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BAYOU TAVERN

6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (58 reviews)
“veal cannelloni” (11 reviews)
“basa” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful Italian eatery. Located in a plaza and on the waterway, it is a charming restaurant with indoor AND outdoor seatin. The food was delicious, all five of us had different dishes from pizza to lasagna, and all were terrific. Large portions -...More

Thank pietra44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place with great food! The clam sauce on s very good. The clams are very clean tasting. Not one clam was bad or icky flavored. My dad said they get the little clams from Nova Scottia so maybe that’s why but they are...More

Thank libbyliz75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told no room, and no more reservations, though the place didn't seem busy, so we ordered carry-out. Veal marsala, Giudea Chicken, and a pepperoni pizza. So so. Pizza was spongey.

Thank Liana-Bacha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third or fourth time we have tried this restaurant. Reservation for three at 7:00. Drinks came promptly. Owner or manager, whoever he is, the rudest man on Longboat Key took our order. After 1 hour the wrong salad came. Went to front...More

1  Thank Bonnie Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife called for carry out I ordered the lasagna and she ordered chicken cacciatore my lasagna had no ricotta cheese just noodles with a meat sauce and there was so much grease sitting on the top you could grease your car,thru it away and...More

1  Thank ILWintering
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The restaurant from the street is unassuming and does not look like much, but there was so much to have. While on the small side, almost every table was filled at peak hours during the high season. There were a multitude of specials as well...More

Thank jas1012
Reviewed 11 March 2018

First time to Dine at this restaurant, we had no idea what to expect. After being seated, we were greeted by our server Mike. Mike was very friendly and very efficient .

Thank Fred A
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Traffic so bad we decided on one of the few restaurants on the island. Made a reservation that was not only not honored but no explanation. Apparently packed from the remnants of the early bird crowd. Wait service confused and insistent that we had made...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This time of year, getting off the island in either direction is an adventure. Making a dinner reservation in Sarasota before theater is the sign of an incurable optimist. So maybe for a dinner out, stay on LBK? Sure: a bunch of pretentious overpriced places,...More

Thank MattS.24
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We have been frequenting the Bayou for years. Last year and this we found the service levels have gone to hell. Understaffed and overworked, the waitresses and waiters try their best to overcome Dominico, the owner’s poor management. This year, as in the past, I...More

Thank DMK62563
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Ursa2
17 April 2015|
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Response from rm209 | Reviewed this property |
The pizza is good but I am not a fan of this restaurant after trying it several times for dinner. They have changed the menu item because they ran out of broccoli rabe and used just broccoli, bad substitution, they charged... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975
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