets of mullet, should be 4-5 ounces per piece
4 peeled Idaho potatoes sliced into thin slices, about 1/4 inch
4 sprigs of thyme, picked and chopped
1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
2 lemons, zested and juiced
1/4 cup of butter, melted
Salt and black pepper

Fill a small pot with water and add a pinch of salt, heat to a light boil. Add the potato slices and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and set aside to cool.
Arrange the potato slices on the bottom of the cast iron serving dish. Place the mullet on top of the potatoes. Mix the breadcrumbs, lemon juice and zest, butter and thyme. Place the breadcrumbs on top of the dish in a thin layer. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

FreeMimosaCouponEnjoy the best Brunch on the Beach every Sunday at the Sandbar with live jazz from Al Hixon! And now Brunch just got better with a free Mimosa! Join us after church and before football for a relaxing meal with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand!

Please present offer or show from your phone to receive your complimentary Mimosa!

Fall Events!

September 29, 2017

Fall is a great time for events in our area!  And why not? We have the cooler fall weather, the return of our northern friends and a bounty of seasonal food from the farm and sea! As a company we are very supportive of community events and the nonprofit organizations they benefit. We hope you will […]

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Set the Bar Cocktail Contest!

September 27, 2017

In honor of National Vodka Day on October 4th, the Sarasota Manatee Originals and local bartenders are teaming up to showcase 10 of the Sarasota Manatee Originals member restaurants that have bar menus specializing in craft cocktails and unique libations! The “Set the Bar Competition” will take place on National Vodka Day October 4th from […]

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