Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipMjhero
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Did not acknowledge our anniversary

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vipsusieq
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch very much today at the Dry Dock Grill. I had the lobster bisque and lobster roll, and my husband had the blackened shrimp and scallops. Both were excellent choices!

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vipKimberlyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant and has great views of the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and overall experience was great! We don’t come here often enough. This has to change.

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vipMick3662
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location in the water. Friendly attentive staff and first class seafood. Something for everyone

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Some of our party had been there before but it was a first for me and I will definitely be back. Access by boat was easy and the staff was very attentive even though it was really busy. Everyone in our party was pleased with their food. The restaurant was clean and we had a great view. The place was packed but we could still talk and enjoy our company. Tables were spaces appropriately . Our waitress had a great attitude and was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great atmosphere, great service!

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Superb
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on water with both indoor and outdoor dining.

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troyp
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot on the water and the food is outstanding.

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vipTNTDowntown
Naples
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always

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vipFoodmaven
Omaha
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food ambience and service was top. The blackened snapper was superb. The restaurant seemed to be handling the cdc guidelines well.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. Our favorite place to eat on LBK

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vipLCPL
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service. Ate outside really nice. Going back this week.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value

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Karen
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite place. Live the ambiance and the food.

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RoccoS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Over rate and under whelmed. took a long time waiting even with reservations, then was placed outside for an interior request

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Toni
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar where seats were separated by clear partitions. Lobster rolls were traditional New England style, plenty of meat. Delicious!

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WendyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful. We had reservations so there was no wait time. If you don’t have reservations you’ll probably be waiting for quite a while. We both have grouper and it was wonderful.

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JohnS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Monica as our waitress and she was excellent!! Made experience lovely!

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Vegasgirl
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was very crowded and always a wait even with a reservation. Masks were required but many people waiting took them off and it was not enforced. Once seated the bread came out a little slow but after that everything was excellent. Great food as always and is one of our favs!

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Mjbcottage
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner outside. I think it was a bit too bright for ambience but we still had a nice time. Great fresh fish entrees grilled blackened or fried and that’s it no special preparation but still tastes good

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CordonBleu
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated outside quickly as requested. Server was wonderful, didn’t hover but there when we wanted something. Knew the menu well and able to answer questions. Food was very good. Would highly recommend Dry Dock!

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BrettB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the water..food was terrific...service was impeccable...

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RobertaP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Food is always great and good prices. Servers are attentive and ao nice. Love bringing friends and family to experience this wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters in town

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LindaA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We ate here about 9 months ago and it was amazing. The entire evening was perfect!
This time our server was not pleasant at all! She ignored us and was not happy when I asked her to return my steak it was over cooked. The next steak was delicious.
We won’t be back.

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vipgrannie
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and the views are breath taking.

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carlj
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch. The fish and chips were excellent. We sat on the deck next to the water. Of course the view of the intercostal waterway included a pod of dolphins.
Great service, we’ll be back!

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StormyS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and we are never disappointed when we go there.

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vipannie
Tampa
75 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location - food is consistent. Don’t go for a special occasion. When we made reservation and told server we were celebrating two birthdays .... nothing was done at all .

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CherylA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always , food, service, and view excellent. Waitress Kari exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from seating to the end. David was a true professional serving us. The food was prepared to perfection. The Old Fashions were tasty.

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GreatPlace
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and views! The best on Longboat Key!

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vipRengs30
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Can’t beat fresh fish consumed while looking at the water! Great service from Jen.

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Jeff
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Audi our server were outstanding! We will be back when we visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked their last reservation possible, 8:45 PM. E were seated promptly and had the choice of sitting inside our outside. Or food came quickly & was hot & flavorful! I recommend the seafood linguine with garlic & Olive oil sauce

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JCON23
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. Mosquitos were bad but we are Floridians so we had bug spray with us. The food was 5 star. Kelly was our server and was fantastic. It’s expensive but worth it. We highly recommend it! We will be back.

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Ugadawg
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry dock offers a consistently high level of service and food quality. The ambience is unbeatable. The wait staff is always friendly and professional.

We’ve eaten at Drydock a number of times and will continue to do so. We treat our out of town guess to dinner here frequently.

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vipMelissaS
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable.

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vipJaneW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice they take reservations. Food and service is great and so is the view!

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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 3157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.