Certificate of Excellence


                          Featuring Casual Indoor & Outdoor Dining 


11:00am - 9:00pm Monday – Saturday for lunch & dinner 

4:30pm – 9:00pm  Sunday – for dinner only


EFFECTIVE MARCH 11TH, 2015 We do not accept reservations.  We now accept preferred seating up to 14 days (2 weeks) in advance for parties of 8 or fewer guests.  If you would like to learn more about our preferred seating option and how it works, please call us at 941-383-0102 and press option 4.  If you’d like to place your name on our preferred seating list, please call us and press option 5.  PLEASE NOTE:  We do not accept preferred seating requests via e-mail, only by phone.


We have a full bar featuring reasonably priced drinks.  Our happy hour is daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and features reduced prices on draft beer, select wines by the glass, and well drinks.


We have three wet slips available for guests arriving by boat.  We are located on Zwick’s channel, Marker 6.  Reference Quick Point on your GPS or chart for channel position & location.


We are located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse marina, just a few minutes from St. Armand’s Circle, Mote Marine, and downtown Sarasota.  As locals will tell you, we are best known for serving one of the best grouper sandwiches on Florida’s West Coast.  We feature panoramic views of Sarasota Bay from our inside second story dining area or, enjoy dining outdoors on our dockside patio.   

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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