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“Amazing fresh seafood and Waterfront dining with gorgeous nautical theme”

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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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.
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“Amazing fresh seafood and Waterfront dining with gorgeous nautical theme”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

This restaurant was reviewed on TripAdvisor and with my experience last week, I was a bit skeptical but I gave it a try anyways! I am so glad we went. Unfortunately we had just missed the sunset however there were a lot of patrons there and everything looked beautiful so we decided we would stay. The food was delicious! I had the the fresh, local grouper with a sweet chili cilantro dip with wonderful red potatoes accompanied with a caesar salad. My husband had the grouper tacos with the clam chowder as an appetizer and our daughter had the grouper for children. Everything was A++++++. The server Sarah was so polite and friendly and offered some of their specialities. The ambiance was amazing with row boats hanging from the ceiling and in the main hall when you walk into the restaurant. We enjoyed everything we ordered and were then greeted after our meal to ask how the food was. Unbeknownst to us, the gentleman introduced himself as the owner Eric. Very professional and I felt very special and valued as a patron. We will definitely visit this restaurant again. The food makes you feel satisfied but not overly filling-it was just perfect!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“Excellent !”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

it is a expensive compared to other restaurants especially when it comes to the daily catch !! a red snapper filet was at 29$ !!
I had the seafood linguini and my husband had the clams linguini! They were good both of them especially the seafood one!
the location is also very good

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“"preferred Seating"”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

tried making a "preferred" seating reservation. there's no way to get beyond the recording. tried twice, same thing. no one answers the phone. been there before, it's not worth the aggravation. went just down the road to the old salty dog instead.

  • Visited May 2014
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“AS EXPECTED”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

As expected, this is a great place for either a quick snack or an evenings leisurely dinner. We lunched there and enjoyed a wondrous BLACKENED GROUPER sandwich and a KING PRAWN TACOS. Not cheap but the quality of the food was undeniable. Being right on the water, the view from the restaurant was great.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Busy Busy”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dry Dock is consistently a great place to go -- casual dining on the bay - at it's very best - always fun - and always busy

Visited May 2014
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