Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and waitress- Carrie!! Grouper deliciousness and very generous portions of pasta. Thanks

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vipsatisfied
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fresh seafood in Sarasota County

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

1st time trying...will be back. Freshest seafood ever, great bread and salad, terrific meal all around. Very Covid conscience. Incredible open water views at every upstairs table.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waited 20 minutes past reservation time. Food was very good but a little pricey. Staff did the best they could do all things and restrictions considered. We appreciated the efforts made just to be open.
The Dry Dock has become a must stop on each trip this direction.

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vipAndy
Naples
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JosephW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great view and food. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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luv2eatItalian
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable dining at Dry Dock. Refer many people to this restaurant because of the great food, excellent service and and beautiful view.

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LeslieP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Lovely waterfront view

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vipSheriM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant hits it out of the park every time we visit! Never had a bad meal or a bad experience. Thank you for consistently exceeding our expectations!

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vipBigHoss
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat outside which was great. Food was great, but a bit on the pricey side. Would definitely go back.

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GoSusie
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our birthday lunch at the DryDock. We had a fabulous table outside overlooking the dock and the pelicans. Even on a boiling hot August day, it was fairly cool as they had fans out there. We went upstairs for dessert and coffee which was equally as lovely. Great service, wonderful ambiance, and delicious food. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server and ambience. We will be sure to return! We were sat with an amazing view and on time.

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CandieF
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp were huge! Beautiful view from upstairs and more quiet due to less tables.

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vipTheRealET
Naples
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drydock is always a terrific place to dine. The bay view is beautiful, the service is excellent, the food is delicious, and the wine is fairly priced. We drive up from Cape Coral several times each year just to enjoy the experience. It's definitely a place you should go.

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LarryP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly some of the best seafood I have ever tasted. Very friendly staff constantly watching to see if you need snything

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vipFussy
Naples
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can feel safe dining here. Covid-19 precautions and CDC recommendations are followed here. The food and service are always consistently good.

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vipCindyC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry Dock never disappoints. Everything from the atmosphere to the incredible service to the delicious food make this a restaurant that we enjoy visiting year after year!

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vipRogerC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and view were terrific.
Service was also excellent.

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Charles
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent — best grouper anything!

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luv2eatItalian
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service and relaxing beautiful atmosphere.

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vipannie
Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all around

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PhillyGal
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service by an exceptional waitress. Really appreciate her unobtrusive, but attentive care for us. Without requesting it, the chef kindly cut a piece of fish in half for the kids to make it easier for them to eat.
The only drawback was during our wait for the rest of the party to show up.
We were a bit confused as to where to stand after the drinks were served at the bar.
Apparently, we could not stand at the bar, but could go outside down the steps or, if a table was available, sit near the bar as we waited for the others to arrive.
Now we know...

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vipJonB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, service and food. Very reasonable prices as well. Will be back. Lots.

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vipTGKHNL
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy parking once you follow the signs. Beautiful view of the Gulf with an assortment of pelicans. Food was terrific - oysters on the half shell and one order each of the lobster tacos and grouper tacos. Service was perfect. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! The grouper was spectacular!!! The view was to die for right on the water outside it inside you have a water view. Definitely recommend

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KaylaC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Amazing food, affordable and ambiance was awesome. Service was amazing as well. We will be back.

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vipKate
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful as it always is. We were very happy to see that masks were required of all guests and staff. Great place with an amazing view.

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vipTraveler
Philadelphia
158 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My meal was sent back & removed from bill. It was a pasta dish, overcooked...stick with seafood! Husband had steak sandwich which he enjoyed.
Staff wore masks as did majority of clients.
Always like sitting out by water & boats.

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PeterE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have to dig really hard to find anything that I did not like. Perfect day, great food and great service. My wife and I deal safe there and you can’t beat the view. I highly recommend. Been there 4 times in last 6 weeks and has not disappointed.

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LizG
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our Go To places. We felt safe and cared for by the staff. We chose to go because they have outdoor dining, and followed all the guidelines to keep customers and staff safe. We kept our masks on until our four arrived.
Food is always wonderful, lobster roll, bisque, bacon wrapped scallops.

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RashadH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, and my server was fantastic. Scallops are some of the best I've ever had!

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BarbaraR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can hardly wait to return! Food and service were wonderful.

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vipCathyM
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry Dock is our “go to” restaurant whenever we are in LBK. Food and service are always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic anniversary dinner!!! Wonderful views from every seat in the restaurant. The best calamari I have ever had. Our server was wonderful. It was a fantastic dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and environment! Highly recommend!

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vipMPS67
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. Maryland crab cake was delicious and truly made with crab meat from the Chesapeake Bay!

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Michalsheli
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We found the fish to not be as fresh as we wanted or expected it to be. Perhaps it was flash frozen first. However the ambiance and feeling of safety was excellent.

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Hiphipjorge
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,value and atmosphere
Really good dirty martinis

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It was beautiful to overlook the bay while dining.

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