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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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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 188
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Great spot on Longboat!

Stopped by for the first time to have dinner and beverages. The indoor area is older and not very attractive but it's the outside that makes this place shine. Tables and a great dock area out into the bay are a great place to enjoy the outside. Service inside was quick and easy but take your stuff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
IslandBoy1
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South
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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537 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant on beautiful bay setting. Unique food choices with traditional seafood. Beautiful presentation and superb quality.

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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for the first time to have dinner and beverages. The indoor area is older and not very attractive but it's the outside that makes this place shine. Tables and a great dock area out into the bay are a great place to enjoy the outside. Service inside was quick and easy but take your stuff outside. It gets... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

arrived at 6 pm with a party of 7. Told it would be 1:00-1:30 wait. Seated in 2:10. Fair service at best. Good food but definitely Not worth the wait

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite places on LBK, we've eaten here many times and always take company there. If you enter through the bar area, don't be put off. Walk right through and outside to the waterside dining area. Be prepared for a wait but it's worth it. All of the food is great and of course the seafood... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I made our way to the northern end of Longboat Key on the recommendation of our concierge in response to our desire for a waterfront lunch. We were staying in Sarasota and had just concluded a walk around St. Armand's circle. It's about a 20 minute car ride from there. Mar Vista really fits in with the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food is pricey and not always spot on in quality and presentation. Keep it simple relax and enjoy. I tried the grouper quesadilla and it was wonderful. This is a off the path "gem" on Longboat Key.

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Dallas, Texas
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42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Crazy but the hand rolled tater tots were excellent. Coconut shrimp salad is great Atmosphere is awesome under the trees outside looking on the water Good margaritas as well

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Bar service, long wait flustered staff. table service erratic waited ages for entree's four people and a $285 + check. The price of a sea bream dish for what you get was ridiculous. a whole Sea Bream at their rate would cost thousands. Small portions, big prices. Captive audience, Pay through the nose for very mediocre food. Objected to sharing... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It has been 8 years since we have eaten here and it was still bad. The prices are very high for a tiki bar atmosphere. The food was average. There are much better places to have seafood. Service was okay

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We went by boat and sat under the magical tree lit with twinkle lights! It was a great evening. The food was great, I had the Poke and we all shared the tater tots! Friends seafood Mac and cheese was gone in seconds! Pretty sure they loved it! The portion sizes are perfect! Remember people if we ate a "normal"... 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: (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?