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6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
16:30 - 21:00
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bill with three people came to $140 without tip. No problem if great food served properly. One meal came much later, no appologie from the owner, he looked at me like what is your problem??? Needless to say all meals were ruined. Food not worth the price, I will never be there again.

Thank rpsteuck
Glocester, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit. Restaurant front very unassuming. Good early bird fare (4:30-5:30) daily. Excellent eggplant parm;excellent chicken parm with very generous portions. Homemade bread with good-portion salad. Owner very attentive.

Thank Roger E
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of seven of us booked a table here for 7pm. On the phone they were very courteous. On arrival we told the lady at the front that some of us were here, and she went to check our table was ready. On her return she said our table wasn't ready, and a stern gentleman appeared who seemed agitated.... More 

Thank Gar L
Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six friends went out to the Bayou Tavern for dinner a week ago. Reservations were for 7:30. We arrived on time and after a short wait, we were seated. Not sure why there was any wait as our table was ready and waiting. Drink orders were taken and when one of the waitresses brought them to the table, she just... More 

2 Thank Judy A
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK, let me say right off that my wife and I loved our dinners. We had the specials of the day: fish catch of the day scallopini and veal cannelloni. Both were excellent. The marinara sauce on the cannelloni was awesome. The light, crispy batter on the fish was heavenly. However, the ambience is schizophrenic. This is an Italian restaurant... More 

Thank Hank H
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had one hour before a boat tour and stopped here for drinks and appetizers. cute outdoor area with a fountain and maybe 5 tables but a pretty garden. the service was prompt and the shrimp appetizers excellent. we saw other customers eating wonderful looking pasta and we longed to stay, definitely if we can we will be back. easy... More 

Thank mimidyk
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Been going here for years, very friendly wait service and the food is quite good and reasonably priced. Service can be slow when crowded so have patience.

Thank hotel-hopper
Lapeer, Michigan
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We always have the early bird special several dished offered for $12.99 each day. Always good but leaves you wanting more. The minestrone soup and chicken parmigiana very good. There are happy hour specials and delicious dessert! The atmosphere is relaxing with soft music and view of the bayou. It is a must stop when on Longboat. It tasted so... More 

Thank playparkfun
Houlton, Maine
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Don't be fooled by the name. The Bayou is as Italian as you're going to find. The name comes from the view overlooking the canal. We had the early dining special. The portions for pasta and meatballs were more than adequate. The meatball were absolutely wonderful. The canoli were had for dessert was truly marvelous. Everything is homemade. Very friendly... More 

1 Thank Wayne B
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this place...but don't go there or I will not get a table!!! Really!!! It is very good...for me the best is their linguine and white clam sauce...very little sweet clams. UMMMM

Thank Enaid3456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 24
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?