Awards for The Sandbar, The Beach House and The Mar Vista Restaurants - Waterfront Dining Click to visit the Sandbar Website Click to visit the Beach House website Click to visit the Mar Vista website

Chiles Restaurant Group Awards

The Anna Maria Island CHamber of Commerce - Small Business of the Year Finalist 2007, 2008 2009
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year
The Anna Maria Island CHamber of Commerce - Small Business of the Year Finalist 2007, 2008 2007 & 2008
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Finalist

 


 

Sandbar Restaurant Awards

Bradenton Herald People's Choice Awards
2016
#1 Wedding Venue
Bradenton Herald People's Choice Awards

2016
#2 Wedding Planner
Patti McKee

Bradenton Herald People's Choice Awards
2016& 2015
#1 Favorite Place to Watch the Sunset
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2016 & 2015
#1 Best View
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards

2016 & 2015
#1 Best Overall Restaurant

Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2016 & 2015
#1 Best Grouper Sandwich
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2016 & 2014
#1 Favorite Seafood Restaurant
Wedding Wire Award

2015
WeddingWire Rated Black (for collecting 100+ reviews)

Wedding Wire Award
2015
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2014
#1 Overall Favorite Restaurant
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards

2014
#1 Grouper Sandwich

Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2014
#1 Most Romantic Restaurant
       
Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards

2014

Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue

the knot Hall of Fame

2014
the knot Hall of Fame

Sarasota Herald Tribune Reader's Choice Awards

2014
Manatee’s Best Restaurant with a View &
Finalist in Outdoor Dining, Romantic Restaurant and Brunch

       
Islander Reader's Choice Awards 2013
Best Wedding and
Event Venue
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards

2013

Best View

 

Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2013
Best Restaurant (Overall)
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards 2013

Best Caterer

Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards

2013

Most Romantic Restaurant

Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards

2013

Best Seafood Restaurant

       
the wedding wire - Brides Choice

2013
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue

Herald Tribune Reader's Choice
2012-2013
Finalist for Favorite Outdoor Dining & Best Restaurant with a View& Most Romantic & Best Waterfront Restaurant
the knot - Best of Weddings

2013
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida

       
Bradenton Herald People's Choice

2012
Best Place to Watch a Sunset

Bradenton Herald People's Choice

2012
Best Waterfront Dining

the knot - Best of Weddings
2012
Second Place for Best Seafood Restaurant
       
the knot - Best of Weddings 2012
Second Place for Most Romantic Restaurant
Sun Reader's Choice 2012 Award for Best Seafood Restaurant 2012
Best Seafood Restaurant
Sun Reader's Choice 2012 Award for Best View
2012
Best View
       
the wedding wire - Brides Choice
2012
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
the knot - Best of Weddings
2012
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
the wedding wire - Brides Choice
2011
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
       
the knot - Best of Weddings
2011
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
the knot - Best of Weddings
2011
Best View
the knot - Best of Weddings
2011
Best Place to Watch the Sunset
       
the knot - Best of Weddings
2010
Best Place to Watch the Sunset
the knot - Best of Weddings
2010
Best Place to Watch the Sunset
the knot - Best of Weddings 2010
Finalist for Best Waterfront Dining
       
the wedding wire - Brides Choice
2010
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
the knot - Best of Weddings 2010
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
  the knot - Best of Weddings 2009
Named one of the Top 5 Best Beach Restaurants by nowfly.co.uk
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper 2009
Best Place to Watch the Sunset
& Best View
  the knot - Best of Weddings
2009
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
  the knot - Best of Weddings
2008-2009
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
       
The Bradenton Herald
2007, 2008 & 2009
Bradenton Herald Reader's Preference Award
Favorite Place to Watch the Sunset
  Manatee Chamber of Commerce 2008
Small Business of the Year
  the knot - Best of Weddings
2008
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper
2008
Best Place to Watch the Sunset
  Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper 2007
Best View &
Best Restaurant Overall
  the knot - Best of Weddings 2007
Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper 2006
Best Place to See the Sunset &
Best View &
Best Restaurant Overall
   
 
 
       

 


 

Beach House Restaurant Awards

Anna Maria Island SUN's Reader's Choice
2015
#1 Best Server Melissa Hadley
  Herald Tribune Reader's Choice
2016
#2 Place to Watch the Sunset
Wedding Wire Award
2016 & 2015
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
       
Wedding Wire Award
2016 & 2014
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
  Islander Reader's Choice
2016 & 2014
the knot Hall of Fame
Islander Reader's Choice
2016 & 2014
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
       
Anna Maria Island SUN's Reader's Choice
2015
#1 Best Chef Will Manson
  Herald Tribune Reader's Choice
2015
WeddingWire Rated Gold (for collecting 50+ reviews)
the knot - Best of Weddings
2014
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
       
Islander Reader's Choice 2014
Finalist in Best Waterfront Restaurant
  Islander Reader's Choice 2013
Best Place to Watch the Fireworks
Herald Tribune Reader's Choice 2012-2013
Favorite Waterfront Restaurant, Best Restaurant with a View& Favorite Outdoor Dining
       
the knot - Best of Weddings
2013
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
  the wedding wire - Brides Choice
2013
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
Bradenton Herald Finalist 2012
Second Place for Best Place to Watch a Sunset
       
the wedding wire - Brides Choice
2012
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
  the knot - Best of Weddings
2011
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
the wedding wire - Brides Choice
2011
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
       
the knot - Best of Weddings
2010
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
  the wedding wire - Brides Choice
2010
Brides' Choice Award for Ceremony & Reception Venue
the knot - Best of Weddings
2008-2009
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper 2009
Best Server
  the knot - Best of Weddings 2008
Best of the Best for Ceremony and Reception Site on the West Coast of Florida
The Bradenton Herald 2008
Honorable Mention - Best Waterfront Dining
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper 2008
Best Waterfront Dining
  Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper 2007
Best Place to Watch the Sunset
   

 


 

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub Awards

Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2015
#1 Best Waiter/Waitress
Jayme Mullins
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Reader's Choice Awards
2013
Best Waiter/Waitress
Linda Bailey
  Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armand's Key Chamber of Commerce
2008
Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armand's Key Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Finalist
       
Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper
2007
Most Romantic Restaurant
Sarasota Magazine
Best Key Lime Pie &
Favorite Place for Boaters to Dock and Dine
  Sarasota Magazine
2005
10 Best Seafood Sensations - The Mar Vista Fried Grouper Sandwich
       
USA Today
2003
One of the top 10 places to meet a millionaire