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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%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (72 reviews)
“steamer pot” (25 reviews)
“grouper” (93 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok. Overpriced though. Ordered a watermelon tomato salad. I got 4 little tomatoes. Way too much Watermelon. I think they forgot the salad. Just a few pieces of Arugala. Took our sandwich to go. They knew we were in a waverunner. Did not...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the fresh catch of the day (grouper). It came with rice and a vegetable. The grouper was excellent but a very small portion. I was still hungry when I left and the total bill was higher than expected.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner, server Zac was great! He had great recommendations and info about the restaurant. The food did not disappoint either-especially the tots. Love that the restaurant is eco-conscious too!

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for lunch and was enjoying eating there oysters and clams chowder it was delicious and quick service was excellent and friendly personal the day was beautiful and the food was delicious the oysters were large and fresh we really enjoyed the day...More

Thank 391brucew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not happy with food, service and prices. The beach house is much better. Shame thought would try after they updated. Will not be back

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this place by accident while on an overnight boating trip to Sarasota about 12 years ago, and every time we visit Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key on a weekend getaway road trip, we always make it a point to stop here for...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at Mar Vista is an event. Located on the bay, you can drive there in your car or boat. You can dine inside if you must but you can also sit on a covered patio. Better yet, snag a romantic table on the the...More

1  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outside seating for this restaurant sits on the beach and mostly under trees. Sunday brunch was relaxing and so enjoyable. The “4” rating is not for service which was super. The food was good but lacked enough over the top moments to win a “5”....More

Thank Bestboy12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great and casual place for dinner Service was great and food was outstanding Waterside dining made for a wonderful experienceMore

1  Thank chuck1063
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks chuck1063 for your recent visit and kind review. We appreciate you taking your time to share. Please ask for Chef Erik or me on your next visit if there is anything we can do to make your dining experience a better one. Regards, Anthony...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been coming regularly over 7 years and a meal here is always a must. Our group spanned 80 years age difference and we all had a great time and good food. A big thank you to Travis who looked after us so well.More

3  Thank DickiesLondon
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks DickiesLondon for taking your time to share your recent dining experience with us at the Mar Vista. I will make sure that Travis is recognized for his stellar service. Please feel free to ask for me or Chef Erik on your next visit if...More

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Questions & Answers
30 October 2017|
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Response from summervac | Reviewed this property |
As others said, we stayed outside under the gazebo and enjoyed the pretty Waterview. We never ventured inside.
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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