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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster tacos” (130 reviews)
“chowder” (43 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were on vacation and looking for a place to have a special dinner for our anniversary. We went online and made reservations, we requested a table by the water on their patio. When we arrived we were seated immediately. The view...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat on Longboat Key . Great food, reasonably priced and a fabulous view of the Bay. Indoor of outdoor seating. Catch a glimpse of dolphins, pelicans and other sea life. You won't leave unhappy.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a restaurant. The food was simply fantastic. The location was great looking out over the water. It is one of those places that the locals know about and that tourists need to find. The wait staff were great and the menu...More

Thank reffz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always return to Drydock, an integral part of our visits to the Sarasota area. The bar is a pleasant place to wait for your table, whether outside on the terrace or in the upstairs dining room. The views of the Bay are wonderful, especially...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go every year! Great fresh seafood and excellent service. Fresh fried gulf shrimp and spicy crab chowder are the best!

1  Thank amandad792
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Place, the kids can feed the fish and watch the boats on the dockyard then eat some delicious tasting food! Bring your mosquito repellent!

Thank JCKPenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great resturant with great bar. Many favorites but the Lobster Tacos are my #1 Very busy because they are so good. We often eat at the bar.

Thank SteveLakamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the intercoastal waters and Sarasota. Bar is great and the food never fails. Consistently good. We visit several times during our 4-6 week stay in the area.

Thank Karen U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Catered for all needs which sometimes isn't easy in Florida being a vegetarian who won't eat fish Great assortment of salads , burgers etc and we all came away full The location is amazing and do nice to watch the boats come and go

Thank carolineonecat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch the first day of our vacation and fell in love for many reasons. The location is a bit hidden but easy to find. We were seated upstairs at the floor to ceiling windows, which couldn't have had a better view...More

Thank fansovacation
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Questions & Answers
Nancy L
14 July 2017|
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Response from Wilfsu | Property representative |
Yes as long as you bring your dog carrier with you.
19 March 2017|
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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.
15 March 2017|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, 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
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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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