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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

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760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
+1 941-383-2391
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a gem of a place! Only had an appetizer but YUM those tater tots. Great drinks and friendly staff. Lauren took great care of us and the manager was out and about checking with customers. Can't wait to go back for more cocktails and food. It is under construction but worth it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As I embarked on a milestone birthday and was by myself awaiting arrival of family members I decided to take the plunge and dine on my own walking to nearby MarVista. With my arrival before 5, found it to be a quiet dining time. Yay! Too bad the service was dismal. At first I thought it was because I was... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is undergoing a long planned renovation. Fortunately the food is still special The snapper is such a refreshing summer fish The staff works hard to make your experience special in spite of the construction. Enjoy a summer evening under the buttonwood trees😳

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Byron Center, United States
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our must visit restaurants. Calamari is to die for. Grouper sandwhich is my favorite item.

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Thank Brett I
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Dear Brett I, Thanks for sharing your recent visit with us. Please come back and see us again soon. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

Pella, Iowa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family went out one last night of vacation and was happily surprised. It doesn't look like much but the view and food were amazing. The kids meals were like normal chicken fingers, hot dogs, fish. We had calamari and shrimp scampi pasta. Very good!

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Thank michelle v
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Dear michelle v, Thanks for taking your time to share your recent visit wit us at the Mar Vista. Please come in and see us again soon. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfully beautiful. Mallory the best server in the Universe!! Food is fresh and superb. Drinks are bountiful and not watered down. Staff is friendly and competent. Mallory deserves a big tip!!!

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Thank DanO3501
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Dear DanO3501, Thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review. Mallory has been a long term employee and one of our service leaders. I will make sure she is recognized for her stellar service. Please come back to see us again soon. Thank you Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great location overlooking the water with tables dotted throughout the trees. The problem at the moment as outlined in other reviews is that the restaurant is going through a refurbishment and so you are having lunch with the workman working around you which does detract from the ambiance and you feel it also distracts the staff at time. The... More 

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Thank David K
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

David K, Thank you for sharing your recent visit with us. I appreciate you taking your time. We did start our remodel project last week and it did distract us a little, while we were adjusting to our temporary facility. Glad to hear that your dinners were excellent, and we are doing everything we can to keep the ambiance without... More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprise is in store when you arrive at a place close to 80 years old the outdoor restaurant is close to a marina and it seems that locals and tourist alike come here to eat. was not my cup of tea

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Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

kikita23, Thank you for your candid review. Please feel free to contact me in hopes I can arrange a special tasting menu for you to showcase some of our incredible fresh local seafood and farm fresh produce. We have just begun our remodel project to upgrade our kitchen, bar and inside dining areas so come back and see us again... More 

Alderley edge
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing location looking out of the bay, on the day we went there were three Dolphins lazing about which was a great treat for our children. The food was very good the crab pots in particular a highlight. The only caution is to check how spicy some of the sauce that gets added to the crab is. All is... More 

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Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

ddikelly, Thanks for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Glad to hear that the construction was a minor distraction. Please come back and see us again soon and check up on our progress. Thank you, Anthony Cucci More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing but Christopher our waiter made the experience that much better. Thanks Christopher. I like it a lot! Swordfish was perfect! GM catered to our need of lactose free substitutes!

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Thank Ben K
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Ben K, Thank you for your recent visit and kind review. I will make sure that Christopher is recognized for making your dining experience exceptional. Please come back and see us soon. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-2391
Description
Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room, on the outdoor covered deck or under the ancient Buttonwood Trees 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. Voted #1 place to Dock and Dine with our own private 14 slip dock. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista for real Florida dining.

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