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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $34
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

A sunset over the Bay in seventy degrees. Not bad for late January! Our beautiful waitress was from Poland. Good English. We waited maybe thirty minutes for her to bring the food but it didn't matter because we had conversation and the view. The food was top notch; a meaningful evening.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I had found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. I was looking for a really good seafood restaurant that was in the area not far from St. Armand's circle that wasn't super expensive. The reviews mentioned how "fresh" the seafood was and I have to say, it was some of the best we've ever eaten. We had grouper, shrimp and the shrimp/crab cake meals and all three were super fresh and delicious. The breading used when you order anything fried is a super light cornmeal based breading that does not detract from the fish or shrimp at all. The crab cake was mostly meal. We had a 45 minute wait and they don't take reservations, but you can call a head and get your name on the list, up to seven days prior to your visit. I highly recommend this restaurant. We sat inside because it was a chilly evening, but they do have outside, heated tables overlooking the bay. It's tucked behind a boat storage. You can get to the resstaurant from either side of the boat storage facility.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wish we went on day time, so we could see the boat and the gulf. Anyway i liked the food as well as my husband and my mother in law. The side salad is awesome. Thank you for good time and good food.

Thank Pinaris
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great menu, great food and the service is always great....you will not be sorry. Reservations suggested.

Thank sheree911
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stumbled upon the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill quite by accident 3 years ago while driving to Long Boat Key from Sarasota. We stopped in for dinner and were seated inside on the top floor. The weather was overcast, but none the less, we enjoyed the waterfront dining. Seafood is incredibly fresh and prepared deliciously. Last year duing our FL vacation, we had lunch here on two separate occasions. The weather was beautiful and we were seated outside at a perfect table right near the water. Once again, the seafood (grilled grouper) was outstanding. The atmosphere is just perfect here...very relaxing. The staff is also very friendly and attentive. We are looking forward to our trip to Sarasota in April...can't wait to go back to Dry Dock Grill!!!!

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Thank NJTravelGirl_7
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