On the North end of Longboat Key, just South of Anna Maria Island, is where you'll find Mar Vista Restaurant & Pub. Come by boat or car to experience this popular waterfront restaurant.
Beautiful Restaurant With Old Florida Charm
Mar Vista is a beautiful waterfront restaurant that offers dinning on the covered patio, under the trees, and on their private beach. If you aren't a Floridian and just visiting the area, then you must give this place a try so you can experience not just great food and drinks, but the "Old Florida" vibes this rustic restaurant gives off.
There is a full bar here, and the cocktail & drink menu is quite expansive. There is a full wine list with any wine you could want, and the cocktail list has tons of tasty drinks, like the Pear and Elderflower or the Marker 39 Mojito just to name a couple. Need a health boost rather than a boozy beverage? Try one of their Immunity Boost Shots.
The food menu here is full of great seafood dishes. Start the meal with Oysters, Fish Dip, or Crispy Fried Calamari. Then for the entrée they have items like Baja Fish Tacos, Parmesan Crusted Flounder, and Crispy Fried Softshell Crab. If you are not a seafood fan no worries! Menu items you might be interested in is their Caribbean Smoked Chicken, Kung Pao Avocado, The Chivito, or their Pub Steak (served after 4pm). You can always get a burger here as well, and its pretty darn good.
Mar Vista Restaurant & Pub is open from 11:30am - 9pm everyday of the week except Fridays & Saturdays, where they close at 10pm.