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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
6324 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

7:00 PM


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 6,324 people are saying

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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

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

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  1. m

    maryg

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    greeters were very friendly. service was only so so. completely ignored the birthday listed on the reservation
  2. AR

    AstridR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    La comida estuvo bien, nada fuera de lo normal, el lugar es caro para la comida que ofrecen.
  3. CC

    ChicagoCanuck

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitor with another couple who had been several times. Great food, service, and ambience on the waterfront. We will be back!
  4. KB

    KateB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    30th anniversary celebration!
  5. JT

    JenniferT

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall it was a lovely date night!
  6. AF

    AbbyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m so happy my mom and I went here for my birthday. All of our food was amazing, and I was brought out Salted Carmel cheesecake with a little candle. The cheesecake melted in your mouth. We had bacon-wrapped scallops, calamari for appts, coconut shrimp salad w pina colada dressing, and the grouper sandwich. We also had Nilla Killa for drinks…uh-mazing!! Our waitress was also phenomenal ❤️.
  7. CN

    ChaunceyN

    Western KY

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere Fresh ingredients!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Longboat! My husband and I come here every time we are visit, never disappointed!
  9. SB

    SaraB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with a great view! Food was delicious and we were seated right away.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My wife’s birthday was acknowledged only by the hostess. Not by the waiter.
  11. j

    jukesb

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best waterfront restaurant in the area. Food was delicious, both outdoor eating and indoor eating by the windows is breathtaking. Staff very accommodating and attentive. Even accommodated us after getting lost and being 30 min late! Seafood linguine, scallops and shrimp and lobster rolls delicious!
  12. D

    Dbqhokie

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was outstanding, lobster bites, crab cakes, citrus grouper all perfection truly. Our server Samantha was attentive, helpful and pleasant. She did a great job of enhancing our dining experience. Was my wife’s birthday and was an excellent choice to celebrate. Definitely recommend.
  13. SR

    SRQFan

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always hard to get a reservation but always worth the wait.
  14. K

    K8ie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish food and had gluten free options! Seating outside by the water is amazing. Great service too! Will definitely be coming back.
  15. JL

    JudyL

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great view from the upstairs dining room. The food is consistently good and the service great.
  16. F

    Franz42

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as always. Dan, our server was friendly and attentive. Love this place and will continue coming back (whenever I can get a reservation!)
  17. JM

    JoyceM

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry Dock is always a favorite and must stop while in town. This is by far one of our very favorite. Food was amazing and service was impeccable.
  18. F

    Foodie2

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry Dock is our bo to restaurant for a consistently amazing meal and impeccable service.
  19. JK

    JessicaK

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice dinner at the Dry Dock. Our server, Shammon, was wonderful and helped make the evening special. We didn’t feel rushed at all. The mudslide from the bar was wonderful. The food was tasty, overall. Reservations highly suggested to sit inside.
  20. LD

    LeDo

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dry Dock Grill is a must for dinner when we visit this area.
  21. HR

    HerbR

    Naples

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry Dock's rating as excellent is well deserved. Food and view spectacular. The service by Ivan was wonderful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very nice place. Food small portions over price. They fill you with salad, before main course. I order Sea Bass very thin and small with rice over cook.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday with a few friends. My favorite spot in town, food is always outstanding!
  24. SN

    SunNFun

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first visit to Dry Dock by my sister and good friend. We were celebrating a birthday. Our server was an extremely nice and attentive. Our food was delicious. And birthday friend got to select a complimentary dessert. These ladies don't visit often so this experience was near perfect! Dry Dock is my all time favorite restaurant. I will continue to bring friends and family - most excellent!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Its very disappointing when you go to a place expecting to at least have a good service but the bartender not was only very rude and very unprofessional. I ordered a drink that seems to be called Nikki something. The drink is a pre-made full of ice, and that was ok but not for a special drink. The worse thing is bc it was very but very sweet and I asked the female bartender 8/8/22 at 20:15 if she could add just a bit of regular rum instead of vanilla rum bc was very sweet. She replied; do you want orange juice? I said; orange juice is sweet so Im trying to fix it, and asked again for a little bit of rum. She asked do u want a shot? I replied no just a little bit. She was very rude and aggressive, took my glass and pour almost a shot of it in my glass and rolled her eyes. For what reason? Unnecessary, unprofessional and very rude gave me back my glass in a way that ruined our experience at this place. In addition to that charged us for an extra shot that I didnt ask for an extra shot as there was almost none in my glass expect all the juice this drink is made of. On the other hand I believe her name is Samantha was our server upstairs, what a difference in vibe. The take home is not going back
  26. WS

    WadeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    26th Wedding Aniversary, food was on point and cooked to perfection. Drinks were above average and they had a good selection of signature cocktails. Wait time was a little longer than normal for your food but with how good everything was I can totally understand why. I would for sure go again and take friends along with me.
  27. RO

    ROSEMARYT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful as well as delectable menu items.
  28. NT

    NormarieT

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and view!!!!
  29. S

    Sunnyblessed

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the bar to the table excellent food! Highly recommend!
  30. GB

    GlennB

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dined here for the very first time on Saturday evening 8/6/22. We started off with a few drinks at the bar as they were getting our (outdoor) table ready. The bartenders simply put are excellent, the drinks absolutely amazing.., that gave us a great first impression. Our server was terrific, everyone in our party raved about the appetizers, and our entrees were impressively just as delicious. This restaurant is definitely a gem, one our better dining experiences. I can highly recommend Dry Dock to anyone looking for a terrific dining experience. We WILL be back for sure !
  31. JD

    JimD

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was outstanding! Great food, great service, and a hell of a view, even if the sun didn’t cooperate.
  32. F

    Fritzkath

    St. Louis

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to your great place many times. Last night we brought friends and they were thrilled. The food is always great. The view is outstanding and best of all the service is consistently excellent. A true jewel of LBK
  33. EK

    EmiliaK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an incredible meal with exceptional service.
  34. JM

    JanetM

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Samantha Blue was amazing and dinner was wonderful as usual! It’s our favorite and we can always count on a great experience! Samantha made it very special! Thanks to all!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Perfect for a special occasion. The best food we have had on our 3 week vacation.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are return customers. Food is always very delicious and the service is great. Recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a little disappointed that the hostess or server did not recognize that it was my wife’s birthday. I Indicated on the reservation that we were celebrating her birthday at the restaurant and mentioned it to our server too. Would’ve been nice to have someone there recognize the special dining occasion.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, it’s our go to every time we’re in Lido Beach!
  39. ER

    EricR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Food and service were outstanding as usual. Can’t wait for our next visit!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was great

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6324 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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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