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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. 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. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super location on the waterfront & great food

We highly recommend this place for dinner. The food is delicious and the service very good . Its worth venturing off Gulf of Mexico Drive to find it . Must book to secure a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We highly recommend this place for dinner. The food is delicious and the service very good . Its worth venturing off Gulf of Mexico Drive to find it . Must book to secure a table.

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Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Please come visit us again and ask for me if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one. Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really friendly hostess, bartender and manager! Great food and such a beautiful outside area. The front of the Restraunt doesn't look like much but out back is a great place for enjoying the bay and taking pictures!

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Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Kaitlyn K Thank you for your recent visit and great review. Our street side is a little "rustic" but it does add to our ambiance. If there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one, please do not hesitate to ask for me on your next visit. Thank You, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista... More 

Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Some family members who ate here years ago remembered Mar Vista and what a little hidden gem. Outside dinning under the trees and by the water. The service was excellent and the food good. The burgers and hot dogs on the kids menus were very large. The scallops crusted with crab, recommended by our server was wonderful, but possibly a... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really great seafood and the tucked away back patio is just lovely!! Had the caribbean grouper and it was outstanding! My husband had the curried bass and was equally delighted. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Don't let this one pass you by!!

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Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visit Mar Vista anytime I'm in town. If you're looking for a fancy, gourmet dining experience, this is not the place for you. If you're looking for a restaurant with lovely views of the bay and an old Florida, casual feel, than you'll find that at Mar Vista. Accessible by boat or by car (I've done both). Eat outside.... More 

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Nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The charm of this place was the location. It gave you the "Old Florida Charm" feel. We had hoped to see some Manatees while eating, but it rained so we ate inside (later we walked on the dock and did see some urchins). The food was not anything that you couldn't get somewhere else, but if we had been able... More 

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Sarasota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came here for my hubbie's birthday as he had received a free birthday dinner email. What a treat! We started at the rustic bar for Happy Hour prices and proceeded to a waterfront table. Our waiter was exceptionally professional with his timing, entree suggestions and general demeanor. Hubbie's steak was thick, seasoned and grilled perfectly. My selection of a... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have eaten here on numerous occasions. The prices have increased and the amount of food has decreased. I ordered a pasta dish and it barely had any pasta. I never finish my pasta dish but there was hardly anything to eat so of course there were no leftovers. My husband ordered the clam chowder and it only had a... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Was taken here by friends and sad to say was disappointed. Bloody Mary's were yuck . My friend had the clams but said she had had better and at a cheaper price . I had a medico pasta and scallop dish . A sandwich was $17 ..... The food could be so much better . I wouldn't bother to go... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Was disappointed in a familiar and frequented favorite. Food prices have escalated and quality was just okay. Loved to go here for casual dining but was turned off by all the flies. New docks make it a great find for boaters.

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Additional Information about Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Address: 760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone Number: +1 941-383-2391
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, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children

Description

Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck 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. 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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