The Dry Dock 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, celebrities, and visitors to Longboat. And what’s not to love? From the dockside patio, the view of Sarasota Bay with pelicans hanging out on pilings. You’ll enjoy the same panoramic view in the upstairs dining room, but you’ll get the added entertainment of watching the dumbwaiter bring food and cocktails up and down. The Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina.