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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We used to go to the beach house but ever since it became a little too established and "fancy," I'm glad we found Mar Vista! As other reviewers have said, think beachside, cocktails, good food and relaxation. I Highly recommend it!

Thank Brooklyn0615
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went early, but we were still late. We took my parents as a thank you for hosting us at their time share, it was perfect. They snuck us in at one of the back tables, the food was amazing. So fresh. Service was great. We plan to go back and hope to be on the sand under one of... More 

Thank Adele T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mar Vista is known for the great food. Whatever you order will be delicious. Sit outside with view of the bay and Sarasota in the distance.

Thank Manja037
Bradenton, Florida
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I almost hate to share...Think relaxing, quiet,UNRUSHED, feet in sand, view of water, under shady trees plus each table with a fan (keeps bugs away, also)....and the food is great! I had probably the best fish tacos that I have had locally and my friend enjoyed her po-boy crab lunch. Food is better than sister restaurants- Sandbar and Beach House.

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

Dear Susan D, Thank you for your recent visit and spectacular review. We appreciate you taking your time to share your dining experience. If there is anything I can do to make your next visit a better one, please do not hesitate to ask for me. Hope to see you again soon. Thank You, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not eat here with a 1 hr plus wait so cannot comment on food but it's a building site down there at the moment not at all nice or conducive to a meal

Thank andrew5779
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Dear andrew5779, Sorry to hear that you did not get a chance to dine with us. As you had mentioned we are currently remodeling our facility and will be under construction for approximately the next 6 months only effecting our bar and inside dining areas. We are open for regular business and still have an hour wait on occasion. Hopefully... More 

Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this place today while just out for a drive. We parked in the back and I thought wow this could be a dump, but I was totally wrong. When we walked around to the front we found a bustling business with plenty of friendly staff. The restaurant has three areas; a deck, outside under the trees, and inside.... More 

1 Thank Tim M
Halifax Region, Canada
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a late lunch. The food was okay, but nothing special. eating outside under the trees was pleasant, but there were a lot of flies, which I guess is what one might expect when they eat out of doors. The key lime pie was good.

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

JenCanadian, Thanks for your recent visit and review. I am sad to hear that our food was "just ok". We offer fresh Florida seafood, choice steaks, chicken and locally sourced produce from our Gamble Creek Farm. Please contact me, at your convenience, to arrange a special tasting menu with Chef George. He is very creative and he can go thru... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mar Vista was recommended to us by a fellow vacationer. It was the last night before they the main building was to be demolished for reconstruction. (It will remain open during construction.) A fun and funky place. We sat outside with great views of the bay. There were so many fans there keeping us comfortable, that we had to ask... More 

2 Thank MaryL1010
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Realtor told us about the mar vista So I took my family out for dinner. Great cozy place with a relaxed atmosphere. Steve took great care of and made us feel welcome and had great recommendations. After dinner we took a walk on the boat dock and gazed at the full moon over the water and the house boats. They... More 

Thank LetsTryThatPlace
Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ok. Sitting outside is super nice. The lights. The water. The boats bobbing on the bay. And the menu is good. Lots of variety. The food is good but not great. The real issue is the wait. My god the wait. It takes forever to be seated. And they tell you honestly what the wait time will be. And they... More 

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

travelinchicks, Thank you for sharing your recent visit with us. Happy to hear that you are willing to wait, but disappointed to hear that the food was good but not great. Please ask for me on your next visit and I can arrange a tasting menu for you to showcase some of Chef George's creations. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free
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
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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