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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
941-383-0881
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Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $27
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: Mar Vista is located on North Longboat Key on picturesque Sarasota Bay. Enjoy a delicious meal inside the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck overlooking Sarasota Bay. We accommodate all types of watercraft from kayaks to yachts. Been fishing? Bring in your filleted fish and we will cook it up for you. Leave a dollar bill on the wall and a little bit of your heart to find on your return visit.
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This place never disappoints! Dining outdoors reminds me of Key West... Whether on the covered deck or on the crushed shell under the trees, the atmosphere is perfect! The Chef always has AMAZING specials and the menu selections are equally AMAZING! The bar specialties are great too... The Marga-rona is delicious! That's a margarita with a miniature corona (Coronita) standing... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

September is "quiet season" - hurricane season, Summer is over, kids are in school. This is time of year of "no wait" at most restaurants, time to visit the more popular places - such as the always popular Mar Vista. Mar Vista is old, quaint, fishing-village pub and restaurant. Indoor seating, bar, has outdoor seating on a large deck, plus... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A little bit off the main road but certainly worth finding if you want a great meal out with great views. We had an evening meal of prawns in shell, followed by steak and blackened fish. Steak cooked as requested - fish portion looked small but was adequate for my wife. Two local beers available, both worth a try, only... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Mar VIsta is nestled in the amazing spot. The outdoor seating is spacious and cool. We went in the evening with our 1 yr old but if we were alone my husband and I would have loved to sit under the big tree with beautiful lights and ambiance. Its relaxed. The service was great our server Peggy was sweet and... More

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goldsboro nc
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been coming here for years but had not been for over 7 years. We were there the end of August so very low season. There was only one other couple there but what a great time we had. My daughter provided the music with her ipad and there is outdoor lighting twinkling all around so the atmosphere is... More

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Mnachester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food and service here is very good but the real thing about it is the fantastic waterside location with tables s et on the shore line under trees with lovely lights in the evening. The seafood here is very special and as a family we reserve this for our last night of the hols because of its special atmosphere.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ambiance and great food. Try the scallops Mar Viata. Bring your appetite. Excellent waterfront views No reservations so plan to wait or get there early. Parking can be problematic in season so you may have to park on the street and walk. Adjacent to another restaurant. Don't park in their lot -which is tempting since they don't seem to do... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Always a wonderful dining place. Great view, terrific service and of course great food. Highly recommend. Sometimes there is a wait but worth it. Also welcomes boaters.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place is pretty nice, we ate here for lunch in April 2013 and 2014 on two separate visits. Try to get a seat in the outdoor section--it's waterfront, very breezy and nice! The prices here are quite comparable to a restaurant catering to tourists--mid ranged. The mixed drinks are great, especially the fruity tropical ones. The food items are... More

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Longboat Key, Florida, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to MarVista many times and it never disappoints - the view is always outstanding - and the food, equally as good. Whatever you are in the mood for, you will find something to please the pallet.

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