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6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (52 reviews)
“veal” (21 reviews)
“basa” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit LBK regularly but have never eater here. Saturday night was a first. Waited too long for a server. Never did get one, but someone who I would guess was the owner came over and took our order. Terrible wine list. Salads were over...More

1  Thank 282marthad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I live on LBK, and decided it is time to finally try The Bayou. Since "The Season" is over, we were able to easily find a seat at the bar upon arrival. Cocktails are small with a measured pour. We ordered Bruchetta and...More

1  Thank egrlbk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went early for the value menu, which held true to it's word. Sat near the bar with a nice view of the mullet jumping in the Bayou. Obviously a local favorite since our host, Dominico, seemed to know everyone that came in the door....More

Thank Pepperredd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bill with three people came to $140 without tip. No problem if great food served properly. One meal came much later, no appologie from the owner, he looked at me like what is your problem??? Needless to say all meals were ruined. Food not...More

3  Thank rpsteuck
Reviewed 11 April 2017

First visit. Restaurant front very unassuming. Good early bird fare (4:30-5:30) daily. Excellent eggplant parm;excellent chicken parm with very generous portions. Homemade bread with good-portion salad. Owner very attentive.

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A group of seven of us booked a table here for 7pm. On the phone they were very courteous. On arrival we told the lady at the front that some of us were here, and she went to check our table was ready. On her...More

3  Thank Gar L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Six friends went out to the Bayou Tavern for dinner a week ago. Reservations were for 7:30. We arrived on time and after a short wait, we were seated. Not sure why there was any wait as our table was ready and waiting. Drink orders...More

3  Thank Judy A
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

OK, let me say right off that my wife and I loved our dinners. We had the specials of the day: fish catch of the day scallopini and veal cannelloni. Both were excellent. The marinara sauce on the cannelloni was awesome. The light, crispy batter...More

Thank Hank H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

we had one hour before a boat tour and stopped here for drinks and appetizers. cute outdoor area with a fountain and maybe 5 tables but a pretty garden. the service was prompt and the shrimp appetizers excellent. we saw other customers eating wonderful looking...More

Thank mimidyk
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Been going here for years, very friendly wait service and the food is quite good and reasonably priced. Service can be slow when crowded so have patience.

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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, 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 Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975
  • E-mail