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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%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (77 reviews)
“steamer pot” (28 reviews)
“grouper” (103 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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1 - 10 of 1,376 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Florida - It's really hard to beat lunch under the buttonwood mangroves at the water's edge. Add some boats pulling up to the dock for lunch and it's a chamber of commerce setting. This finished our visits to Ed Chiles' three restaurants - Sandbar,...More

Thank ThePond
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit all 3 of our restaurants. They are all different experiences and we work hard to make them all excellent choices. I am glad that you enjoyed your stop with each of us and of course, especially Mar...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mar Vista is always a nice dining experience when we're in LBK. The wait staff is always so friendly especially Lauren. I got the steamer pot entree last time and it was fresh and delicious.

1  Thank Pam c
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pam, Thank you for making Mar Vista a go to spot when you are in the area. I am glad that we have been a great dining option for you. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner with another couple a few days ago and the meals were very good, service from Jared was excellent. However, eating inside wasn't an option due to major renovations and the bugs were pretty bad. Fans were scattered around the patio area and...More

1  Thank 313maureens
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to visit with us. I am sorry that the indoor dining isn't available right now. Unfortunately with open air dining, occasionally nature out wits our technology and can be a nuisance. I apologize for that and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorites. Anytime we are in the area, we try to stop in for a bite to eat. We are never disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxing and the view is gorgeous. They have a variety of food options, and we always...More

1  Thank Michele W
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Michele, Thank you for making Mar Vista one of your go to stops when in the area. I am glad that we have been able to serve you well over the years. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop here via boat for a drink during our Spring Break Trip. This was the first time we actually got to sit down and eat. I love sitting under the trees and by the water. The calamari is great. My mom really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Kelli G
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kelli, Thank you for stopping in to join us for a meal this weekend. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat at Mar Vista every time we are in LBK and are never disappointed. You can eat outside or inside. The food is good and it is a good place for couples, families and actually everyone who enjoy seafood.

1  Thank beachsunfun37
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for making us a go to stop when you are in the area. I am glad that we have been able to give you a great time. I look forward to your next trip to the area. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is seriously tardy, but our experience at Mar Vista on July 6th was Fantastic. We've been to Longboat many times, but this was our first meal at Mar Vista. The staff was friendly and our waiter was attentive and on it for whatever...More

2  Thank Craig S
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Craig, Thank you for visiting us over the summer. The dish that you are trying to place is the Ciopinno. I am glad that you had a great time and I hope to see you again on your next visit to the island. Anthony Cucci,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is off the list for us. The sangria was ok, but missing something. I think they made it with a dry red wine. The prime rib was overdone, as was my shrimp on my baked medley. Had this weird cauliflower for the vegetable. The...More

Thank YorktownVickie
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your meal or drinks on your most recent visit. I do hope that you will give us another chance in the future to show you that this is definitely not the norm for Mar Vista. Anthony Cucci,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unpretentious spot on the water in Longboat which. My wife had a grouper sandwich which she said was terrific. I ordered wild boar which was merely average. Service was good and they made me a great cocktail with plenty of alcohol. Not cheap but...More

1  Thank Akeemthedream78
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the visit. I am glad that you and your wife enjoyed your visit and your meal. I hope to see you again soon. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great food and service was good. We shared a sweet potato appetizer that was unique and delicious! Coconut shrimp salad excellent. One comment that I want to make is that when we asked for some lemon for the water, the server went into this dissertation...More

Thank Karen B
GuestS23, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Karen, Thank you for your visit and I am glad that you had a great meal with us. Regarding the lemon comments from our staff, I will make sure to address that with them specifically. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

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Questions & Answers
nancy f
30 May 2018|
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Response from Anthony C | Property representative |
Yes, we have indoor seating.
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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 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 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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