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Waterfront Restaurant & Marina

) #4 of 10 Restaurants in Saint James City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
2131 Oleander St, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2131 Oleander St, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Set out side along the canal and watch the boats ,, the food is great (open prime rib ) service is friendly

Thank Bob I
Reviewed 6 days ago

We owned a second home in St James City for several years. We would often have lunch and dinner at the WATERFRONT. It was walking distance and delightful. Simple, small and modest setting with newspapers covering the table. Outdoor dining is nice there too on...More

Thank labrador47
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waterfront is a special place that is totally Old Florida. It's right on a canal on Pine Island, and you can tie up at their dock or drive there in your car to discover a thatch-roofed building housing a friendly lunch-and-dinner spot that serves...More

Thank villagordie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It's kind of an eclectic venue with all sorts of Florida paraphernalia on the walls, and at the southern tip of Pine Island, kind of a destination eatery. Seat yourself beach...More

Thank Steve N
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Steve. We are so glad you found our little out of the way gem! If you like the fried oysters, come on in on a Saturday for our $9 a Dozen, fresh, shucked to order Oysters, they are awesome. We keep our seafood...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute place with great food. Veggies in our group say the Bocca burger is the best vegetarian option in the area . The crab and burgers are great. keylime pie if youve any room left is excellent. Even have an eating challenge ( never seen...More

Thank yvettelumley
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Yvette for taking the time to review us. We love that you and your children have been visiting us for so long and enjoy it so. We pride ourselves on being consistent and only serving fresh, local seafood. If you like Shrimp, definitely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amy always takes good care of us...the food is great...Love the atmosphere and view... Grouper basket was delicious!!!

Thank karona1
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amy is AWESOME and always treats everyone like family! We hope you got to see some Manatee or Dolphins while you were here or one of our spectacular sunsets! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it so very much.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing for the price. Our waitress Amy did a fantastic job. My opinion, best restaurant on the island!!More

Thank Jab J
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jab J! We like to think we are the best also. We've been here for over 60 years, 22 under my ownership, so I think I'm doing something right. LOL We know we are not right around the corner so we always appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequent this area often and just wanted to say our meal was good but our waitress Amy was excellent! She made our dining experience here very enjoyable!! Thanks Amy for such wonderful service... We will be backMore

Thank jsbb11
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amy is AWESOME, we love her and so do her customers! Next time you're in please let Amy know how we can improve to make your meal excellent as well! We take the advise of our customers seriously! Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This was our second time at the Waterfront restaurant . The food is good but expensive. The view is good but if you sit outside you are looking down a canal. The service was pretty good. Because it's pricey we probably will not make a...More

1  Thank Terri M
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed our food Terri... we serve FRESH, LOCAL seafood... not imported cheap seafood.... I would rather wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and at my family and know I support my local economy and serve the bounty of seafood found...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We split the special brisket sandwich with a maple bacon chipotle sauce and onion straws. The sauce was fantastic! Sat on the outside deck facing the bay. Our waitress was so nice and very attentive. Watched the boats dock. Nice menu and will go back!More

Thank Sheila L
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thanks Sheila! That brisket was awesome! Everyone loved it and it went fast! Glad you liked our sauce also... this week I'm going to put it on Braised Pork Belly! We strive for friendly, fun and casual service, don't hesitate to let me know if...More

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Response from villagordie | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your help !
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Response from JD H | Property representative |
No pool table at The Waterfront, but Froggy's has one!
25 February 2016|
Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
Straight south on Olander Street almost to the south end of the island. It will be on your right
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Oleander St, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint James City
  • Phone Number: 239-283-0592
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