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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tater tots” (74 reviews)
“steamer pot” (25 reviews)
“grouper” (96 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 3 days ago via mobile

I can’t think of a better way to spend a cool, clear afternoon. The food was amazing, but our wait staff (Meg) was incredible from the moment she came to our table! The Bloody Marys were excellent, too😉 We especially enjoyed the 🌶 green bean...More

Thank Nonni911
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This hidden gem is one not to miss. Busy even on a Tuesday evening. The service was good and the meal, excellent. And the view is awesome.

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop here while visiting family in the Bradenton area. It's a real treat. Get the tater tots. My wife and I get 2 orders so we don't have to share. They have excellent seafood and we've always had great meals there. Wait staff...More

1  Thank WisconsinBear23
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your continued support of Mar Vista over the years and I am glad that we have been a great option for you and will continue to be in the future. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here at least once a season with friends, have highly recommended it. No more. It's almost two weeks since we had a very disappointing dinner with longtime, regularly attending friends; I chose to write the restaurant first of my concerns before posting. Since...More

Thank lynnandrich
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was nice and friendly. The food was disappointing. The portions were very small. My husband's blackened salmon was black but not spicy. My baked scallops were small, dry and had black rings around them -I have never seen this before. The crab crust...More

Thank Beverley R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate two lunches and a dinner there during a five day visit to LBK. Nice view of the bayside, wonderful tree covered patio and delicious seafood offerings. Reasonable prices, pleasant servers.

1  Thank Stoddard C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a somewhat frequent visitor to LBK, it was a treat to stumble upon this seafood eatery tucked up into a corner of LBK. With seats under a sheltered patio or under the trees, we enjoyed oysters, crab encrusted scallops and a Florida Steam Pot...More

1  Thank Drew S
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Drew, It sounds like you had a great visit with us. We are tucked away in the trees but if you find us, it is worth the search. I am glad that our team was able to give you a wonderful experience. Anthony Cucci, General...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for an early dinner and we were seated right by the water. Our group ordered crab crusted scallops, grouper risotto, amberjack (catch of the day), and the baked medley (recommended by our waiter Andy). All four entrees were extremely well prepared and deliciousMore

1  Thank John C
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you John C for taking your time to share your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals. I will make sure that Andy is recognized for his outstanding service. Please come and see us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice setting. We stopped by to check it out and had a beer and appetizer. The staff was very attentive even though we weren't staying for dinner.

1  Thank Mary M
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mary M Thanks for taking your time to share your recent visit to the Mar Vista. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Anthony Cucci General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view was amazing! It was cool to take photos by the dock and then to see all the different boats go by. It was also a nice touch! The food was fabulous! The Brussel sprouts was off the hook! Please get them!More

1  Thank Elle R
Anthony C, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Elle R, Thank you for your recent visit and great review. We appreciate you taking your time to share your experience. Please come back and visit soon. Make sure to ask for me or Chef Erik, if there is anything we can do to make...More

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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • 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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