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“Great Food”

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Longboat Key, Florida, USA
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3 reviews
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“Great Food”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our favorite restaurant around Longboat Key. The food is consistently good, properly cooked and fresh. The servers are well trained and helpful. The place is busy and the call ahead seating is limited and therefore the wait in carefully controlled..

Visited October 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Another great end to a great vacation”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We always enjoy going to this restaurant for our last meal before we leave Anna Maria Island. Great views, great food, great service, great drinks & they treat you really great. All this even during their construction time. It's got to get even better when it's finished. We always recommend this restaurant to anyone that asks us for a good place to eat.

  • Visited October 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Always a good call”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Dry Dock is great. It looks a little strange as you drive into the parking lot. You have to wind your way around a giant building that turns out to be a massive garage full of boats. And the restaurant doesn't look like much from the parking lot. But then you go inside and find a beautiful bar area full of nautical decor. There are boats hanging from the ceiling, boat parts, and framed pictures of fish, ocean landscapes, and sailboats. The bar section is small, but very quaint and stacked with liquor, and the drinks are wonderful.

There are larger seating areas downstairs, outside, and upstairs. And I understand at the end of the summer they started a renovation project to open up more seating upstairs. I'm looking forward to that because there have been many times the restaurant was full.

The food is excellent. It's not overly fancy or frou-frou, just solid and tasty seafood fare. We've never gotten something there we didn't like. It's great for the kids both with the menu and with the way the tables are covered in white paper. Our kids try to cover as much of the table as they can with their crayon-coloring.

Definitely check out Dry Dock. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Sugar Land, TX
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food! Great service!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

My family (all adults) was vacationing on Longboat Key, and we chose this restaurant for a Friday evening meal because it was rated No. 1 on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. There was a 40-minute wait upon our arrival. So we took them up on their offer to go downstairs and have a drink on the waterfront patio. Beautiful setting! We were seated in the promised amount of time. The waitress was very friendly and accommodating, especially when we repeatedly asked her to refill our basket of bread. The seafood was fresh and delicious. As a table of six, I appreciated the fact that it was quiet enough to hear someone speaking at the other end of the table so we could actually visit while we ate. It's No. 1 in Longboat Key for a reason: great food, great service, beautiful setting!

  • Visited October 2013
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stanmore
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“Great food and great service”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a really nice meal here, food was excellent and plenty of it. We both had the Grouper, grilled with great sauces and fresh vegetables. This also comes with a great salad for an appetiser.
All food was very fresh and delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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