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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%
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“lobster tacos” (140 reviews)
“chowder” (52 reviews)
“red snapper” (52 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 today

Went there for my son's birthday. Read reviews of some mixed reviews about the food as well as service. We went at 3:30 pm, had a reservation. The hostess tried to rush us to our table as some of us at the bar waiting for...More

Thank Geriatric N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fresh grouper, lobster roll or crab cake sliders. Don’t know which is my fave. Great and friendly service, fantastic food and magical view. Must stop if you are on Longboat. Worth the drive if not. Watch for the daily dolphin sighting! Great bar.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A girlfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful meal on the afternoon of Wednesday 6/13. The very helpful waitress suggested the lemon grouper and oh my goodness, was it delicious! Great service, fabulous food and a lovely view. I highly recommend this restaurant during your stay...More

Thank anneJ6840OP
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was recommended to us so we decided to try it. Called on Thursday afternoon and they said the first table they had was for 9:30PM, so we decided to wait until Friday. We called amd they said they were booked but that they...More

Thank GreeneLantern
Reviewed 2 days ago

Celebrated with dinner here recently. First time and was neither negatively nor pleasantly surprised. Food was average, service was very attentive and above average. Meals for we three were served rather promptly as well. Mussels were fresh, not over-steamed, and tasty, but the 'sauce' in...More

Thank Lennie_19
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was so busy even if the off-season because it is so popular with locals. I tried to get a reservation but the earliest available was 9:15 pm. When I called they told me they still took walk ins so we took a chance...More

Thank Patti H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always one of our favorite, must visit restaurants! Their fish is my favorite whenever we come, and it was excellent! I prefer blackened, but they can prepare it however you desire. This restaurant has been around for maybe 30+ years, and in my opinion continues...More

Thank tfj003
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always love to have dinner at the dry dock. The bar is friendly and a good pace to find a seat. I love all their food but especially the lobster tacos.

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner last night with Carrie as our server. We sat on the patio looking out at the gulf, a lovely setting. This is a casual place attached to the dry dock marina. We started with grouper bites for an appetizer. They...More

Thank Takeustothesunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dry Dock never disappoints! The service is fantastic, and the food can’t be beat. Be prepared to wait a little while if dining on Friday or Saturday night, the bar staff makes the time fly by.

Thank robby2k
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May 12, 2018|
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Response from MaryAnne O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure but you can call or google them. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Enjoy your reservation
Janet C
October 22, 2017|
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Lisa T
September 29, 2017|
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Response from Peachezteachez | Reviewed this property |
They are a restaurant with a standard menu. Could always look up their number and call to ask. Can’t hurt to ask- but it is doubtful they would do that here!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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