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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
+1 941-383-0102
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster tacos” (129 reviews)
“chowder” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great restaurant. We went here for lunch as dinner time's are very busy. The menu offers a large variety of seafood. We got the crab cakes, grouper sandwich and snapper sandwich. They were all fantastic!! The prices are fairly reasonable along with...More

1  Thank RickAqua
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful in every way. Service, food and atmosphere all topped our expectations. Watching the sunset while having a freshly prepared seafood dinner and just enjoying the moment is what this place is all about. Will come back in August on our return trip.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at nearby Zota Resort and this was recommended to us by another guest. Actually ate there twice. Great local atmosphere and food. Saw many locals and big groups. Very good service. Would return.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've been coming here for years when on holiday. Never disappoints. Great simple food, the lobster tacos are fantastic, brilliant service, stunning views across Sarasota Bay and gin and tonics to die for! Always busy and you might have to wait for a table but...More

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem. There are surprisingly few restaurants in the SARASOTA area on the water and the Dry Dock is the best, not only for the view, but also for the the food and the value.

Thank Sandy J
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent restaurant with top class food and good friendly service. The Sarasota bay views are excellent. There is also the option of outside dining Dow n beside th

Thank davidspetrie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. All tables have a view if the gulf of Mexico. Not a bad view in the whole place. Portions a not overly big but food was cooked to perfection and seafood was fresh. A little pricey for lunch. Well worth the visit.

Thank LadyDi0053
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the first visit for us to this establishment. We sat outside by the water. The atmosphere and scenery were fantastic. The family ordered the Crab Cake sliders, the coconut shrimp salad, a burger and the shrimp tacos. The food was excellent, and plenty...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Because it is a little out of the way easy to park. Indoor or outdoor seating. It best to be next to the water to watch the pelicans in action and the herons strut by.

Thank Roslyn G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having once lived in Sarasota, we were frequent guest of Dry Dock. Upon a return visit we once again visited. This is a restaurant with a wonderful menu and wonderful view. We have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and beautifully presented.

Thank scarecrow6090
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Questions & Answers
Nancy L
14 July 2017|
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Response from Wilfsu | Property representative |
Yes as long as you bring your dog carrier with you.
19 March 2017|
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Response from poet3950 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. The second floor is dining only. The first floor only has TV's behind the bar and has outdoor seating also.
15 March 2017|
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Response from drydockgrill | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for asking. We do not take reservations however we have a preferred option. The way it works is you can call up to 2 weeks in advance to put your name on our list for parties of 8 and under. As long as you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102
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The Geckos Hospitality Group - Dry Dock Waterfront Grill features casual indoor & outdoor dining overlooking Sarasota Bay. Known for having one of the freshest grouper sandwiches on Florida 's West Coast. The Dry Dock is popular with locals and visitors to Longboat. From the dockside patio,and the upstairs overlooking the view of Sarasota Bay the Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina.
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