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6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Birmingham, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regulars. Dominic is a great host. I love the Bassi Fish and my husband loves the pizza and pastas.

Thank bikerbeth1
Valparaiso, Indiana
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101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nor can you judge a restaurant by its lackluster exterior. Once inside the Bayou Tavern, you'll find a charming setting for a good Italian meal. Our party of four arrived for the early bird specials and we were all pleased with the numerous selections and each of our choices. With a start of a home-made white bean soup or choices... More 

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Aurora, IL
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157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great takeout from this place...the Alfredo chicken pasta is really good, the Quattro Formaggio pizza is one of the best, anywhere!! Dining by in is ok, but service is hit and miss. The atmosphere is a bit dark also. They are stingy with the bread when you dine in, charge for the baskets of bread after first skimpy 4 pieces.

Thank musthavebeachsun
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fun place and friendly service. Food is great. We go several times while we are on the island. Was recommended by locales in the area and each visit gets better.

Thank lbkwanderer b
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great early bird dinner tonight. Chicken Parmesan and a starter if minestrone soup for Gertrude and lasagna with a house salad for George. Topped it off with three mini cannoli. So good. We were fortunate to have one of the owners, Angelo, helping us. Overall a great dinner!

1 Thank georgeandgertrude
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant having no knowledge of it at all. Well. We were so surprised. The location and restaurant it self was lovely. The menu including the specials was superb. And the food ..........we have been to Italy many times and I can say that we all thought it was on par with some of the best... More 

2 Thank Barry06
Staten Island, New York
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My family dined here twice in the past 2 weeks. Both times the food and service were exceptional. Domenico, the owner, is from Italy and his dishes are made to perfection. On our second visit we were a party of 12 and all order were cooked amazingly. We will be back again during our next trip.

1 Thank JonD3
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153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had gotten take out from here before and it was very good. We ate here with family and its close by my Italian grandmother's condo. Very good food and service. Plan to come back and try more. Meat sauce is very good!

1 Thank john g
Tulum mexico
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

One of our go to places. We have joined weight watchers so we will go a little earlier for the early bird dinners. These dinners are reasonably priced and the smaller portion size is doable on our diet. Nice owners, nice staff. Get a table by the bayou Windows

1 Thank Don S
Lady Lake, Florida
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We returned for a second year to Bayou Tavern. We were happy to discover that both the food and the service is still excellent. This time we brought along a friend whom had never been there. He enjoyed it very much and plans to return with his family. If you go make sure to get a table close to the... More 

1 Thank josephine m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?