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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 22 restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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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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English first
Longboat Key, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Now that the restaurant's been remodeled, there was even more room to dine on the great food. Loved the shrimp tacos. We were not rushed and the view of Sarasota Bay was wonderful, especially on a clear evening when the dolphin were out and about.

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chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a place we typically visit on our first night on the island. The food is mediocre, the prices rather high, the drinks expensive, but they don;t short pour, the ambiance is non-existant, the parking is challenging, but it is a good place to get a quick meal when you don't wnat to get dressed for a more expensive... More

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Newark, Delaware
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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The View: Three of us arrived around 3 pm on Saturday, the day after the 4th of July, for a late lunch. We were seated upstairs as requested, at a table next to the windows overlooking the bay. What a wonderful view! The Food: For appetizers, two of us had the very flavorful spicy crab and corn chowder, which I... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Food is fantastic and service great. Not on the beach but you won't mind with this restaurant. Casual dining with a great selection.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We can rarely see past the grouper bites and a glass of well chilled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, however, food, service and ambience here makes it always a favourite!

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Woodstock, GA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Waterfront view, but not the beach. Food was fantastic....especially the lobster bisque!!! Friendly staff. Great prices.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Of the " boatable" restaurants in Sarasota, this restaurant is excellent . Great menu, food, and staff. Don't miss the lobster tacos, they are top notch.

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Cocoa beach
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view and kids were entertained by all the fish. They got to feed a 5 foot tarpon from the dock. The fish tacos were amazing and my burger was perfectly cooked. We loved the drink specials. We'll be back!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I went to the Dry Dock while visiting family in Longboat Key. I had the grouper dinner which was very good. Nice atmosphere and service.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This will be our 3rd trip to one of the best Lobster Taco places on our eating map. No failures yet, food and service are great. I wish they would do a little something for folks that like to jet ski or have a small boat, dockage needs a little improvement which has nothing to do with the food.

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