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6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, 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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Aurora, IL
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157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great takeout from this place...the Alfredo chicken pasta is really good, the Quattro Formaggio pizza is one of the best, anywhere!! Dining by in is ok, but service is hit and miss. The atmosphere is a bit dark also. They are stingy with the bread when you dine in, charge for the baskets of bread after first skimpy 4 pieces.

Thank musthavebeachsun
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Fun place and friendly service. Food is great. We go several times while we are on the island. Was recommended by locales in the area and each visit gets better.

Thank lbkwanderer b
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a great early bird dinner tonight. Chicken Parmesan and a starter if minestrone soup for Gertrude and lasagna with a house salad for George. Topped it off with three mini cannoli. So good. We were fortunate to have one of the owners, Angelo, helping us. Overall a great dinner!

1 Thank georgeandgertrude
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant having no knowledge of it at all. Well. We were so surprised. The location and restaurant it self was lovely. The menu including the specials was superb. And the food ..........we have been to Italy many times and I can say that we all thought it was on par with some of the best... More 

2 Thank Barry06
Staten Island, New York
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My family dined here twice in the past 2 weeks. Both times the food and service were exceptional. Domenico, the owner, is from Italy and his dishes are made to perfection. On our second visit we were a party of 12 and all order were cooked amazingly. We will be back again during our next trip.

1 Thank JonD3
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had gotten take out from here before and it was very good. We ate here with family and its close by my Italian grandmother's condo. Very good food and service. Plan to come back and try more. Meat sauce is very good!

1 Thank john g
Tulum mexico
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 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

1 Thank Don S
Lady Lake, Florida
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 

1 Thank josephine m
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

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
mimmopad, Owner at BAYOU TAVERN, responded to this review

There is differenze between fillet of salmon and pasta salmon.Fillet of salmon cost 27.95 and pasta salmon cost 21.95. There is board at the entrance of the restaurant with description of the dish and price.We have in black and white. Best wish, the owner. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 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
mimmopad, Owner at BAYOU TAVERN, responded to this review

I'm sorry you feel this way, my price increase was for one dollar, from last year. I give you the best table in the house,And $12.95 for early bird including soup or salad and main dish is to much.The service was good and attentive i was present. Best wishes ,the owner. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $24
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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 Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?