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APPETIZERS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
With ginger, sesame and soy, served with sriracha aioli
USD 10
BUD & OLD BAY BOWL
1/2 lb jumbo shrimp sautéed in Budweiser, Old Bay and garlic butter served with grilled bread
USD 16
MAR VISTA TATER TOTS
Potato, onion, pepper jack cheese, served with chipotle honey mustard
USD 10
GULF COAST CHOWDER
With shrimp, grouper, clams, wild boar bacon, potato, corn, and cream
USD 12
SALADS
CAESAR SALAD
Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, croutons, parmesan cheese
USD 12
GAMBLE CREEK SALAD
Organic greens, roasted beets, mozzarella cheese, cucumber, grilled patty pan squash, fresh herbs, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.
USD 14
ENTREES
TUNA POKE BOWL
Sushi Rice, raw tuna, avocado, cucumber, green onion, seaweed salad, and ponzu vinaigrette.
USD 20
SHRIMP SCAMPI
Garlic, butter, white wine, herbs, tomato, capers, and capellini
USD 24
GROUPER
Okonomiyaki "Japanese cabbage cake with bacon", garlicky Bok Choy, and unagi sauce.
USD 28
RIBEYE Certified Angus Beef®
Chargrilled, grilled Gamble Creek farm squash,, pub fries., and hollandaise.
USD 28
SHAREABLE SIDES
CHEDDAR CHEESE GRITS
USD 6
MAR VISTA PUB FRIES & HOLLANDAISE
USD 7
KIDS MENU
Children's Fried Fish w/Fries
USD 8
Chicken Fingers w/Fries
USD 8
Hot Dog w/Fries
USD 6
Cheese Burger w/Fries
USD 7
HAND HELDS
All sandwiches come with Gamble Creek Farms organic marinated vegetables. $2 up-charge for homemade Pub Fries $2 up-charge for organic Gamble Salad
THE PUB BURGER
Bacon, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato
USD 16
CRAB GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
Teddy's buttered toast, crab salad, and crab bisque.
USD 17
FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH
Teddy's brioche bun, Gamble Creek Farm kimchee aioli, lettuce, and tomato.
USD 16
GROUPER SANDWICH
Grilled, tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion
USD 20
CERTIFIED ANGUS® BEEF BRISKET SANDWICH
Served with Gamble Creek farm pickled vegetables and "mole" barbeque sauce and a side of marinated Gamble Creek Farm vegetables.
USD 16
FAMILY STYLE MEALS
FRESH ORGANIC JUICES
Made from local ingredients from Gamble Creek Farms, Jubilee Organics, and Worden Farm $8 for 16 oz. $16 for 32 oz.
MORNING IMMUNITY BOOST
Reed Beets, Cucumber, Apple, Ginger, Kale, Oregano
EVENING IMMUNITY BOOST
Sweet Potato, Cucumber, Turmeric, Mango, Mint
DESSERTS
KEY LIME PIE
Homemade key lime pie with agraham cracker crust.
USD 6
Sponsored by: Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Waterfront Dining
1. Waterfront Dining
"Awesome. Nice surroundings. Good beer. Excellent service "
409randyd
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2. The Food
2. The Food
"The food is spectacular and the atmosphere is to die for. "
Simonpost
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3. A Piece of Old Florida
3. A Piece of Old Florida
"The setting has a casual but sophisticated old Florida feel to it."
BDRiley
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About
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. 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. Note: As a beach-front restaurant, we follow the same policies as the beach and cannot accommodate pets. However, we do allow Service Animals.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome! I have been visiting it regularly since it opened and have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

I’m a foodie and like good service...so I am picky. First time here. I got lucky and was seated under the live oaks which was awesome. Kudos to the chef, awesome service, and 2 visits during dinner by the manager. May hit this one again...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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GuestS23, Owner at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

Robby, Thank you so much for coming in to see us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and the unique dining experience that is Mar Vista. Chelsea Matelau, General Manager

Reviewed April 8, 2020 via mobile

We have a vacation home on Longboat Key so Mar Vista is on our list of local faves. Great outdoor dining and nice docks so we can come in our boat. Great bloody Mary’s and the best Key Lime pie in SW Florida! My wife...More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed April 6, 2020

Four of us arrived on a busy week night after watching the sunset on nearby Coquina Beach. Parking in the restaurant lot was limited. As we walked into the restaurant (rustic contemporary with a tall ceiling) and were warmly welcomed we saw the dining area,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

My wife's former sister-in-law, a Florida resident, suggested we have a small family get together at Mar Vista, which she has been to before and enjoyed. I should mention my wife and I were in town for vacation and our two adult children had flown...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sad to hear you didn't enjoy your visit with us and we appreciate the openness and honesty in your review. It is our aim to provide an overall positive experience and we do hope...More

Reviewed March 14, 2020

Mar Vista was a nice beach side dining place. The food was good, not great. The waitress tried to help fiund us food that would set off a food allergy. We enjoyed looking out over the bay.

Date of visit: February 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thank you for coming in to see us and taking the time to share your great review! We hope you'll be back soon so we can provide an even better experience!

Reviewed March 12, 2020

The atmosphere and food were wonderful. Our server CC did an outstanding job. We had the Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Scampi and Seafood Medley.

Date of visit: March 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

We're so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to share such a great review, come back and see us soon!

Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Awesome. All new inside and still fantastic outdoor dining. One of our favorite spots when we are in the area.

Date of visit: March 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

That's so great to hear! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share such a great review, and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

This place is great. The atmosphere is nice and open/airy. Service was great considering how busy they were. The food and drinks were phenomenal. The rock crab was outstanding. We will surely come back when we are back in the area.

Date of visit: March 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience, Jeff! We're so excited to hear that the food and service met expectations! We hope you'll be back to dine with us soon!

Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Sat on the beach under a grove of trees with the water peacefully lapping the shore. Excellent Old Fashions with Redemption Rye. The Grouper shoulder and cheek was incredible. Ask for Melinda as a server she made our night from her joyful interaction to her...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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TheChilesGroup, Marketing at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing such excellent recommendations! We're beyond happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and we truly appreciate you taking the time to share such a wonderful review!

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Escape55670984735
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Response from OCmimi | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if they are opened Xmas eve. We only travel to that area in March. I would call the restaurant directly and ask them.
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July 16, 2019|
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Response from NinieBrannan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is but seating is limited. I recommend booking and telling them you would like an inside table at that time
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SouthlakeDD
April 26, 2019|
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Response from Cyndi S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they do not take reservations but now that it is not “in season” you might be able to get them to do a reaervation for a lagre group.
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