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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
+1 941-383-0102
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (292 reviews)
“tacos” (91 reviews)
“chilli” (49 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When vacationing in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the 1950s, I recall taking a boat across Tampa Bay to Sarasota to have lunch at the famed Buccaneer restaurant on Sarasota Bay. Ever since, I thought that was the most enjoyable way to have lunch in Florida....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The view on the water was absolutely beautiful! We had surf & turf which was reasonably priced, peel and eat shrimp, and key lime pie for dessert. Our waitress, Kari, was very attentive and genuinely kind! Will definetly come back next year!

Thank msmarion55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab cakes are awesome. Best around. You overlook the bay/intercoastal in longboat key. Beautiful scenery. Can’t go wrong here. Our service was great.

Thank JoAnn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a great restaurant in it’s day, food quality and prep is not that great anymore, service is challenging and the menu is over priced for the experience and subsequent indigestion. Parking sucks and always has so thats baked in.

Thank Stijl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from nearly all spots in this restaurant are gorgeous (we were fortunate to watch a storm pass by, leaving a rainbow in its wake)! We tried the grouper and the Chilean sea bass and both were phenomenal. Our waiter was prompt, attentive, and...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect way to end our little weekend getaway. You can feed the tarpons on the dock if you'd like, while waiting for your food to arrive. The coconut shrimp was great (ask for the sweet chili sauce in addition to the pina colada sauce). Crab...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing!!!!! I had the combo crab cake and shrimp I feel like the crab cake could have been bigger and the shrimp quantity could have been one or two more Other than that food was amazing!!!!

Thank Emmagrl83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the water front atmosphere is great. We enjoyed our dinner so much we went back the next day for lunch. I had citrus grouper for dinner and it was great. My wife had a crab cake and scallops combo that...More

Thank TravelPerson2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch with 3 kids under the age of 4.... we should of waited for an outside table it’s a little to fancy for that many small children. Great food! The dinner menu is better then the lunch menu

Thank H5297VLrebeccad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch. I have eaten here many times and the food never disappoints. Wonderful grouper sandwiches and fresh seafood

Thank Chuck S
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May 12, 2018|
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Response from MaryAnne O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure but you can call or google them. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Enjoy your reservation
Janet C
October 22, 2017|
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September 29, 2017|
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Response from Peachezteachez | Reviewed this property |
They are a restaurant with a standard menu. Could always look up their number and call to ask. Can’t hurt to ask- but it is doubtful they would do that here!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102
  • E-mail
The Geckos Hospitality Group - 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,and the upstairs overlooking the view of Sarasota Bay the Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina.
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