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BAYOU TAVERN

6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
941-312-4975
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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $24
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I pulled in at 8:35 only wanting to order a pizza to go. But they were closed! It clearly says on the door open until 9:00. That means you are open until 9:00. If you are going to close whenever you feel like it, the posted hours should be 5-close. I won't go back.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The north end of Longboat Key has an old strip mall/shopping mall which fell into decay and near complete vacancy. Two businesses toughed it out and remained - Bayou Tavern and Design2000 Salon - until a new owner totally remodeled the mall. Businesses are gradually moving in, but not yet generating foot or vehicle traffic. It is worthwhile to pull... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have driven by this many times and didn't think to stop. The name "tavern" does not convey the great Italian food found here! We definitely will be back.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This place seems so authentic. I loved the salad and my meal but my husband felt his spaghetti came with frozen meatballs. Extremely disappointed!! The bread basket was great but if you ask for more beware they charge. It's no big deal but they should let you know. The staff was very friendly.

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Oslo
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place - situated on the lot where there is supposed to be a shopping "mall" thing. Only 2 of the properties where in operation - in addition to the Bayou Tavern. The BT has a very discree presence, and if you do no know it is there, like us, you might just pass by without seeing it. We where... More

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Belmont, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful girls weekend and it is hard yoo gind a restaurant that can put up with this many girls and for one person to tske care of us so efficiently wss amazing. Would highly recommend and if you get there ask for Tabetha shetook great care of our group. Will definitely come back.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The waiter was wonderfull, nice veiw and everyone in the place was raving about the food.Saw the comments about the owner, we met him and he was GREAT. First time there and we plan to go back.

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Longboat Key, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We arrived at 5:40 expecting to take advantage of the "early bird" menu which was supposed to be available between 4:30 and 5:45. The waiter gave us the menu acknowledging that we were indeed on time for "early bird". Shortly afterward the owner/manager? came and took away the menu stating that we really have to be there by 5:30 and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a 7 PM reservation, and arrived on time. No hostess, and the staff is great at ignoring people coming thru the door. When the owner/only waiter/ greeter finally took our info, he told us to wait, he would be back. 45 minutes later he told us to sit at the bar until he was ready for us. All... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This restaurant caught us by surprise. It is located in a shopping center where most storers are closed. But it is a gem so long as you don't order the pizza, which was dry and boring. The Basa Francese is superb. It is a mild, white fish served in an excellent francese sauce. The lasagna is cheesy, gooey, cooked in... More

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