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BAYOU TAVERN

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pub
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6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just yummy

I think this is our 5th visit. Every time we come to Longboat Key to see relatives, we visit and have a yummy satisfying dinner. Fish special - shared anchovy salad and then espresso and vanilla ice cream - perfect. Comfort food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Debra S
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have a Timeshare on Longboat key, after visiting in March we decided to come back again (May 2015). Food and service are consistantly good. Their Seafood is fresh and tasty. A couple of days later we also ordered takeout pizza- again all fresh ingrediants and tasty. We will be back on our next visit to Longboat key.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A find on Longboat Key. We enjoyed the mussels in wine and a great pizza . The service was friendly and the environment cozy and well done.

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Ripon, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This local taverna is friendly and charming. The pizza and pasta dishes are excellent. It's low key, making it a good place to go on those evenings when you're asking,

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Located in a nondescript strip shopping plaza, this Italian restaurant really delivers good quality food and a wonderful ambiance. A keyboard player performed during dinner and the owner was visible and involved. Food was great - Hubby and I we each selected from the

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I think this is our 5th visit. Every time we come to Longboat Key to see relatives, we visit and have a yummy satisfying dinner. Fish special - shared anchovy salad and then espresso and vanilla ice cream - perfect. Comfort food.

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Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a fabulous early bird dinner outside overlooking the serene waterway. $12.95 for 2 courses and another $25.00 for a bottle of wine. What a deal. Had the cioppino with plenty of fish for a change. Great value

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Longboat Key
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant offers some of the best and most delicious Italian food in the area! It is family run, friendly and welcoming. Like having a meal in Mamma's kitchen! The menu is extensive, fresh meats and vegetables, homemade pastas and sauces and incredible desserts. All of this at reasonable prices too! We are locals and this is one of our... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner with a party of 7, staff greeted us and sat us quickly. Took out order in a timely manner and our food was ready quickly. The food was delicious. I had pizza. My son ate and entire order of ravioli! Would defiantly go back !

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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We probably would have skipped over this jewel of a restaurant were it not recommended by friends for its great Italian food. It has more of a Tuscany on the Bayou feel than its name implies. Food was very good, Pamela provided excellent service. You must try the Lemon sherbert for the presentation and the treat!! Definitely will go back... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Last evening, three of us had veal, three had a red snapper nightly special. The veal was passable, the highly-recommended (by the waiter) snapper uncut-able and inedible. The place was busy and we didn't want to make a scene. But we did mention our displeasure to the waiter; he took no further interest in us, and nothing came of it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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