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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
+1 941-383-0102
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster tacos” (135 reviews)
“chowder” (50 reviews)
“chili” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there 2 times before a couple of years ago. First time was great, second not so much. Thought we’d give it another shot this visit. Ordered the specialty of the house. It was just average. Service was also average. Disappointed.

Thank jkfb1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

View is wonderful, lobster tacos not so good, 100% better up the Blvd, try something other than the tacos

Thank carolyn b
Reviewed 1 week ago

What great atmosphere outside where we enjoyed the spectacular view. We started with a couple martinis off the menu, the Lemon Drop and the Raspberry. I don’t like a sweet martini so I found these to be very good! We split a pound of Stone...More

2  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has an extensive menu in all price ranges, making it very pleasant for family dining when each member of the party wants something different. They have great salads, too. Try their "call ahead" reservation policy because it can be difficult to avoid a...More

Thank sqg-foodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So good, we will return for our last night of vacation. Fresh seafood, great atmosphere and attentive service.

Thank sbroad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went to dinner at Dry Dock. We first had a drink in the bar area. My white martini was so good and the atmosphere is nice. Our seats for dinner were at the window with a wonderful view. Our server was amazing!...More

Thank lovethesun016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here multiple times, once I even gave them a trip advisor excellence pin. This was the worst experience I have ever had at any restaurant and I was tempted to ask fro the pin back. We arrived early for our reservation -...More

Thank Autumnjs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great and the view beautiful. Unfortunately our server, Linley, was more interested in talking to guys than doing her job. Stacey, another server was way more attentive, therefore, the 20% tip was given to her.

Thank Sheila A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good restaurant right on the water. In good weather you can sit on a covered patio, or on the second floor with expansive glass windows featuring the view back toward Sarasota. Neat bar on the first floor. And the food is tasty: lobster roll...More

1  Thank putnik123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lunch and Wonderful views right on the water. Costal Living magazine recommend this restaurant and I am so glad we tried it. The Lobster Tacos were very Tasty. Service was excellent. Would definitely come back.

Thank dinobeano22
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Janet C
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30 September 2017|
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Response from Peachezteachez | Reviewed this property |
They are a restaurant with a standard menu. Could always look up their number and call to ask. Can’t hurt to ask- but it is doubtful they would do that here!
Nancy L
14 July 2017|
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Response from Wilfsu | Property representative |
Yes as long as you bring your dog carrier with you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0102
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The Geckos Hospitality Group - Dry Dock Waterfront Grill features casual indoor & outdoor dining overlooking Sarasota Bay. Known for having one of the freshest grouper sandwiches on Florida 's West Coast. The Dry Dock is popular with locals and visitors to Longboat. From the dockside patio,and the upstairs overlooking the view of Sarasota Bay the Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina.
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