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“Great Find” 4 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.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We have been coming down here for the past few years and just recently found this restaurant. Perfect place for informal dining, sandwiches or full meals. Good wine list and friendly bar. Servers were cute, bouncy and friendly. Prices in the moderate range and just an enjoyable evening.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Mediocre, at best. When your cocktail arrives with your salad, you won't be "dining". This restaurant is more about feeding the masses, quickly. Salad was institutional. Our dinner of very plain grilled fish came with a side of canned corn and three little pieces of broccoli for color. The outdoor patio is a very large cavern which is an old dry dock. The "view" includes the undersides of multiple boats. Reservations are honored... with a beeper to wait for your table. However, no place to wait comfortably. Bar crowded and very noisey. In fairness to our waitress, she was pleasant and courteous.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Pella, IA
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I chose Dry Dock Grill because of its rating with TA and we were not disappointed. I ordered their Seafood Chowder which was flavorful and generously loaded with seafood. We also ordered the Lobster roll which was two sandwiches once again loaded with large pieces of lobster. And my husband ordered the Grouper sandwich grilled... melt in your mouth goodness. Even the French fries were good! We are planning to make at least one more trip here before heading home.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazingly delicious!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Ever since we discovered this place last summer we have been coming back regularly! The piña coladas are amazing and the ceaser dressing is to die for!!! Although I do not eat seafood, my mom and my boyfriend love it here! My mom always gets the scallops over pasta with a garlic oil sauce. It looks delicious and I don't even like scallops! I would definetly recommend going here for piña coladas and a delicious dinner!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went here for lunch on our recent vacation. We chose this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews. I was disappointed. It may have been a better experience if we had been able to eat outside, but the wait was too long so we settled on an inside table. The atmosphere upstairs is nothing special. I ordered the fresh grouper grilled over a salad. The piece of fish was both small and over-cooked and the salad was merely bagged lettuce with some tomatoes and cucumber thrown on top. It was not good. The only thing nice about this lunch was the waitress. It took a long time for the food to arrive, but I attribute that to the kitchen staff, not the waitress. She was friendly and pleasant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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