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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Oysters on the Half Shell
Seafood Tower / Castle
Freshly shucked oysters, Caribbean lobster tail, Venus Sunray clams, peel and eat shrimp, crab claws, Dungeness crab clusters, and crab cocktail
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Brussel Sprouts
Ginger and soy, served with sriracha aioli
Fish Cakes
Japanese-style cabbage & carrot cake with fresh local fish, topped with & ginger-soy sauce, yuzu aioli, and fresh herbs
Smoked Fish Board
Chef's choice of local fish and fish spread, served with house-made pickles and Teddy's lavash
Florida Frog Legs
Vietnamese-style fresh frog legs, lightly breaded and fried, served with tangy lime and fish sauce
Bud & Old Bay Shrimp Bowl
Shell-on shrimp, Budweiser, Old Bay, and garlic butter, served hot
Mar Vista Tater Tots
Potato, onion, and pepper jack cheese, served with chipotle honey mustard sauce
Lightly fried calamari and parmesan cheese, served with marinara
Scallops Rumaki
Bacon wrapped sea scallops and plum sauce
Buffalo Wings
Hot, medium, or BBQ
Oaxacan-Style Sweet Potatoes
Mar Vista Burger
½ lb. of grass fed beef, grilled to your liking
Fish Tacos
Blackened local fish served with Thai inspired cole slaw and fresh herbs
Catch Sandwich
Fresh daily catch, prepared grilled, blackened, or fried
Caribbean Chicken Sandwich
Marinated chicken breast, grilled and topped with provolone cheese, pineapple and cole slaw
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Chunks of chicken breast, herbed mayonnaise on your choice of bread
Turkey Croissant
Turkey breast, avocado, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard spread on a croissant
Prime Rib French Dip
Thinly sliced prime rib served on house-made Cuban bread with Swiss cheese and caramelized onions, served with au jus
Mozzarella Caprese
Dakin mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic glaze, served on house-made Cuban bread
Add protein to any salad: Chicken $5, Seafood or Fish $9, Premium Fish - market price
Clam Chowder
Soup Du Jour
Mar Vista Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, caesar dressing, garlic croutons, and parmesan cheese
Country Cobb Salad
Bob Woods' Tennessee aged ham, egg, avocado, tomatoes, farm greens, and blue cheese crumble, served with blue cheese dressing
Large Village Salad
Spring mix with cucumbers, red onion, and tomato, served with your choice of dressing
Coconut Shrimp Salad
Coconut shrimp, farm greens, orange segments, candied walnuts, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers, with raspberry vinaigrette
Watermelon & Tomato
Fresh watermelon, feta cheese, tomatoes and mint, served over arugula with a lime vinaigrette and pine nuts
Chicken Salad
Chicken blended with herb mayonnaise, onion, celery
Florida Steam Pot
Dungeness Crab, Florida clams, Gulf shrimp, steamed with corn and red potatoes. Spice it up with Old Bay or Cajun seasoning
Crab Cake
Jumbo lump crab cake, Maryland style with Joe's Stone Crab Mustard. Served with house-made fries and cole slaw
Mar Vista Lemonade
Absolut Raspberry Vodka, pink lemonade, Blue Curacao, and a splash of soda
Broadway Street Cosmo
Tito's, Grand Marnier, cranberry, and lime juice
Vista Blue
Absolut Vodka, pineapple juice, and Blue Curacao
The Pub Margarita
Cabo Wabo Silver Tequila, fresh sour mix, and a splash of orange juice
The Margarona
A Pub Margarita with an upside down Coronita inside
LBK Rum Runner
Light rum, Meyers Dark Rum, blackberry, banana, and tropical fruit juices
Marker 39 Mojito
Naked Turtle Rum, fresh mint, lime and soda
Longbeach Appletini
Absolut Vodka, Apple Liqueur and fresh sour mix
The Palace Pina Colada
Myers Dark Rum, Malibu Rum, pineapple, and coconut
Lemon Ice
Absolut Citron Vodka and frozen lemonade
Nimmo's Mudslide
Absolut Vodka, Kahlua, Baileys, and ice cream
Village Daiquiris
Strawberry, Mango, Peach, Banana, Raspberry or any combo
Passion Fruit Colada
Malibu Passion Fruit Rum, Pina Colada and Dark Rum
Main Street, Napa Valley
Louis Martini, Napa Valley
Murphy Goode, California
Turnbull, Napa
Trivento, Argentina
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.
USD 7 - USD 25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
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
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited Mar Vista with two friends who recommended it for good food and great ambiance. Their judgement was correct. The waiter, John, was terrific and did a nice job selling on their special margarita made with tequila produced exclusively for them. It's a special and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Graycrown
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Johnny the Greek our waiter, along with trainee Justin made our stone crab dinner with friends perfect. If you order stone crabs don’t forget to ask for drawn butter! We are on the shore with twinkling lights in the trees above us and had a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank TMSmalley1950
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dined at Mar Vista for an early dinner - food - service - atmosphere - excellent! Special kudos to John and Justin who made our experience exceptional. Our favorite spot when in Sarasota.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Liz130
Reviewed 3 days ago

The location is excellent. We ate right on the beach beside the water. The staff were very pleasant, service was efficient, and the food delicious. Reasonably priced. Good drinks.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 32brucebeach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful evening at a wonderful restaurant! From the hostess to Justin, the waiter in training, to "Johnny the Greek", our fabulous head waiter, the service and hospitality was impeccable. The menu choices were extensive and interesting, not to mention delicious! We chose to be...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank riversandseas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Johnny The Greek waited on us and informed us of the tequila distilled at the restaurant and Gabi the bartender make the best margarita we have had.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank dandP920XG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dining at Mar Vista is a must when in the Longboat or Ana Maria Key areas. We were amazed by the new open air bar and dining area. We decided eat at the bar and had a fantastic dinner. Zak and his associates provided outstanding...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank mrp78
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We received a recommendation from Dan in concierge services at Zota Hotel to try this restaurant on Valentines Day and it did not disappoint. Our server, Johnny the Greek was amazing. He was attentive and recommended excellent entrees and dessert. He was also pleasant and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank annbH6805EO
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for celebrating your Valentine's Day with us at Mar Vista. I am glad that you received a great recommendation and joined us under the trees. Johnny is great and definitely can make your experience that much more enjoyable. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are on or near Anna Maria Island this restaurant is definitely a place you must visit. The outdoor seating is so close to the water it is difficult to tell where the restaurant ends and the beach begins. The view is incredible. If...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Nancy S
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded today

Nancy, Thank you for coming in to dine with us under the trees. I am glad that you have enjoyed your visits and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

We just returned from a week at Longboat Key, and had two great meals at Mar Vista. During our first meal, we had a waitperson in training, Cendi, who was able to handle numerous special orders without a hitch. She was terrific, as was Johnny...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Fran H
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Fran, I am so glad that you had a couple of great visits with us. The construction is complete so the next time that you come in, your experience should be even that much more enjoyable. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

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nancy f
30 May 2018|
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Response from TheNeck | Property representative |
Yes, we have indoor seating.
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.
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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