The Freckled Fin Irish Pub in Holmes Beach

An Irish pub is always a fun environment to be in, and The Freckled Fin in Holmes Beach is definitely a fun place to be. With live music every week, a full bar, and good food, it makes sense that this is quite a popular family friendly place for visitors and locals. 

The Freckled Fin Irish Pub is tucked back on Holmes Blvd, next to Vinny’s Italian Kitchen, and is open Sunday – Thursday from 11am – 11pm. The party continues into the early morning hours on Fridays and Saturdays, where they close at 2AM.  Live music can be enjoyed Wednesday through Saturday evenings as well! 

The menu at the Freckled Fin is actually quite impressive for a pub, and has a lot to choose from. They have pub favs such as wings, burgers and salads. Some specific items on the menu include their Gulf Mahi Tacos, Cali Avocado Melt, and Steak on a Stick.  Irish specialties are not to be missed such as Shepard’s Pie, Irish Dip sandwich (with house made corned beef!), Fish and Chips and a Dubliner Chicken sandwich. 

They also have a full beer and wine list, as well cocktails and specialty shots (Pickle Backs for everyone!).  

No matter if it’s a laid-back lunch with a beer, or a late night full of fun and shots, The Freckled Fin Irish Pub is the perfect place for both. 

Freckled Fin Irish Pub
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 251-3930

 

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub – Delicious Seafood & Old Florida Vibes

Open for lunch & dinner, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub is a popular establishment on Longboat Key that offers dockside dining, fantastic seafood dishes, and tasty cocktails. Mar Vista is owned by Ed Chiles and is part of the Chiles Restaurant Group along with the Sandbar Restaurant and the Beach House Restaurant.

Mar Vista is located in a beach house from the early 1900’s, which gives it a wonderful “Old Florida” vibe. Here, you can choose to dine on their private beach under the trees or on the large covered patio.

When it comes to their cuisine, Mar Vista uses as much locally sourced ingredients as they can. speaking of cuisine, lets get into the menu here. If you like seafood, you’ll love Mar Vista. with dishes like their Parmesan Crusted Flounder, Miso Glazed Grouper Collars, and Baja Fish Tacos. Of course not everyone is a fan of things that swim, so its a good thing they also have menu items like their Fried Chicken Sandwich, Mar Vista Pub Steak (served after 4PM), and Kung Pao Avocado. And don’t forget to finish the meal with one of their desserts that are made fresh in their bakery.

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-2391