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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Longboat Key, FL
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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

4.8
4.8
6924 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 187 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 6,924 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

    Best Ambiance

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Food

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Service

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Most Booked

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  1. JX

    JXM1

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful water side dining.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to Dry Dock since before Covid but it was even better than I remembered! Food and ambience were great and our server, Sam, was terrific! We will be back soon!
  3. MJ

    MJG510

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly service, great food especially the bacon wrapped scallops!
  4. W

    Wayne

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had awesome meals perfectly prepared combined with great service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love to come to Drydock; my favorite food by the water hands down!
  6. M

    Mansionhost

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fresh seafood. Perfect cocktails. Reasonable prices. Fast friendly service.
  7. RG

    RobertG

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service.
  8. M

    Mike

    Hawaii

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our mainstay is the Coconut shrimp with a lobster tail and both were off the chain. The service provided by Kari was outstanding with a great sense of humor. We will be back the same time next year.
  9. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous views! Fabulous service! Fabulously delicious food! Excellent value!!! Worth the effort to find the place.
  10. D

    Discretion

    Grand Rapids

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fried grouper, shrimp, scallops, and calamari. All were very good. Server was especially kind and helpful. A regular stop for us when we are in Sarasota.
  11. ML

    MLS9

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Dry Dock and come here frequently. A great fried grouper sandwich with a wonderful sauce. Hard for us to order anything else! Fries were hot and Cole slaw is wonderful. Highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and view! Very family friendly. Food was amazing!
  13. PR

    PamR

    Richmond

    291 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    291 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Dry Dock this season and it was everything we remembered. My dining partner had the 1/2 dozen oysters appetizer and the clams/linguine for dinner. I had the lightly blackened red snapper with a salad, broccoli, and red potatoes. All fresh and tasty . Will definitely be back!
  14. TS

    TerryS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reservations are not “real” reservations. We arrived on time for ours. We were given a beeper and told it would be “first available.” After twenty minutes of waiting, we noticed many people who arrived after us were seated. A couple I talked with did not have a reservation and were seated. When I inquired about the situation, Stacy “the manager” was very rude and abrasive. My husband saw her call me the b word behind my back. After 30 minutes of waiting and the unprofessional behavior by “the manager”, we left and will never return. Thankful to the staff at Bridge Street Bistro for taking care of us! Awesome service and great food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  16. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner and our server, Alisha!!!
  17. L

    Lesliesusan27

    Charleston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time here this month. We loved the food, ambiance and service so much we returned yesterday. We ordered the twin Lobster Rolls and the grouper sandwich and shared. Absolutely fresh & delicious.
  18. JH

    JenniferH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What delicious food and what a wonderful vibe! I already want to go back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely waterside service with excellent food!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another terrific dining experience at Dry Dock. Food and drinks were excellent, as was the beautiful view of Sarasota Bay.
  21. E

    Egghead

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go at least 1-2 times a month. Two words - Lobster Bisque My favorite "go-to" place on Longboat Key. Bill at the host desk and Sherry the server are wonderful.
  22. D

    Donna

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view with a great view. Service was excellent
  23. IS

    IrvingS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dry dock, is a restaurant where you can really enjoy dining. The food, the ambience, and service are all excellent. In particular, the shrimp bisque was extraordinary. The fresh fish is caught daily. every time I come here I can’t wait until our next reservation.
  24. C

    Carol

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service! Perfect spot on Lido Beach!
  25. LK

    LynnK

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed dinner, drinks and the fabulous view - we will definitely be back
  26. S

    Sayitasitis

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The two women at the hostess desk were wonderful and started the lunch off in a great way. Our waitress was super friendly and very attentive. The food (lobster roll, lobster bisque and grouper sandwich) was very good. Restaurant view of Sarasota Bay was superb.
  27. MG

    MikeG

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. Fish was fresh and well prepared
  28. c

    caryc

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good meal. always a consistent and great service.
  29. HB

    HersheyBoy

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was perfect. Thanks
  30. JB

    JohnB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grouper sandwich is always fantastic. We bring visitors there all the time. Great food, service and location.
  31. RT

    RobertT

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The shrimp and red snapper entrees were excellent. We both chose the seasoned option and were very pleased with our selections.
  32. LP

    LisaP

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience. We were only able to get an 8:15 reservation so we skipped appetizers. Our table ordered grouper entrees...one blackened and the other grilled. Both were delicious. Entrees served w a salad, choice of starch, and a vegetable w bread. Excellent service. Highly recommend.
  33. MK

    MitchK

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kari was awesome. The food is prepared perfectly every time. The view and atmosphere are unparalleled.
  34. EN

    EllenN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner in a beautiful setting with outstanding service!
  35. a

    abullock30

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful…the food, ambience and the service. The Grouper is a Must! Will definitely be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food in beautiful outdoor setting. A
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific lunch, and a very sweet server. The food was very on point. We also got to see dolphins playing in front of us. Great experience and we will definitely be back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place on the water
  39. SJ

    SusanJoy

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our fav restaurant in LBK! Awesome clean well prepared seafood with impeccable service! Unpretentious! Great view of Sarasota Bay. Been going there for years… and it’s consistently wonderful.
  40. CB

    CB11

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening. Nice table next to the windows with a view.

FAQs

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 6924 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 187 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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