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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

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760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
+1 941-383-2391
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been to Mar Vista several times over the years for both lunch and for dinner. We always sit outside under the trees. Such a pleasant atmosphere with a view of the water. Have enjoyed everything that we have ordered. The service has always been very attentive.

Thank 673claire
Framingham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place in many ways. Pre-dinner walk around the docks and great view. Food is excellent and staff were great. Good drinks and prices as expected, not over-priced. Grouper was outstanding.

Thank 138MikeP
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were coldly greeted by Steve after we were seated under the trees. We ordered a drink and then our dinner. We were told they were out of vegetables?...I ordered the deepfried seafood dinner that was mushy and greasy. My wife ordered the tai fry fish that was just average. We were both thinking that their oil was either old... More 

Thank Mark M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved that we were able to dine outdoors. Our server was amazing and very attentative. We ordered two different fish entrees and they were both excellent. One of our favorite restaurants on Longboat Key.

3 Thank Kim J
Excelsior, Minnesota
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got here right at 11:30 and were seated immediately. I had the grouper po boy which was ok- my hubby had the coconut shrimp salad, which he loved. The others at my table like their entrees- poki and blackened grouper. There was a wait when we left. 3.5

Thank mamat122963
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can dock your boat here and enjoy your meal outdoors adjacent to the beach. Good service. Seafood, hamburgers, etc.

2 Thank Julian A
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Julian A Thank you for taking your time to share your recent visit with us. Please make sure you ask for me or Chef Rich if there is anything we can do to make dining experience a better one. Sincerely, Anthony Cucci General Manager Mar Vista More 

Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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108 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here, for the beautiful gulf breeze under the tall oak trees on the water. The food is good but it's the atmosphere that's leads here. Expect a wait this time of year. We stopped for lunch here 3 days ago at 1:30, thinking we'd miss the crowd. 45 minute wait. I think over half or the customers came... More 

1 Thank Oceanna W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Jared was just great, very attentive and knew his stuff. The shrimp boat was amazing and the scallops were as well. Becoming my favorite place here.

1 Thank vkfish
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great service and enjoyed the food. The oysters, grouper, and steak were outstanding. The only negative was they did not have pan-seared sea scallops on the menu that my wife was craving. She ordered the crab dusted scallops and found them to be very heavy on the breading. It was a great way to end the night after... More 

1 Thank John S
Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mar Vista last Wednesday, Maybe the place was half full. We got Yuengling draft beer. Very warm beer. Maybe because we waited 20 mins for our drinks. Maybe the new draft system does not work? I got a hamburger medium. How hard is that? Our food arrived. My fries were stone cold and the burger was well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?