Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
3249 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place for our 53 anniversary .

There is nothing I would change. Our waitress”Rachel” was very good. Our drinks and.
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lazyescapes
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Great service. We sat inside overlooking the water and patio. You can see beautiful fish in the water as they have an underwater light. (We were there around 8pm so it was dark outside). The lobster bisque is the bomb!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Food was on point and the drinks as well. We drive from Orlando every two weeks and stay nearby. This a definite go to spot.

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ScottO
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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vipA100
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Literally the best pasta I have ever had. Seafood linguine with the ga

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JenniferL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Dry Dock and our experience is consistently great. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We love sitting upstairs with a water view.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry Dock has become one of favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, terrific service staff and nice ambiance

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vipMichael
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Enjoyed lunch/dinner here with family. Great service, and nice view of the water if you eat outside.

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Mackie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dry Dock was the perfect date night celebration! We chose to sit outside due to COVID-19 and the restaurant had sealed off a section from the coastal wind to accommodate the outside diners. Was still a wonderful experience! The staff, as always, are a little friendly, also occarssioanly they got a little close for comfort, but all had masks on and everyone in the outside dinging partition partook in the mask wearing 'festivities'. The food was SPECTACULAR and oh so good!!!! We'd come back every night if it were for the food! Spectacular food, great service, and absolutely wonderful atmosphere.

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vipShelshel
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, the food and the service were All excellent.

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EllenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Food and ambiance was great. Waitress was excellent.

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KerryK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful food in a small intimate setting on the dock

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ErinW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Sarasota. Never disappoints me.

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Boboloo
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had a steak cooked medium and my wife had a fried shrimp dinner.. Everything was to perfection, ample, and quite delicious. We brought home enough for three lunches on other days. It is expensive, but you definitely get your money's worth.

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vipDAVIDS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dry dock is a staple for our family! Great food and atmosphere! Only request would be for them to bring back to the menu the Corn and Crab Chowder and Cinnamon Butter.

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LaurenB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! We will be back again, soon! Our server Katie was fabulous!!

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KerryW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good,

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vipMj17
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t acknowledge that we were celebrating a birthday

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RebekahM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food!! Lobster bisque is the best!

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vipFoodie
Omaha
60 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful views. Great selection on the menu-very wide variety.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.....will be back!

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PhillipD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant waterside location, fresh seafood prepared well.

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vipTraveltom
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Longboat Key
Trust me been to all of them

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside setting on the water. Boaters coming in to have lunch. Seated immediately, at 12:30 pm, due to Open Table call ahead reservation. Food is upscale & very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fabulous!

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KathleenK
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and saw the most beautiful sunset. Enjoyed the street activity which made the whole dining experience fabulous. Our waiter Michael, was very helpful in our drink and food selection. Can’t wait to come back and visit again.

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vipShellseeker305
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Never disappoints.

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JohnF
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent.......as usual. Arrived on time and was immediately shown to our upstairs table. Started with sharing mussels and a few beers, EXCELLENT !! Next, I had fish I chips. Now I know what "cooked to a golden brown" means. I ate The whole thing. My wife had scallops with pasta and she loved it. Good size portions, she took some home and had a nice lunch the next day. The beautiful view, the great service and the relaxing atmosphere made it a perfect night.

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RichR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here

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MirthaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Dry Dock never disappoints!

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suzang
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good- the atmosphere is delightful, service excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Passing through as a visitor- the food was well prepared, the staff was courteous and knowledgeable. I enjoy that they have local offerings. I would return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the reservation to assure fairly immediate seating. Great menu for seafood lovers and equally good for those who are allergic( like me... I had a filet steak. ) ALWAYS excellent service and positive good vibes. Love it! Overall fabulous!!! Also excellent on takeout.

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Blake
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food at Dry Dock, service outstanding as always and the place is 2nd to none in cleanliness. Been coming here for 25 years an never disappointed.

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vipBrad
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great. Food and cocktails were good too. Great all around.

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vipDennis
New England
53 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Brittny was excellent. As always so was our grouper, my wife had the citrus and I had it grilled. The stone crabs were excellent.
Will return next time I am in Bradenton.

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KandK
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at the Dry Dock! Food is always fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner by the water! Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view and the Food! Grouper is the best!

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vipmomma
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our meals were delicious, service was excellent. Highly recommend Dry Dock!

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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 3249 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.