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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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Fun place to eat

Mar Vista is housed in a quaint 100-year old cottage with available outside dining. You can drive there or pull up to the dock in your boat. We had a friendly waitress. The service was good and the food was very good. I can't remember what everyone had but we all left full and satisfied. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Lynn_FL
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Villages, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went with some friends (party of 12 in a Boat) on July 3rd, arrived from the waterway dockside. Boy, it was crowded ! There are about 14 slip spots (maybe?) for boats to dock and unload--a lot more parking spaces if you come by car. The wait time was 30-40 minutes at 2:00 pm. The food was worth it (I'll... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Elevator for disabled. Parking, although in season can be crowed. On water. Menu offers good, basic food. Attentive service. Can dine indoors or outside.

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Villages, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Mar Vista is housed in a quaint 100-year old cottage with available outside dining. You can drive there or pull up to the dock in your boat. We had a friendly waitress. The service was good and the food was very good. I can't remember what everyone had but we all left full and satisfied. I had the bacon-wrapped scallops... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dinner was not very good, we spent a lot of money and wish we had stayed in the condo for dinner. I had grilled fish which was dry and just not worth the expense. Very disappointed.

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Vienna, Austria
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

our first time at Mar Vista, and we have been delighted! Lunch menu is small but affordable. The food is just delicious with high quality ingredients. And the view .......

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The view is great, sitting outside amongst the trees and near the water. The food selection is a bit strange for the atmosphere. Very casual place, but more gourmet food and very high prices$$$$$. The broiled seafood combo was good, but the portion was small for the $30 price tag, and the mixed drinks were really pricey at $10 for... More 

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Sayville, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Sitting under the tree canopy overlooking the water was beyond words. Just a beautiful setting. I'd recommend bug spray for when the sun goes down - as it is in all Florida ;). The food was delicious, I had Chilian Sea Bass, quinoa w/ brussel sprouts & panko coated artichoke - it was to die for! My friend had Carribean... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

After 1.5 days of unpacking we were hungry. We noticed this place the night before when we went to their neighbor restaurant. We decided to just try this place. We were seated outside which at first we thought was crazy since it was well over 90°. But it was all shaded and they have fans blowing from every angle, do... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Found this place while searching for local places to eat near Longboat Key. Our waitress was friendly and provided excellent service. The place is set back, and you may drive by it if you weren't looking for it. The tables are outside under trees and they overlook the bay. Very pretty and, oh, the food is great too! We tried... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went to dinner here last night,sat outside .The fans in the outdoor area helped a lot keeping us comfortable! Our Waiter last night was Jason he did an excellent job making sure we all were all good. I was okay with the staff wearing sunglasses. My husband had a steam pot,I had crusted scallops delicious The view was fantastic. I... More 

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Additional Information about Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Address: 760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone Number: +1 941-383-2391
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 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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