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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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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 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 3 days ago via mobile

Third time..I try to see what people like I’m not a fan. Food isn’t great and it’s over crowded. The bar seats 8. I’m sorry just doesn’t cut it for us.

Thank dnabot
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little hard o,spot but well worth looking for. Great food, good service and wonderful views of the city across the Bay. Best Shrimp anywhere

Thank steelers11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant - beautiful view, excellent service, delicious food. Great for adults, teenagers, and school-ages kids.

Thank Debandsons
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is first class. We have been there for both lunch and dinner several times and are never disappointed. Service is top, top notch. Price ranges from a nice lunch to an expensive dinner out. There is a lower outdoor level for everything from...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dry Dock is a place we go every year when we vacation on Longboat Key. We always request to sit outside (which is newly renovated) and have a view of the water and the docked boats. I have a gluten allergy, and they are always...More

Thank rebeccaconley78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dry Dock has an excellent menu with wonderful selections. I've had the crab cakes and the shrimp pasta, both of which were amazing!! They also have a wide selection of beers and drinks. Make a reservation to sit in the lower level outside on Sarasota...More

Thank KimH925
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is excellent, wait staff is very attentive and the food is excellent. Expect a long wait during season, try open table if you can plan way ahead of time or for a late lunch early dinner.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from the midwest and first time at Dry Dock. Went on a recommendation and wasn't disappointed. Great setting although we sat inside since it was so darn hot and we hadn't acclimated yet. All of our meals were fantastic. Will visit again next time...More

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by friends who’d also visited from the UK. It surpassed expectations with gorgeous seafood and very friendly staff. Try make it for sunset if you can as it’s a lovely view.

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location directly on the inner waterway makes this a very popular spot (note to self - should've made a reservation). Luckily we found seats at the bar while we waited for our table. Worth the wait - food was delicious. Fresh local seafood and personable...More

1  Thank Laurie W
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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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