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“Great Location...Not So Great Food...”

Bluewater Waterfront Grill
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Established in 2000, Bluewater Waterfront Grill is picturesque restaurant located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Service, hospitality and outstanding local cuisine are top priority. The menu features selections of fresh seafood and American fare, offering unique, chef-driven dishes, as well as classic coastal favorites. Bluewater offers spacious dining rooms, private event spaces and has a large outdoor patio where guests can dine and relax while watching sailboats and yachts glide by on the sparkling water. Bluewater has continuously been voted Best Outdoor Dining by Encore Magazine and its outdoor patio includes and a full service bar, and large fans & shades to make dining comfortable during the summer months. Dock access is available.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Location...Not So Great Food...”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

My family and I had Easter Brunch here and we were all quite disappointed. We really wanted to like the food, since the location is so awesome, but once again (have tried this establishment in years past) the food was less than par. There were items on the Easter Brunch Buffet that seemed to come out of the freezer and were just warmed up. There was turkey "cold cuts" that were rolled up (just the turkey) and covered with a hollandaise sauce that tased like a powder sauce. In addition the only meat that was available for this Easter Brunch was ham...and NO dessert of any kind offered. I could go on, but I think you get the picture. If you are looking for a Fantastic location (directly on ICWW) with a fantastic view this is the place to go, but if you would like a nice meal...proceed elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank TheZulli
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just OK, but nice view”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

This place is in a nice location overlooking the marina area and my son had eaten here before, so he was looking forward to it. However, it did not even come close to our meal the previous evening at The George on the Riverfront, and I had the beef filet at both places. I know Bluewater specializes in seafood, but since I don't eat seafood, I always try the steaks. Very disappointing here as it seemed it was a lower grade of beef, very tough. There was a wedding going on, so they were very busy, and we expected to have to wait between courses, however it was just the opposite - the food all came out almost at the same time. A bit of a problem, since they were taking away our soups and salads before we were finished with them. The calamari were just ok - not great - and the fish dishes again, were just ok. My son was a little disappointed that it wasn't as good as the previous visit, but it was still a nice evening on the water.

Visited April 2012
Thank BBurne1003
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Charlotte, NC
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great place & view for a meal”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We had a table over looking the intracoastal waterway. The view was excellent, and the food was very good. Try the clam chowder. It's wonderful.

Visited April 2012
Thank Mumps4
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Kent, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We like this place...”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

like the food...had coconut shrimp, garlic potatoes and may other hubby had shrimp mac and cheese...lots of room. and seating...great view on the intercoastal and terrific service, of course, they weren't too busy on a Monday night!!

Visited March 2012
Thank julia d
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King, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous VIew and Outdoor Dining”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Great view, good food & good service. Outdoor dining is wonderful!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Wanda S
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