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6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
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Ranked #8 of 24 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Marlinton, West Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

a happy place - mr 'front-of-the-house' and 'mr chef' own/run the tavern - you feel welcomed and right at home the minute you arrive- the Italian food is well above American average - prices o.k. --- go there when you get tired of fried seafood

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Longboat Key, Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our table was next to a keyboard player... good music but much too loud. We asked our waiter if he could turn down the volume a bit , but that never happened . My food was good , but when you can't hear what is being said it puts a damper on the evening . There are two other rooms... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Don't know how we have missed this place. Stopped here for the first time, and had the most wonderful margarita pizza we have had on awhile. The place was busy- looks like we will have to go back and try the rest of the menu soon, bit he pizza we had was awesome!!

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Anna Maria, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We ordered their basic classically thin Italian pizza with spinach and it was so incredible, the spinach was so fresh with just the right distribution to compliment the incredible light sauce, cheese and thin crust, reminded me of a trip to the Italian Riviera but better as the spinach was just so perfect.....I think we are going to get addicted... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

With a party of 9, 4 adults and 5 kids one with special needs, James our waiter took great care of us. The kids loved the food and as adults we loved our food! The deserts where very good especially the chocolate cake! We will be back!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

James was our outstanding waiter. Good, drink and dessert were all wonderful. We had 9 people in our party and not one complaint. They allowed the kids to talk to the chef and the owners came to our table more than once to chat. Will certainly be back!

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Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We chose this italian restaurant from TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. We had a 7:00 reservation on Saturday night. The manager warned us that it was located in an empty looking road side shopping strip, so when the GPS told us we were there, we believed it. Through the door on the side; we were shown to our choice of... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We recently returned and tried it again. Apps were good, calamari with salsa. Dinner was good as well. I had the pasta Contadina and it has regular broccoli but broccoli rabe would have been much better. The sauce (gravy if you are Italian) was very good. Linguini with clams was excellent with the small manila clams. Service (ask for James)... More 

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Hanover, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Bradenton Beach and made the trip to Bayou Tavern twice. We had a fantastic meal both times. The Pizza was very good, the staff tremendous. Take in a meal at this quiet and unassuming place. You won't regret it.

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Longboat Key, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant quite a few times, and every time has been a wonderful experience. Amazing dishes, great salads, and the waitstaff is super, especially James, who even sings if you are lucky!

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Additional Information about BAYOU TAVERN

Address: 6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 24
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

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