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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
+1 941-383-0102
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived for dinner, was told it would be a 45 minute wait- was only 20 minutes. Wonderful ambience outside. Great fresh seafood. Friendly atmosphere . Highly recommend.

Thank maureen
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this great restaurant right on Sarasota Bay. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The prices are a bit higher than normal, but the view eases the pain...

Thank Cardstunts
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, lovely views, staff very pleasant. Fish and chips are really good. Our favourite place on Longboat Key. Worth the occasional wait for a table.

Roslyn Heights, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really nice spot a little off the beaten path that offers solid food choices and drinks on the water. This is a casual laid back place that is reliable and has a good cross-section of menu options. Drydock is a good place to gather with friends and enjoy a meal after work or to hang on the weekend. This is... More 

Thank audtiernan
Perrysburg, Ohio
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While it is generally crowded, it is for a good reason. The food and service are great and the waterfront view from the outside patio is one of the best in Sarasota. Varied menu from seafood to pasta and steaks. Burgers are great!

Thank jjdblzg52
Longboat Key, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Atmosphere, view, service all is great and exceptional. Casual but at the same time elegant and private

Thank Klaus S
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A disappointing experience. The food at this restaurant did not live up to our expectations. Salads were unexciting and grouper, scallops, haddock and shrimps were bland and poorly presented. Red skinned potatoes were under cooked and the food was served lukewarm.

Thank Karon B
Parrish, Florida
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to late lunch with husband recently. We sat inside, because we never checked the outside deck with a bar. We couldn't understand why only one other couple was in the restaurant. But we each had sandwich, and a couple drinks. Happened to be happy hour, which started at 3, I believe. Drink price was very reasonable and decent amount... More 

Thank Binglese
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

...perhaps we caught the place on a bad night but our waitress appeared annoyed that we were there, didn't tell us about the specials or describe the menu (we would have really liked the sea bass but didn't know it was available), didn't offer bread or refills of water and we only saw her a couple times during the entire... More 

Thank tunis1addis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Year after year this restaurant is our favourite, grouper tacos, lobster tails, scallops and shrimp all excellent. I've never eaten anything but a seafood dish but one of our party had the filet mignon and said it was delicious. The view is lovely and the staff are always pleasant and have no problems with special requests or menu 'adjustments'! Would... More 

Thank Jo J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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, View, 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?