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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

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760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
+1 941-383-2391
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room,...
Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room, on the outdoor covered deck or under the ancient Buttonwood Trees overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay. Farm to fork, gulf to table and pasture to plate. It's waterfront dining with a unique atmosphere. Leave a dollar bill on the wall and a little bit of your heart to find on your return visit. Voted #1 place to Dock and Dine with our own private 14 slip dock. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista for real Florida dining.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decent food but Really Outstanding location!

A wonderful tropical feel at the outside deck area - really a great start to our vacation. The setting is lovely. The boiled shrimp appetizer was fresh and delicious, as promised, and fish dishes were good. A great selection of frozen drinks too! Key lime pie outstanding. Our only disappointment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
AmyR50
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent a few days on Longboat. We sat outside on their patio and had a wonderful dinner. Also had a nightcap at their bar inside. We were so pleased, we went back a second night and my husband had the same item off the menu. If you are near Longboat, try Mar Vista. You won't be... More 

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Thank Nancy K
Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I landed in Anna Maria Island in the late afternoon hungry and looking for a great place to relax. Our rental agent recommended Mar Vista and it did not disappoint. The views and atmosphere were rustically beautiful. Although it was a bit chilly that day, their outdoor eating area was so inviting and the fact that they... More 

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Thank Lynn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place with great food and great service. Our server Matt recommended the triple tail as the special and it was amazing. The drinks were priced very reasonably and the dinner came out timely. Will return again soon!!

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1 Thank Marcustamales
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful tropical feel at the outside deck area - really a great start to our vacation. The setting is lovely. The boiled shrimp appetizer was fresh and delicious, as promised, and fish dishes were good. A great selection of frozen drinks too! Key lime pie outstanding. Our only disappointment was that they were out of coconut cake, which we... More 

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2 Thank AmyR50
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mar Vista is located bayside on Longboat Key. The inside looks like a dive, not the least bit inviting. The place to be is outside where you have views of the water. On our first visit I had the blacken grouper which was okay but not great. My husband had the Shrimp and Cortez Bottarga, which from my little taste... More 

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2 Thank Lyn8295
Medford Lakes, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I pulled open the heavy metal door, I'm thinking I made a mistake. This place didn't look so great from the parking lot and we entered into an area selling tee shirts and a dark bar. To get to the hostess station one walked through the bar and back outside and around a corner to outside seating. It was... More 

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3 Thank Kathy_Roberts
Hull, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Babes and I are very particular about the restaurants we eat at because we are both foodies. Well, she's a great chef and I just like to eat delicious food! We found it ALL at Mar Vista. Delicious food, excellent service with our friendly and knowledgeable waiter Steve M. We even met the GM Anthony Cucci as he stopped by... More 

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3 Thank Neil W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all ordered the grouper sandwich and it was delicious ! Our server Ashley was knowledgeable and very friendly. We will definitely come back.

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2 Thank ejl109
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here forever. They are affiliated with the Beach-house & Sandbar family of restaurants. The staff are great & the food is terrific ! Happy is from Monday to Friday 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The drinks & food during that time are just as good as the rest of the day. You just get a bit of deal. Come... More 

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3 Thank Ted P
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Mar Vista several times - this place is on point! Varied menu, solid service and really consistently delicious food. Oh and the ambiance is lovely...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-2391

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room, on the outdoor covered deck or under the ancient Buttonwood Trees overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay. Farm to fork, gulf to table and pasture to plate. It's waterfront dining with a unique atmosphere. Leave a dollar bill on the wall and a little bit of your heart to find on your return visit. Voted #1 place to Dock and Dine with our own private 14 slip dock. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista for real Florida dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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