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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” (72 reviews)
“steamer pot” (25 reviews)
“grouper” (94 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traffic was backed up toward the Cortez Bridge, and we were hungry and needed a stop. We saw the sign MarVista and turned in...parking was tight but I found a spot down the street. The staff was busy as more and more folks came in,...More

1  Thank AUTiger62
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you AUTiger62 for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Anthony has been a great addition to our team and I will make sure he is recognized for taking such good care of you. The island traffic can be a bear...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly waiter Johnny attended our dinner needs on an early Tuesday evening. Sat under the lit trees watching the blue herons and fisherman catch their meals. We ordered scallop rumakis wrapped in bacon served with plum sauce to start followed by shrimp and grits and...More

1  Thank susangsays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinner for a large family group. It was chilly but we sat outside by the heaters. Everyone had great food. Lovely location with a beautiful sunset. Wait staff were very good.

1  Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a cute, quaint place! If you arrive by land you may have a little trouble finding the front door, but explore and eventually you'll find the front is around back - by the water. We came for dinner, around sunset. Lots of outdoor seating...More

Thank BigCanoeGeezer
Reviewed 5 December 2017

It was ok. Overpriced though. Ordered a watermelon tomato salad. I got 4 little tomatoes. Way too much Watermelon. I think they forgot the salad. Just a few pieces of Arugala. Took our sandwich to go. They knew we were in a waverunner. Did not...More

Thank Nancy P
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Nancy P, Sorry to hear that your Watermelon tomato salad was not up to par. I am not sure what happened with our portioning. I will pass along your comments to Chef. Please contact me directly in hopes I can help you regain your confidence...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I had the fresh catch of the day (grouper). It came with rice and a vegetable. The grouper was excellent but a very small portion. I was still hungry when I left and the total bill was higher than expected.More

Thank Craig C
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you Craig C for your recent visit and review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the fresh grouper, house rice and farm fresh vegetables. Sorry to hear that your were not pleased with the portion size. I will speak with Chef Erik about your...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner, server Zac was great! He had great recommendations and info about the restaurant. The food did not disappoint either-especially the tots. Love that the restaurant is eco-conscious too!More

Thank Heather C
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks Heather C for your recent visit and wonderful review of the Mar Vista. I will make sure that Zac is recognized for his exceptional knowledge and service. Feel free to ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

We went there for lunch and was enjoying eating there oysters and clams chowder it was delicious and quick service was excellent and friendly personal the day was beautiful and the food was delicious the oysters were large and fresh we really enjoyed the day...More

Thank 391brucew
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Was not happy with food, service and prices. The beach house is much better. Shame thought would try after they updated. Will not be backMore

1  Thank John L
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

John L, It is our goal to serve only the freshest locally caught fish and seafood, choice beef and chicken, farm fresh vegetable and expertly prepared dishes in a casual laid back Ol' Florida atmosphere with exceptional service at reasonable prices. It sounds like we...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

We discovered this place by accident while on an overnight boating trip to Sarasota about 12 years ago, and every time we visit Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key on a weekend getaway road trip, we always make it a point to stop here for...More

Thank Michele M
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Questions & Answers
30 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.
Nancy L
18 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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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