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Chart House

201 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4022
+1 941-383-5593
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (56 reviews)
“lava cake” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4022
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We have been to the Chart House for happy hour but this time we went for dinner. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated promptly close to the windows where we enjoyed a great view. Our server was friendly and helpful and kept...More

Thank Sail2Maine
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

The setting is gorgeous overlooking the bay in Longboat Key. Unfortunately the food was underwhelming. The server warned my husband that the blackened group with the jalepeno sauce would be spicy, it didn't even have a mild kick to it. My Mahi was grilled but...More

Thank Cidscott
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We've been coming to Florida now for 12 years, visiting my parents, who have a place here. We have eaten in many very fine places all over the world, so know what good food and service are. Never really tried a supposedly 'fine dining' place...More

2  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I LOVED the Chart House. First of all, it's a great experience just to drive in and see all of the luxury sports cars parked or driving up - giving you that feel of Florida Living at it's best. The restaurant has the best water...More

Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We enjoyed happy hour on the patio seated on comfortable chaises overlooking the bay, where we watched pelicans doing their thing. The drinks were excellent and the Kim Chee Calamari out of this world. The three prime rib sliders were uniformly appreciated accompanied by excellent...More

Thank TwoForTheRoad2
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great ambiance, the view and environment is wonderful, but the food (entrees) are definitely lacking. We ate there Easter Sunday, for $39.00 got the cobia fish wrapped in prosciutto with green beans. Portion was so small, size of my thumb and so I was hungry...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I had dinner here visiting family on Longboat Key. The service and meal were excellent. The view out over the water was the crowning touch. I highly recommend this place.

Thank TravelinDoc94
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Busy, busy, busy...although they have a captive audience, the food and service is pretty darn good. It,s $100 couple nite, but worth the price....or cook in your condo...bah!

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I always love going to have dinner at The Chart House on Longboat Key. It's a great place to relax and they have the best clam chowder on the island. They also have a absurdly nice salad bar. Sometimes I go in and have a...More

Thank JTMcLean
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We booked for an early dinner and it was the right time to watch a couple of playful dolphins perform in their natural habitat right from our table in the window. It had been a rainy day but view and the meal made it feel...More

Thank Coleen S
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Jerry S
Do they have a wine list?
23 May 2017|
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Response from Howard W | Reviewed this property |
They do. Very nice selection
Stephen H
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27 February 2017|
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Response from Lennie_19 | Reviewed this property |
I wear shorts to this restaurant...no cut-off's, etc. During past 5-6 visits, probably 50% of gents wore shorts. This IS Florida so shorts are acceptable almost anywhere, including the Chart House. Be comfy, be casual... More
Are you open Xmas and do you have a special menu?
1 December 2016|
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Response from Renee R | Reviewed this property |
yes open xmas and have great specials
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
04:30 - 09:30
04:30 - 09:30
04:30 - 09:30
04:30 - 09:30
04:30 - 09:30
04:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4022
    (Longboat Club)
  • Public Transportation: In front of restaurant on Gulf of Mexico Drive
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-5593
  • E-mail
Located just west of Sarasota on beautiful Longboat Key, Chart House boasts a dramatic interior décor that almost outshines its stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine, & it’s not hard to see why this tropical retreat is a longtime favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From signature fish specialties and seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Fabulous happy hour and patio!
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