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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here while on our boat for a drink, told the hostess that we just wanted a milkshake and was looked at us like we asked for unicorn tears, she said we have never been asked for that before, it was rather odd tbh but ended up getting a shake which was good and a great setting.

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Thank craignewall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The pub burger is amazing as is the cosmo. My husband had the grouper sandwich-and he didn't leave a morsel. Been coming here for over 30 years. New owners vow to keep the food the same while updating the environs. So far, so very good!

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Bedford, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our families have been going here for years! Never had a problem with anything, or once in a bit a short wait! Great for young and old! Thank you!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food reminds me of bar food. The atmosphere is ok, not the greatest view of the water (you are in the water). Bring bug spray for your legs. Decent atmosphere, ok food. I was hoping for something with a little better view (or food)

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of four sat outside at this busy, waterfront eatery, beneath a canopy of live oaks and cooled off with numerous cooling fans placed throughout. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The drinks and food are very good. This was the best (blackened) grouper I have tasted in years.

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

PlatterTalk, Thank you for sharing your recent visit to the Mar Vista. Taking your time is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to ask for me if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have a little different lunch. Having their fish tacos, with slaw made a delicious start. We also had their Scallops Rumaki, which was far one of the best I have had, and I love my scallops. Bri was excellent as our server. The dessert of coconut cake was terrific.

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

jcdillon, Thank you for your recent visit and fantastic review. We appreciate you taking your time to share. I will make sure that Bri is properly recognized for her excellent service. Thanks, Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

Osprey, Florida
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kinda hard to find in a residential neighborhood. Outdoor seating. Good island food menu. Service was good. Beginning a remodeling.

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

spikenails, Glad you found us. We are a little off the beaten path, but now that you have found us hopefully we will become one of your regular stops. We started our kitchen remodel August 1 and it is moving along on schedule so far with a completion around December. We will then, probably in July or August of 2017... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The developers have not torn this one down yet. It reminds me why I fell in love with Florida years ago. The food is good, servers nice and view wonderful. It does get crowded, so there may be a wait.

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

sueinveniceflorida, Thank you for sharing your recent visit with us. You taking your time is greatly appreciated Please ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do to make it more enjoyable. Sincerely, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Georgia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Longboat key, but our first visit to Mar Vista. Love the setting! Awesome views. The restaurant is under renovation, but the setting outside was perfect. Even though it was hot out, sitting under the tree's with fans it felt great. The blackened grouper sandwich is excellent. I would recommend eating here and look forward... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a long weekend in Anna Maria with my husband, we decided to try out Mar Vista. Quietly tucked away in a residential area just into Long Boat Key, dining under the big winding trees on the Bay made for great ambiance. It was the best part of the whole experience. We arrived at 7:30, we're seated promptly but waited... More 

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

Krysta J, Thank you for your recent visit to the Mar Vista. I am sad to hear that your service was not up to our regular standards. Please accept my sincere apology. Please contact me directly to go over any details so I can correct any service issues with our staff. Regarda, Anhony Cucci General Manger 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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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