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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: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Ottawa
Level 6 Contributor
289 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were referred by a local and did not know that there would be such a long wait, but went into the bar and got a high top table and the server offered serve us dinner there, we were happy to eat in the bar, so no wait.

The food was really delicious (as was the martini), I don't know if it was because it was unexpected or if I was in the mood or if it was just really, really good but every bit of our dinner was delicious. I ordered a simple dinner, seafood chowder and lobster rolls and they were excellent. My husband had the fish and chips and said it was some of the best he had ever had.

It was not sitting outside weather but the bar atmosphere was OK. We enjoyed it so much we went back 2 days later and had another great meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, wonderful service, delicious lunch!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Reserving well ahead, we were seated by the edge of the water and thoroughly enjoyed our delicious lunch. Service was prompt with polite staff. The restaurant was not crowded with tables,so this allowed for quiet conversation. Great menu choice! Definitely, we will return! M

  • Visited March 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent meal, great vista!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had a great meal here this past Sunday. Warned about the long wait time but it wasn't bad - made better by lovely table by the water, watching the water fowl and dolphins! Grouper was as good as promised (I had the grouper tacos - yum!) and key lime pie is a must!! Overall great experience. Only thing that could have been better is complimentary WiFi for patrons. Great opportunity to have people uploading pics, etc from this ideal location!

  • Visited March 2014
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SW PA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 7:30 to a packed house. We were told a 90 minute wait and went to the bar. The bartender asked us if we wanted to eat at the bar and we did. We both had grouper sandwiches , one fried and one grilled, and the fish camp stew. Both were excellent. Service also excellent.

Visited March 2014
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful time.”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Just got back to our hotel from the Dry Dock. The wait was worth it. Sat outside by the dock with a drink waiting for our table, watching dolphins play! The Grouper bites for appetizer was great. Hot bread was the best. Both the Grouper with pasta and the New York strip was hot and perfect. Did not save room for dessert. Service was very good. Great experience.

Visited March 2014
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