Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is a “polished casual” restaurant over looking Sarasota Bay. We are located at the south end of Longboat Key behind the gas station. We are north of St. Armand’s Circle, and minutes from downtown Sarasota. Best known for Fresh Grouper, Red Snapper, and The Famous Lobster Roll. Enjoy the second story dining area with a panaramic view of the bay, or enjoy dining outdoors on our dockside patio.
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Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

F
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Loved the off the beaten path. Can’t wait to return. Great food. Kids loved it too.

CM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Dry Dock! Have always had great food there and would recommend it.

GT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Our family visiting from Atlanta really enjoyed it & one of them is a vegetarian. Best table eve (in the corner with windows in both sides)!!

d
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good grouper (dinner and pasta dish with white wine sauce). Oyster appetizer was good and great value $13 for half dozen on a late Sunday afternoonThe service was friendly and professional The patio had a great water view. Definitely recommend and will return

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. Great recommendations, was accommodating to the kids and we were very impressed with how fast our food came out. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and Carrie our server was exceptional

A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, great food, highly recommended!!!

A
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Neighborhood favorite. Highly recommended.

SL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it definitely will not be the last! To begin we booked our reservations a week in advance because we knew it would be difficult to get a popular time 5:30) if we didn’t. The atmosphere was fabulous with a water view from most all tables. Then our pleasant and funny server arrived! She made amazing suggestions which were very helpful because the menu had so many deliciously described dishes that we couldn’t decide. The dishes were beautifully presented and were all amazing. Three in he party had the grouper and I had the seafood pasta!!! Yum yum . The portions were sizable with doggy bags needed. We topped off our entries with key lime pie and cream brûlée’s . All made on the premises. Can hardly wait to return!!

LG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view to entertain my boss. She loved the food!

JR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're regular patrons and enjoy the food, ambiance and friendly staff. Over the years we have never been disappointed and their consistency is why we return, time after time.

MJ
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th anniversary- lunch date was amazing - great view. Superb food. Everything was great - mojito s were perfect !!

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy was a great server. Knowledgeable & friendly. Food was excellent. Dining at water’s edge on a beautiful day—can’t be beat!

B
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Waited about 20-25 minutes past reservation time for table outside but worth it. Blue shark cocktail was but sweet for my wife but still nice lunch. Peel & eat shrimp was delicious appetizer. Had lobster bisque & lobster roll combo as entree and it was excelle

MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The server recommended the grouper and it did not disappoint. Grouper tacos were filled with lots of fish and were fresh and flavorful.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can’t beat the atmosphere or the food. Our favorite restaurant in the area.

LW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, friendly and accommodating service, excellent menu choices for a gluten-free customer...it doesn't get much better!

J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Food, as always, terrific, as was server
Steve. After many years and new management, Dry Dock remains one of Sarasota’s better restaurants.

c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always guaranteed to have a good meal. Very very consistent

C
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, David was fantastic. Dinner was so good. Great date night.

IL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Outside turned windy and cool, but unable to be shifted inside

A
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a great indoor/outdoor atmosphere sitting in the partially enclosed patio area and friendly staff! It was a great spot for Saturday Afternoon Lunch!

EK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Too windy outside. Over air conditioned inside. We requested the screens down to aid with the wind and they said no. About 1/2way through the meal the screens were down and it was bettef

LP
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dinner, good food and service. Lovely atmosphere overall a good value . I would definitely recommend ..also good for well behaved children😀😀😀

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food albeit a lousy wine list

v
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful water side restaurant that serves consistently good food.
Wait staff is always friendly.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food always exceptional. Service usually outstanding, just not this evening. Atmosphere always beautiful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable and delicious. Never disappointed.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite vacation restaurant.we always go there on our last night. Perfect way too end a perfect vacation.

DS
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to have lunch with old friends 😎

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been going here for over 20 years and this year was the best ever with a nicely updated menu and perfectly cooked food.

DS
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Last few time eating at the dry dock has just been off Service has changed and food is ok.

PG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. From the moment you are greeted by the wonderful Bill, to the end of your dinner, you can count on the Dry Dock for a great experience.

ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the dining highlight of our stay on LBK. Fresh food, excellent service and a good wine list.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to bring close friends for what we feel is the best grouper served in Sarasota and Dry Dock delivered!

CL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
We sat outside on a beautiful evening.
The food was delicious.

P
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Dry Dock Waterfront
Grill is always a pleasure and never disappoints!
The menu is full of delicious choices and of course sea food has the top billing!
I am especially fond of the lobster tacos and my husband loves the fried
shrimp.
If they are in season, stone crabs can't be beat!
Can't wait to go back!

LD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. And even though we live in Sarasota we had not been to dry dock in well too long. It was beautiful and delicious! We will definitely go more often now that we know about this place

F
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh fish and vegetables