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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 81
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  • 32
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  • 26
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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
Always a good place to stop in

It is a dive by appearances & if you can find it parking can sometimes be a challenge but the food is great & the atmosphere outside is great

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Ted P
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been here before and usually food is ok and atmosphere is nice. However today was a real disappointment. My husband got the $29 seafood medley. When it came it was a tiny dish with what looked like a baby 1/2 lobster tale. Crab cake was disgusting and the sauce was trying to cover up what tasted like spoiled... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It is a dive by appearances & if you can find it parking can sometimes be a challenge but the food is great & the atmosphere outside is great

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Hendersonville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I met some great friends for dinner at Mar Vista based on their recommendation. Wow! Great service--Christine. Thank you. Great food. I had the Stuffed Flounder and my wife had the Crusted Scallops. We enjoyed every bit. And as gravy, the location and view are spectacular.

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Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I had the scallops & pasta and the first bite,along with the view (sat outside),was truly paired well. Seasoning and freshness was spot on.Service made you feel like they were there only for you. Very friendly and personable Definetely going back and will be suggesting it to many people. Don't be misled by the front of the building,very casual looking,the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our server Jared never rushed us to order and we enjoyed a few cocktails followed by one of the best meals we have had on the island. Chilean Sea Bass phenomenal, stone crab claws delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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Florida
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place has a great location but the food is subpar, it's sad when a place with a great view serves lousy and expensive food. The only thing edible are the peel and eat shrimp and the drinks.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The good news.... Nice atmosphere, we dined outside... Great service, waiter was very attentive even though he was busy... The bad news... Grouper Quesadillas - fish was way over cooked, cheese melted as a big clump, not sure why they put it on a basil, pesto like tortilla shell...it was as though they microwaved it?? Burger - overall flavor, weird... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Arrived by boat, met by a nice staff member and soon got seated. Wonderful crabcakes and shrimp. Servers were exceptional, the atmosphere was comfortable and had an old Florida feel to it. Drew was great, real lady and super professional! Can't wait to get back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved sitting outside on the water enjoying the view! Found was great, everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. Will def be back!

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I arrived by boat yesterday and was thirsty. Becca was attentive and made the best drinks. They bar was busy yet her and John were able to take our order - engage us in pleasant conversation and even went and let Jason know we were at the bar.

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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