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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%
Travelers talk about
“lobster tacos” (145 reviews)
“chowder” (55 reviews)
“red snapper” (57 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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 yesterday via mobile

This restaurant far exceeded our expectations!!!! The seafood chowder was excellent along with the lobster and crab cakes. My husband had the surf n turf and said it was perfection!!!! We sat upstairs on the window with a perfect view of Sarasota. We will definitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank modomobile1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great martinis,the fish grouper was perfect . The atmosphere outdoors on a chilly evening was nicely heated. We frequently visit this restaurant when ever we are in Long boat.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Il60076
Reviewed 4 days ago

hard to find, but great restaurant. Wish it had been warm so we could have enjoyed it more. I had one of the specials - almond encrusted salmon and of course key lime pie for dessert

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pioneer792497
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dry dock has excellent food, but you can expect to fork out over $100 per couple with a drink and entree. If you are celebrating an event, it might be worth it. If you are simply looking for seafood, you can find lots of other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food here is great and the atmosphere is just as good. There is a beautiful view of the water. You can eat outside or inside.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank steverC1614YY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this place as we were exploring the Longboat Key area. It's off the main area, so you need to find it as oppose to come across it. We had lunch on the outdoor area and watched the boats and birds on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dino758
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here many times. On the weekends theres almost always a long wait. The food is okay but the views are why we like it. You can sit upstairs or downstairs outside and have a nice view of sarasota bay and downtown sarasota.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Excursion09751623210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food, service & view. WOW. Great I mean a really great dinner place. Not a loud place so you can actually have a date night conversation. The snapper was to die for on pasta and blackened. Stone crab claws were well served and yummy. Thanks...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 627krism
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I were in Sarasota so visit. We ended up at Dry dock after seeing they served seafood. Very cool atmosphere and staff we very friendly and knowledgable. We sat down stairs on the "dock" and watched the boats come in to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank coolrivercaptain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a hiatus for many years, we returned as a family to visit my mother in law. The trip without a drop in at the Dry Dock would have been incomplete. Good pours on the tequila were followed by great fish tacos, grouper Sandwhich and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 305raphaell
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December 10, 2018|
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Response from drydockgrill | Property representative |
No we are closed on Christmas
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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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
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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