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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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Bay Village, Ohio
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at this beautifully located restaurant for lunch and could not have been happier. The setting is amazing. The food and service were both exceptional. Only downside is the current construction going on. Highly recommended if in the area.

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Thank Bob D
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

restaurant was under construction so we ate out on porch next to bay...had some great oysters on half shell, Stone crabs and lobster bisque soup,,,awesome, fabulous atmosphere be sure and go there..

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

Charles R, Thank you for sharing your recent visit with us. Glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. Please come in and see us again soon. Sincerely, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Hampton nh
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278 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait staff very friendly, very knowledgeable of the menu. The fish selection is plentiful, and always fresh! The waiter talked my husband into getting the sweet potato grits , he promised he would like them and they certainly did not disappoint ! The restaurant is usually crowded but definitely worth the wait.

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

Dear Hollmark, Thank you for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Please come in and see us again soon. Thanks Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Cheboygan, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent food, they have two other restaurants in the area as well with similar menu items. The lighting outside is very pretty, no beach view but romantic nonetheless.

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Lakeland, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed a delicious lunch last Saturday here. We were seated without any wait at a table under the trees with a gorgeous view of the bay. Both lunches were excellent, but the view is what I enjoyed the most! If you're in the area, this is a "don't miss".

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1 Thank Julie W
Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner under the trees! Even though they are under construction, the food and service were impeccable! Started off with the scallops appetizer, which is always yummy and the rib eye was cooked perfectly, Bri was our server and she was so attentive and had our drinks immediately even though the bar is kind of far... More 

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1 Thank Alison C
Marietta, Georgia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are completely renovating this place on inside but manage to keep outdoor dining open with spectacular bay side view. Walk ins only so get there early. Many come to watch sunset. Nice dock for strolling at night due to in water lighting or boat watching. We had a bit of a wait but drink waitstaff were there for us.... More 

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

bsguitar, Thank you for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Glad to hear that our remodel went mostly unnoticed. Please come in and see us again soon. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every single visit several times and several times a year ! Great again like always -- love the new Brussel sprout appetizer. We are so excited to see the remodel completion -- Anthony runs a good show here !!

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

palbkgirl, Thank you for your continued patronage, shining review and shout out. Greatly appreciated. Thanks Anthony More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must-see! Even though the construction is going on, the outdoor dining is whimsical and perfect for families. While we waited for our table, the kids went on the docks and looked at the fish from above. Once seated, we ordered our drinks (they have frozen drinks!!) and hung out. It was a little chilly but luckily... More 

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1 Thank happydinner123
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

happydinner123, Thank you! So happy you enjoyed your recent visit with us. Please ask for me on your next visit if there is anything I can do to make it more special. Regards, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great visit.,, even during their renovation. Well worth the wait. While the bar is closed a friendly staff offers beverages with a great view while waiting for your table. Stone crabs are great. Family friendly.

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

fritzkath, So happy to hear that our remodel did not interfere with your dining experience. We should be moving back into our new kitchen soon and reoccupying the inside dining and bar area soon. Please come in and see us again soon. Thanks for taking your time to share your visit. Thank you Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant 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
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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