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6814 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
+1 941-312-4975
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Longboat Key, Florida
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizza is the best. Always pleasant. Great pasta dishes. Service is always excellent. Recommend. Go there often.

Thank LbkFla
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess this is a dilemma in the restaurant business: some feeling one way and others another. But here's one person's opinion. Why would a server start clearing when one person has finished but others (or one) are still eating. Those eating immediately feel uncomfortable and stop eating or rush. We were at The Bayou, which we love, when the... More 

Thank Virginia F
New Jersey
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only stopped for dessert but we ended up ordering a side of meatballs too. They were delicious in a tangy diced tomato sauce with fresh chopped basil on top. We got an order of the garlic toast too. It was outstanding. We then proceeded to a dessert of tiramisu, which wasn't bad, but don't bother with it, because the... More 

Thank unclewilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No service or clueless service. 12 hungry people, 8 kids. One bread basket after 60 minutes - 6 pieces of bread. Threatened to leave at 90 minutes; took order then. Food arrived after 2:15 hours and 2 visits to the kitchen to see what was going on. Mediocre food at best, the rest awful. Rude management. Should have left as... More 

Thank DJK78
Birmingham, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We are regulars. Dominic is a great host. I love the Bassi Fish and my husband loves the pizza and pastas.

Thank bikerbeth1
Valparaiso, Indiana
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101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Nor can you judge a restaurant by its lackluster exterior. Once inside the Bayou Tavern, you'll find a charming setting for a good Italian meal. Our party of four arrived for the early bird specials and we were all pleased with the numerous selections and each of our choices. With a start of a home-made white bean soup or choices... More 

Thank Jim_Deck
Aurora, IL
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161 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great takeout from this place...the Alfredo chicken pasta is really good, the Quattro Formaggio pizza is one of the best, anywhere!! Dining by in is ok, but service is hit and miss. The atmosphere is a bit dark also. They are stingy with the bread when you dine in, charge for the baskets of bread after first skimpy 4 pieces.

Thank musthavebeachsun
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fun place and friendly service. Food is great. We go several times while we are on the island. Was recommended by locales in the area and each visit gets better.

Thank lbkwanderer b
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great early bird dinner tonight. Chicken Parmesan and a starter if minestrone soup for Gertrude and lasagna with a house salad for George. Topped it off with three mini cannoli. So good. We were fortunate to have one of the owners, Angelo, helping us. Overall a great dinner!

1 Thank georgeandgertrude
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant having no knowledge of it at all. Well. We were so surprised. The location and restaurant it self was lovely. The menu including the specials was superb. And the food ..........we have been to Italy many times and I can say that we all thought it was on par with some of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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 DRIVE, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4975

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?