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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

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760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-2391
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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 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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 215
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not a drive by...

One of the better meals I've had in a long time! I ordered a salad off of their special menu. It had lots of tomatoes, pine nuts, radishes, truffle oil, and other delicious items...OMG. I'm still thinking about that dish and want it as we speak. The wait staff is helpful and knowledgeable about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
MeganAlex
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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522 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

One of the better meals I've had in a long time! I ordered a salad off of their special menu. It had lots of tomatoes, pine nuts, radishes, truffle oil, and other delicious items...OMG. I'm still thinking about that dish and want it as we speak. The wait staff is helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. I highly recommend adding... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely table for two right next to the water. I loved the bacon wrapped scallops and my husband enjoyed the calamari. Our server, Christine, was great. This is such a beautiful place! I definitely recommend waiting for a table in the mangroves.

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Minooka, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

First time visiting this location and I was hooked. Historic building doesn't look like much from the parking lot, but wow, what a beautiful spot once you get through to the patio! It was chilly the day we were there, but heaters were fired up to keep us nice and toasty. We had appetizers and drinks - the tater tot... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The hostess seated us in a special table near the water. Our server, Katie, was knowledgable and attentive. Although the sangria was weak, the entrees (Bayside Salmon & Mahi Mahi Catch) were outstanding and had innovative and "current" side dishes (quinoa, farro, incredible artichokes, great carrots). Get there early if you want to sit outside. Bring a jacket as it... More 

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Lake Winnebago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a great spot in Longboat Key. We sat outside on the patio. It was a sunny day but the heaters on the patio complimented our dining experience. Not gonna lie the steamer pot crabs legs were the best! Took awhile to eat...lol. We also had the ribeye steak, and coconut shrimp. All of our food choices were great.... More 

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New York City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

On the water at the northeast end of Longboat Key. Very picturesque spot. At the end of the old village of Longboat Key.

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Ottawa, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mar Vista is a fun "Old Florida" dock side restaurant. Good seafood and a beautiful setting. All the produce is fresh and the wait staff very friendly.

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Longboat Key, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Mar Vista is my favorite restaurant on Longboat Key. As a resident here, I am able to frequent there often, and, sometimes by boat.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On the north end of Long Boat Key, overlooking Sarasot Bay-indoor and outdoor seating, large collection of Florida favorites.

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Longboat Key, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Only went once and it is ok. Good basic food. Nice to be on the water but I really want better food. With that said, I think it is a place to try.

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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: (941) 383-2391

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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.
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?