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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
+1 941-383-2391
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tater tots” (74 reviews)
“steamer pot” (25 reviews)
“grouper” (95 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went here with a local friend three weeks ago and was glad that she recommended that we stop here for lunch. We asked to be seated outside near the water and the view was lovely. There were trees for shade which would be a...More

1  Thank jasgld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mar Vista has been there awhile--not much to look at from the outside, inside either for that matter. Very casual. We ate on the patio one night and inside another. The patio is nice and relaxed; the inside is an after thought, forget about it...More

1  Thank lheadley
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you lheadley for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Your patronage and feedback is very important to us. Please come in and see us again soon and make sure you ask for Chef Erik or me if there is anything...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting outside with a beautiful view of the water and the dock on a perfect evening enjoying a fabulous Grouper sandwich. What else could you want ? Even our waiter, Johnny was also terrific !

1  Thank Judith P
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Judith P, Thank you for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. I will make sure that Johnny is recognized for his stellar service. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista Restaurant

Reviewed 1 week ago

An off the beaten path location with large outdoor seating area with plenty of shade on water. Indoor fireplace. The server was very friendly and accommodating and the food was quite good. Great smoked fish dish.

1  Thank rsm10018
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

RSM10018, Glad you found us!! Thanks for sharing your experience. Please make sure you ask for me or Chef Erik on your next visit if there is anything we can do to make your dining experience a better one. Best wishes Anthony Cucci General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our meal at this restaurant. Interesting options and tasted great. Casual, seating outside or on a patio with a little more wind protection as well as indoor seating. We were there at night, but the view must be wonderful with a little more...More

1  Thank douglas m
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you douglas m for dining with us and taking your time to share your experience. Your shining review means so much to us. Please make sure that you ask for me or Chef Erik on your next visit if there is anything we can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 2nd time my wife and I visited this restaurant. The first time it was in the evening and raining slightly, this time much earlier, dry, and the sun was shining. Much, much nicer. Wonderful water views. The food was great, but the...More

1  Thank Frank2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting relatives in Bradenton and were touring the area. Since our relatives have liked the Mar Vista, we decided to give it a shot. What an absolutely phenomenal treat. While the setting and ambiance, right on the water, is the first aspect of...More

1  Thank normangeller
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were visiting from Indiana and found this treasure tucked away off the main road in Longboat. Many of the tables are under a large tree that is on the edge of the water, but all had a wonderful view of the...More

1  Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting near the water, we not only enjoyed our dinners, but we got to watch a few herons wade nearby in the hope that one of us might feed him / her. The atmosphere is informal and beachy.

1  Thank OttawaCatLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have known something was wrong when I was able to find a parking space on a Saturday night at 6:30PM. Had not been to Mar Vista for awhile. The server was in a hurry to take our order. The menu has changed and...More

2  Thank Sandie-NY
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Questions & Answers
30 October 2017|
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Response from Anthony C | Property representative |
We are holding off on the renovation of the inside until sometime next summer. We do not want to interfere with our busy season.
Nancy L
18 July 2017|
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Response from carynhodge | Property representative |
Unfortunately the county nor the city has a defined ordinance regarding doggie dining and we cannot take the chance on one customer putting our health certificate in jeopardy. So sorry because we love dogs!
Alyssa C
22 February 2017|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They were very good but I never. Asked them for the recipi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-2391
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Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room, on the outdoor covered deck or under the ancient Buttonwood Trees overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay. Farm to fork, gulf to table and pasture to plate. It's waterfront dining with a unique atmosphere. Leave a dollar bill on the wall and a little bit of your heart to find on your return visit. Voted #1 place to Dock and Dine with our own private 14 slip dock. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista for real Florida dining.
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