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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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,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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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
Delicious at a reasonable cost

We visited this restaurant together with family. There were 6 of us on a Wednesday evening. It was crazy busy and we had to wait 45 minutes butt we ordered drinks and relaxed until a table was ready...outdoors on the patio which was lovely. Delicious stone crabs and fantastic key lime pie. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
teddi b
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant together with family. There were 6 of us on a Wednesday evening. It was crazy busy and we had to wait 45 minutes butt we ordered drinks and relaxed until a table was ready...outdoors on the patio which was lovely. Delicious stone crabs and fantastic key lime pie. The crowds were gone by 7:30 indicating the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the Dry Dock several times. The Lobster Tacos are awesome!!! The staff is excellent!! Wonderful outside seating!

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Thank Teresa Henken S
Springfield, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner featuring Ceasar salads, crabcakes, and key lime pie. Our very attentive server(ess) facilitated a wonderful dinner experience. Caesar salads were fresh and crispy. Bread (to our delight) was served warm with olive oil for dipping. My wife and I had crabcakes, asparagus, and red-skinned potatoes. Crabcakes were very crab-meat rich and delicious.... More 

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Thank Ed W
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for dinner Sat. Jan. 30th. Martini's, Gumbo, Fish Tacos, Hamburger, desert was great. Bar Service was excellent.

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Thank John S
Milton, Delaware
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

New snow birds to Florida so eating everywhere. The view is great, the service was also great. My party had grouper sandwiches that everyone said were yummy. My husband, the most critical, had clam chowder which he gave five stars to. We will go there again.

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Thank Carla01420
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good place for an enjoyable seafood meal with good views. It gets crowded, so get there early. And as others have noted, don't expect fast service.

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Thank Veritas57
Anna Maria, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is ok, nothing spectacular, but perfectly adequate for lunch. You cannot beat the view, and the vibe is like something on Cape Cod, which is nice.

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Thank Craicshack
Brewerton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

About 20 min wait at prime time early dinner. Three of us with not huge appetite opted for grouper bites to share-awesome. 2 had a bowl of chili, I had the spicy crab and corn chowder, they raved about their chile, I thought the crab chowder good, not great. Overall very good, great server.

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Thank Willisdds
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place overlooking the water. The food was quite good.........grouper, grouper, and more grouper..........sandwich and tacos. We really liked our server Meg. Just ask Meg what is best, she will not steer you wrong.

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Thank hopk2837
Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We LOVE the Dry Dock for everything seafood. There food is delicious and we have always had great service there. Don't be in a hurry as they only have a call ahead list but stop in the bar and enjoy a cocktail before this amazing meal.

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

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,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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?