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“favorite spot on the key” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
+1 941-383-0102
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Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Jamestown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“favorite spot on the key”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Have been going to this great location for 15years or so during our October vacation time. Food is great, indoor and outdoor seating. In recent years expanded their outdoor seating. Fun to sit out at the end of the day to see the boats come in and watch charters unload their "catch" Romantic setting, but they are also great about accomodating kids.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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80 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The seafood chowder was excellent as were the scallops and shrimp dinner. The service was very good and the views of the water were beautiful. The meals were reasonably priced. We will return as Dry Dock has always been consistent.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best seafood and Great outdoor dining on the water.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Excellent Grouper and perfect spot for outdoor waterfront dining. The Bar is old world friendly ! Hard to find because it's in an active dry dock. Keep going toward the water and it's tucked away. Don't give up the search it's a real jewel

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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“Great Meal & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Have to try their Lobster Bisque and Grouper! Great meal and service with a unique setting by the water. Great place to visit on vacation.

Visited September 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Food is Great! View is wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We've been here many times, and have never had even a mediocre meal! It is always terrific, and the servers are so nice that it is just a great place to spend a relaxing evening dining with friends.

Visited September 2012
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