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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Wonderful meal

Ate here with three friends on a Saturday night and enjoyed our meals. We all had either the grilled grouper or grilled snapper. Portions were very generous and fish was very fresh. Restaurant had a nice outside seating area overlooking the water. Would definitely come back

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
diane77
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here with three friends on a Saturday night and enjoyed our meals. We all had either the grilled grouper or grilled snapper. Portions were very generous and fish was very fresh. Restaurant had a nice outside seating area overlooking the water. Would definitely come back

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food,service and view! What more can you ask for? I had the shrimp taco, yellow rice and black beans. Was absolutely delicious. Daughter had the grouper sliders with spinach and goat cheese and a follow up of lemon meringue pie!.

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place knows seafood! The Crab & Corn Chowder was outstanding. My red snapper was perfect and my wife was delighted with lobster tails. Service was crisp and spot on, all delivered with a great water view. Just a solid spot all round.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The wife loves their lobster rolls. I generally get the crab cakes or grouper. Service is generally excellent from the 30-something male waiters and older female waiters. Get a young female server and you will ponder leaving a til at all. The host can be a little pretentious and the waits can be terrible ( and it's not worth it... More 

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Fort Worth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

During our two weeks we ate here three times. The first time we just showed up and the wait was 45 minutes so we ordered food to good. The chicken philly sandwich was so, so good! The next time we showed up at opening on a Sunday and were seated right away right on the water looking out onto the... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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193 reviews 193 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We usually try to go to a different restaurant every day of our vacation. We went here on the first night and liked it so much, we returned on our last night, (that's a first),and we will come here again if and when we are in the area. The view is outstanding and the restaurant is very nice. The first... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great food, nice friendly staff, views of water inside or out, and even in a very hot week the temps outside we're comfy. We were graced with two dolphins playing just yards ahead in water

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had Friday evening dinner overlooking Sarasota Bay. We did have to wait about 45 minutes, but with such a great view and patio seating it was not a problem. I had the best fried grouper tacos I have ever eaten! My husband had grilled snapper. We live on the Gulf and know fresh seafood; this was fresh! My sister-in-law... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a popular venue, as it is right on the water (bay not gulf). We waited about 45 minutes, but well worth it. We had a table right by the waters edge (yes, outside). We watch a dolphin family play and lots of fish jump. Oh yes, the food was delicious. Service was slow as the place was packed,... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Been here before and will be here again. Best food in the area and service is fantastic. Usually a wait but I don't mind having a cocktail and enjoying the view while I wait. Worth the wait.

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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: Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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