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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $34
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 April 17, 2014

Great atmosphere and views, great food, great owners who know how to make you feel welcomed. We eat here quite often!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Dry dock is our "go to" place for good food and pleasant surroundings. We come every year and it's always reliable. Good lobster. Great grouper. Great appetizers. My fiancé had great fish tacos. Salads are yummy and drinks are perfect! Our service this last time wasn't stellar...our server was really nice but not very thorough...Luckily I listened to the server at the table and heard him telling about the nightly specials so was able to ask our server about it when she returned ;) Always a good bet for good food and nice atmosphere!

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1  Thank Missyms11
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Asked to wait 15 minutes for outside table seating, 2 of us opted for a rum runner at the bar - unfortunately resulted in a one out of five! Seated outside soon, we joined a crowd watching unexpected tarpon at dockside being fed bait fish by a patron. Then had excellent grouper bites, lobster bisque with chunks of lobster, and calamari, very tender and good. A glass of Malbec was vinegary, I was offered up a new bottle to be opened, but deferred to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, nicely grapefruit flavor. Overall great meal. Have been here roughly twice a year or more for aver 14 years--always very good to excellent. Not to be missed if at Longboat Key.

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1  Thank Willisdds
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

The food is served with love and it's delicious! My favorite is the ceasar salad topped with grilled sea bass.Yummm!!!!! My husband always orders the fish (grouper) and chips and is never disappointed. We dine here at lease twice a month and always bring our out of town guests here.

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1  Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

The food at this restaurant was delicious, freshly prepared and served in a timely fashion. The atmosphere is cool. From the front there is not much to see but once you enter the restaurant it is very nicely decorated. The outdoor seating is great, boats moving in and out, water views and there is a very nice covered in area in the event of inclement weather. We will definitely come back, maybe even while on this trip !

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2  Thank AGuerin02
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