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“Best Steampots on the Gulf Coast”

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We go to Mar Vista for the steampots which are second to none. The view of the bay while eating under the trees is great and tonights view included lots of dolphins to watch. The seafood is fresh and seasoned very well rather you try the cajun or old bay. The drinks are always great and the coconut bread is reason enough to come back.

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1  Thank Matt M
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We came to eat here on a whim with another couple.

Good food good service great view! Pretty standard beach food fare. No need to dress up!

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great setting with a fabulous water view. However the food is average at best. Better to stick with a salad or a burger and not waste your money on seafood. There are many better seafood options in Sarasota.

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beautiful setting so go with enough time to soak up the view. Come by boat, if you wish, as there is ample dock space. There is inside dining in a historic and "old Florida bait-shack" type of interior but the best seating is on the outside deck or area under the trees. We've been coming here 14 years and find they have some new menu offerings, some of which work and some we feel need more refining: ie, farro and red quinoa-both of which we normally like. I would rate their food, unfortunately, as Average, but the view is Excellent so it equals a Very Good overall rating!

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1  Thank LbkFla
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Love this place. Lots of fun with great food and creative drinks. Their menu is fresh and has great variety. The food is a little pricey for everyday dining but perfect for a vacation spot where you expect a wonderful meal. They have inside and outside dining and the outside dining is a bit rustic in a beachy way which is perfect to take some Florida vacation pictures while dining out. Service is good but a little slow. Think that is just the island way. No need to rush while on a vacation.

Thank mickonrun
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