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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
6660 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 132 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 6,660 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Most Booked

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  1. AR

    ArielR

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    like always excellent food and service can't be better.
  2. JW

    JuliaW

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place to dine. Great service and great food
  3. B

    Byron2family

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry Dock did not disappoint! Excellent stone crab, seafood linguine and cinnamon old fashion. Had our usual exceptional waiter, David, who provided excellent service. View, as always was amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and service can’t be beat. We all got bitten by bugs, so that was a serious downside.
  5. A

    Aradwynbupplumpv

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great view and service. Alway ya great option when I am in the area
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - as always. Amazing food. Perfect service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as usual!
  8. S

    Sydney

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Great ambience and views. Service was slow and not very attentive at all. Had the lobster rolls and shells in them.
  9. DB

    DenBradenton

    Tampa

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers scallops with bacon and the coconut shrimp were so good. Followed by delicious entrees Lobster tail with crab cakes and citrus grouper. Nice size portions. On top of wonderful food we had an excellent server Brittany!
  10. KA

    KimA

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food!
  11. W

    Wadsworthgal3

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and food was excellent!
  12. LP

    LaurieP

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Server forgot salad.
  13. JP

    JudyP

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, always consistent and the waitstaff is friendly and attentive.
  14. LW

    LarryW

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy eating at Dry Dock. Love sitting outside on the patio. Weather was windy and a little cool but patio area was protected nicely and the fire pit was on. Food and service was great as usual.
  15. a

    aaammgb

    Cleveland

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went at the recommendation of a friend. Great food and location (we sat in the enclosed outdoor patio with a direct view of the water). I had the blackened grouper tacos and she had a grouper sandwich. Definitely will be back and highly recommend!
  16. CJ

    CigarJeff

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious salads, excellent fried grouper and fantastic service in a very casual atmosphere. One of the best casual meals in Sarasota. We come here almost every trip and are never disappointed. A little pricey but you get excellent quality food and service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Service and food are superb
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  19. A

    Allie

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect spot for a special family meal. Beautiful views, food, and delicious food.
  20. F

    Fwilli

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary lunch in a great room with a wonderful view. Hadn’t been there in many years but will certainly be back much sooner after this visit.
  21. LP

    LaurieP

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cannot wait to go back
  22. JB

    JenniferB

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious, view was wonderful.
  23. DA

    DArren

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful view! Grouper bites, chicken dinners and pie all wonderful, service great. Will definitely dine here again.
  24. K

    Kara

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. I got the citrus grouper and my husband the red snapper sandwich with lobster bisque soup. It was delicious!!
  25. GW

    GeoffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience to go along with delicious food. Friendly staff. Great bay view.
  26. TH

    TerryH

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really terrific experience from first to last. Wonderful food. Our server Katie was top notch. Right on the water. Don’t miss it.
  27. RP

    RobertaP

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food was delicious, our waiter Adrian was super. Love the Dry Dock! And of course such a beautiful vie
  28. DC

    DavidC

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed! Our out-of-town guests who are in the restaurant business raved about the food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The seafood chowder was hot , creamy and loaded with fish. The linguini with clams was fantastic. I don’t know the restaurant can serve so many clams with the pasta and make a profit
  30. KS

    KendsS

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mary Ann was an excellent server.
  31. DO

    DebbieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were so delicious! Great service. Highly recommend dry dock for dining
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, food, and service were all great as usual! We love the Dry Dock!
  33. H

    Howard

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 7 who had lunch there. The service and food were excellent and the location on the bay is a beautiful place to dine. We will definitely return.
  34. JC

    JamesC

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food but repetitive menu. Great view. Service very good.
  35. B

    Bettina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience . Loved the food, service and ambience
  36. H

    Happy

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away thanks to having a reservation. Food was good. Service was excellent. Nice view
  37. LY

    LYNK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy DryDock. Wonderful staff and delicious food.
  38. S

    Steven

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We are at the bar. Bartenders weee great and the food was superb. We had the chowder, bisque, and seafood linguine.
  39. C

    Chris

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maddie was great!
  40. S

    Sarasotagoteamcompass

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service.

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6660 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 132 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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