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All 24 Longboat Key Restaurants

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-2391
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Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay. 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. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista.
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English first
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Great views of Tidy Island and Jewfish Key from the new dock. Great casual atmosphere and Florida cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Our experience on THE LAST DAY of our stay made us regret that we had not found this wonderful setting and imaginative menu before. Service was thoughtful and focused on locally sourced ingredients; authentic and creative. Great experience in a (sorry to be so effusive) magical setting.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The food is quite good, but not as good as the atmosphere. Eating inside can be challenging with the crowds and the noise. Eating outside is like being in a postcard. Tables on crushed shells under trees that are strung with lights. Really cool. Be prepared for a wait (they don't take reservations). This is a VERY popular place.

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Springfield, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed two meals here last week. The outdoor seating area was cozy and warm on the chillier evenings. The garden area is a great little spot to hang out by the water. I highly recommend this restaurant for their food, drinks, service, friendliness, and atmosphere.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Sat outside under the trees and strung lights right along the water. Had the pokie bowl which was tuna and amazing. Scallop starter was great. Everyone loved their food. Kids loved walking the pier and seeing all the fish in the water. Perfect setting. Worth the wait for the table. Just have a rum runner and your all set.

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Longboat Key, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Mar Vista is tucked away under some old oak trees on the very far northern tip of Longboat Key. Almost all of the seating is outdoors, much of it under the trees, so keep an eye on the weather report when planning to come here. During season, October through April, expect a bit of a wait for a table,... More 

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Sterling Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stopped here while boating today. They have plenty of available docking. We had to wait a short time for a table. The waitress talked us into the special homemade tater tots. They were amazing. I had the fish tacos and they were the best I have ever had. We will definitely be stopping here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant!!! Secluded, beautiful, fantastic food!! We were staying in Siesta Key and saw an ad for restaurant on the beach - it's a drive - bUT totally worth it! Really fantastic seafood and VERY reasonable prices!!

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Continuing our Sarasota trip we had a delicious low key lunch at Marvista. Located on a quiet dockside part of Longboat key, this relaxed place has tables outdoors well- shaded by lovely trees within steps of the water. We shared fish tacos -- on soft tortilla shells- and their blackened flounder . Both were well prepared and tasty. Paired with... More 

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Minas, Uruguay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Really amazing seafood,,the place is cool,,tables in the sand and the roof of trees, but the food makes the diference, ,don't get alarm by the entrance the place is behind the old bar. I don't know why I fall in love with the place, I will comeback someday,,,

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Additional Information about Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Address: 760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone Number: (941) 383-2391
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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