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“Great view of the Bay and wonderful food”

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Kennesaw, Georgia
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“Great view of the Bay and wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

One of my personal favorites on Longboat Key, the Dry Dock offers a great array of seafood and even has something for your fussy teen. You have to try their calamari, some of the best I've ever had. As you'll see in numerous reviews the wait for a table can be pretty long, but this is a must try restaurant. Excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
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St. Simons Island
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“Great food - worth the wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We visited this restaurant at 6:30 at the early part of the evening rush. We had a 45 minute wait for a first available table. Right at the 45 minute mark we were ushered to our table, one on the outside next to the water. The food was absolutely worth the wait. Our party had fried grouper tacos, crab cake sliders, and fish and chips. All were excellent and the great table made up for the wait. Next time, I'll do early dinner....no wait AND great table.

  • Visited April 2013
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England
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“Consistently good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We ate at the DD four times during a two week stay in the area. Very professional and friendly service and delicious food. All this at a reasonable price. Great!

  • Visited December 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Very nice view and friendly staff. Waited only a few minutes for a table for two. We had the fried lobster tacos and the crab cake sliders at the waitress's recommendation and both were fantastic! We will be back :)

  • Visited April 2013
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Hidden gem on Longboat Key with something for everyone. They have an extensive gluten free menu which is a nice change from the norm. Both inside and outside seating to enjoy, great service!! Can't wait to come visit again!!

  • Visited April 2013
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