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“EXCELLENT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, GOOD PRICES” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“EXCELLENT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, GOOD PRICES”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. We ate dinner there twice during our week long stay. The fried ipswich clams (around $10 as an appetizer) were delicious, tender and sweet -- the best I've ever had. Our server, Lauren, recommended the Bruschetta as an appetizer and it was excellent. If you like garlic, the linguini and clams (white wine sauce) is very good for $15. Stone crab claws were fresh and delicious -- priced lower than any other place we dined. Relaxed, beautiful setting with friendly, knowledgeable servers. Drink prices are reasonable, too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“best creme brulee, ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2010

Found this restaurant for the first time having holidayed many times in the Anna Maria Island area. We were seated outside overlooking the bay which was lovely and peaceful. Really enjoyed the lobster bisque/sandwich combo, even though the soup was not super-hot (we've found food tends not to be served piping hot here in Florida).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great Food, Great View but pricey for the portion size”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

Ate here on our vacation last week and the food was fabulous! I'd just warn that the portions aren't generous and the prices are high for what you get. However, I would go back - that's how good the fresh fish was.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Nice people, great view, better food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2010

Went for lunch on a rainy day, still sat outside under the covered area and it was very pleasant. Shrimp Taco's were yummy, husband had the lobster bisque and shrimp salad and he liked them both. Really nice server, she took time to help us make our decisions. Would definately eat there again!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great place, great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2010

Visited twice, once for lunch outside and later for lite dinner and drinks indoors. Wonderful fish tacos (and we are very picky about these), beautiful outdoor terrace right on the water, fun and engaging staff both inside and out.

A little hard to find, you have to turn at their sign but then zig zag around the big building where boats are stored but worth hunting for!

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