Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
3812 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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3812 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch wit out of town friends. Everyone loved their food and the views were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable water front restaurant , good ambient for groups and family , relaxing environment , outstanding service . The grouper mixed with the citrus sauce was amazing and the red snappers pretty fresh and nice cooked .
Recommend 100% if you like the boat dock felling and peacefully water views .

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vipDebbie
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect ! The food and ambiance were outstanding and our waiter Kenny was fabulous! We will be back👍

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DebbieL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! A favorite spot my sister wasnin town and she lived it too!!

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vipBucky84
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always love having lunch at Dry Dock

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food and service wonderful, the extra attention and help we received with our little puppy was a nice surprise. We will definitely be back.

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IreneG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The grouper was wonderful...fresh and cooked perfectly.

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Architect
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and always consistent of. My mussels and seafood linguine were awesome

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vippandapookie
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. The staff here is great, food is very consistently high quality at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, as usual.
Great service.

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ConradM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent, good was excellent, atmosphere was excellent. Always a pleasure to schedule a visit when we are in Sarasota visiting our parents!

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DougM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and waterfront atmosphere. Beautiful surroundings.

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BethKmsu
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent, the food was delicious and the view was amazing!!!

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GregoryK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit. We had an great experience. We will be back.

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Well worth the journey over the John Ringling Causeway bridge!

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MichyJ
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful night with outdoor dining and really awesome food. Bartenders are especially fantastic! They take reservations but if none are available you can just show up and put your name on the list, grab a drink and sit in a variety of places and wait. It is right on the intercoastal and peaceful place to just relax. Fish tacos are a must!! Best we have had anywhere so we keep coming back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very enjoyable evening with a lovely dinner

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vipShaggy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place food great!

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vipTonyaE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, view and service was amazing! Robert our waiter was fabulous. We hope to return in the near future.

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brendas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful setting but if you want a reservation I suggest going online. Twice I have called for a reservation and both times have been told none are available, once before I even said what meal I was calling for. We did ask for outside seating and were told would be apps 15 mins. We elected to wait but when we were called for our table we were taken to an inside table. No explanation was offered.

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BWoody
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view, amazing food. Highly recommended!

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CARLAB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry Dock is one of the finest restaurants that the Sarasota area has to offer.
The setting is absolutely perfect: a panoramic view of Sarasota Bay. (It doesn't get any better than that) From the upstairs dining room, one can see for miles in many directions. It's not only calming but inspiring.
In short: the excellence of the seafood was only outdone by the efficiency and friendliness of the wait staff and everyone that we encountered.
If you have the time....DO experience Dry Dock. You won't be sorry!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and excellent service at Dry Dock. We come here all the time as we are locals and have never been disappointed!

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KathyR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh fish selection with attentive service and a beautiful view

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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FLSTYLE
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to sit outside and celebrate a Birthday. Tyler was our amazing waiter!
Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful recommending the Oysters Rockefeller to the Birthday Boy. My go to is always the Lobster Rolls....Delish! The Key Lime pie was a special treat.
I’m a NH girl so I know my lobster rolls....highly recommended.

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vipLeonW
St. Louis
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a great view of the bay. Food and service great as always.

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vipPace
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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vipdanf
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views. Great food. Terrific atmosphere. Lobster rolls are so so yummy. Service is excellent. Make a reservation. Hard to get in if you don't.

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StephM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great view upstairs and a beautiful restaurant ! Don’t skip the homemade key lime pie.

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Martzy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood. Scallops and red snapper grillled perfectly. Fresh asparagus. Delicious sauces on the side. Nice outdoor seating.

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vipHermann
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific - sat outside by water. Food was delicious, service fantastic as always.

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CarolL
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table upstairs by the window and enjoyed looking out at the water. We felt safe with the extra measures taken for distancing and masks. Our waitress, (Courtney?) was excellent and helpful.

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vipDaveO
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual.. one our favorite go to spots!

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vipFoodnazi
Jacksonville
69 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. View from the upstairs dining room was really nice. Would definitely recommend!

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LeslieG
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry Dock is our favorite restaurant on the water in Longboat Key. Though it's often busy we never have a wait when we make our reservation with Open Table. The Lobster Rolls, Shrimp Tacos and Seafood Linguini are always spot-on and the staff is friendly and check with you often. They remain our favorite!

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vipLindee
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday experience great special place

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SamanthaB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had absolutely fantastic service, drinks, and food. The view from the upper dining room was picture perfect. Would highly recommend!

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SusieS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad I made reservations, otherwise 2 hour wait! Everyone loves the Dry Dock. Great views of Sarasota Bay from the outside eating area and the upper inside dining room. Food was delicious and our server was attentive but not overbearing. Always a great experience!

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longplay
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal at a beautiful location.

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 3812 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.