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Waterfront Restaurant

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2131 Oleander St, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place. Good spot on StJ. Stonecrab felt fresh and the creamation beer was nice (maybe a little expensive compared to the rest). Enjoyed it tho.

Thank Eiriek
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Eiriek, We get out Stone Crab fresh everyday! We receive them about 10 to 18 hours after they are caught. "What's on your plate today, was swimming in the water yesterday"! The Craft beer you enjoyed was a local brewer, small batch and local to our area, a little more change, but we like to support our local economy...... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not special or gourmet food, but i guess okay place if you just want something to eat. I think all goes in the friture, fries taste of fish. friendly people but not so much service minded. Its waterfront so thats must be the best part.

Thank chris k
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't care for our restaurant. You are correct, we are not fancy or gourmet, we don't pretend to be. We are a little burger/ fresh fish "old florida" style restaurant on the water. I hope you have found a restaurant that suits your style, there are plenty of restaurants in the area that are more gourmet. We are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a beer and lunch. Even though it is the high ( busy) season, we were greeted immediately. We were placed on a waiting list (expected during this time of year). We asked for outside deck seating and were seated right away. This was overlooking a canal and the sound. Dolfins and pelicans galore! Our friendly server was... More 

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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hate to say it, but the service isn't good here. The food is mediocre at best. I've gone few times and I am done going there. I'll stick to Woody's.

Thank Gail B
JD H, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry Gail your experience at my restaurant was not up to your standards... if you could elaborate on your experience, then you could help me in pin pointing what I need to do to bring up the quality of service. My name is J.D.... you can email me JD@waterfrontrestaurant.com . More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch. All of us had a seafood meal. The kids meal corn on the cob was deep fried. Never had before ... but my daughter found it delicious. We will be coming back for sure!

Thank travelwiser51
Cincinnati, OH
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fun little place right on the water. Our servers were very friendly and apologetic about how slowly our food was coming out of the kitchen and brought us little bowls of cole slaw to munch on. We weren't really bothered by it as we weren't in a hurry and it was a nice night out. They even brought us bug... More 

Thank trooper912
Bangor, Maine
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch with delicious food, and a pleasant server. Ordered the scallop and shrimp basket. My dad had a burger. Both meals were fresh and hot. Ordered a chocolate dessert which was amazing!

Thank Mel D
Saint James City, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Most vistors to St James City usually don't know about The Waterfront Restaurant at the SOUTH END of OLEANDER! the locals have been enjoying the great food, fun and service for years! When we had visited St James City in the past and stayed at the Southern Most Inn, which is next door to the restaurant, My wife and I... More 

Thank mgambuto
Saint James City, Florida
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We go every week for the Shrimp Special Awesome,The seasoned boiled shrimp are the best,We always get it with seasoned garlic butter to dip them in...

Thank RandyZim
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a random day trip in the middle of the afternoon, beer was good, fried oysters and onion strings were VERY good and the view AWESOME! Amy was a great server and had good food suggestions. We'll be back! #thatviewtho


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?