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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
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view,Restaurant is now under construction to expand their customer base.Restaurant is still open.We are looking forward to going back when completed.You can bring your boat right up to the dock and enjoy their menus and view

Thank Guy N
Bradenton Beach, FL
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We waited a bit for a table, even though it was out of season and after 2pm, but we were eventually seated at a nice outdoor table, after getting drinks while we were waiting. I ordered grouper poor boy and was quite disappointed to see the grouper was in little, heavily breaded medallions on the sandwich. The sandwich itself did... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located on a quiet water front street and currently under major construction we brought our fish catch and gave it to the chef and they brought out a feast that we will be talking about for a long time. The service was fantastic and by the time we were leaving at around 8:00, there are at least a 45 minute... More 

Thank michael w
Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Mar Vista each November for the last 10 years and have enjoyed it very much. We have brought our family and friends here who have all thought it was great too. We knew there was construction work happening this year but thought it would make no difference to us but we were seated right againt... More 

Thank Golbourn
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great. Must try the tater tots and the smoked fish spread. Easy access by boat. Beautiful view at the outside seating under the trees. It used to be pet friendly but they no longer allow dogs.....what a shame.

1 Thank RayPRoch
Springfield, Illinois
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157 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is under construction, being renovated, so eating outside was not a choice - but we preferred it that way anyway. There for lunch - blackened Mahi sandwich was excellent - the salads were crisp and tasty, and the crab cake was very good. Service was friendly without being obsequious.

1 Thank SpringfieldFresser
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't know where you are going you'll never find this little treasure. Kinda out of the way but worth the drive. I had blacken grouper. It was very yummy. But they have lots of different items on the menu. Friendly staff. Sits on the water. We are outside.

1 Thank Wendy P
Crystal Lake IL
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is currently under construction. Service was a little chaotic and slow at times but not a deal killer under the circumstances. Your eating outside under the trees. Very Cool. Raw oysters were good. Little smaller than I'm used too. Meals were all great as follows: Perfect Med-Rare NY Strip, Crab Legs, Boneless Short Ribs and Parmesan Crusted Flounder. Atmosphere... More 

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

Trav_LN_now, Thanks for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Glad to hear that our remodel did not impact your dining experience. Please come in and see us again soon. Thanks Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was excited to go as we do like the sister restaurant to this one. Food came out just warm, veggies cold, baked potato warm. I ordered the shrimp, scallops and crab cake. Shrimp was really hot and over cooked, scallops warm and ok tasting crab cake was warmer on the edge cool in the middle and was just ok..I like... More 

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

sammynew, Thank you for your recent visit and review of the Mar Vista. Please accept my apology for your cold food and slow service. Restaurant basics are: Hot food hot, Cold food cold, great service and clean bathrooms. We did not cover three of the basics. I will not use our construction as an excuse for not covering the basics.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the name suggests this place is situated right on the water with a view of the inter coastal waterway. Lots of outside tables set under trees. Wait staff very professional and attentive. Food very tasty. I had a blackened chicken sandwich which was very good. My only negative was the it was a little pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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