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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
6468 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Local Fresh Grouper and Red Snapper. 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 92 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 383-0102

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hector Torres

  • Catering

    Not Available

  • Private party facilities

    Private Parties Not Available. We only take reservations for parties of 8 and under only. We do not take reservations for parties of 9 or greater.

  • Neighborhood

    Longboat Key

  • Cross street

    412 Gulf of Mexico Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,468 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Ambiance

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Scenic View

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Most Booked

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  1. BW

    BillW

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing meal. Great service and a beautiful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites. You will not be sorry.
  3. P

    Patricia

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was the best!!
  4. LN

    LindaN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! My friend and I shared the citrus grouper and two Maine lobster tail dinners. Delicious food along with an excellent bottle of wine with a gorgeous view of the bay. Wow!
  5. LC

    LCAS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good all the way around. Our favorite Grouper sandwich never disappoints. Rec reservation.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Reservations made for 17th anniversary, not one mention of it from any one at the restaurant. Food was very over priced. $22 for 5 tiny lobster bites (appetizer). Drinks too were pricy, spent over $30 on two drinks. While we full intended to spend a good amount on our anniversary dinner, the value was not here. Overall taste of food was good. Unlikely that we will be back … there are many waterfront restaurants that offer far superior service, food, all the while providing great atmosphere.
  7. DL

    DerekL

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, Drinks and Service were great!
  8. TP

    TomP

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The team at Dry Dock was very polite and helpful. The food was tasty. Atmosphere was awesome. Upstairs versus downstairs have 2 different vibes and atmosphere. Nice location. Parking was fine on a Saturday evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Food very fresh. Service was excellent!
  10. TP

    TeriP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best part of this place is it’s location. Even in September there was a constant breeze (party due to the fans the restaurant provided in outside patio). They are pet friendly out there as well food (shrimp and scallops was good) We live the view the spacing of the tables and the warm feeling out there. Be sure to make a reservation. We did and was seated within 10 minutes (at 5 p m) but others were waiting for 90 minutes as we were leaving. Service is fast but just ok. Not too personable servers but good. Will return sometime but it is almost an hour drive from our home so has to be for special occasions. Seems like a lot of LBK locals frequent this really nice restaurant. Certainly better than Beach House even though not on the gulf just the bay. No ambiance entering it but inside make up for it.
  11. TT

    TessieT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and delicious salad! The service was excellent too.
  12. SR

    SandraR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Nothing special about menu. Fish dry , taste of meal okay for everyone.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  14. TR

    TomR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Service was superior. Server Audi was extremely efficient and totally knew the menu and dish components which allowed my mother in law to avoid an ingredient she doesn’t tolerate well. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and we had a very enjoyable evening.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dads 96 birthday but we love it here for any time
  16. M

    Maplewood

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food , service, and view!
  17. JH

    JuneH

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Dry Dock for years, since they opened in 1989. Always good and consistent. Only draw back can be , hard to get in or a reservation, which is a testament of how good they are at what they do .
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish tacos were to die for! Shout out to Ivan’s impeccable service. We will be back.
  19. BW

    BillW

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and Even Better food.
  20. HC

    HeatherC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view! Delicious food! Friendly service! I highly recommend the lobster roll, crab cake, and grouper bites! Sooooo good!
  21. KM

    KennethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coconut shrimp delicious . We also had server Kenny who was first class
  22. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, had the local catch dishes and they were superb. Service was great as well and the view is awesome. A real find and glad we went along for dinner. Definitely recommend!
  23. m

    michaelj

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always Jordon our server was super
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with out of town friends!
  25. M

    Mare

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 85th birthday. We had a party of 5 and were seated as soon as we arrived in a comfortable booth/table. Our server Alexis’s was terrific. I would say the best since we have been going to Dry Dock for 20 years. The food was excellent as usual. A lovely dining experience.
  26. S

    Sunshineadventurer

    Dallas

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Has a wonderful time. The view was great. My friend ordered the blackened grouper but asked they grill it as well. And they did. She loved her entree. I ordered a salad with grilled grouper. Our grouper was so fresh and perfectly cooked. Loved the views and ambience
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We didn’t get to eat, very rude waitress didn’t even introduce herself, instead she said: “I was going to ask you if you’ve ever being here but it seems that you know it all” We got up and left.
  28. I

    Izie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Dave was great! Food is consistently delicious - bacon wrapped scallops appetizer is excellent.
  29. EK

    EricK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious coconut shrimp, lobster tail and bacon wrapped scallops!
  30. D

    Derryqr

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Visited this restaurant on a few occasions previously and was always happy with the experience even if it is a bit pricey. However in this occasion I was very disappointed as the service was very slow and the food was actually cold when it was served. I did complain and was given a complimentary starter but this did not improve the cold food
  31. RP

    ReneeP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was a amazing as always. Sad they no longer make their own key lime pie, though. The new one is not in the same league.
  32. DL

    DerekL

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Drinks always!! Best restaurant on LBK!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal and location at local spot. Would go again!
  34. F

    Fedge

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous birthday dinner and our waitress was A+.
  35. LL

    LoriL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True dining experience was very good. The food was very delicious and the service outstanding. From the front of the house, host to our server— they were all very nice and professional.
  36. R

    Roey

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us and we were all happy with our drinks ordered at the bar and then the food we ordered when seated. Waitress was very attentive to see the trouble one of us had choosing a meal. She didn’t mind giving us more time. Everything was served within a reasonable length of time. And we are want to get back to the Dry Dock soon. Always dependable!!
  37. EE

    EllieE

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good to be seated almost immediately…we had a reservation.
  38. t

    timd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always eat at Dry Dock when we visit Anna Maria. Never have had a bad experience. This time not only was the food excellent, but the service was far above what you would expect. They’ve got it right. Don't miss this gem!
  39. J

    Jelizms

    West Sussex

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Server was outstanding. Food delicious and reasonably priced. Loved the fried shrimp, red snapper, and Chilean sea bass. Will definitely return.
  40. SU

    SusanU

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at Dry Dock every time we visit Longboat Key. Their food has always been good and the service top notch. Some items on the menu are a little pricey, but overall a really good value and great food.

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6468 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 92 times today
Google Map for Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Additional information

  • Cross street

    412 Gulf of Mexico Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Longboat Key

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hector Torres

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 383-0102

  • Catering

    Not Available

  • Private party facilities

    Private Parties Not Available. We only take reservations for parties of 8 and under only. We do not take reservations for parties of 9 or greater.

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