Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Florida Gulf red grouper
three shrimp grilled, blackened, or fried
sautéed Lobster, lump crabmeat & shrimp
Lobster roll wasn’t as good as usual. Unfortunately it was very crowded and rainy so took away some of the f the ambiance. Was surprised with Covid so many people were inside!
DryDock never disappoints!
We've been coming here for years - always a favorite!!
From the moment we were greeted by the gentleman at front desk, the staff was professional, attentive qnd congenial.
The food exceeded our expectations.
It's in the name, Waterfront. Right on the intercoastal with a view of sailboats, pelicans, and occasional dolphin. We've eaten there several times and the service is very good. The food has always been excellent and not overpriced considering where you are. The restaurant is always clean and very well kept.
Service was fast and efficient. Food was mediocre. My grouper was bland. Probably ok for lunch but would pass on dinner
Must book reservations weeks in advance but did not disappoint
Dry Dock is our hands down favorite place on Longboat Key. Love the seafood linguini with wine and garlic sauce. Doesn’t get much better and the view is outstanding!
Great fresh seafood! Great view, great service and deliciously prepared food!
This is a hidden gem next to a dry dock for boats on the Sarasota Bay. Parking and access are a little difficult but once inside, the view of the bay is awesome. Decor is classy nautical, not kitchee. Old photos of the area i.e. Bird Key are interesting. We were seated on the upper level inside with large windows offering 180 degree views of the bay and Sarasota skyline. We both had the Red Snapper...best I have ever had. Great seafood stew and lobster bisque too. Our server was very attentive and helpful. Reservations are a must. We went at 2:30 on a weekday and the wait would have been an hour without a reservation.
Third time in two weeks!!
Great menu with many seafood options, reasonably priced. Sides and salad included.
Had some type of grouper each time and all were delicious.
Servers are very friendly , knowledgeable and attentive.
They do get busy, so definitely make a reservation.
Will return as all aspects were outstanding!
Delicious seafood, service and wonderful water views! What more could you want?
Wonderful service, great food, excellent wine and cocktail selections.
Coconut shrimp , & grouper sandwich were excellent
Tanner was an amazing waiter! The food was great!
Always an excellent dining experience!
Consistently great food, professional friendly staff, fun environment, freshest best grouper ever!
Excellent atmosphere on the water, service and food excellent also. Nice leisurely dinner, did not rush out food or make you feel pressure after dinner.
We made a reservation for 5:45 pm. On arrival we requested outdoor dining and were told that we would likely be seated 20-30 minutes after our reservation time because of our request. We were fine with that estimate and ordered a drink. The actual wait time was slightly more than an hour. That’s just a bit too long. Once seated we had a good meal and an enjoyable evening. Perhaps a better way would be to ask customers to select either an indoor v. outdoor table and perhaps the wait time could be reduced.
Absloutely FABULOUS; the setting by the shimmering water on a warm, sunny, bright day; our tasty delicious; the attentive server Dan; and best of all our lively company of friends!
Nothing disappointed and we gladly look forward to returning several times!
Outstanding setting on Sarasota Bay. Reservation system does not allow for differentiating between preference for indoor or waterside al fresco seating, so there is an additional wait for an outside table. Well worth it. Menu is terrific and preparation is excellent.
Had a reservation but still waited for 20minutes for our table
It was a fun place to eat on the water. You have to make your reservation early though.
Love the waterfront ambiance. Service and food were excellent, as usual. Our favorite restaurant in Sarasota.
Sat outdoors on the early side of lunch hour, so no problem getting a table. Table was a little sticky, could have been from humidity. Planters on mobile wheels were old and shabby, could have used some replacement.
Ordered iced tea and a turkey wrap. Order came promptly as ordered, server was very prompt. The quantity of food was great, sweet potato fries accompanied were well done, everything tasted wonderful and fresh. Highest recommendation if this is typical of their menu. Overall, a little noisy near an overpass, typical for an outdoor bar/restaurant. Very good food.
The best food we’ve had on our 3 week vacation. Everything was excellent
Service was friendly and helpful, food was very well prepared and tasted amazing!!
Food was great. service was great, view was great. Portions
could be a little larger.
This is such a fine dining experience. The service is always excellent and many wonderfully delicious food choices. Just made another reservation
The restraurant is really nice and the food is mouth watering. The service was really good and the view was unbelievable!
It was sue’s 50th birthdays and we loved it. Our only issue was the exhaust fumes from the running engines. Otherwise loved our time and Sue loved her key lime pie!!!!!
Coconut shrimp best I’ve had in ages and ages. Server, Audi, was on top of her game. My 90-year-old cousin was with me and the staff went out of their way to ensure we were well taken care of. Great day for us. Will be back the next time we’re in LBK.
Dry Dock is our favorite date night restaurant. Our waitress was excellent and very enthusiastic. The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic.
Allow 30 extra minutes for reservations made for outdoor dining.
This restaurant never fails to delight me!! Service is great and the food is consistently fabulous!!
Great service & food
This has been a favorite of mine for years; consistently great food and terrific service. Love it-
Fabulous - always have to eat at dry dock when we’re on longboat key
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 3672 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.