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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
+1 941-383-0102
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill features casual indoor & outdoor dining...
The 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, the view of Sarasota Bay is obstructed only by shady coconut palm fronds. The Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is one of the best places to eat. The seafood was unbelievable and the calamari was perfect. The view is great and we saw dolphins and manatees. We ate at the Dry Dock 3 times in one week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Kurtis M
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best places to eat. The seafood was unbelievable and the calamari was perfect. The view is great and we saw dolphins and manatees. We ate at the Dry Dock 3 times in one week.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is easy to get to but not immediately visible from the street, at the end of the marina boat storage building. Great, friendly and helpful service. Good menu selection, sandwiches but emphasizing seafood. Well-prepared and DELICIOUS. Would recommend over most of the eateries at Armand's Circle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We now know why this is a favorite at trip advisor!! Great place, good food. I definstely recommend the lobster taco. And the kids loved the ceasar salad

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food and the service was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! I would recommend this restaurant!!!! We had a amazing dinner looking over the water.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Every time I go here I am more impressed by the food and the staff. The view is awesome no matter where you sit. I have been for dinner and lunch and was very pleased every time. If you are going during season for dinner plan ahead sometimes the wait is over an hour. This just proves how good it... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We showed up to what we were told would be a 40 minute wait for waterfront seating... A patron who had just finished her meal encouraged us to wait, and I'm glad we did! The wait was only about 20 or so minutes, which we were able to enjoy seated outdoors with well-made drinks from the bar. The food was... More 

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Wellington, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

From my 5 days of vacationing in the area, this was hands down the best restaurant we visited. It wasn't even close! We stopped for lunch and ate outside. What a beautiful view of the water. Service was wonderful. We had spicy corn, clams chowder which was delicious. Moved on to lobster rolls and warned our waitress I only wanted... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very good food; modestly priced; great views from upstairs room and from covered outside porch. Crab cakes and scallops were generously portioned.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great food, service was excellent and average prices. The view was excellent, the staff very friendly. It was close to where we stayed. It's set back behind a gas station but there is a sign with their name on it . I would definitely go there again.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There aren't many restaurants on Longboat, let alone great ones. Dry Dock is our favorite. It combines a killer view, great service and succulent seafood...a combination that VERY few establishments offer. Situated right on the water, Dry Dock has arguably the best Chilian Seabass I have ever tasted. Our server Andrew was very good at his job and I would... More 

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Additional Information about Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

Address: 412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

The 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, the view of Sarasota Bay is obstructed only by shady coconut palm fronds. The Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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