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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
+1 941-383-0102
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location surprised us. It is behind a service station and boat storage, but it is a very popular place. We had a 30 minute wait, but we were a party of seven. It was dark so don't know if there is a view. The staff was attentive and the food outstanding.

Thank wmilner61
St Ives
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little confusing to find at first but once found we revisited several times. There are many over priced average restaurants in Longboat Key but this isn't one of them. great food, service and atmosphere - all three of us loved the place.

Thank Skyline2001
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love sea food, so when we were on Anna Marie Island for a week in November, I ate it every chance I got. This place was far and away the best! We went for a late lunch after going to the aquarium. Party of 10 - no wait. You eat surrounded by water on three sides. We have an... More 

Thank Wayne S
Frisco, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food but fish was little to dry and sauce too sweet. The deck is not that appealing as you cannot see the sunset and gets really chilly outdoor after the sunset. Still great service but... not sure if it is worth the $$$$

Thank afaoro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw Dolphins, pelicans, etc. from the table, and the food was incredible. Grouper and lobster rolls were amazing. The service was very good as well (waiter = David). Highly recommend.

Thank Seth N
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 6:15PM on weekday without prior reservation and had to wait for about 15-20 minutes to be seated. The waiter (David) was very nice and attentive. However the food we received, Grilled Grouper dinner - $30, was almost uneatable. It tasted like rubber and ruined the overall experience of the evening.

Thank evgvk2000
Wheaton, Illinois
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wnt to the Dry Dock with another couple and sat outside overlooking the waterfront. The food was very good and there was a nice beer and wine list.

Thank Jim25w644
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stopped by for lunch. Our visit started off a bit rocky as the hostess initially ignored us completely and went to take the name of the people in line behind us. We were told a 30-40 minute wait, however, it was only about 20 minutes. Our waitress was awesome. My husband had the fish and chips, which he... More 

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North Carolina Beach & Florida Gulf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year I loved the grouper Caesar salad. This week I found the lettuce to me a bit old, the salad under dressed (a careful hand needed...often caesar salads are over dressed) and the grouper just okay. Now, the french fries are about the best I have had anywhere. Husband had lobster tacos which he liked. He usually gets the... More 

Thank RPassion
New Boston, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service and great food. Lobster bisque is delightful. A must have is the Creme Brule . Sarasota Bay is a must see and a great place to fish in.

Thank Joyce T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102
The 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?