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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
+1 941-383-0102
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the waterfront location and layout of the restaurant. We were there during a cold front, but they were able to accommodate with heaters and wind screens to make it a very comfortable experience. The stone crab was very fresh and the grouper...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful little restaurant on a dock with boats pulling up. Choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Beautiful views. The most amazing lobster tacos ever!

Thank clangille76
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were at the Dry Dock for a late afternoon lunch. It was a gorgeous day out & sat on the outdoor patio which was lovely. First off....service can make or break a dining experience to start & ours was kind of blah. But we...More

Thank tootlepops
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

WORST CUSTOMER service EVER !! Avoid. Waited an hour for a table and watched as couples who came after us were seated before us. I’ve been coming to Longboat Key for more than 30 years and decided to give this place another try tonight and...More

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drydockgrill, General Manager at Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We take reservations for lunch & dinner both. We use Open Table or you can call for reservations. I am certain this is what you saw. In the future you can call for reservations, or use Open Table app. Thank you

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a 7 pm reservation at Dry Dock, our first time here. We were greeted pleasantly and, since we were early, asked to wait till 7 to be seated wherever we preferred.... upstairs, downstairs, or out on the bay front patio. Based on other...More

Thank RhodeIslandPainter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dry dock can be a wait if you want waterfront seating but it’s worth it. Faster seating upstairs is still ok. Scallops were fresh, plump and delicious. Great lobster too. Priced fair and will return.

Thank st8dthere2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd never been to Dry Dock. Wanting to have lunch with a water view, we decided to give it a try. The staff manages the wait times well and we were seated in 20 minutes. I ordered two Starters- crab and corn chowder and coconut...More

1  Thank Meg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like any good resturant in "high season" here in Sarasota on the water and serves fish, lunch today was JAMMED. Wait for a table was 1/2 to 45 minutes. We managed to find one seat at the small bar and ordered a drink. In about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the advice of a friend and reviews on TripAdvisor. Our waitstaff both times were excellent, some of the host staff was too busy talking with other staff to be on point the first time. Food was excellent and the linguini with lobster, shrimp...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is lovely. Two floors above the harbor. The staff is very nice and accommodating. The seafood is good but not great. Parking is easy.

Thank JeffreyGL48
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Response from Peachezteachez | Reviewed this property |
They are a restaurant with a standard menu. Could always look up their number and call to ask. Can’t hurt to ask- but it is doubtful they would do that here!
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Yes as long as you bring your dog carrier with you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102
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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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