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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” (128 reviews)
“chowder” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The service was top notch and also the setting was unbelievable. Ordered the citrus grouper and my friend ordered the shrimp scallop. The food portion was super small for the prices and also wouldn't let me sub my salad for another side so that was...More

Thank mbcamara
Reviewed 3 days ago

while staying at Longboat Key Club, we learned of this grill which is on the water....its not much to look at when you find it as it is situated in a warehouse type setting where boats are housed......bu we enjoyed it so much that we...More

Thank lour2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

My first visit to this restaurant was quite nice back in 2016, but we visited this past year and our visit left quite a bit to be desired as far as service. The food was very good, but we waited a very long time to...More

Thank Aubrey K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant with a great view! We both had the seafood pasta and absolutely loved it. Meal did not come with salad which was a little disappointing but pasta serving was really good sized and we did not walk away hungry. I had iced tea...More

Thank stevecoon11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm glad I d decided to follow the reviews. Everything was magical about this restaurant. The huge fans outside made it feel like a breezy sunset dinner when it was hit and humid just a few steps away. Service was warm yet professional. Food was...More

2  Thank Shahira O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome view of the intercoastal. Good is very good and wait staff friendly. Inside full service bar. Neatly decorated with nautical items. We often try to sit outside along the water.

1  Thank james g
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit leery thinking this place was "for tourists" but we were wrong. We thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic lunch. We shared tacos (one grouper, one shrimp, blackened) served with the most flavorful black beans and splurged on the lobster roll. WOW. You get...More

1  Thank Denise E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made reservations for dinner and we were seated right away. It was raining and we were given the choice of whether we wanted to dine inside or outside. Of course we chose outside since it was covered. Gorgeous view even in the rain. The...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most dinner or drinks spots are places that sit on or near the water with great views. However, this spot is unique in that it is located adjacent to the dry docks for a multi level boat facility! Plus it has multi levels for eating...More

Thank chris92009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening with excellent food. Its a little bit special and we love to eat here. Its a little on the expensive side but it is Longboat Key

Thank Beryl28
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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.
14 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
Restaurant features
Parking Available, 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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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