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6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tulum mexico
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our go to places. We have joined weight watchers so we will go a little earlier for the early bird dinners. These dinners are reasonably priced and the smaller portion size is doable on our diet. Nice owners, nice staff. Get a table by the bayou Windows

Thank Don S
Lady Lake, Florida
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We returned for a second year to Bayou Tavern. We were happy to discover that both the food and the service is still excellent. This time we brought along a friend whom had never been there. He enjoyed it very much and plans to return with his family. If you go make sure to get a table close to the... More 

Thank josephine m
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nine of us went to dinner. Upon entering the restaurant, a blackboard listed the specials with salmon for $19.99. There was no salmon on the regular menu, but the waiter announced the specials ,including salmon. I asked him to repeat the salmon, because (I thought he had called it something? salmon. He said that he had just said salmon with... More 

Thank Pat S
Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our monthly Friday night dinner group met at the Bayou for the fourth time in as many years. The first thing that was noticed by all of us was the increase in menu pricing which averaged from between $2-$3 per dish. Additionally, the service was slow, the food mediocre and the owner rude and obnoxious. One of our party ordered... More 

Thank 47Mikey
Abertillery, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Called in without a reservation on what was a busy weekend night. Got a nice table and served more or less straight away. Meal was excellent. We had read reviews commenting on poor service and we can understand why. We were more than happy with way we were dealt with but a table of four fellow Brits were left waiting... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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161 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We visit Longboat Key a couple of times a year and always have a dinner at Bayou Tavern. Fresh local seafood and Italian food. I had the Chipino and my wife had one of the nights specials a Veal dish. Coupled with a nice bottle of wine made for an enjoyable and tasty dinner. It was a beautiful evening so... More 

1 Thank chuck777
Babylon, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This restaurant is set back in a shopping center in the North end of LBK in the Whitney Plaza. It is very easy to drive by and miss. We did not have reservations on a Sunday night, but did go early(4:30). We were greeted and seated immediately. We were pleasantly surprised that it is a nicer place than we expected,... More 

Thank Carolyn468
Union, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

After several years of vacationing in Longboat Key, we found another hidden jewel, the Bayou Tavern. The name and location does not do justice to the wonderful Italian food we enjoyed there twice last week. The Bayou Tavern is located in a strip center just south of the bridge to Bradenton Beach on Longboat Key; so unless you are looking... More 

Thank drpres
Longboat Key, Florida
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the Basa Francaise. It was lacking in lemon sauce but otherwise pretty tasty. When I looked up what Bada fish was, I was surprised that it comes from Vietnam. To me that means it was previously frozen. What I can't figure out is with all the FRESH fish in our Florida Waters why would a restaurant choose to... More 

1 Thank Joan A
Rockford, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Italian food- this is the place. The service is always wonderful! They treat you as though family no matter who you are. A must to dine here.

1 Thank Alaire H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $24
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975

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