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Waterfront Bar & Grill

#358 of 3,794 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Pub
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2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751
+1 619-232-9656
06:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 02:00
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156 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been around forever and continues to be a San Diego landmark! Good for a late night drink when in the Little Italy area. Also good for breakfast before dropping someone off at the airport since it's just 5 min away. Will continue to visit. NOTES: This place can get pretty loud so be prepared. On game day... More 

Thank Peter L
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for lunch and we were lured in by "the oldest tavern in San Diego." Very friendly personable service. Surprised by the chopped salad - avocado, bacon, capers, and more with a terrific pesto dressing. Good food, good service, and a casual atmosphere.

Thank Mi_Life
Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The real deal as San diegos oldest bar and grill. Not a place trying to appear authentic, just honest friendly service in an unpretentious setting. Might be the best Bloody Mary and breakfast in San Diego, so good we came back for lunch.

Thank Al L
Eufaula, Alabama
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in December, great beer and wings. Good service. Super cool old pictures on the wall. This is the oldest bar in San Diego!

Thank knox78
Budapest, Hungary
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The waitress asked my name and even remembered it afterwards. :) I had a carne asada burrito, but their fish tacos and beers have very good reputation as well.

Thank Ágnes K
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place is amazing to hang out for drinks, got some awesome beers, service and fun. It is really one of the best bars in San diego. It is full of life, and interesting, I spent about 8 hours here just in one day, being perfectly comfortable. You really get all the people here, from bikers to marines, and that... More 

Thank DanielSada
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this bar! Saw it walking past and thought the atmosphere looked buzzing so went there Sunday night. Drinks were reasonable and food was too as well as delicious (calamari, buffalo wings and burger). Staff were v friendly and music/vibe was really uplifting and what we thought was typically American which we loved being tourists from the uk. Highly recommend... More 

Thank Kate D
Abbotsford, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A little hole in the wall in Little Italy and it was one of our favourites. Good food and excellent staff. Many regulars here and they made us feel welcome.

Thank Robin M
East Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great time very welcomed staff was always happy to serve you . Food was good and beer was ice cold!!

Thank Michelle D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Super cool dive bar we stumbled across for a breakfast cocktail after landing at the airport. Everyone was so friendly and the service was perf! Hubs had the wings-he loved them and he's picky! I had a fish taco and it was amaze!! We will definitely be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 10
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?