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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 #6 of 21 restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Went here passing threw long boat key. We were not impressed. Beautiful view, average food, high prices, okay service. If we were threw again we would not stop.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I vacation in Longboat Key and have done for 27 years. We love this place & always visit at least once during our stay. Great staff, great atmosphere & the views of the bay are incredible. Mar Vista burgers are hard to beat!

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Taft, California
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25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place looks like a broken down shack from the front. The bar is on the inside & the restaurant is outside - behind the building, along the bay. The food was pretty good & the seating was interesting - tables set around an unusual shaped tree & under a awing type area. We almost didn't go - after seeing... More

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Hurley, Wisconsin
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214 reviews 214 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We recently stayed on the Longboat Key and my family took us to the Mar Vista. From the outside, you will not be impressed but do not drive on by. Mar Vista is a wonderful place with great food. All of us had different meals and they were all great. I have the clam chowder soup and it was wonderful.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are on Longboat Key or Anna Maria and are interested in seafood lunch/dinner or a late night snack or drink, you should definitely check out Mar Vista. I certainly wouldn't come up from Sarasota or over from LWR to specifically come here, but this is also because of the traffic factor of trying to get onto the island(s).... More

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Brewerton, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

By boat dining at Mar Vista always a treat. Great atmosphere-on Sarasota Bay. Great summertime mixed drinks. Apps-Scallops Ruminade are a must. When a cup of New England clam chowder came less than filled appropriately, another gratis cup came a few minutes later. All four of us opted for broiled seafood medley-very good, two ladies couldn't eat it all. Good... More

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Mar vista had always been one of our favourite places to eat on Longboat but last year we had two disappointing meals so we stayed away until yesterday. So why do we like dining there? 1. The atmosphere outside is wonderful, so Old Florida (inside very dark and dreary). 2. Service is efficient and cheerful. 3. Food is plentiful, and... More

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Canton OH
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50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate here before heading for the nearby Cocina Beach to relax. Good Choice! Scored a good table under the roof, outside, viewing Sarasota bay and the boat traffic on a beautiful day. My crab cake was great, and my wife really liked her salmon (which she shared with me).

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Back at Mar Vista again. Wonderful setting amongst the trees and view of the bay. Blackened Grouper was great. Crab cakes are to die for (quote my wife). Good wine and tasty desserts. Always worth the wait. Granddaughter had a great time before and after dinner in the sand by the bay.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I have been visiting the Sarasota area for over 12 years. One stop on each and every visit has been to Mar Vista. The atmosphere is always wonderful, quiet and serene. This trip was no exception except for the food; which was disappointing for me. My husband usually orders the crab salad and fruit. His lunch this... More

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