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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I come here, for the beautiful gulf breeze under the tall oak trees on the water. The food is good but it's the atmosphere that's leads here. Expect a wait this time of year. We stopped for lunch here 3 days ago at 1:30, thinking we'd miss the crowd. 45 minute wait. I think over half or the customers came... More 

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Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Jared was just great, very attentive and knew his stuff. The shrimp boat was amazing and the scallops were as well. Becoming my favorite place here.

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Thank vkfish
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had great service and enjoyed the food. The oysters, grouper, and steak were outstanding. The only negative was they did not have pan-seared sea scallops on the menu that my wife was craving. She ordered the crab dusted scallops and found them to be very heavy on the breading. It was a great way to end the night after... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Mar Vista last Wednesday, Maybe the place was half full. We got Yuengling draft beer. Very warm beer. Maybe because we waited 20 mins for our drinks. Maybe the new draft system does not work? I got a hamburger medium. How hard is that? Our food arrived. My fries were stone cold and the burger was well... More 

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Waverly, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We brought in fish to be prepared for lunch. They were great in making whatever we wanted and it was all fantastic. The tots, hush puppies and fries were all great and the blackened fish recipe was the best we've ever had. Good atmosphere on the beach under trees, they just need to move the biff or dumpster farther away.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An old fishing village restaurant right on Sarasota Bay. Great atmosphere. Come by land or boat. Eating under the trees is a must! Great food and drinks. The cheesy tater tots are amazing!

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1 Thank Kim B
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They are currently under construction but serving outside with minimal inconvenience. We have never had a bad meal here and the service is always really good. Red curry snapper is the best fish I have ever had.

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must try the cheesy tater tots, outside under the tree is cool and comfortable. Definitely going to be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had under the trees at Mar Vista. 2nd visit on our hopefully annual trip to LBK. Fabulous margarita and views of the Sarasota Bay started off our visit with longtime girlfriends. We were fortunate enough to have Travis as our server and he made the meal a delight. Our local host shared her insider tip... More 

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Holmes Beach, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I ate dinner at Mar Vista for Valentines Day. This was our first visit and did not expect to eat outside under Buttonwood Trees near a dock but it was a pleasant dinner. We had the Maryland Crab Cakes and they were delicious. The Crab Cakes were real crab meat without any filling. The service was outstanding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
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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