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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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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, 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
Great food!

This was my first time ever going to dry dock and I was definitely impressed. It was such an interesting place and atmoaphere! The food was absolutely amazing from the lobster tails, shrimp, to even tacos. The menu had a descent variety and I was very impressed, will definitely be back here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Sarah I
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my first time ever going to dry dock and I was definitely impressed. It was such an interesting place and atmoaphere! The food was absolutely amazing from the lobster tails, shrimp, to even tacos. The menu had a descent variety and I was very impressed, will definitely be back here!

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We've passed the sign for this bay front restaurant many times while on holiday in the area but never eaten here until now. We won't pass again without calling in! Set on the bay behind the boathouse, this place is a real find. It doesn't take any reservations and was really busy when we arrived but we only needed to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I've had dinner here twice. The first time was on a visit to Sarasota in 2014. My wife, daughter (18), and I liked the food and the views so much that we returned for dinner when we were in Sarasota again in June 2015. On this most recent visit, I had the linguine with clam sauce and my daughter had... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great stop for lunch and can see why everyone rated it highly. The sweet chili sauce was amazing! Would definitely eat here again.

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Winter Park, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Usually when the view is good, the food is bad. Not so here. The food was good, and the setting was lovely. It took a while to get a table, as this is a very popular place. They have a limited call ahead seating, but it seems to usually be full. We went & waited & got a table looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was minutes from where we were staying in Longboat key. It is kind of hidden in the back and easy to miss, we were seated on the upper level with s wonderful view of Sarasota Bay. We saw several birds diving for fish and even a manatee surface a few times! My husband had the shrimp and scallops... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A friend highly recommended this restaurant the next time we were in the Anna Maria area, so we gave it a try - ended up coming back again the next night! The lobster roll is authentic and fresh...close your eyes and you are in Bar Harbor. But the absolute hit of the night - fried shrimp! Barely kissed with batter,... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautifully located on the water at Southern end of Longboat Key. They do not officially take reservations, however, there is a call ahead system for up to one week in advance of your desired date. Everything is fresh, with a specialty of seafood. The fish camp chowder is terrific, and do order the lobster roll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Really good food with friendly service. This was my second time dining at Dry Dock. I had the peel and eat shrimp. They were very large gulf shrimp, nicely seasoned with a good cocktail sauce. Next had the blackened grouper served with mashed potatoes. Very fresh. I sat at the bar. The bartenders Kim and Kristin took good care of... More 

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Mineola, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a great selection of foods for both adults and children. The decor in the place makes the place very interesting. You have a great view of the water from all the tables. This place deserves a 5-star review completely.

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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