Enjoy outdoor waterfront dining on our dockside patio.
Come by boat! Boat docking available.
Happy Hour daily from 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Beer - Wine - Liquor
Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Lunch & Dinner
Sunday 4:30 - 9:00pm Dinner only.
We do not accept reservations.
We accept call-ahead seating requests up to 7 days in advance. Call-ahead seating is limited. We welcome walk-ins.
To have your name placed on our call-ahead list, call 941-383-0102, press option 5.
Longboat’s Neighborhood Grill
The 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 and awesome char-grilled burgers, the Dry Dock is popular with locals, professional athletes, celebrities, and visitors to Longboat. And what’s not to love? From the waterfront patio, the view of Sarasota Bay is obstructed only by shady coconut palm fronds and pelicans hanging out on pilings. You’ll enjoy the same panoramic view and food indoors, but you’ll get the added entertainment of watching the dumbwaiter bring food up and down. The Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina, minutes from downtown Sarasota.
Our Commitment to Quality & Freshness
We serve only fresh, never frozen, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, & Stone Crab Claws purchased from local fishermen from the Gulf of Mexico .
Read what the press is saying about us!
"Just what you want in a grouper sandwich: a thick flaky grouper filet, blackened and served on a soft roll with a side of French fries. The kicker, though? The intensely flavorful sweet chili cilantro sauce that came on the side. Don't miss it."
Sarasota Magazine 04/13
"Dry Dock serves up a million dollar view of the water with some great tasting food on the side"Tampa Bay's Channel 10 07/10
“If you’re feeling nautical, the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is a great spot on the bay side of Longboat Key.”
NY Times 3/03
“A pleasant place with great views and wonderful food.”
Boston Globe 2/05
“Watch a constant flotilla of yachts, sail and motorboats”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/05
“A hidden hotspot for locals on Longboat Key”
Cincinnati Enquirer 2/06
“...renowned by locals for its grouper and lobster bisque.”
Louisville Carrier-Journal 3/06
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