Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Florida Gulf red grouper
fried Maine lobster
three shrimp grilled, blackened, or fried
Reservation for lunch at noon. Table ready when we
arrived. Food and service consistently good. After multiple owners and several years, Dry Dock remains one of the best restaurants in Sarasota.
Awesome food and views
Great food, ambience, staff - always enjoy it when we’re in that area
Great view and always great food. Love being on the water and having great fresh fish. One of the few places you can count on to always have great quality. Can't beat it!
Always consistent and full menu. So many things we like hard to decide.
Nice view of the city while enjoying dining with friends.
Great food & view. Would definitely return.
We were tied up in traffic in downtown Sarasota due to road construction. I called DryDock and they were very accommodating about our dilemma. We arrived about 35 minutes late for our reservation and were seated within about 3 minutes. Exceptionally thoughtful and understanding.
Our server was excellent and our lunch was wonderful (both in party had the tacos, one grouper, one shrimp). It couldn’t have been better after an aggravating trip to LBK.
Wonderful meal and beautiful view! Our waitress was awesome, too.
Nice lunch, great service. Waterfront table in 90 degree heat with a couple of powerful fans going. Nice vibe.
Beautiful setting right on the water. Good and service are always exceptional. One of our favorite places.
Great view and food
our favorite restaurant!! everything is wonderful :)
2nd level window seating was amazing. I was a bit disappointed as they did not have lobster or crab available. Recommend the Grouper bites as they were nice and big - an appetizer. Lobster Bisque (which they did have that with lobster) was amazing. Shrimp and Scallops was very tasty too. I will go back for sure - hopefully they will have crab!
We enjoy everything, oysters, grouper sandwich fried and grilled both awesome
We booked this at the last minute while driving through Longboat Key and very glad we did. We were really looking forward to having a lobster roll, but it wasn’t available - however, this meal did not disappoint. Both meals were seafood dishes my husband and I had never had before - Grouper and Stone Crab. My husband opted for the Grouper blackened and it tasted delicious. I had the Stone Crab served warm with drawn butter and it was awesome. A bit of work, but worth every tender morsel of crab. The prices were a bit high, but considering location, I suppose that is expected. We had an early dinner, but when we left, it was packed waiting for tables and parking was a challenge for those coming in. Definitely plan ahead and make a reservation so you don’t miss out on this place!
Audi was outstanding. Pasta was very good. Atmosphere was the best! We had a 9:15 PM reservation and it was beautiful. No rush. Very relaxed.
We were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time on the lower level outside dining area with great views of the water and boats. Server and service was outstanding. We began with the calamari appetizer which was plentiful and well cooked. My wife had fresh grouper grilled and topped with a citrus sauce which was fresh and outstanding in presentation and taste. I had the fresh local red snapper blackened which was also outstanding. A creme brulee for desert topped off a memorable meal.
Lovely seats on window overlooking water. Very good service and very good food all around. A safe bet for all situations.
Visiting my moms favorite place! Beautiful!
Delicious food, great service and they follow Covid protocols.
Great outdoor venue! Food was delicious!! Personable and efficient server!
Amazing waterfront view on the patio and great service while we enjoyed a delicious meal of blackened grouper, grilled snapper, and mixed scallops & shrimp platter. A great experience! Never disappoints.
Great restaurant , excellent food service and view, highly recommend reservations if you want to go!
Fabulous grouper tacos!!!!
I took my friend to Dry Doc, for her 85th birthday. Our waitress Sonia made it a very special event for her, I would like to thank her.
So great we were there two days earlier and could not wait to take our friends! The coconut shrimp salad is incredible and the lobster bites were amazing.
The best quality food in the area . Next time I shall reserve earlier.
Wonderful food, ambiance and service. Even on a sweltering Florida day outdoors,
our dining experience was very comfortable sitting near the water.
It was perfect as a special thank you for friends - lovely view, outdoor seating, excellent service and very good food including amazing desserts.
Finally managed to get a reservation to have lunch outside. We love the tranquil setting and the beautiful vistas and the food and service was top notch.
The food was great. All reasonably priced too.
Beautiful setting. Delicious wine and salad and fish.
Dry Dock is the best restaurant in Sarasota. When Geckos bought it, they did not change a thing. excellent food and site.
Fabulous appetizers, great main course and our server was great. The ambiance and view speak for themselves. Great night and can not wait to return again, it is now 4 great experiences!
Just trying out a recommendation
Had an enjoyable late lunch (1:30). Food was tasty, all 6 of us were very satisfied with our entrees. Our server was excellent, catered to our every need. We felt quite comfortable with our outdoor seating and were able to sit and visit for quite a while after lunch.
Took Mom for lunch. She is 97 and uses a walker, but we know the food and view are wonderful. Food is excellent, but pricey for lunch.
We were lucky to be at one of Kari’s tables. Second time, we will ask for her from now on, she’s great! Food and drinks also great, and a delish slice of key lime pie for my bday!
Waited awhile for a 6 o’clock reservation. Texted me by phone even though I was standing right next to the hostess stand. Had drinks, appetizer and entrees. Drinks and appetizer came quickly. Told the waiter to wait at least until we finish appetizer before entrees come out. He said it would be at least 20 minutes for the dish. Five minutes later our entrees came out. Waiter told the server to bring back entrees to kitchen. Entrees came back 10 minutes later. Still kind of hot but dinner felt really rushed.
Thank god the food was really good. My snapper adelita was fabulous.
Server was very friendly!!! Food was outstanding.
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 4043 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.