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Waterfront Restaurant & Marina

2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
239-283-0592
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (33 reviews)
“onion strings” (10 reviews)
“gator bites” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
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1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Very friendly and welcoming staff. When ever we are on the island we go to the Waterfront on Tuesday for the steamed shrimp.. Love it. There are many other items on the menu; so something for everyone. See you in Feb.

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Get blue snow crabs. Lots of meat. We will have to return for more and try another dish. Get views from the outside patio.

Thank TinaLeetonia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by mid-afternoon on a cool but sunny day. We were greeted right away, and chose to sit inside rather than wait for a table outside. We enjoyed fresh shucked oysters, chilled stone crab claws, and fried grouper and scallop basket. Fresh and delicious!...More

Thank Karin K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our quiet day sightseeing on the island, we drove to the far end and went to this place, nice friendly staff who showed us to a table on the waterfront, plenty to see and a great atmosphere, good range of drinks, would recommend a...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't know how to cook properly, you fry! And Waterfront is all about frying. The clam chowder was tasty. If you choose to order it, get it WITHOUT the biscuit on top. Everything else was mediocre at best. The grouper tacos left me...More

Thank apiyeafa
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review on Google, Yelp AND Trip Advisor... being that this was your 2nd trip to my restaurant ( my server waited on you before) .... my first question is... if you didn’t care for the cuisine, why come back? If you...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The view is nice. If you love cats, you will love that Precious has the run of the tables. I don’t care for cats on my dining table and am allergic to boot. My waiter was ok but never went out of his way. Ordered...More

Thank daxmurphy
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Atmosphere is very Florida, which we love. Drinks were cold, dock overlooking the water was spectacular, and the staff was very accommodating. We'll try not to wait another 20 years to visit.

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Have had seafood pot pie and grouper stuffed with crab, both great dishes, then went back for salads and they were good also! Home made dressing!

Thank GTrooper
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Staff was friendly and informative. We sampled several different dishes- gator, scallops, shrimp, haddock, calamari, beach bread, sweet potato fries, onion strings. Everything was great! We loved the laid-back, easy going atmosphere and enjoyed being outside by the water.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We sat outside ...ordered seafood philly sandwich & grouper bite basket...when the waitress brought our food she had switched my basket with another ladies dinner ... once i realized I had the wrong lunch it was up to us customers to figure out who had...More

Thank clark2424
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VeganSunshine
27 December 2017|
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Response from JD H | Property representative |
Sure... we have your basic salad.. and our black beans are vegan... as is our veggie burger... we are in process of adding a vegan cauliflower crust pizza to the menu! Hope to have it going in a couple of weeks! My name is... More
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villagordie
11 August 2017|
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Response from villagordie | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your help !
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Euggrace
23 July 2016|
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Response from JD H | Property representative |
No pool table at The Waterfront, but Froggy's has one!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint James City
  • Phone Number: 239-283-0592
Description
Pine Island's original and oldest restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant & Marina has been around for 100 or so years. Serving "Ole Florida Style" seafood baskets & entrees, burgers, salads & more, The Waterfront is a local favorite. Our seafood is local and fresh, what's on your plate today was swimming yesterday! Conveniently located at the mouth of the Henley Canal, we are a boater's favorite as well, with 16 easily accessible boat slips and the shortest idle time of all local boat friendly establishments. Come on in for one of our daily specials, Saturday features $9 Dozen Raw Oysters, plump, delicious & hand shucked to order. Sunday's special is our FAMOUS Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, available only on Sundays, until we run out! Check out our picture gallery for our other Daily Specials. We have beautiful outdoor dining, dockside with frequent manatee & dolphin sightings as well as breathtaking sunsets. On the deck, we welcome your well behaved pets as well!
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