Enjoy Casual Waterfront
Dining on Sarasota Bay
412 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Zwick’s Channel, Marker 6 via boat
Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is 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.
We do not accept reservations. We accept preferred seating up to 14 days in advance for parties of eight 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.
ARRIVING BY BOAT
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.
You are welcome to bring your dog with you when dining outside, provided you have a travel carrier with you at the table. Your pet does not have to be in the carrier – you just need to have it at the table. If you have any questions, please call us at 941-383-0102 and press option 5.
CARRY OUT ORDERS
We are happy to provide carry out orders from our lunch and dinner menus. All dinner menu orders should be placed before 4:00 and picked up before 4:30.
DIRECTIONS FROM ST. ARMAND’S CIRCLE
Follow SR 789 North. Exit off of The Circle by turning right at the Columbia Restaurant. You’ll cross over a drawbridge onto Longboat Key about 3/4 of a mile after exiting off St. Armand’s Circle. After the bridge there is a stop-light. We are the second driveway on the right after the light. It is approximately 1/2 mile, turn right just before a Mobil gas station. We are located at a dry-storage marina. The building has a blue roof. You may park on either side of this building. Approximate driving time from St. Armand’s and Lido Key is 5 minutes.
READ WHAT THE PRESS HAVE WRITTEN 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
“Dry Dock serves up a million dollar view of the water with some great tasting food on the side” –Tampa Bay’s Channel 10
“If you’re feeling nautical, the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is a great spot on the bay side of Longboat Key.” –NY Times
“A pleasant place with great views and wonderful food.” –Boston Globe
“Watch a constant flotilla of yachts, sail and motorboats” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“A hidden hotspot for locals on Longboat Key” –Cincinnati Enquirer
“…renowned by locals for its grouper and lobster bisque.” –Louisville Carrier-Journal
Happiest Hours at Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
We have a full bar featuring reasonably priced drinks. Our happy hour is daily from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and features reduced prices on draft beer, select wines by the glass, and well drinks.
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