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6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (55 reviews)
“veal cannelloni” (10 reviews)
“basa” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very simple restaurant in a small mall off Gulf Mexico Dr. Food is done to order and delicious. Big portions. Good pizza. A good take out option. Interesting daily specials. Not much atmosphere. But nice enough if you're in the neighborhood.

Thank FloridaTravelfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just discovered this hidden gem of an Italian restaurant! The name throws you off and doesn’t do it justice. I have been back 3-4 times just in the few months since discovering The Bayou Tavern. The owner is pure Italian and greets you...More

Thank Travelertaken
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Some friends joined us and we decided to get a good Italian dinner at "Bayou". It was a great choice!! Each of us raved about our choices. Tom and Sue had veal cannelloni, Max ordered lasagna, while I chose angel hair pasta with red sauce...More

Thank EllenLBK
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I absolutely LOVE their pizza. We usually just get it to go. Easy to order and pick up and always fresh!

Thank amandad792
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is the only restaurant that we went too twice in our visit to Longboat because the food was so good we wanted to try it a second time. The first visit I had my favorite -- spaghetti and clams in white sauce. They make...More

Thank cheryl362
Reviewed 23 August 2017

great pizza that is a thinner hand tossed style. many different unique toppings and combos to pick from. homemade dressings are excellent. small, quaint place with cool seating indoor or out right next to the bayou in the back. the entrees look legit and the...More

Thank nOodLe524
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday night in August. Happy to see a party of locals who obviously know they have a treasure in their midst. They have an early bird from 4:30-5:30. Excellent value. Yummy veal cannelloni and freshly filled cannoli as an extra for desert....More

Thank Ella134
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Every year when we visit Siesta Key we do dinner one night at this restaurant. My husband ordered the "daily special" veal chop which was perfect. I ordered the eggplant parm and it was overbaked. The cheese and the edge of the plate was burned....More

Thank josephine m
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We dined here twice in last 2 weeks. Once with a group of 5 and once with a group of 10. Every item we ordered was fresh and outstanding. The wine is very reasonably priced and good selection. Domenico, the owner, is always there to...More

Thank JonD3
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is our 4th visit. The food is amazing and the service is great. By far the best Italian cuisine. Get there between 4:30 and 5:30pm for Early Bird

Thank Robgus771
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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
  • 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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