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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” (137 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
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 yesterday

We went there for our anniversary and I asked for a window seat upstairs and within 20 minutes of arrival we where seated. the service was great and the food was good .we would go back

Thank JohnGross
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the grouper & grouper tacos which were very tasty. Patio is great place to sit with ciew od boats & water. Will be back for Happy Hour!

Thank jrgoblue73
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only in the Sarasota area for one week, we decided to return for seconds to Dry Dock. The meal, the staff, and the view was awesome. Even though they don't get the beautiful sunsets, the food makes up for it. The Seafood Linguini was the...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Virtually impossible to get a reservation for dinner (must say something) so we went for lunch. The upstairs dining room has a nice view of the bay and the atmosphere is relaxing. Ample room between tables to have a decent conversation. The food was very...More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 5 days ago

Made a reservation one month out. Was told if we wanted patio seating to arrive as soon as possible before reservation because patio seating was first come first serve. We arrived 35 minutes before reservation time. As we were waiting two parties that came after...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner with friends; even though we were late for our reservation we did not wait long for a table. The view is spectacular whether you sit inside or out. The food was good, no complaints from any of us. We had local seafood which...More

Thank Libby J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neighbors had recommended this restaurant. We are fairly new to the area, so we thought we'd give it a try for Valentine's Day. We were "wowed" by the views on all levels.Dinner was good -- scallops and fish n chips -- service just okay.

Thank Marguerite A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved loved this restaurant had a great Birthday lunch there food is really amazing had a great time with friends.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First experience here. The quoted wait time was 40 minutes, but in reality it was more like 25. We decided to grab a drink at the bar while we waited. This was the only disappointing part of the experience. It is understandable that the bar...More

1  Thank aprnef
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The love bugs were out but the restaurant was doing all the could to give guests indoor options and using fans to keep the bugs away. We opted to stay and endure as the view was great and we had heard great things about the...More

Thank gwtwgs1
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Janet C
22 October 2017|
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29 September 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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14 July 2017|
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Response from Wilfsu | Property representative |
Yes as long as you bring your dog carrier with you.
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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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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