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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
6973 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

10:00 PM


Booked 160 times today

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 6,973 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Ambiance

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Food

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Service

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Most Booked

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  1. MR

    MRJJU

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and enjoyable relaxed outside seating. David made us the best drinks at the bar too. We will definitely be going back.
  2. MD

    MollyD

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service- every time!
  3. DT

    DeniseT

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Server was the best. Chase is an asset! Friendly and knowledgeable about recommendations. Spot on! Thank you
  4. e

    edwardb

    Chicago

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both ex!!!! Ed and Pam
  5. LG

    LindaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The lobster tail was small and dry. The crab cake was excellent. Food was plentiful and service was excellent.
  6. T

    Tilley

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My mothers 85th birthday! Spectacular water front dining!!
  7. TJ

    ThomasJ

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful night while celebrating our 30th anniversary! The food, service and atmosphere were excellent!
  8. s

    shoedog4fun

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wait staff, the view was fun and the food was awesome. You must have the grouper bites!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was 5 star plus!!!!! Excellent service.,,, gorgeous setting ! A truly wonderful experience!
  10. G

    Ginf

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Our order got lost in the kitchen, so our lunch wait was 75 minutes!!! Our waitress was very nice and gave us desserts for free.
  11. SD

    SteveD

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Brittany was fantastic! She made our normal great experience even better. She’s the best we’ve experienced in Sarasota!
  12. PH

    PattiH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location on the water. Great place for dinner and drinks!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful view
  14. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The best Grouper in Florida. I have eaten at a number of coastal restaurants and none compare to Dry Dock. Make your reservations early and attempt sit at the patio. Try the grouper bites, the Fish Camp Chowder, the oysters, and of course you can end up with the Shrimp and pasta dish. All are superb. You will not be disapointed. John
  15. M

    Marzie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Location was perfect but service was very slow and the food was bland and distasteful. Very expensive also for such low quality. Blackened fish was not blackened. No seasoning and bland. Grilled fish tasted like it was broiled and then grilled to give it the proper grill marks.
  16. MC

    MimiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must get the citrus grouper!! Sylvia was our server and she was wonderful and on the ball. So many wonderful choices but my husband and I both went with the grouper dinners. I ordered citrus, he ordered the Florida grouper. When I asked, they are both from the Gulf. We have a calamari appetizer that was very generous. Dinner itself was a large portion of fish, vegetables, potato, and a lovely salad. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Make reservations.!
  17. BS

    BillyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely AMAZING! The service, food, drinks, and atmosphere was top tier. We will be back because everything on the menu looked and sounded delicious.
  18. JM

    JimM

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Always our first dinner stop when returning to LBK each winter. Freshest grouper on the key! Outstanding views! Great drinks! Great desserts too!
  19. KG

    KatieG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and the food was delicious!
  20. W

    Winda

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Popular restaurant. I am glad we had reservations! We had a wait an extra 15 minutes for an outside table because we brought our pup with us. Hosts were nice, servers were amazing and food was top notch. I highly recommend Dry Dock.
  22. l

    lindac

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Everything I’ve eaten there is good! The grouper bites are awesome!!
  23. c

    caryc

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious, the food is uniform every time I go
  24. CW

    CheriW

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service!
  25. K

    Karen

    Kansas City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT find! Must have the Lobster Bites for an appetizer, The Nilla Killa cocktail, and the Citrus Grouper for dinner. So yummy!
  26. R

    Rene

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Menu selections excellent. Stone crab and Lobster roll selections very good. Cocktials and wine prices OK.
  27. C

    Clem

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service could not have been better, our waitress was excellent and knowledgeable. Food was great and came out quickly. A storm came up and everyone prepared for it so efficiently. View is superb. Highly recommend.
  28. S

    Sophie

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From when we walked in the door until we were out the door felt welcomed and everyone we encountered was
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry dock never disappoints the amazing staff selection of food to eat and drink always a staple when we visit the island
  30. T

    Tommie

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect bayside outdoor seating. Service was at a great pace with plenty of time to enjoy each course. Only problem is the parking is a bit of a mess. Food was great (coconut shrimp and blackened scallops).
  31. BD

    BryanD

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service by Sam Food was fantastic!! We’ll be back
  32. CP

    CarolynP

    Nashville

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server Samantha was great! Food as good as I recalled from many prior visits. Good evening all around!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Food and staff….perfect! Thank you!
  34. m

    maggie

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding--delicious food, beautiful view from the patio, friendly and attentive service. Try the grouper, it's wonderful!
  35. D

    Dolce

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food! The waterfront views were stunning. Would go back again.
  36. NS

    NorthShoreGal

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the Dry Dock Grill! We sat in the patio right on the water and the food and drinks were outstanding.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place!
  38. F

    Franz42

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always very pleasing. Great variety and quality. Courtney, our server was very engaging and efficient.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice server and delicious meal and drinks. The outside view is wonderful.
  40. JA

    JulieA

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my favorite place to eat!

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6973 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 160 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

  • 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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