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“Great food - worth the wait” 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 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
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.
St. Simons Island
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“Great food - worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We visited this restaurant at 6:30 at the early part of the evening rush. We had a 45 minute wait for a first available table. Right at the 45 minute mark we were ushered to our table, one on the outside next to the water. The food was absolutely worth the wait. Our party had fried grouper tacos, crab cake sliders, and fish and chips. All were excellent and the great table made up for the wait. Next time, I'll do early dinner....no wait AND great table.

  • Visited April 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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“Consistently good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We ate at the DD four times during a two week stay in the area. Very professional and friendly service and delicious food. All this at a reasonable price. Great!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Very nice view and friendly staff. Waited only a few minutes for a table for two. We had the fried lobster tacos and the crab cake sliders at the waitress's recommendation and both were fantastic! We will be back :)

  • Visited April 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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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Hidden gem on Longboat Key with something for everyone. They have an extensive gluten free menu which is a nice change from the norm. Both inside and outside seating to enjoy, great service!! Can't wait to come visit again!!

  • Visited April 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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Albany, Indiana
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“Shamron was Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

First time to Dry Dock. Went to dinner had a short wait with cocktails over looking Sarasota Bay. Shamron was a great waitress suggested the crab cakes and chilan sea bass we tried both of her suggestions both were awesome. Great view of the bay at dinner. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited April 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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