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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%
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 2,060 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

No where to park and a bit of a wait for a table, but the food and the view as well as the cocktails were worth it.Wife had the tenderlion and I had fried shrimp and both were perfect.

Thank Don M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Literally was there half an hour ago. Asked how long before could be served An hour was the reply by the maitre D. Ok we said, "we will go and do some shopping and be back in approx 45 minutes." Oh no you can't do...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had never been there before that visit and we will not return. The staff was very rude. We asked to sit by the water and there was no one there. They said no. Good was over priced

Thank Lena H
Reviewed yesterday

I think the place has changed hands, but the fish and shrimp tacos haven't lost a step. Outstanding fish remains their strong suit

Thank curtiss s
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had lunch at the Dry Dock and ordered the grouper tacos - fried -served with black beans and yellow rice (that were as good as at any Cuban restaurant I've visited). These were maybe the best fish tacos I've ever had - and I've...More

Thank annaha
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice waterfront restaurant part of the dry dock marina. Menu provided on trip advisor is accurate as well as pricing. Food was all cooked to perfection and our waitress was very attentive. The waiting area is outside on a patio and there's essentially no inside...More

Thank Wesley_4024
Reviewed 4 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 5 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

1  Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 5 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 5 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
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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?
15 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
20 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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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