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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very quirky restaurant well worthwhile going to. Not at all fancy but that's part of the charm. Very friendly, organised, efficient staff, great food and value. Thoroughly recommended!!

Thank DEastLothian
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was a little fancier than we anticipated, having just spent the day at the beach. Our fault! No one seemed judge, though. The grouper sandwich was a hit with our whole table. We tried it fried, baked, and blackened, and the consensus was that blackened was best. There is a big fish (four-ish feet long!) that lives in... More 

Thank TheFightingElizas
Longboat Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot say a single bad thing about this restaurant. Over the course of MANY years, we have consistently experienced great food, great service, reasonable prices. Dry Dock has always been our go-to restaurant, and we're always frankly surprised that the level of quality hasn't declined through challenging economies, seasonal fluctuations in the customer base, etc., etc. On the contrary,... More 

Thank altdeck
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fish and chips are the best. Seafood and lobster bisque have never disappointed here. Crowded. Arrive early and call ahead for placement on wait list.

Thank Julian A
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great off the main road restaurant. The sea food is amazing and the staff is top notch! I would highly recommend stopping in and checking it out for yourself!!

Thank Andrew A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

LOVE this waterside spot. Best grouper. Other fish selections. Good hamburger . Busy bar and restaurant. Always a wait

Thank Harold G
Cypress, Texas
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Dry Dock grill was great when we tried it a few years ago, and this visit did not disappoint. The food was excellent, well prepared, and the service was great with a very positive attitude. Melanie was a great server, and pleasant about all the food we had questions about.

Thank Jon B
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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108 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice place to stop for lunch. I dined by myself, on the beautiful water out side. Very good and friendly service and very good food as well. Parking was a little tight.

Thank Oceanna W
Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very fresh seafood, open dining with views of the water and marina. Multi level spot with fantastic food and service. Gets very busy in the winter, arrive early with call ahead.

Thank carol0918
Traverse city
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled upon this Resturant. What a great experience! My wife had the lobster tail and I had the crab cakes. Excellent choices! Worth the wait.

Thank Lz694r

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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, Vegan Options
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?