Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
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$30 and under
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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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KyleB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and my meal was great! Highly recommend.

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vipThomasG
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With everything said about the coronavirus, the restaurant had the tables spaced out just right. The food was very good as normal. The staff was very attentive also as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry Dock was a pleasant experience we haven’t had for such a long time due to all the craziness of the past few months. It was very clean tables were spread out in an appropriate manner. The staff from the greeter to the bartenders to the servers were pleasant and welcoming and the food was delicious and not over priced. We went two nights in a row.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and views. Definitely a must go to place to take visitors.

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KathyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome as usual! This was the first of our two dinners there this week.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood! Beautiful view! Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Oysters.

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SusanH
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Laid back atmosphere, prompt service, good value and tasty food.

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vipMichaelO
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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AbbyG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to have them re-opened for dining. Food was great, as always!

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saram
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the Sarasota area. I have been here many times and have never had a bad experience! The service and food are amazing. I love sitting outside - great view. Get the grouper!

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JoeM
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a lovely meal on the waterfront. Got to see some dolphins just a few feet away

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JanH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Beautiful location and the food is awesome!! Especially the lobster rolls!!

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RitchF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the Best!!

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vipThomasG
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the present circumstances, the restaurant staff was very attentive to making the atmosphere as old Florida as possible. The food was as good as usual.

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vipJim1
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 6:15 and were seated at 6:20!! Outside facing the water. It was a delightful evening. Great food and service. For years, Dry Dock has been one of the best restaurants in Sarasota.

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LisaS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry Dock is always one of our go to places while visiting LBK. Excellent food and views of the water!

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FlRed
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we ate outdoors, enjoyed the ocean view and the service was awesome.

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Oceans2peg
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoy the Dry Dock. The views are lovely and wait staff very attentive. One of us had Fish and Chips and unfortunately it was really bland. No seasoning at all. Linguini with seafood was great. Grouper sandwich was pretty good. Shrimp and scallops were good.

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vipAngelaM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food.

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vipCurtisN
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice waterfront seafood restaurant. We've been there several time and have never been disappointed.

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vipBrendaO
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot on Longboat Ke! The lobster tacos are out of this world.

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Laugh
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location - setting outside overlooking water & watching boats come in. Our food was spectacular. My husband loved the lobster bisque soup & grouper tacos. I had chicken with pasta which was also very good. They also make great cocktails!!!

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KRDfamily
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took friends out for dinner. We had reservations and were seated pretty quickly. It took a little bit for our waiter to come to our table. We all ordered water and a couple of apps. Took a bit to get them both. Apps were delicious. The peel and eat shrimp was excellent. Very clean and the cocktail sauce is awesome. Food took a long time but was also very good. Overall, it was a fun time.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and will repeat

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GregC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat downstairs outside at the Dry Dock! Its our favorite place !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We look forward to going every year. We even recognize the servers and host!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great! The views are spectacular and the food is fresh!

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PhyllisP
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!

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Syl678
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We planned lunch at 1:30. Only three tables upstairs were occupied. It was quiet, and service excellent. Soup, salad, blackened grouper, scallops, and delicious warm bread.
We enjoyed the view of boat traffic, pelicans and dolphins. It was great lunch!

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PennyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all observed appropriate precautions. Food was high quality as it always is. Great service by friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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vipmichaelr
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Beautiful view. Rainy night when we were there but still wonderful.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice waterfront restaurant with solid food and service. Fish is fresh and tasty.

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Julas
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a first time out to a restaurant, wonderful time.
Grouper delicious , service perfect, surroundings a dream

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vipJackieg303
Tampa
79 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these times, Dry Dock did an exceptional job of making us feel safe and comfortable outside on the patio. The food was it's consistent tastiness(if that's a word) and the service was excellent

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vipJulieH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new bread you are serving is delicious!

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vipJimR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Past experience with dining at the Dry Dock Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and fresh! Tables were spaced so we felt comfortable and safe and the service was great!

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Deborah
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood. Highly recommend the lobster tacos and the lobster rolls.

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