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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (72 reviews)
“steamer pot” (25 reviews)
“grouper” (94 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cruise in via boat or car, this gem of a hangout is a spot to stop, grab a drink and relax. Beautiful views of the interview while sitting under low hanging trees. Food is decent and se4vice is good but expect a lineup during season.

Thank Mike S
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Mike S for sharing your recent visit with us. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Please come in and see us again soon. Thanks Anthony Cucci General Manager

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I like going to Mar Vista to eat and look for Peafowl in the area. Even though the town is trying to cull them. Sitting outside by the Bay is the best.More

Thank gglittle
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks gglittle for taking your time to share your recent experience with us at the Mar Vista. We were up to around 150 peacocks and they relocated around 75. They are still around and occasionally make their way thru our property. Feel free to stop...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is partially old (on the inside) & new on the outside dining deck. They have reconstructed the outside area, which is beautiful (weather permitting). Inside is going to be overhauled and expanded this coming summer (2018), but right now is still very small....More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in on a cooler night so we opted to stay inside, although in past years we have dined outside and its in a very nice spot. Food is always super fresh and the specials have been pretty creative. Never had a bad meal here....More

Thank pochen9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to MarVista last time we were on Longboat Key and it was excellent. Not this time. Ordered the Etouffe and the scallops both were HORRIBLE. No other way to describe it. Would not go back.More

Thank jkfb1
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

jkfb1, Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meals on your recent visit. Please contact me directly to go over any details. Hopefully I can do something to win back your confidence with us. Hope to hear from you soon Thank You, Anthony...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual place with very fresh seafood and a southern touch (hush puppies, collard greens). You need to be outside on a nice day, under the trees overlooking the harbor.

Thank Corgipup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here last evening with a group of friends. We had a table under the huge live oak. Beautiful and romantic. We started with the brussel sprouts at our severs suggestion. A great choice, we had to order another plate. We all loved our...More

Thank Becky D
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local resident, this is our numero uno place to take our out-of-town guests to give them an island "WOW' experience. Yes, sometimes there ARE long waits, but that is both a compliment and a curse. Choose to eat earlier or later than the...More

Thank sqg-foodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy a local restaurant; and Mar Vista did not disappoint! Great location,wonderful staff and delicious food. I recommend the Grilled Grouper Risotto. Enjoy!

Thank IndStateRex
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait time after orders were placed Plus almost an hour wait to be seated Food was very good for all so good chance for a returnMore

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit and review. I apologize for the long wait for your food. This Holiday season was a record setter. Glad to hear that your meals were exceptional. Please feel free to contact me or Chef Erik on your next visit...More

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Questions & Answers
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.
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!
Alyssa C
22 February 2017|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They were very good but I never. Asked them for the recipi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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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