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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 101
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little Italian Restaurant

Stopped in for dinner about 530 pm one evening without reservations and were seated immediately. Great experience here. Wait staff attentive and quick. Food was very, very good. I had veal piccata which was most tasty. Chicken Parmesan was the choice of two others with me and they loved it. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
MW7043
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Rockford, Michigan
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Mequon, Wisconsin, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of four enjoyed our time at Bayou Tavern. We were seated promptly, even though our reservation was claimed by another party. Our waitress was friendly and semi-attentive. It is such a turn off to have the plates delivered to the table and the server shouting out what's on the plate..."eggplant, eggplant". We asked for Parmesan, which was quickly... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for dinner about 530 pm one evening without reservations and were seated immediately. Great experience here. Wait staff attentive and quick. Food was very, very good. I had veal piccata which was most tasty. Chicken Parmesan was the choice of two others with me and they loved it. A seafood dish called cioppino in a broth Over linguine... More 

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Thank MW7043
Longboat Key
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been regulars since he bought the place...paid his dues but...and a big but...it's out of control when busy...

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1 Thank Longboater
Davenport, Iowa
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Casual - great Italian food! Fun owner and others! Best pizza on LBK. Very nice wine list. Friendly. All at a very reasonable price. Hope they can continue on the 'iffy' north end of the Key.

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Thank Wrightway4010
Gilford, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was more than tavern fare. I liked the choice of wines. Piano player added a lot in a quiet way. Veal chop, egg plant parmigiana and fish dishes as good as anyplace. Owner right there making sure family food values and service maintained. Reasonable

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Thank John L
Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner last evening at the Bayou Tavern with 4 friends last evening. We were able to take advantage of their Early Bird Menu and Happy Hour wine offerings. The meal was very good and all was well until we got our checks. We all had the same priced dinners and wine, so our checks should have been the same.... More 

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Thank Kathy B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We were not planning to have dinner at the bayou tavern but were stuck in traffic going off the island so we decided to stop and have dinner. When we entered there was no hostess and we waited for someone to notice us( this should have been our cue to leave) finally the owner himself sat us and as he... More 

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Thank Nike Q
Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stopped in just to have a cocktail after shopping on a rainy afternoon and ended up staying for dinner. Jordan the bartender was excellent! Our food was superb and the musical entertainment was a very nice surprise. Nice quiet, unpretentious and reasonably priced.

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Thank Brenda J
New York City, New York
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We booked a table for 12 well in advance for a Saturday evening with 5 mature adults, 5 young adults, and 2 teenagers. The restaurant set us up with a round table seating 12 in an area behind the main dining room and bar. Bravo! Someone poured water and offered to take a drinks order. I ordered a bottle of... More 

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1 Thank PeterAL10
Hobart, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I have been to the Bayou Tavern before and the service has never been outstanding, but this was unbelievable! We arrived in time for our reservation, only to find that it had been given away. They quickly put together another table for us and everything seemed to be good. After awhile we told the waiter we wanted to order, and... 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?