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“Absolute must.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
1 review
“Absolute must.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Excellent food & drink, service, and atmosphere. It's an absolute MUST anytime I'm in Longboat Key... and it usually happens that I'm there more than once during my trip. Indulge in the fried shrimp and a mojito - you won't regret it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denville, New Jersey
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“Great food & view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stopped for lunch. We ate the lobster tacos, grouper sandwich & chicken salad. Absolutely fabulous . For appetizers we had the portobello mushroom with spinach and goat cheese, also excellent. We will definitely be back again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great views service and most of food! Enjoy a nice cocktail right on the water while you enjoy some wonderful food. Make sure to try either the maine lobster tacos or the salmon BLT either one is great!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Native”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Everything was perfect! The atmosphere, the food, the waitress even the owner was very hands on and attentive. It was casual and upscale at the same time. I can't wait to go back and tell everyone about this find.

Visited May 2013
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Winter Park, Florida
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Really great food right on the edge of Sarasota Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

I've been to this restaurant a couple of times and the food is always great. Fish tacos are awesome! All their seafood is cooked perfectily, great sauces, fresh side dishes and good drinks. It's a great little place that's been around for years and years, right next to a marina and on the waterfront. Outside seating is the best if it's not too hot. Today, we had the best meal ever!! Went fishing with Jonnie Walker (charter captain whose slip is right in front of restaurant) and the fish we caught was cooked up by the restaurant and we ate it for our lunch!!! It honestly doesn't get any better than that! I would ecommend the restaurant any time, and if you want a charter - choose Jonnie Walker (www.baywalkercharters.com) and do what we did.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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