We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

Reserve a Table
Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM
2

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Menu

APPETIZERS
$15.0
Grouper Bites
crispy Florida Gulf grouper bites served with a sweet chili sauce
$11.0
Gulf Shrimp
large domestic fried shrimp served with cocktail sauce
$12.0
Crispy Calamari
served with sweet chili & tomato basil sauce
$12.0
Coconut Shrimp
served with our savory pina colada sauce
$17.0
Lobster Bites
fried Maine lobster bites served with our savory pina colada sauce
$12.0
Category "5" Shrimp
fried & tossed with sweet chili sauce & topped with sriracha
$14.0
Portobello Mushroom
spinach, goat cheese, sun-dried tomato & balsamic
$14.0
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
on crispy flour tortilla chips, with guacamole & salsa
ON THE SHELL
$16.0
Peel & Eat Shrimp
large chilled domestic shrimp served with cocktail sauce
$13.0
Steamed Mussels
served in our citrus butter sauce with onions & tomatoes
$27.0
Captain's Platter
½ chilled lobster tail, shucked raw oysters, peel & eat shrimp
Mkt
Stone Crab Claws
½ or 1 pound serving of fresh claws (Seasonal (October 15th – May 15th))
OYSTERS
half or full dozen, freshly shucked, on the half shell
Mkt
Raw
Mkt
Rockefeller
baked with spinach, bacon & parmesan cheese
SOUPS & SIDE SALADS
$7.0
Seafood Chowder
cream-base, with grouper, clams, celery, onions & potatoes
$7.0
Fishcamp Chowder
tomato-base, with grouper, clams, celery, onions & potatoes
$8.0
Crab & Corn Chowder
cream-base, with crabmeat, sweetcorn & mild spices
$9.0
Lobster Bisque
light & creamy
$5.0
Side Garden Salad
romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber & carrots
$5.0
Side Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese & croutons
$6.0
Side Spinach Salad
spinach, strawberries, glazed pecans & dried cranberries
SALADS
Dressing Choices: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey-Mustard, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette. Proteins Prepared: Grilled, Fried, Blackened
Plain $8.0
Red Grouper $21.0
Salmon $18.0
Red Snapper $21.0
Shrimp $17.0
Sea Scallops $20.0
Chicken $16.0
Tenderloin* $19.0
Garden Salad
romaine lettuce, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber & carrots
Plain $8.0
Red Grouper $21.0
Salmon $18.0
Red Snapper $21.0
Shrimp $17.0
Sea Scallops $20.0
Chicken $16.0
Tenderloin* $19.0
Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber & carrots
Plain $10.0
Red Grouper $23.0
Salmon $20.0
Red Snapper $23.0
Shrimp $19.0
Sea Scallops $22.0
Chicken $18.0
Tenderloin* $21.0
Spinach Salad
spinach, strawberries, glazed pecans & dried cranberries
$18.0
LBK Chicken Salad
grilled with feta cheese, grapes, dried cranberries & glazed pecans
$16.0
Chef Salad
turkey, ham, cucumber, mushroom, tomato, cheddar, jack & boiled egg
$16.0
Chilled Shrimp Salad
mayo-based mixed with celery, onions & fresh fruit
$19.0
Seafood Salad Plate
mayo-based with shrimp, crabmeat, lobster & fresh fruit
$18.0
Coconut Shrimp Salad
pineapple, strawberries, dried cranberries, glazed pecans. Served with our savory pina colada dressing
SANDWICHES
Sandwiches Served With French Fries or Cole Slaw. Add-ons (+$1): Cheese, Bacon, Sauteed Onions, Mushrooms
$19.0
Grouper Sandwich
Florida Gulf red grouper on brioche bun
$16.0
Salmon Sandwich
farm-raised salmon on brioche bun
$19.0
Red Snapper
Florida Gulf red snapper on brioche bun
$17.0
Salmon BLT
grilled, bacon, lettuce & tomato on ciabatta bread with dill mayo
$26.0
Lobster BLT
lobster, bacon, lettuce & tomato with swiss cheese on Texas toast
$19.0
Crab Cake Sandwich
lump crab cake on ciabatta bread with dill mayo
$17.0
Fish n Chips Plate
Atlantic haddock served with french fries & cole slaw
$23.0
Lobster Combo
one lobster roll with lobster bisque
$17.0
Steak Sandwich*
sautéed onions, mushrooms & monterey jack cheese
$12.0
Boathouse Burger*
½ lb. USDA choice angus chuck on brioche bun
SANDWICH SUBSTITUTES
$4.0
Fruit
$5.0
Seafood Chowder
$5.0
Fishcamp Chowder
$6.0
Crab & Corn Chowder
$7.0
Lobster Bisque
$4.0
Garden Salad
$4.0
Caesar Salad
$5.0
Spinach Salad
BOATHOUSE TACOS
Tacos Served with Yellow Rice & Black Beans. Two soft flour tortillas, lightly seasoned & topped with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onions & cilantro vinaigrette
$19.0
Grouper Tacos
Florida Gulf red grouper – prepared grilled, fried or blackened
$16.0
Shrimp Tacos
domestic wild shrimp
$20.0
Lobster Tacos
fried Maine lobster
PASTA
Pasta entrees: Served on Linguini with your choice of our Housemade Sauces
$21.0
Grouper
Florida Gulf red grouper
$18.0
Salmon
farm-raised salmon
$21.0
Red Snapper
Florida Gulf red snapper
$17.0
Shrimp
sautéed domestic wild shrimp
$20.0
Sea Scallops
sautéed North Atlantic sea scallops
