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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
6301 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

7:30 PM


Booked 108 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 6,301 people are saying

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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

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Its very disappointing when you go to a place expecting to at least have a good service but the bartender not was only very rude and very unprofessional. I ordered a drink that seems to be called Nikki something. The drink is a pre-made full of ice, and that was ok but not for a special drink. The worse thing is bc it was very but very sweet and I asked the female bartender 8/8/22 at 20:15 if she could add just a bit of regular rum instead of vanilla rum bc was very sweet. She replied; do you want orange juice? I said; orange juice is sweet so Im trying to fix it, and asked again for a little bit of rum. She asked do u want a shot? I replied no just a little bit. She was very rude and aggressive, took my glass and pour almost a shot of it in my glass and rolled her eyes. For what reason? Unnecessary, unprofessional and very rude gave me back my glass in a way that ruined our experience at this place. In addition to that charged us for an extra shot that I didnt ask for an extra shot as there was almost none in my glass expect all the juice this drink is made of. On the other hand I believe her name is Samantha was our server upstairs, what a difference in vibe. The take home is not going back
  2. WS

    WadeS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    26th Wedding Aniversary, food was on point and cooked to perfection. Drinks were above average and they had a good selection of signature cocktails. Wait time was a little longer than normal for your food but with how good everything was I can totally understand why. I would for sure go again and take friends along with me.
  3. RO

    ROSEMARYT

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful as well as delectable menu items.
  4. NT

    NormarieT

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and view!!!!
  5. S

    Sunnyblessed

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the bar to the table excellent food! Highly recommend!
  6. GB

    GlennB

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dined here for the very first time on Saturday evening 8/6/22. We started off with a few drinks at the bar as they were getting our (outdoor) table ready. The bartenders simply put are excellent, the drinks absolutely amazing.., that gave us a great first impression. Our server was terrific, everyone in our party raved about the appetizers, and our entrees were impressively just as delicious. This restaurant is definitely a gem, one our better dining experiences. I can highly recommend Dry Dock to anyone looking for a terrific dining experience. We WILL be back for sure !
  7. JD

    JimD

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was outstanding! Great food, great service, and a hell of a view, even if the sun didn’t cooperate.
  8. F

    Fritzkath

    St. Louis

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to your great place many times. Last night we brought friends and they were thrilled. The food is always great. The view is outstanding and best of all the service is consistently excellent. A true jewel of LBK
  9. EK

    EmiliaK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an incredible meal with exceptional service.
  10. JM

    JanetM

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Samantha Blue was amazing and dinner was wonderful as usual! It’s our favorite and we can always count on a great experience! Samantha made it very special! Thanks to all!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are return customers. Food is always very delicious and the service is great. Recommend
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a little disappointed that the hostess or server did not recognize that it was my wife’s birthday. I Indicated on the reservation that we were celebrating her birthday at the restaurant and mentioned it to our server too. Would’ve been nice to have someone there recognize the special dining occasion.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, it’s our go to every time we’re in Lido Beach!
  14. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Food and service were outstanding as usual. Can’t wait for our next visit!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was great
  16. J

    Jim1

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For over 20 years we have been dining at Dry Dock. Several years ago, ownership changed, but EVERYTHING stayed the same. Food, service and prices still rank in upper tier of Sarasota restaurants.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation outing
  18. J

    Jave

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ally the server was awesome and provided a first-class experience. She is a gem. The Fried Lobster bites were tasty. A little different, but good. The Lobster Bisque had a sole good pieces in it and had a decent flavor. I would compare it to a tomato soup. The seafood linguine and citrus grouper were amazing. Key Lime pie topped off a great dinner.
  19. KH

    KimH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  20. BC

    BlayneC

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb location and excellent food!!
  21. I

    Isaac

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great food and service experience. And beautiful views!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view Friendly service Good food
  23. RS

    RaymondS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and service. The food was delicious and was served with a smile by our server Shameran.
  24. R

    Retiredstar

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best grouper bites ever! Their lobster roll was also excellent, and our server, Amanda was outstanding. Knowledgeable about the menu, and was most attentive. Definitely recommend this restaurant!
  25. GM

    GM33

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lobster taco was excellent and great service…..you got it together!! GM
  26. CG

    CruzG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT SERVICE AND GREAT FOOD WILL RECOMMEND TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
  27. MF

    MattF

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In contrast to another reviewer, they honored our reservations. Additionally, the food was delicious and our server (I think Nicole) was excellent. She made great recommendations. We really enjoyed the bacon wrapped scallops and citrus grouper. We’ll go again when in the area!
  28. PP

    PeterP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on the top level. Gorgeous view and we weren’t even against the glass. Rather quiet given it was a full house. We had the nicest most energetic and aware of our family needs. The lobster tacos and steak were delicious and cooked perfectly. Our new favorite.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin our server was outstanding? The view was terrific and the food was 🤩 Ng!!!
  30. M

    Marcus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always and service excellent
  31. RM

    RenataM

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Only problem is they never honor reservations. Always a wait despite confirmed time.
  33. DL

    DerekL

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry Dock is our favorite restaurant on LBK, consistently good food and service!!
  34. m

    mike

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent seafood, beautiful view, great waitress (Josephine)!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, view, ambiance and service! The sea salt cheesecake was unbelievable Thank you Stacy for the great table and Sherry for the great service. We will definitely be back!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was very attentive and friendly, the food was exceptional! We had a wonderful experience.
  37. k

    kathym

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The restaurant decor was old and looked like a cafeteria. My husbands Margarita was served in a soda glass with a cheap lime mix. My French fries were so overcooked they were hardly eatable. The Cole slaw had no flavor. A typical Sysco product. For these prices it should have been homemade. I will say the Red Snapper and Grouper were very good. This was our first visit we will not be returning
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fine dining experience you will enjoy. This restaurant is right on the bay with great views and atmosphere. The service is spot on, well made cocktails, and the food is tops. When my wife and I are in the Sarasota or barrier Keys area we make it a point to have at least one meal here.
  39. KW

    KellyW

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to visit at least once every time we are on vacation in siesta key. Drydock never disappoints!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Staff was very friendly! Highly recommend!

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6301 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 108 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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