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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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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a drive on longboat key Beach and ended up at one of our favorite Restaurants Mar Vista is known for its laid back atmosphere and we ordered out favorite , seafood combo oysters on the half shell and jumbo shrimp and the oysters were the largest I've ever had my wife and I shared the combo and we... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mar vista is a special place especially for outside dining. Can be reached by water or road. Beautiful old trees, twinkling lights, delicious fish entrees. Dont pass up tater tots appetizer.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally a great improvement in the cuisine. The view and atmosphere was fantastic if you could get a table outside but now the food matches the atmosphere. We started with the apps such as Brussel sprouts and stuffed pumpkin flowers that were excellent (not your usual Fl. food) .One of us the salmon, perfect, another had the black grouper, excellent.... More 

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Surrey, England.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to go out on the boat and stop at Mar Vista for lunch on a hot summers day. It is the best! Sitting under the trees watching the water, birds and the world go by. The scenery is beautiful. The restaurant itself was being done up in December, so we look forward to seeing the new image.

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

Jan W, We love having you come out to see us. Thanks for taking your time to share your Mar Vista experience. Our construction on our kitchen is complete and we are fully operational now with an inside dining area and bar again. Later in the year we will complete our inside bar and dining room renovations. Please come in... More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drinks here were delicious. The vibe is open air outside, very relaxing, with strands of lights hanging above you as you eat under the stars at night. Lots of seafood options and a couple non seafood ones too. The only real con of this place is the long wait. Because it's so popular we waited for an... More 

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

kirstenn_k, Thanks for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Unfortunately this time of the year our crowds can be a little daunting, but as you mentioned a drink and a seat overlooking the beautiful bay makes the time slip away. Please ask for me or Chef Rich on your next visit if there is anything we... More 

Jonesboro, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our table was in dappled shade not 20 feet from the waters edge. As luck would have it we were treated to some great dolphin action, just as we arrived. That's what Florida is all about for me. The food was great! No complaints. The wait staff was great.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is incredible, overlooking Sarasota Bay with Sister island in the distance. Suiting outside is so pleasant , very popular at this time of year so expect a little wait to be seated. Good food , maybe a little pricey but Mar Vista have the best view so it is worth the wait and the prices . Only a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Mar Vista several times over the years for both lunch and for dinner. We always sit outside under the trees. Such a pleasant atmosphere with a view of the water. Have enjoyed everything that we have ordered. The service has always been very attentive.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place in many ways. Pre-dinner walk around the docks and great view. Food is excellent and staff were great. Good drinks and prices as expected, not over-priced. Grouper was outstanding.

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Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were coldly greeted by Steve after we were seated under the trees. We ordered a drink and then our dinner. We were told they were out of vegetables?...I ordered the deepfried seafood dinner that was mushy and greasy. My wife ordered the tai fry fish that was just average. We were both thinking that their oil was either old... 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, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?