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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
8858 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


Booked 106 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 8,858 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Great for scenic views

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Food

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Most Booked

8,858 Reviews
  1. StacyB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the dry dock and it did not disappoint! the decor is very ocean, boats everywhere, fish everywhere and it sits right on the intercostal. You can definitely go by boat and walk on in, plenty of dock-space. The upstairs area is by far the best! ask for a window seat and you will be in awe. Also make reservations because we showed up and we got right in.

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  2. CynthiaC

    Tallahassee

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful experience at Dry Dock! The Best of the Best!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good restaurant with nice views and fantastic decor. Would return.

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  4. JulieA

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dry Dock is our favorite place to eat when on Longboat Key. It never disappoints! Seafood is fresh and prepared perfectly and has been consistent over the years! Grouper bites and lobster bites are a must every time. All entrees are delicious. We go 15 times in 2 weeks here!!!

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  5. YoAdrian

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and excellent food. Will return (:

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  6. Bella

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We returned to the Dry Dock after 11 years away and it did not disappoint at all. Clearly a popular venue and deservedly so.

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  7. HaroldH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! We ate at the bar, staff were attentive and very enjoyable to talk to.

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  8. PhillyGal

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and enjoy the open water. Cannot beat the scene.

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  9. maglorio

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go-to spot in Sarasota/Longboat Key. Wonderful food, professional service, knowledgeable wait staff. Can’t say enough good things.

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  10. Food4fun

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a winner and the place we take our out of town guests.

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FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 8858 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


Booked 106 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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