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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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
A Place to Repeat!

We've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. Food, no matter what you choose, is always delicious. Drinks are great! They have some deliciously creative cocktails!!! And the view is fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. Food, no matter what you choose, is always delicious. Drinks are great! They have some deliciously creative cocktails!!! And the view is fantastic.

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Crab cakes are amazing and garlic mashed potatoes will melt in your mouth. Service is great. Enjoyed the evening view of Sarasota lights across the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We live in Florida and decided to take a weekend trip to Long Boat Key. On recommendation went to Dry Dock for dinner. By far best fresh grouper around. Drink were like I made them at home and it was a nice quite place on the harbor. Don't miss out if your planning a trip, visit Dry Dock restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great service fantastic food! Try the gulf shrimp,( I liked them grilled) they are massive! Tonight I'm going back for the lobster roll........

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by a friend, and the view was amazing, for sure. You just look right out over the bay. Service was good, prices were slightly high but not bad-- crab cake sandwiches or lobster roll and fries for $15. It was pretty good. The crab cakes were small. The lobster rolls were surprisingly big. The fries were... More 

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place is our go to 2 or three times each time we are in longboat. The freshest and most delicious food, the friendliest servers and the best view in the key. Do yourself a favor, go here and dont risk a hit and miss place.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Amazing food and great service..I had Lobster bisque and then Crab cakes. Both dishes were amazing and I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. We visit this area every year and it never lets us down.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great venue, nice view of the bay. Our waitress was extremely informative, friendly and responsive. She gladly offered up local points of interest which helped greatly. The food was all very fresh and perfectly prepared. Thank you.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wonderful location, great view, relaxed atmosphere, great food and service was some of the best. Just another one of those places that are a MUST if in Southwest FL.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great restaurant to visit - but it gets busy. We found it was better to go later, around 8pm - by which time the rush had died down. Fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico and great if you can sit outside - right next to the ocean - especially as it's getting dark. the food is plentiful and... 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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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