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6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (54 reviews)
“veal” (21 reviews)
“basa” (6 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6814 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Went with sister and family while on recent vacation to this area. Tucked away in a little strip mall between long boat and coquina beach you will find the Bayou Tavern. My sister has a condo in the area and they come for the pizza....More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to dine, and our local friends said why go far, we have good restaurant across the street! The owner seated us with hugs and welcoming. We were seated overlooking the water while fish are jumping, we ordered drinks and...More

Thank 551,951
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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

2  Thank 282marthad
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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

2  Thank egrlbk
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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 26 April 2017

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

4  Thank rpsteuck
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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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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