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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
+1 941-383-0102
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

When sitting on the bay with a beautiful view, you expect to pay premium prices while not quite knowing what quality food you will be getting. Ate at the Dry Dock for lunch on Christmas Eve. Sat outside with an amazing view of the bay on a very nice patio. Everyone in our party of 4 really enjoyed their meals... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Ten of us ate here last night. The food was good, not great. The service was very good, not great. Nothing special stood out. If you are in Longboat Key then just go to The Columbia or Harry's both of which REALLY STAND OUT!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The restaurant is located in a marina behind the dry boat storage (I think). Finding it takes a little doing for the first timer in the dark but once you find it it is well worth the effort. We ate out on a large heated area on the dock. The restaurant was not crowded but it was obvious that most... More 

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Erie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Always a good grouper sandwich. For the non seafarers, those selections are also fresh. We eat there every time we stay on Longboat Key.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If its fresh get it ! The back patio was heated, very pleased will go back soon, Really just go! you wont be disappointed

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great food, beautiful view, attentive service, relaxed atmosphere. We really enjoyed it. We even got an excellent recommendation for a place to eat around where we are staying: Brio at UTC

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Cleveland, Ohio
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210 reviews 210 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

That subject isn't just talking about the food, it's also about the service and surroundings. This is a fantastic place to come for fresh fish. We particularly like the grouper sandwich. Theirs may be a couple dollars more than a lot of the other places we've tried, but it's worth it. A nice, big cut - FRESH! - on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The dinner was fabulous !! The service was quick. Our waitress was friendly and very helpful. The view is amazing from the upstairs and I imagine the outside is also fabulous

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Rome, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I found out about this restaurant from the hotel staff, sort of hard to find. After a short wait, we were seated upstairs with a gorgeous view of the Sarasota skyline at night. We both ordered a Chowder, she the Lobster Bisque and I had the Spicy Corn and Crab Chowder, and both very good. I had... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a resident, this is my "go to" place where I know the food and service will be first rate. I can take guests and be confident that there will be something on the menu for everyone and that it will be delicious. It gets very busy in season, so I tend to stay away, but preferred seating works well.... 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

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