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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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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been coming to Longboat key for years and have always make sure we have at least one meal at Mar Vista. The menu is great and every meal we've had has been outstanding. Don't miss the bacon wrapped scallops and the fresh catch...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this restaurant on Sarasota Bay. Great atmosphere, seating on the beach under trees with lights with great seafood. What could be better? We stop by every time we are in town.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Joan B
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Joan, Thank you for making Mar Vista a regular stop on your journeys through Longboat Key. I am glad that we have been able to impress over the years. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

We really liked this place. The waiter was great . The only negative was the construction. Dusty but we enjoyed thte view of water.More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Patricia M
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Patricia, Thank you for looking past the renovations to enjoy a meal with us at Mar Vista. Our construction is coming to an end very soon. I hope that you can come back when it is complete to thoroughly enjoy your visit. Anthony Cucci, General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for a late lunch, approx 1:30pm and were seated immediately. We waited for 15 min before we were offered water from another server, then another 10 min for our waiter/bartender we were told. We should have left then, but we waited all year...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paradise448222
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Michelle, Thank you for coming back to see us. I am sorry that you had a poor experience. I will look into where we dropped the ball on your visit. As you have experienced our restaurant in the past, you know that this definitely is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought to Mar Vista by friends who live on LBK. Don't be put off by the construction as they expand & renovate this neighborhood gem. Plenty of parking but getting to the tables could be tricky if you need assistance because of the uneven path...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Chicaree
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for looking past the current construction and coming in to dine with us under the trees. I am glad that John elevated your experience and that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal with us. I hope to see you again soon. Anthony...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Persimmon toast was not worth $11.they said the cheese was expensive,waiter said she would bring something else,so I ordered a cup of chowder thinking she would not charge me .should asker, did not want to tip but is was all ready added, will never go...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ronmurphy44
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ron, Thank you for coming in to see us at Mar Vista. I am sorry that there was a mix up on your bill with the Persimmon Toast. I do hope that you will come back to see us again in the future to give...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back to nice and chilly Ohio Mar Vista is Under construction right now but food and service still great. Have to see Maureen at the bar she is the best. Just a fun person to have waiting on you Met her a couple...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Samuel R
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Samuel, Thank you for coming in to see us at Mar Vista. I am glad that you were able to enjoy a meal despite the renovations. When you return those changes should be complete and I hope you like the new dining room. Anthony Cucci,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a must to visit!!! Very romantic and very secluded. Very fresh food. Service is excellent. Can be a wait to get in.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank brandyd870
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Brandy, Thank you for enjoying a meal with us at Mar Vista. I am glad that you had a relaxing experience with us. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a coupon, so even better. They are doing renovations, so we ate outside. My friend had bug bites, so do take your repellant. Excellent view and food.More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jeanninelehman
GuestS23, Owner at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jeanine, Thank you for coming in to see us at Mar Vista. I am sorry that your friend had a few bites. This time of year and with the fans, that usually isn't an issue. I am glad that it didn't spoil your meal though....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was under Construction but that didn't affect the view! Relaxing environment with excellent food and wine. We had several appetizers which did not disappoint. The Lola wine was good. JOHNNY THE GREAT was incredibly efficient and kind. He was pleasantly surprised when one of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank LedsonLover
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us dockside at Mar Vista. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal and that Johnny was able to make it an even more enjoyable experience. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

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Questions & Answers
nancy f
30 May 2018|
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Response from TheNeck | Property representative |
Yes, we have indoor seating.
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capyne
30 October 2017|
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Response from TheNeck | 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.
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Nancy L
18 July 2017|
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Response from Caryn H | 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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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