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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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$$ - $$$
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412 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
+1 941-383-0102
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is old Florida as you like it. Outstanding view over the water, birds flying around, dolphins, manatees and more. Food is excellent, service sometimes slow but hey that's old Florida. A must see.

Thank tomlomb65
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In past years, we had eaten outside at Dry Dock Grill and enjoyed lunch sitting on the water but most recently we had dinner indoors. The space is casual but charming as large glass windows overlook the water. It is a large room on the third floor (yes, there is an elevator) and wisely, the tables are not on top... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We called that afternoon for preferred seating, and our window table at 5:00 pm allowed my out-of-state friend and me a terrific view of the water. Our waitress Audie helped us with our grouper dinner selections, as my friend wanted fried fish, but I preferred a lighter treatment. Everything tasted super fresh, so important in a seafood restaurant, and the... More 

Thank Carol A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best choice on the menu are the fabulous lobster rolls. Packed solid with lobster and they offer 2 for $25. Great values

Thank rktec
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

our waitress was very sweet. the food was good, the view would have been better if the screen wasn't pulled down. being from the Midwest the three of us felt the weather was pleasant. Locals however, felt it was very chilly, we were in our shirt sleeves they were in jackets. Midwesterners' are a hearty bunch! We walked around after... More 

Thank J.c. H
Acton, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderfully located bar overlooking Sarasota Bay. Indoor and outdoor seating with good choice of food and drinks. Great for families as well.

Thank ksuser
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is tucked away within a large and busy dry dock. Perfect setting for cozy ambiance with great food. Very busy, so call ahead for preferred seating. Portions are very generous. Food is fresh, well prepared and wonderful. Great service.

Thank Sarahjay192
Longboat Key, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our favorite place for lunch or dinner on Longboat for a variety of reasons. First, our server, Kimberly, was polite, friendly and professional. Service was well timed, the food was ample portions of quality seafood and it is consistently excellent! Try the Chilian Sea Bass if they have it on special. Pasta and seafood dishes are top notch. Good, fresh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our favourite restaurant whilst in Sarasota, we ate here twice and tried again for a third time - a power cut due to a tropical storm meant we could not! It is very busy and you need to rock up early but the staff looked after us amazingly well and the seafood was exceptional.

Thank IncognitoJones
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I watched the pelicans and boats while sitting on a couch by the sparkling water. The restaurant location next to dry dock boat storage is fun. All of the employees seemed to smile as they worked....food looked delicious.... I will definitely go back.

Thank alice m

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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
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?