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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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“tater tots” (56 reviews)
“steamer pot” (18 reviews)
“grouper” (92 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great food and service. Can accommodate food allergies. The Childs family even have their own farm that supplies their produce. The seafood was fresh caught and the burgers were handmade. Great romantic atmosphere under the huge trees. A dock to take pictures of the sunset.

1  Thank BigBill59
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We took our rental boat to Mar Vista and were able to pull right up to the dock, step out of the boat, and sit down at the patio. Food was awesome. This is the same group who owns the Sandbar so foo is basically...More

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

What a great find ! I never knew what a gem was Hidden and tucked away , I went with a couple of friends during the 4th of July weekend, the food was OUTSTANDING! The service was great! I listened to the recommendations that my...More

2  Thank Sunandfun21
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We have been vacationing on Longboat Key for past 2 years. There are lots of seafood restaurants to choose from but this is our favorite. I loved the coconut shrimp salad and my spouse enjoys the grouper sandwich. Fries are food and cooked a bit...More

1  Thank Barbara R
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Dear Barbara R, Thank you for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Your wonderful review is greatly appreciated. Please ask for me or Chef George on your next visit and we can arrange a special tasting menu for you. Once again...More

Reviewed 11 July 2016

The best everything-sit outside, under trees, ask for Zach, order anything-it will be awesome. The bread, butter, smoked fish dip, seared tuna, shrimp scampi, Hawaiian chicken, all just delicious and Zach, our sever was super attentive, informative of area and all around spectacular!More

Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

RMHFAMILY, Thank you. So happy to hear that your dining experience was enjoyable. I will make sure that Zac is recognized for his exceptional service. Please come back and see us again soon and ask for me if I can do anything to do. Regards,...More

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, called and they wouldn't take reservations. First come first served was their mantra. Well.... we came and waited for a table for 30 minutes and was told that the tables under the trees are special request. What?! Happened to fiirst come first served. BS.

Thank jsant77
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Lauren was our server and she did an amazing job. The food is always outstanding. I had the fish tacos with grouper and the tater tots are delicious

1  Thank Bonnie E
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Lauren was our waitress and Dylan was our cook. Party of 12, everything was perfect. Lauren accommodated our every request. Food was cooked perfectly, service was excellent. The manager, Steven, came to talk with us. All and all, an enjoyable afternoon.

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This restaurant has a beautiful area for outdoor seating on the water. The wait staff was attentive and the food was good. They have a lot of different things to choose from. Items are a little pricey however.

Thank samack3
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This is our go-to hidden gem on longboat key. The front looks like a dive, the lounge area is dark and dank, but outback is a paradise of ancient old oaks with thick huge branches reaching across the yard, strung with magical lights and nestled...More

Thank mikeandmellie
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Dear mikeandmellie, Thanks for sharing your dining experience. WOW!!! Thank you!!! Please come in and see us again. Ask for me or Chef George. Thanks, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant

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Questions & Answers
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!
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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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