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“Excellent Food”

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 November 12, 2013

On a recent trip my wife and I dined twice and found the food, service and prices to be excellent. They're currently under construction but we hardly noticed it. Highly recommend and will return on our next trip

Thank Thomas O
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was our second visit to the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill in Long Boat Key, Fl. Last year we sat outside. This year we sat inside. On both visits, we had to wait 30 - 40 minutes for a table, but it was well worth the wait! The food, service and selection were all great and the entrees were reasonably priced.

I'd recommend sitting outside if you can - it's very nice (but not an option for a few more weeks as they are completing some renovations).

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1  Thank Roch2010
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Dry Dock is very popular and does not take reservations - be prepared to wait. We sat at the bar and sipped our wine as we waited for the provided notification buzzer to go off. We paid our bill at the bar and moved to our outside table. Our server was very efficent and knowledgable. He recommended a lobster taco (excellent) and snapper - very good but a little pricey.

We dined here towards the end of their latest renovation but even though work was in progress, things were neatened up nicely and everything was clean & tidy.

Certainly one of the better choices on Longboat Key.

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2  Thank David S
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had dinner here one night. We were told it would be about an hour wait but figured we're here so we might as well wait it out. Our table was actually ready in about 30 minutes and we had a nice table upstairs in a quiet corner. Both of us ordered fish and it was prepared perfectly. We even had room for desert (creme brûlée) and it too was fabulous. There are probably many good restaurants in this area but we would not hesitate to return to the Dry Dock.

Thank ConnecticutPool_Boy
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We enjoyed the menu and our selection at Dry Dock. I had the Seabass, which was cooked perfectly. My friend enjoyed the clam chowder and fish tacos. The view is great, the waitstaff was friendly and attentive. 5 stars all the way around.

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Thank JoHall123
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