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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner under the Trees!

We had dinner here for my birthday this past week. There were 10 of us including 4 children. We sat outdoors, under the trees and had fans circulating the air, which made it very pleasant. Our server was a lovely and knowledgeable young woman who was very efficient and took good care of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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PA
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here for my birthday this past week. There were 10 of us including 4 children. We sat outdoors, under the trees and had fans circulating the air, which made it very pleasant. Our server was a lovely and knowledgeable young woman who was very efficient and took good care of our children. Meals and drinks were great!... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have visited the Mar Vista several times when in the area for vacations and have always had a good meal. Love their steamer pots - and the ambiance! Unfortunately on this last visit my husband was not up for sharing a steamer pot so I gave the crab crusted scallops a try. They were good but the breading was a... More 

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chicago
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very glad we decided to make the 40 minute ride to come here. Had a table right by water and saw many Dolphins. Food was great! Crab stuffed flounder and blackened grouper. Our waiter Aaron was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!

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

gmake, Thank you for your recent visit and taking your time to send us such a nice review. Aaron is a great server and I will make sure he is recognized for the outstanding job he did. Please ask for me on your next visit if I can make your dining experience a better one Regards Anthony Cucci General Manager... More 

Highland Park, Illinois
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had a lovely little lunch at Mar Vista. We sat outside by the water and had a lovely fan blow on us connected to a tree. It was a pleasant view and very comfie. Food is simple bar food and I have no complaints. Loved my fish tacos.

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

Beanie88, Thank you for for your recent visit and great review. Please ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience with us a better one. Thank You Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

New Jersey
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We searched places to eat back in March 2015 while on the road and Mar Vista came up. We are so glad we stopped at this restaurant. The inside bar/dining area is old and rustic, "hole in the wall-ish". It has character and the feeling of Key West type restaurants. The outside dining is remarkable, especially around sunset. If there... More 

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

amylynne1224 Thank you for your recent visit and great review. We are a cool little Gem of a place. Please ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one. Thanks, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Orlando, FL
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Was not disappointed by food or service. Location is very nice, ate under the trees. Had the baked medley, burratta and tomatoes, and scallops rumaki. Liked everything. Its on the pricey side but worth the try.

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

Axl, Thank you for your recent Visit to the Mar Vista. Your wonderful review is greatly appreciated. Please ask for me on your next visit, if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurnt More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had Wahoo with wilted spinach/truffle white beans-one of the specials. Calamari app was fantastic. Calamari from Rhode Island....soooo tender. Not like the crap usually served in Florida. Our server,Becca, was excellent and the manager stopped and chatted to make sure all was well. Great atmosphere. Hope I can attach pics.

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

Linda M, Thank you for your recent visit and spectacular review. Becca does a great job for us here and I will make sure she is recognized for taking such good care of you. Please feel free to ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable. Regards,... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Food and service very good Would defintely go back. Great views. Recommend sitting outside. Be prepared for a small wait.

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

CrashF, Thank you for your recent Visit and great review of the Mar Vista. Your patronage is very important to us. I am happy to hear that your dining experience was enjoyable. Please feel free to ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do. Best Regards. Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Dockside More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Call ahead for seating - you can't make "reservations" but a little wait is worth it! Beautiful view, fresh fish/seafood and great service!

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

813sonjam Thank you for your recent visit and gracious review of the Mar Vista. Please feel free to ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one. Best Regards. Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Dockside More 

Suwanee, Georgia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You can't judge a book by its cover! This restaurant doesn't look like much from the parking lot but you have to be seated on the patio with a view of the waterside dock to appreciate it. The food was very good and the selection fairly broad. I fully recommend this if you're coming from the beach or just driving... More 

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

DarrellTurner, Thank you for your recent visit to the Mar Vista. Your kind remarks are greatly appreciated. Our "Old Florida" charm can be a little misleading from our street side entrance. On your next visit please feel free to ask for me it there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one. Best Regards, Anthony... More 

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine

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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