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Waterfront Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751
+1 619-232-9656
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  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (18 reviews)
“crab legs” (2 reviews)
“tuna” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We were recommended this place by a bar maid at Bolt Brewery which didn’t serve rum. It is really a locals bar, but full of life and atmosphere. There’s a narrow strip of seats outside, a bar area in the middle and seating in the...More

1  Thank collavfc
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Recently had an early good basic breakfast at the Waterfront. A great location...we walked to an art show close by and also absorbed the essence of Little Italy. I would suggest getting an outside table...Saturday mornings have a bit of the smells of Friday nights...More

Thank Roz68
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I came here last month with my parents. We ordered the calamari appetizer for the three of us but the portion was very small which was disappointing. For my meal, I ordered the wedge salad and a clam chowder. The chowder was a little watery...More

Thank Gab J
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Found this place because of good reviews and it was so packed after the Rock & Roll Half Marathon...but found a table, very friendly staff, and VERY good food!! Staff friendly, and I wish they had a place like this where I live!!! Best music...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We ate breakfast several: mornings, and lunch beverages and all were very good. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. The food was very good. Every morning they have a breakfast special on week days; very good and reasonably priced. Highly recommended if in area.

Thank James B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink during happy hour. The place is filled with pictures and articles that reflect the long history of this watering hole. They served complementary crab legs during happy hours. Several people mentioned the good hamburgers but since we were there...More

Thank Jo91910
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Fun dive bar with a group of friends! Friendly staff, esp. Val, I hope that's the right way to spell it! They really made a group of out towner's feel welcome. The burgers are super tasty! Will definitely be returning next time in town.

Thank madisonrita30
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Just the girls headed to the Waterfront after the Farmer's Market... what fun! The sliders were awesome and the beet and Brussel Sprout Salad was terrific. Great people watching on the sidewalk patio.

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We came to the place thanks to a very positive review given by the hotel where we stayed. Went to the bar to ask for information and the girl was very busy and didn't pay much attention to us. Told us there was no specific...More

Thank Giacomo F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had just spent 10 days in the Baja and was in dire need of a Hamburger & Fries. Waterfront Bar & Grill delivered with the expertise of a Gypsy Mindreader. I was given a 1/2 lb plate of heaven with a basket of hot french...More

Thank trelkacrib
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-9656
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