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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
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love Mar Vista. It's always a go to restaurant when visitors are in town. It's only downside is the long waits to be seated in high season. Last night we had Chris take over for our waiter who left while we were still eating. Chris is amazingly fun and professional. He should be the standard for all wait staff... More 

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Thank Nancy R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place to have dinner with your significant other. Beautiful view of the water with sail boats in the distance and the food was delicious! My boyfriend had the blackened tuna, I had the snow crab and both dinners were outstanding. Would recommend anyone visiting Anna Maria or longboat key!

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Thank Katie54484
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you Katie54484 for your recent visit and taking your time to share your experience. Please come back and see us again soon. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

Watertown, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to like, amazing food along with excellent views of the water. I love to eat dinner under a tree that is 20 feet from the water. I can't wait until next year.

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

Benny- B, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. Ask for me next year when you return if there is anything I can do to make your dining experience a better one. Thank You, Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely restaurant set on the inland waterway,the food is always lovely from salads to fish and not forgetting tater tots a favourite for my family

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

Thank you Lynne H for taking your time to share your recent visit. Please feel free to ask for me or Chef Rich on your next visit if we can do anything to make your dining experience a better one. Hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Mar Vista last night and were treated so well, with such great food, that we returned tonight. Last night, the Grouper and Risotto and Pasta and Clams were fabulous. The manager, Anthony, was wonderfully hospitable and friendly. We were asked to change tables to accommodate a large party and were treated very well for doing so. In our... More 

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

Chris S, Thanks for the shout out and for accommodating the large table. Come in and see us again when you are back in town. See you soon. Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

Florida
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392 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Open air tables with a view of the water make this the perfect place for a relaxed lunch. It would be great if they would take reservations for large groups, 10 or more, but our group of 20+ commandeered several tables close together and enjoyed the fish and seafood offerings. Their shrimp salad with siracha mayonnaise was very tasty although... More 

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

Thanks Bi-coaster for taking your time to share your recent visit. Yes unfortunately we do not take reservations. Even for large parties. If in the future you have a large group, 15 or more, give us a call a few hours prior to your arrival, that way we can begin to make arrangements to accommodate such a large group. All... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view us spectacular, sadly not the food! Service was ok but the server was overstretched. The prices are high end but sadly not worth it .

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

Sandie P Sorry to hear that you were not impressed with your meal or service. Please contact me directly to discuss your dining experience in more detail. I would love to have a chance to introduce you to Chef Rich and have him put together a sample tasting menu for you in hopes of winning you back as a valued... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous setting. Great Food - we ate there 3 times in a week!!!! Comfortable seats Fun and delightful!!

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

Floridataffy, Wow!!! Thank you for the great compliment. Please ask for me or Chef Rich on your next vacation if we can do anything to make your dining experience a better one. Regards Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were out boating and found this restaurant. Great food, drinks, atmosphere and service. Would definitely go back. The entire group said it was the best meal we have had in Florida!

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

CCallagh, Glad you found us. Thanks for taking your time to share your experience. Please ask for me on your next visit. Thank You, Anthony Cucci General Manager More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend enjoying drinks, appetizers and the amazing view! Service was good but food was overpriced and just okay. Maybe we were there on an off day.

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

Regina T, Thanks for your recent visit and review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your service. Sorry to hear that you were not blown away with your meals. Chef Rich uses only Fresh local Florida seafood and produce from our farm, Gamble Creek. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a special tasting menu for you with Chef.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?