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“A must-go restaurant when in Sarasota” 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.
Omaha, NE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must-go restaurant when in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill was so great - beyond our expectations. Besides the cool interior and amazing view of the bay, the food was incredible. Best lobster we've ever had. EVER. And we're lobster snobs. Overall a great experience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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37 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Another good repeat visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Very pleased to get a table on the patio, in the shade, with the breeze from the fan without a reservation. The burger was as good as ever and the tempurah fish and chips were light and crispy. Bottomless soda's was a bonus. Good service and great atmosphere. Will be back again soon.

Visited July 2014
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Beavercreek, OH
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“Excellent food and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a large party of 8 and were promptly seating outside under the overhang. It was a beautiful view of the bay. Our kids were totally into the sea life near the dock. The server was even so kind to show us where the manatee had been surfacing. And we saw it! The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southlake, Texas
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“Move Here Just for this Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Outstanding food with impeccable service. I had the Lobster Taco ' s and Spicy Corn and Crab Chowder.

Wonderful experience, wonderful food and I would definitely highly recommend. They are a 5 Star experience with water views. This is not the loud swimsuit type experience. Upscale Florida casual with a lot of Rolex watches yet the prices are reasonable. Inside seating also but I savored ever bite and view outside. Enjoy.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“fabulous view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

we love to sit here and have lunch or dinner and look out on the bay. Always pelicans and boats to watch and sometimes a dolphin.
The food is consistently good for lunch or dinner. Fresh and well prepared fish and I love their fish tacos which I have had many times as well as lunch salads with shrimp or salmon on top.

We will continue to go here as our regular place.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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