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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 687
    Excellent
  • 302
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Consistently Great

A recent reviewer complained about the wait time and suggested that it was a "trick" of the restaurant. In actuality the reason for sometime long waits is simply because Dry Dock offers awesome water ( and Dolphin) views combined with excellent and value priced cuisine which results in visitors and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
SrqMike
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Sarasota, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A recent reviewer complained about the wait time and suggested that it was a "trick" of the restaurant. In actuality the reason for sometime long waits is simply because Dry Dock offers awesome water ( and Dolphin) views combined with excellent and value priced cuisine which results in visitors and locals alike flocking here from the moment they open. Owners... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Consistent quality. Friendly hosts. Experienced staff. A quality dinner out. Eric and team continue to please. Hope this does not make the waits longer.

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Wimborne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Tucked away behind a boat storage facility this restaurant is extremely popular, so expect a wait. Inside or outside seating provides a view looking northeast over Sarasota bay. The staff are attentive, polite and professional, the menu is broad and features fresh caught local fish cooked just the way you like it, this is a must try venue for both... More 

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Naples Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great seating right on water at a marina. Lots to look at while The lobster bisque was wonderful. Very nice chunks of real lobster with a nice sweet taste. Very creamy. Bread was good with olive oil and butter. Grouper sand which grilled was excellent. Cajun sauce was very tangy and spicy.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is wonderful in this restaurant, the staff is attentive! The absolute BEST Lobster BLT I have ever had! Worth a stop for lunch! The only bad thing I can say is parking is horrendous, plan on getting there early to find a parking spot it is def the place to be

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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Dry Dock for lunch. Had the crab claws and the lobster tacos. Tacos were the best I have every had. Crispy breading with a delicious sauce. The crab claws were tasty, cracked so very easy to eat. We stopped a 2nd time. Lobster tacos again. This time we had the calamari, a little too much breading. But... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to try the lobster tacos, and they were delicious. The lobster was fried, and had a wonderful greens mix with it, with plenty of flavor. Also, the atmosphere is great, eat outside if you can!

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Brewerton, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Pleased to find Dry Dock Grill now open on Sundays at 430 pm. Wife had fish camp chowder(tomato base)-excellent, followed by Caesar salad with fresh grilled chicken, also excellent. I had house salad with fresh catch of sea bass, asparagus, yellow rice - recommend the sun dried tomato sauce. Great service, great glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Only problem... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We made a 7pm dinner reservation for Sat and we were seated promptly upon arrival in the upstairs dining room with walls of windows facing the bay. Look for the Mobil gas station and turn there as it can be hard to find. Entrees come with a salad (choice of house or caesar) and 2 vegetables. 3 of 4 of... More 

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San diego
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20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Boat Show headed over here for a late lunch. Excellent staff, great seat next to the dock. I had the fried Grouper sandwich and my husband had the Grouper Tacos - both were great. My husband ordered the Creme Brulee for dessert. I am not a fan of Creme Brulee but this was amazing. The only other... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?