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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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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tater tots” (70 reviews)
“steamer pot” (28 reviews)
“grouper” (97 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1067
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Wait - Even though we did consume some nice cocktails the 50 minute wait turned into 1 hour and 45 minutes. Numerous people who arrived after us were accommodated. We asked once and the hostess who just seated 2 people at a 6 top...More

Thank dave722
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dave, I am sorry that your experience was not up to par last evening. I will make sure to speak with our host and service team about your concerns. I do hope that you will join us again and give us another try. Anthony Cucci,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by 4/4/2018 and ordered a half pound of fresh shrimp that was mushy as were their "famous tater tots".More

Thank Robert W
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Robert, I am sorry that your meal was not up to expectations. In the future, please let us know when a meal is not up to par so that we can make corrections right away to ensure that you have a great meal with us....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant has great outdoor dining, some tables out under the trees with a beautiful bay view. Daily fish specials are good.

Thank KathyLynn1955
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kathy, I am glad that you have enjoyed your visits with us. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go to place for on the water dining always fresh food and friendly faces love going by boat on Sunday afternoons . Bri is our go to server always smiling and courteous.

1  Thank CaptainBilly56
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being a loyal guest over the years. I am glad that you enjoy eating dockside with us and I hope that you continue to enjoy great meals for years to come. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always go there when we are on the key. Nice outside dining. Kid friendly. Great tater tots! Fish dishes are also good. Casual.

1  Thank Rhonda61
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rhonda, Thank you for continuing to be a loyal guest at Mar Vista. I am glad that we have been able to give you a great experience over the years. I look forward to your next visit to see us. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional view on the ICW, plus great good. Love the Old Florida feel, even with recent renovations.

1  Thank Kathy K
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kathy, I am glad that you enjoy the dinner under the trees. While the building is getting a refresh, we will always be an old Florida style restaurant and that will never change. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place to take a break from fishing and boating. Pull the boat up tot he beach, hop off and enjoy a great meal under the trees. Relaxing atmosphere, beautiful trees, shell beach and view. The food is always excellent. Order the blackened Grouper...More

1  Thank carmine
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Carmine, I have to admit, my favorite sight is to see some sun weary boaters pull up and get refreshed and renewed under the trees. We love being that oasis for people on their day of fun. I am glad that you enjoy the food...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit off the main roadway which is good, since a lot of the tourists will miss it. You can arrive by boat, but we drove to it. If possible, sit under the trees near the water. It is quiet and relaxing. I...More

2  Thank Bobbo_SRQ
Guest S, General Manager at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad that you finally found us. We are a little off of the beaten path, but we like to reward our guests who make the effort to find us with a great view and an wonderful meal. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met our cousins who live on Longboat Key. They recommended Mar Vista and happy they did. Longboat Key is beautiful and this was a restaurant gem off the main road. Sitting at a rustic table in the sand overlooking the water was very nice...More

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

I am glad that your cousins were able to give you a great recommendation and that you enjoyed your meal with us. I hope to see you again soon. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were starving after Conquina beach fun and found this wonderful place. The appetizer rather tots are fantastic - more like hushpuppies. Catch of the day grilled sandwiches were great. And fun mocktails for kids. Plus the setting is lovely. We will be back!

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

Mindy, I am glad that we were able to cap off a memorable day with a memorable meal for you and your family. Anthony Cucci, General Manager

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Questions & Answers
capyne
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.
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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!
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Meals
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, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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