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“Great Hidden Gem”

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Minneapolis, MN
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food, service and view was amazing. Lightly Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Crab Cake Sliders and Seafood Pasta was the best I have had anywhere.

Visited May 2014
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Longboat Key, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Never disappointed at the Dry Dock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love the view, we love the service and the food is always good. My husband loves the Chicken Phillysteak sandwich for lunch.

  • Visited May 2014
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Brooksville, Florida
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great outdoor dining on the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although they offer a lovely dining room, we prefer the outside patio on the water. Had lunch on arrival on Longboat Key once we found the place. Located behind a yacht storage it isn't easy to find and parking can be difficult but worth the effort. Casual to formal, you won't be disappointed. Food and service was great.

Visited May 2014
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stanmore
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent, well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to have dinner at this lovely newly renovated restaurant this evening. Our server Nicole was very attentive and helpful and our meal was excellent. Can't wait to return on our next visit to Longboat Key. Standard here never changes!

Visited May 2014
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“Awesome everything !!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful place! Dolphins jumping, the food was amazing, Kari is definatly a people person with great humor which we appreciate !!!

  • Visited May 2014
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