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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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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (70 reviews)
“steamer pot” (28 reviews)
“grouper” (97 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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11 - 20 of 1,277 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem of a spot! Right on the bay, we could have sat under the trees all night just taking in the view and vibe. Our waiter was so nice and efficient and the food was delicious--from chowder to crab cake and scallop entrees....More

1  Thank birkiecontessa
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner under the trees. It is a unique experience and one that is memorable for sure. I am glad that our staff was able to give you a great evening. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of beautiful and quiet outdoor dining. The food is delicious.....best calamari EVER! And the drinks are generous and excellent. We eat here every year and love it.

1  Thank pietra44
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pietra, Thank you for coming back year in and year out. I am glad that we have been able to serve you well over the years. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best meal we had on Long Boat Key! Service was excellent and seafood was amazing!!! We came back for a second time during our vacation! They even have Gluten Free options noted on menu!

1  Thank kladis
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A second visit is the ultimate compliment and we truly appreciate it. I am glad that we were able to give you a wonderful experience. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here with another couple and really enjoyed the charming dockside venue with big trees and string lights. Great calamari, seafood pot, grilled grouper, and Parker house rolls. Attentive and friendly service. We will be back.

1  Thank minhnvu2014
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and I look forward to your next dinner under the trees. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here. Just love the area. The water reminds me of being in the Bahamas. First, there was plenty of docking. Just feet from the dock to lovely outside dining on the water. The service was fine even with the large crowd. The food...More

1  Thank Ted E
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ted, I am glad that you enjoyed your dockside dinner with us. I look forward to your next visit with us. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food never ever disappoints and couldn’t be happier with Lauren’s service! This is the second time she’s waited on us, her bubbly personality is not one to soon forget. It took forever to get out there but once you’re there, you feel totally secluded...More

1  Thank amiislandgirl
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being a continued guest with us. I am glad that we were able to give you consistent great experiences and that Lauren has been able to give you a wonderful meal each time. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Mar Vista annually for the 8 years. We love the atmosphere and being close to the water. We’ve never mind waiting for a table, enjoying a drink and walking out on the doc. We arrived on Sunday, 3/25/18 at 5:30 pm. There...More

2  Thank Amy W
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Amy, Thank you for being a continued guest of our restaurant and thank you for your honest feedback. I will make sure to share those comments with the appropriate people. Regarding the tables, etc., we are in the process of undergoing a major upgrade to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always try to visit this restaurant every time I visit this part of Florida. There are 3 restaurants, The Sandbar at Holmes Beach, The Beach House at Bradenton Beach and there is Mar Vista on Longboat Key. This is so quaint and old Florida...More

1  Thank Louise0518
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Louise, Thank you for being a continued guest of our restaurants. We truly appreciate the support. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and that our wait staff was able to make your meal wonderful. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the restaurant before 5PM with our party of 8! They do not take reservations! We were seated right away outside although half of our table faced the wall instead of the view! Or waitress was very good but seemed a bit overburdened with...More

1  Thank pat b
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pat, I am sorry that you didn't have the perfect experience that we strive for with all of our guests. I do hope that you have the opportunity to come back and visit us again in the future. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a great experience. We were travelling through the area checking out the gorgeous local beaches. We found this place on Trip Adviser and were so happy we stopped in. What a location!! Sat under the trees enjoying the sunshine. Our waitress was on-point...More

Thank oldfisher2016
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you had a great experience and I look forward to your return in the future. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

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Questions & Answers
capyne
29 October 2017|
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Response from Anthony C | Property representative |
We are holding off on the renovation of the inside until sometime next summer. We do not want to interfere with our busy season.
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Nancy L
17 July 2017|
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Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
Unfortunately the county nor the city has a defined ordinance regarding doggie dining and we cannot take the chance on one customer putting our health certificate in jeopardy. So sorry because we love dogs!
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Alyssa C
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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