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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

) #1 of 17 Restaurants in Longboat Key €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
+1 941-383-0102
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster tacos” (128 reviews)
“chowder” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
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1 - 10 of 2,054 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Two stories. Went for the view. Will return for the food! They do have only one bathroom stall... what a pain.

Thank jessie j
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Party of 12 for 3 years in a row. Dry Dock is an absolute must in Sarasota county. This is our party's most anticipated restaurant of our stay. The people who get seafood and those who get land food always find something that perfectly suits...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My second time to have eaten here. A fabulous view both upstairs which is air-conditioned and downstairs which is outside. Typical ocean seafood menu. My friends had the grouper tacos which they said were fabulous, I had the grilled chicken salad which was good but...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the wait for inside seating. We had shrimp tacos, chowder, burgers, fried haddock, chicken fingers and grouper salad. Food was delicious! Service was great! Atmosphere and view were spectacular!

Thank cc53171
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very nice waterfront restaurant. Although we were lucky enough to get right in I would recommend reservations for peak periods, as it seems it is a popular place. I had the Caesar salad with shrimp and it was very good. The shrimp...More

Thank laura p
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent in every way!! The food is amazing and the service is wonderful!! The view is truly wonderful!! You can choose to sit very comfortably outside under a canopy which has big fans, to keep dry and cool during either rain or heat of the...More

Thank jen0ne
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is good but we visit this restaurant and sit outside to watch the boats and fishermen up close. It's always a treat.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our food was top notch. Very good grouper sandwich. Service was excellent in addition to their frozen drinks. We may go back before we leave for the week.

Thank kyle r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner and lunch the day after. Food is good and fresh, service is perfect, sitting on dock is relaxing. I will recommend the portabella mushrooms as your starter. The sea scallops were just the way one need to grill it. Don't miss it.

Thank 551,951
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite place to dine while on Longboat Key is Dry Dock! During our one week vacation we stopped in twice. We enjoyed a nice dinner inside the restaurant, overlooking the water. My husband enjoyed the steak and I loved my citrus grouper dinner. We...More

Thank b_noring
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there TVs in the restaurant?
19 March 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from poet3950 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. The second floor is dining only. The first floor only has TV's behind the bar and has outdoor seating also.
Do you take reservations?
14 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from drydockgrill | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for asking. We do not take reservations however we have a preferred option. The way it works is you can call up to 2 weeks in advance to put your name on our list for parties of 8 and under. As long as you... More
Can you accommodate our girls field hockey team & parents who are in town for a College Showcase , maybe 28-32 people in total ?? Date : Feb. 3rd or 4th
19 January 2017|
Response from drydockgrill | Property representative |
Thank you for considering the Drydock, however our preferred seating is for parties of 8 and under only. Our Restaurant is simple not designed for larger parties. I wish you nothing but the best in your stay down... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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