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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 23 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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netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderfull place to have lunch watching the water of Sarasota bay or dinner with the giant steamer pot! Thanks Waitress Jacky! IT was a Wonderfull experience and we Will Be back!!

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Struthers, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Several years ago I gave a somewhat scathing review of this establishment based on an experience involving waitstaff openly complaining about being overworked and then serving cold food. My review title was something on the order "poor food/service in a beautiful setting". I decided to give it another try this November hoping I would get a better server and specify... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We found this place that didn't look great from the parking lot but go inside and sit outside right by the water for a great view! The food was good too. We had the boil with tons of crab and several unique appetizers.

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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

When you drive up to Mar Vista it looks a little questionable but don't let that stop you. It is a typical beach restaurant situated on Sarasota Bay and is a fun place to enjoy lunch or dinner. We sat outside overlooking the water under an awesome Buttonwood tree and watched the boats and pelicans while we dined on fish... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Mar Vista at a table overlooking Sarasota Bay. Enjoyed taking my son for a walk on their dock, and even saw some dolphins. Food was very good as well as the service. Has big shade trees to sit under outside. It was a hot day, but very comfortable due to the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Been to many restaurants all over the area. This is my absolute favorite. Such a great atmosphere. I had the parmesan crusted flounder and is was soooo good. I'd go back again just for that. I do wish they had some live music, that would be a nice touch. By far, one of the best meals I've had within 20... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant on Longboat key. We always try to bring guests here. The views are wonderful and having dinner under the live oaks is so relaxing. We have always had great food and very good service. As long as we live on Longboat Key we will continue to dine here!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great views, relaxing atmosphere plus some of the best calamari. Dine under the trees if you get the chance, can't be beat.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The seating inside the restaurant is uncomfortable and puts you way to close to other diners. Server clearly forgot to put our appetizers in. I can probably guess why, since he reeked of smoke when he finally appeared. Drunks are very over priced. Was shocked to learn the same company owns the beach house. The beach house is worth leaving... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Mar Vista is a wonderful place to eat outside and enjoy really good food at the same time. The service is good, and the menu is varied enough. We love going there.

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Additional Information about Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Address: 760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
Phone Number: 941-383-0881
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 - 27
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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