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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (75 reviews)
“steamer pot” (28 reviews)
“grouper” (100 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are on Longboat Key you must visit Mar Vista. I recently discovered it. A hidden away treasure on our island. The food is beach food. A lot of fun...I eat down by the water and love it!

Thank weo77
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming in to see us. I am glad that you finally found us and enjoyed your visit dockside at Mar Vista. I hope to see you again soon. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been to all types of waterfront and water view restaurants and pubs throughout the Gulf Coast, especially from Tarpon Springs to Naples. We’ve ordered everything from appetizers and snacks to sandwiches and main courses. We have arrived by car, boat, bike and on...More

Thank Joy F
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Joy, Thank you for stopping in to see us at Mar Vista. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us. I do hope that you will visit us again to try something else on the menu that might fit your tastes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were recommended this place by Lucky and Dawn Read, and we feel like we stumbled upon a gold mine! The food is exquisite!! We just had appetizers, like the sautéed brussel sprouts, homemade potato chips, the tater tot's straight from heaven,...More

1  Thank Rich A
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Rich, Thank you for the visit. I am glad that you enjoyed your light bites with us. I look forward to you joining us for dinner to see all of the creations that Chef Erik has waiting for you. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asked a local captain we had used for a morning excursion for a good lunch spot for afterwards. He recommended this one, and we are glad he did! Docked out front, had great outdoor seating, with a nice view of Bay. The recommended rum runners...More

1  Thank melf961
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The captains have been coming to Mar Vista since it was a fish camp way back in the day. I am glad that yours shared our location for you to enjoy. It sounds like your group had a great afternoon with us and I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If there were negative ratings, this place would get. Embarrassing to take my family here on 6/9/18. Warm beer, took over an hour to get cold risotto,watery and rotten shrimp. Place should be shut down. It was that bad. HORRIBLE!

2  Thank huckaby8
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry that you had a bad experience with us. I will look into what happened and make sure that our team doesn't make the errors again. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure where to start - rude hostess, poor service and overpriced. We don't mind paying for good food/service so it's not that. This simply wasnt worth it and there are much better options on the island. When we asked for refills of water (after...More

1  Thank msbasil
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry that you had a less than desirable experience with us. I will make sure to speak with our staff about your experience. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate outside under the stars with our best friends and all of the flies in Bradenton. I have to say, we were warned and they did have fans going, but nothing could have prepared us for the swarm. The food was good, I can't...More

1  Thank ARussofEville
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry that the flies descended the evening that you were here. The beauty of being an outdoor restaurant under the trees sometimes comes with those little beasts, though not very often. I do hope that you join us again for a wonderful meal...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here a number of times. Taken our boat up to dock, walked on up and sat outside overlooking the intercoastal waterways. Food is very good. Drinks are well made and the ambience can't be beat. The only negative is finding an open dock...More

1  Thank Saul F
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Saul, Unfortunately we only have so much dock and beach space and you are correct on those perfect Spring afternoons, it can be a little tough to find a spot. However, that part of the year is behind us now and there should be plenty...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Mar Vista. The tater tots were amazing (you HAVE to try them) and the dinner rolls were good too (slightly sweet). The coconut shrimp salad was excellent, my mother really enjoyed itl. My husband enjoyed his chicken dish. Two...More

1  Thank Suzan L
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Suzan, There is nothing wrong with Tots and Key Lime pie as a meal. However, we have a wide variety of features that change nightly some seafood, some not to give you more options. I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Anthony Cucci,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughters steak was badly under cooked. She asked for medium rare and got blue in the thickest part. Asked for it to be corrected and the steak was obviously just microwaved My cioppino with grouper. Like a carpaccio was lukewarm. I asked for it...More

1  Thank keith l
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Keith, I am sorry that your meals didn't meet up to expectations. I will address your concerns with our culinary team. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

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nancy f
30 May 2018|
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Response from Lilyseasky | Reviewed this property |
Yes some. Then a covered patio and lastly out among the trees
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capyne
30 October 2017|
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Response from Anthony C | 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 carynhodge | 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
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 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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