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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
6480 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

7:00 PM


Booked 110 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 6,480 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 Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

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  1. M

    Murph

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great late lunch today! So glad both Dry Dock locations had no hurricane Ian damage!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I’m definitely coming back. The personnel was so polite and kind. Everything was perfect. Citrus grouper 10/10
  3. L

    Littlepezza

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my husbands kind of place. He’s a steak, burger and pizza type. He was thoroughly surprised. He loved the food as did I. Lobster Bisque followed by the shrimp pasta and caramel cake to finish. It was awesome! Not a budget place by all means but worth every penny. We sat just inside. Kept the chill away. We arrived at 7pm and the car park was packed. However we left 90 mins later and there was loads of spaces If you’re in the area and want some seafood this is a great place. Even for my husband. Thank you.
  4. SM

    ShMaui

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful experience at the dry dock. Amazing setting, service and fantastic food. Thank you!
  5. SB

    SusB

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicole was our server and she was a delight! The food was excellent as always!
  6. S

    Southerngurl

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service. We enjoyed the fish chowder, Caesar salad topped with salmon, longboat key salad topped with steak and a shark girl cocktail. Thanks Justin!
  7. GS

    GaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has to be the best place to dine. Food is the best. Waitstaff was great. Many memories are made here
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and it was great
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!!!
  10. ST

    SallyT

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites on the island. Loved lobster bisque and grouper bites.
  11. YL

    YvoL

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We just got back in town and we were very excited to have dinner at Drydock…always a favorite. Food was somewhat disappointing. Lobster overcooked ,so pretty dry. Scallops had something crunchy in them. Considering the price you have to pay food should be much better. Our server was terrific. We will return. But will address issues, if any, during our visit.
  12. K

    Kash

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maddie was out server and she was wonderful
  13. BW

    BillW

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing meal. Great service and a beautiful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites. You will not be sorry.
  15. P

    Patricia

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was the best!!
  16. LN

    LindaN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! My friend and I shared the citrus grouper and two Maine lobster tail dinners. Delicious food along with an excellent bottle of wine with a gorgeous view of the bay. Wow!
  17. LC

    LCAS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good all the way around. Our favorite Grouper sandwich never disappoints. Rec reservation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Reservations made for 17th anniversary, not one mention of it from any one at the restaurant. Food was very over priced. $22 for 5 tiny lobster bites (appetizer). Drinks too were pricy, spent over $30 on two drinks. While we full intended to spend a good amount on our anniversary dinner, the value was not here. Overall taste of food was good. Unlikely that we will be back … there are many waterfront restaurants that offer far superior service, food, all the while providing great atmosphere.
  19. DL

    DerekL

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, Drinks and Service were great!
  20. TP

    TomP

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The team at Dry Dock was very polite and helpful. The food was tasty. Atmosphere was awesome. Upstairs versus downstairs have 2 different vibes and atmosphere. Nice location. Parking was fine on a Saturday evening.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Food very fresh. Service was excellent!
  22. TP

    TeriP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best part of this place is it’s location. Even in September there was a constant breeze (party due to the fans the restaurant provided in outside patio). They are pet friendly out there as well food (shrimp and scallops was good) We live the view the spacing of the tables and the warm feeling out there. Be sure to make a reservation. We did and was seated within 10 minutes (at 5 p m) but others were waiting for 90 minutes as we were leaving. Service is fast but just ok. Not too personable servers but good. Will return sometime but it is almost an hour drive from our home so has to be for special occasions. Seems like a lot of LBK locals frequent this really nice restaurant. Certainly better than Beach House even though not on the gulf just the bay. No ambiance entering it but inside make up for it.
  23. TT

    TessieT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and delicious salad! The service was excellent too.
  24. SR

    SandraR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Nothing special about menu. Fish dry , taste of meal okay for everyone.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  26. TR

    TomR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Service was superior. Server Audi was extremely efficient and totally knew the menu and dish components which allowed my mother in law to avoid an ingredient she doesn’t tolerate well. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and we had a very enjoyable evening.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dads 96 birthday but we love it here for any time
  28. M

    Maplewood

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food , service, and view!
  29. JH

    JuneH

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Dry Dock for years, since they opened in 1989. Always good and consistent. Only draw back can be , hard to get in or a reservation, which is a testament of how good they are at what they do .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish tacos were to die for! Shout out to Ivan’s impeccable service. We will be back.
  31. BW

    BillW

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and Even Better food.
  32. HC

    HeatherC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view! Delicious food! Friendly service! I highly recommend the lobster roll, crab cake, and grouper bites! Sooooo good!
  33. KM

    KennethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coconut shrimp delicious . We also had server Kenny who was first class
  34. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, had the local catch dishes and they were superb. Service was great as well and the view is awesome. A real find and glad we went along for dinner. Definitely recommend!
  35. m

    michaelj

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always Jordon our server was super
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with out of town friends!
  37. M

    Mare

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 85th birthday. We had a party of 5 and were seated as soon as we arrived in a comfortable booth/table. Our server Alexis’s was terrific. I would say the best since we have been going to Dry Dock for 20 years. The food was excellent as usual. A lovely dining experience.
  38. S

    Sunshineadventurer

    Dallas

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Has a wonderful time. The view was great. My friend ordered the blackened grouper but asked they grill it as well. And they did. She loved her entree. I ordered a salad with grilled grouper. Our grouper was so fresh and perfectly cooked. Loved the views and ambience
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We didn’t get to eat, very rude waitress didn’t even introduce herself, instead she said: “I was going to ask you if you’ve ever being here but it seems that you know it all” We got up and left.
  40. I

    Izie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Dave was great! Food is consistently delicious - bacon wrapped scallops appetizer is excellent.

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6480 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 110 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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