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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: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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 July 25, 2014

So this restaurant is easy to miss when driving down the road and even when you turn into the parking lot. It's basically behind a boat storage facility (it's on the left hand side of the boat storage - at first we went on the right side and had to backtrack and go around to get to the restaurant). The sign on the building is not that big either. We would recommend getting there early. There are quite a few seats along the windows overlooking the bay but they fill up quickly. We went on a weeknight so surely the weekend is much more crowded. The view was great and so was the service. We ordered the seafood soup, lobster tacos, pasta with chicken, and the lobster roll. The soup was very good but not very hot. The lobster tacos were excellent. They did not skimp on the lobster at all and they are more filling than you might expect. The pasta with chicken was also very good. The lobster roll was good but probably not the best choice on the menu. The prices are reasonable for the amount and quality of the food you get and drinks are reasonable as well. We would definitely go back the next time we're near Sarasota.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

The new second floor has a killer view of the water and the seafood is special and they like kids.They have a nice kids menu and the severs are special.We went with a lage group of nine people at 6 pm and all went well.

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Thank phil B
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

While on Longboat Key, my wife and I were looking for a nice waterfront restaurant. We found Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on TripAdvisor with a good rating so we tried it. We asked to be seated inside so we followed our hostess upstairs to a front row table overlooking the bay. The view was fantastic and was accompanied by several dolphins and many pelicans. The wait staff were prompt with service and a drink to begin our meal. I ordered the lightly blackened grouper and she had the grilled red snapper. Both were fresh and well prepared. We will definitely be back again.

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Thank cmckin9061
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

You have to be willing to fight for parking during high season but if you go at an OFF hour all will be well. We sat outside downstairs the first time which was fun because of the birds landing so close and walking around. Big pelicans perched on the dock posts.
We all had tacos Grouper,Shrimp and Lobster. The next time we satin side upstairs
and got to see the big boats hanging inside. Kids would love either part. The food is outstanding which explains the over-flowing parking lot. Service was professional but friendly. This place can get pricey depending upon what you order, but it is fresh and delicious so who cares.

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Thank sara c
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great view, great staff great night! Drydock exceeded all expectations and the low bill was a fantastic surprise! Longboat Keys beauty enhanced by a true treasure.

Thank NSFNY
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