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Waterfront Bar & Grill

#440 of 3,773 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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40 reviews
29 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 6 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
West Memphis, Arkansas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The service was awesome and the food was even better. This was my husband and I first stop to eat when traveled to San Diego. You've got to try the steak Nachos.

Thank Spoil2
Hebron, Illinois
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped here with a friend for a drink after a day of training. He lives in San Diego and claims this is a local favorite. I can believe that it is, I had a great seat by the sidewalk where I could people watch, or turn the other way to check the football score on the TVs over the... More 

Thank Hillrm
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I requested a glass of wine at the bar before seating myself. The waitress rudely stated that I had to leave my credit card before opening a tab. I hesitantly gave her my card, expecting her to make an open voucher, but she took it and walked away. This bar/grill wants to keep your credit card in their hands at... More 

Thank sallyr390
Fort Worth, Texas
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125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The oldest establihment in Little Italy. Frequented by the Professional Fishing Community. This is one hearty eatery. NOTE: You must be 21 to enter. ID required. No exceptions. Back to the important points. The staff will want to know your name and use it for the entire service.The food... Great. Let em no if you don't like spicy. Calamari a... More 

Thank George F
University Park
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

First off, me and my girlfriend almost walked all the way inside before the doorman carded us because he wasn't paying attention. We then sat down at the bar and could barely hear the bartender ask us if we wanted menus. I understand it's a bar but the music was extremely loud. Also, we looked at the menus for about... More 

Thank Sandy P

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?