Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
We had a reservation and were seated on time. There were six of us with five different choices of entrees and all agreed their food was excellent. Jeremy was our server and periodically checked in with us to see if we needed anything. He was very pleasant and efficient. We have been coming for several years for lunch and dinner to the Dry Dock and we have never been disappointed in the service, the food, or the view.
Love this place! Great atmosphere. Food is delicious! Never disappoints.
This was second visit this week. We enjoyed a waterside lunch with a minimal wait despite the busy environment. Cocktails are generous and fairly priced. Grouper tacos were excellent as was the Manhattan style chowder. We have already recommended to others.
As always, Deydock delivered. The service was excellent and professional and the grouper was THE BEST. We will continue to dine at Drydock as they never disappoint.
We ate here while vacationing in Long Boat Key. The food was great. Service was quick and the view was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We brought a friend & really enjoyed our meal.
The location and parking lot are a bit tricky to find and hard to navigate. The outdoor patio is pretty. The food was very good. Is go back!
Wonderful ambiance and our server was excellent. Wondrrful in every way!
Long wait for table, but once seated, everything
moved swiftly and efficiently. Food is never bad
at Dry Dock. Highly recommend.
Have visited many times and always very happy with the Dry Dock.
Chilean sea bass and coconut shrimp were both out of this world. Joseph our sever did a superb job as well. We will be back !
This is a great place to dine. Although very crowded, our reservation was honored within 10 minutes. The waitstaff is excellent, very professional. The twin lobster rolls are our favorite and filled with huge chunks of lobster in a proper buttered long roll. It takes one back to Maine in an instant. The lobster bisque, the clam chowder: nothing disappoints. The grouper fish tacos are also spot on with taste. The view of the Bay is such a peaceful way to spend the afternoon. Indoors or out, this is a restaurant that always pleases.
Awesome place to take guests visiting from the northern states.
We have been dining at Dry Dock for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. The dishes are freshly prepared, generous in portions and very consistent in quality and taste. It is one of our favorite dining spots on Longboat Key. My only request is that someday they will have shrimp and grits on their menu - what I would consider a staple at any good seafood restaurant.
Enjoyed all of our food- fish tacos, lobster roll, grouper sandwiches, crab and corn soups and delicious bread. Lucky to get a waterfront table to boot!
It was relatively cold outdoors so we ate in the second level of the restaurant. This has a wonderful view of the water and the place makes one feel like their in a special sea based place. We had lunch. The calamari was absolutely delicious and so large that my wife and I were nearly full before we ordered lunch. I got the fish soup which was excellent. My wife just got a salad, which was fresh.
It was just a place. Nothing special about it at all. Run of the mill food and drinks. Service was ok. View was decent. All in all, just a place that has fish and cocktails. Too many other choices out there to go back.
Our evening was perfect! The food, the service, the ambiance. All perfect
Fish was overcooked, vegetables were soggy, but the fries were great!
My favorite restaurant on Longboat Key!
Dry Dock is one of our favorites. Love the view, food & atmosphere!
We have been customers for years, original owners and current Geckos. The renovation of the restaurant is very pleasing as well as seemingly efficient. We, along with our family and friends, have always found a warm welcome on entry and the wait personnel very courteous and caring throughout the enjoyment of good food. It’s a pleasure to dine there.
Great view. Delicious food. We always enjoy our meals here.
Love the new reservations!
Great place, on the bay.
Food for the most part was good. Raw oysters were dry. But nothing major.
Maddie our server was a amazing as was the greeter at the podium.
Wonderful and peaceful location. Food and service was great.
We had a wonderful server. He made our experience a lot of fun with his knowledge, friendliness and perfectly timed service.
We always go to Dry Sock when we visit Sarasota.
First time eating there. Great views even if you sit inside!
OMG, this place was wonderful! Fabulous service and delicious dinner. Hubs had blackened red grouper--oh, so fresh and light with a Caesar salad to start. I ordered a spinach salad starter and tuscan cream shrimp pasta. Both entree's were beyond our expectations!
Food was awesome and server was very kind. There was a long wait, as we did show up early for our reservation. But there was no getting in early! Still had a very nice outdoor area for waiting with a fire pit.
We both had the pasta with cream sauce. The scallops on mine were some of the best I’ve had and the appetizer Grouper fingers were seriously THE BEST. Must get.
Always reliable good food. Enjoy early in season as it gets crazy and impossible to get in.
Good service and food .
I will be back
Always a pleasure
We’ve had lunch at Dry Dock many times, and always enjoyed...but this was the best experience. We usually sit outside; this time upstairs..loved the ambiance...very comfortable. All 4 of us all enjoyed our lunch...food, service and ambiance! The lobster rolls were excellent! Overtaken 1st place from the restaurant where I usually get them. Fish chowder, salads, everything was delicious (chocolate dessert the best!) will definitely go back with company or just us
Ordered Caesar salad with grilled grouper dressing on the side. Very small (almost a side salad) with dressing so garlicky it was inedible. Grouper in pieces, cold and tasteless with zero grill flavor or seasoning. Unsatisfying and a waste of money!
Great service and very fresh food!
We had a delicious dinner. We were seated upstairs which was fine, though I was hoping to be able to sit downstairs, outside. But as we didn’t want to wait another 20 minutes for a table we sat up. I particularly want to give a shout out to our waitress who was simply outstanding. She anticipated our needs, paced the meal well, got our order exactly right and made sure we had a terrific time. We’ll be back next year when we’re back in Sarasota.
It was a really great experience, as usual.
We really appreciate the Dry Dock every time we visit. The food is great, the service is always outstanding and if there is a problem ( I had AC just above me and I was still recovering from a bad cold ) the staff moved the 4 of with a smile!!!!
Have been going there for years and will always go back. Thank you all @ Dry Dock
It was our first visit, and it was really great. The service was excellent and the setting beautiful. I had red snapper and my daughter had the filet, and both were cooked perfectly. We had a reservation and were seated on time. Parking was the only difficulty. Be prepared to wait for a space. Overall, our experience was excellent.