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“Best Restaurant in Sarasota”

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
1 review
“Best Restaurant in Sarasota”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Staff is so accomodating, the restaurant is spotless, the Grouper Sandwich and Lobster Taco was fantastic and words can't describe the view. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  • Visited May 2013
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Danville, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Excellent seafood.”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We've visited Dry Dock three times during a visit to Longboat Key. Very casual, relaxing atmosphere. We think the outside seating is preferable if the weather allows. Food, service and view were outstanding.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Food so so. Owner horrible”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Have eaten at this restaurant often through the years because easy sail from sailing squadron. Last time we went (and last time we will ever go) food was sub par. Has really gone downhill over the years. Nice location but not worth it. Also owner is mean and pretentious.

  • Visited December 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A nice rest stop with good views”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We biked Longboat Key on a very hot May day, and Dry Dock Waterfront Grill was a great oasis in the middle of our 20 mile ride. The entrance is very modest and easy to miss, but the views from inside are lovely. We watched pelicans and dolphins as we ate! I had the chicken sandwich and he had the chicken salad sandwich. I was pleased with my meal, especially the chipotle mayo, but it was basic. He was not as impressed by the chicken salad. All and all a good rest stop - but that had more to do with the convenient location and great views than the food.

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Mediocore food”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

An out of the way place thinking it would be a great experience, it was not bad just not real good. We ordered blackened grouper which came out very dry and boring no spices at all, very unimpressive. The veggies that came with it were few and boring. We also ordered blackened shrimp which was good. The new england clam chowder was from a can which was a bummer. Would not gp back, too expensive for basic food.

Visited May 2013
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