$24.0
Seafood Linguini
sautéed lump crabmeat, shrimp & lobster
$18.0
Linguini with Clams
chopped clams with wine & garlic or tomato basil sauce
$16.0
Chicken Pasta
large grilled chicken breast
PASTA - SAUCES
Wine & Garlic
white sauce made with white wine, garlic, butter & lemon juice
Tomato Basil
red sauce made with tomato, white wine, basil, garlic, butter & lemon juice
Tuscan Cream
made with sun-dried tomato, garlic, parmesan cheese, spinach & cream
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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
Reviews (2,585)
Filter reviews
2,539 results
Traveler rating
1,644
696
142
39
18
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,644
696
142
39
18
Show reviews that mention
All reviews grouper tacos crab cakes chowder salad chilli fresh fish key lime pie burger fries bread stone crab sarasota bay gas station great view call ahead minute wait
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,539 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been coming to Dry Dock for over 25 years. This latest dinner did not disappoint. It tasted just as delicious as years ago. I ordered the grouper pasta with wine and garlic sauce. Someone in my party ordered the grouper pasta with the cream...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wslewis60
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is amazing and worth the price which is moderate. Came back this year to encounter a new menu and great new decor. The menu has great selections. The scallops, lobster and crab cakes were our choice and we loved each. Kari was our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mtgresrc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my son to the Dry Dock for lunch on a gorgeous January day for lunch. The wait was 45 minutes but we looked around the waterfront and adjacent boat dock a bit. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. Try the grouper bites and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barymic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner on a Friday night in January. It is a very popular place. They do take both reservations and walk ins. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is phenomenal! Our server and every server we saw were personally...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cusetravellady
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popular place, our wait before 6 p.m. on a Saturday. Owner kindly set us at tables close to the docks not normally served by the waiters, we ate there with beautiful view. Excellent food, excellent service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Don D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our Nephew is in town for a few days and we immediately went to the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill for dinner. We ordered their Category "5" Shrimp (not too hot) and the Citrus Grouper Dinner. We finished with a piece of Key Lime Pie. OMG....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sandrcooper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here twice over December 2018 Christmas break. The blacken Grouper and the Crab cakes were delicious. Ask for the bread with the flavored butter before the main course arrives. We sat upstairs and had a great view of Long Boat Bay. The beer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TadChicagoland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drinks were delicious, food was amazing! Right on the water- even saw a dolphin! Salad dressing was so good. Everything was fantastic. Kind of off the beaten path but a must on Longboat Key!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from CA and when I get to FL I order grouper everywhere I go. This place as fantatic and the peel and eat shrimp was fabulous as well. The location is scenic as well-enjoy the pelican viewing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank swsmsca2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chief and I met friends whom we hadn’t seen in a while here for dinner. Food was excellent, especially the fish and seafood. It’s right on the bay too. This is a must visit place if in the area!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelingsteve55
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
newslw
December 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from drydockgrill | Property representative |
No we are closed on Christmas
0
Votes
Peaches0422
May 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
1
Vote
Janet C
October 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from 284karenu | Reviewed this property |
Yes
0
Votes
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing