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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
+1 941-383-2391
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, everything! Molly was our server, she was excellent!!! She relayed my request to the chef and my Shrimp and Veggie Pasta was perfectly prepared! Their flavored butter spread and dinner rolls were delicious. We did not have room for dessert....More

Thank Lucky0420
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday here. Such a pleasant evening. No reservations are accepted here. We arrived before 6 and were seated promptly. We chose to sit outside beneath the trees. By 6:15 people were waiting. Great service! I ordered cobia, which was excellent. Everyone...More

Thank James99946
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We waited 27 minutes just to get drinks. It took hour to get our apps . We cancelled our dinner order due to how long everything else had taken. They need to take away some tables or hire more people. The server did the best...More

Thank shamron m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, good food and not badly prices for what you get. The waitress could have been a little more attentive, but was sweet.

1  Thank karyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was excellent and our server went above and beyond. We were a party of 15, with drinks, appetizers and dinner, server was very attentive, despite having other tables. She also corrected one kitchen error with little to no fuss.

1  Thank Tina O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit longboat key area yearly and try different restaurants. This is one of our favorite casual lunch places. I enjoy the coconut shrimp salad and spouse likes the fish and burger dishes. We always sit outside although you can sit inside. On warm days...More

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found Mar Vista while exploring on Longboat Key. It's a great location for sitting outside - even in the summer heat - and watching the boats dock on the channel side. The outside tables are covered by trees and good-size fans help keep the...More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Compliments to the chef at this high-end, dockside treat. The menu was creative and the food tasty. I ordered a Tater-tot & Caviar appetizer that was even tastier than I expected along with a Snapper & Risotto entree. The snapper was flaky and perfectly prepared...More

1  Thank GlogowskiGirl
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

GlogowskiGirl, Thank you for your shining review. Glad we were able to make a memorable evening for you and your guests. Please ask for me or Chef Rich on your next visit. Thanks again Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here whenever I visit my grandparents. Consistently good beach comfort food. The smoked fish dip, calamari, and grouper sandwich are all reliable tasty. Good to see they've added local beers on the menu - cigar city and Florida beer. The vista here is...More

1  Thank Ben S
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ben S for your wonderful review and recent visit. Please ask for me or Chef Rich on your next visit if there is anything we can do to make your dining experience a better one. Thanks, Anthony Cucci General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby, and have frequented here often. Menu is a bit limited, but the selections are usually well-prepared. Wait staff good. Outdoor seating is hostage to the elements. Undergoing a large reno.More

1  Thank bwhoover64
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks bwhoover64 for your continued patronage. Your feed back is very important to us. Our dining room, bar and waiting area remodel will start in August. Please come in and visit us to see the progress. Hope to see you soon. Regards, Anthony Cucci General...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alyssa C
Can you share your pina colada recipe?! So amazing and would love to make it up here in CT!
21 February 2017|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They were very good but I never. Asked them for the recipi
Kerry M
25 November 2015|
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Response from Anthony C | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not take reservations. We are first come first serve. The best times to come dine with us are before 12 for lunch and between 4-6 for dinner. Thanks Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View
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
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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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