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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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Wellington, FL
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

From my 5 days of vacationing in the area, this was hands down the best restaurant we visited. It wasn't even close! We stopped for lunch and ate outside. What a beautiful view of the water. Service was wonderful. We had spicy corn, clams chowder which was delicious. Moved on to lobster rolls and warned our waitress I only wanted... More 

Thank Fredbetw
Venice, Florida
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Very good food; modestly priced; great views from upstairs room and from covered outside porch. Crab cakes and scallops were generously portioned.

Thank George N
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Great food, service was excellent and average prices. The view was excellent, the staff very friendly. It was close to where we stayed. It's set back behind a gas station but there is a sign with their name on it . I would definitely go there again.

Thank Patty B
Longboat Key, Florida
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496 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

There aren't many restaurants on Longboat, let alone great ones. Dry Dock is our favorite. It combines a killer view, great service and succulent seafood...a combination that VERY few establishments offer. Situated right on the water, Dry Dock has arguably the best Chilian Seabass I have ever tasted. Our server Andrew was very good at his job and I would... More 

Thank DrMike60
Monticello, Minnesota
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Based on reviews we chose Dry Dock. Left the kids with frozen pizza at the condo ( happily by their standards) and went with friends. Bar was small but good. Staff at Bar and in restaurant were very, very attentive. Ambience throughout was very nice. Although they are known for Grouper none of us had it. Lobster Bisque "fantastic". Chilean... More 

Thank Brad W
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Went there as a party of 10 - food, setting and service were all great. It was definitely worth booking ahead as it was full when we got there. The storms over the bay that night made it even more special!

Thank mikedspicer
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

While vacationing in Longboat Key, we enjoyed dinner outdoors on the patio. The server was friendly and attentive, and the seafood was fresh and delicious. Definitely worth visiting, family friendly too!

Thank Kkkkelly
Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Delicious food, great drinks, wonderful staff. We sat outside on the dock and had an amazing view. We were very pleased with the service and would go back asap

Thank chris m
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is hidden away on Longboat, but check it out, you won't be disappointed! It is an older style menu but good value and food was fresh. In off season they aren't open late so plan for that.

Thank Scott M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Thanks to the great reviews on Trip Advisor, we had pre-selected this restaurant for one of our meals while on vacation and were not disappointed. Unfortunately it was pouring the day we dined so we could not enjoy the outside deck as we had planned, but we were lucky enough to get seated at a lovely window table on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?