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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

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412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-4010
+1 941-383-0102
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dry Dock is a fabulous restaurant for a late lunch/ early dinner. This restaurant does get very busy and has minimal parking, so plan accordingly. The views are beautiful and we see dolphins, tarpon, and pelicans each time we visit. My daughter loves going here and so do I! They have delicious chicken tacos!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was good. We had to sit outside because it was very busy but it was pleasant. Had our children and they were a bit disappointed in the selections so I would say adult restaurant. We stayed in Siesta Key so it was a long drive here.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! They do not take reservations and you WILL WAIT but it is SO worth it! This is one of those places that just makes your trip! Down on the end of Longboat Key, beautiful location, 360 windows if you're seated inside... not a bad seat in the house. It was the night of the pink moon... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So I read the reviews on Yelp first to make sure there were no problems of course doesn't everybody do that? Anyway, the location and parking was challenging but well worth the challenge. We called for VIP seating which is not a reservation but it kind of puts you ahead of people who may be waiting so it's a good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at a high-top table in the bar area. Great atmosphere and good view of Sarasota Bay. Kim served our drinks and food, was very pleasant and offered excellent service. We had fish tacos and loved them! In the past we've eaten in the upstairs dining room and the ground level area - both area were a great place... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, if you're there for dinner, especially on the weekend, parking is going to be a challenge (there is a parking lot, but it gets crowded) and odds are high you'll wait for a table. But... it's worth the trouble. If you sit downstairs on the open patio, it's great views and open air dining. We found the food was... More 

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Bradenton Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our friends had been hearing good things about Dry Dock, so invited us to join them for dinner. We were unable to get preferred seating, but decided to take our chances by going early. The wait wasn't too long, though the restaurant was very crowded. It was such a pleasant wait, though, because we were able to sit on pretty... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read at least one negative review of this restaurant but the vast majority were positive, so I was a bit wary. Since the snowbird season is basically over, I didn't expect a long wait but was told it would be an hour before we could be seated. Deciding to stay, I ordered drinks from Kim at the bar and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place - the food is great, prices reasonable, service can be ok. But, the wait for a table esp at dinner, esp weekends, can be quite long. Don't go without a reservation and be prepared to wait even if you have one. Lunch is a good other option - less crowded

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every visit to LBK means at least one (usually multiple) visit to the Dry Dock! Fun staff, great food with a wonderful view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?