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“Scenic, relaxed dining” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Waters Cafe

Blue Waters Cafe
Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Summerstrand
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Blue Waters Cafe is situated next to the ocean with great views of the bay. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our meals range from light meals, steaks, chicken and fresh fish.
South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Scenic, relaxed dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The menu is quite extensive offering something for everyone and meals are prepared quite quickly. The prices are reasonable and management is very attentive. I've enjoyed many a delicious meal here both at midday and in the evenings. The views are fabulous! My only gripe is the stir-fry veggies which accompany many of their main dishes, should either be cooked longer or changed to something else such as butternut and or spinach or marrows Currently they arrive almost raw that one's steak knife is better used on them than on the steak! They do offer a R20 refund if you opt not to take the veg, but it would be better to rather serve a better veg option than encourage one not to order them. After all one does want to eat healthily and that would necessitate having veg with their main meal of the day. That said however this is still one of PE's best restaurants!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Unbeatable value at a prime beachfront restuarant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This lovely restaurant is definitely going to see me for many a return visit. We decided to celebrate my mom's birthday with a lunch. We were greeted warmly upon arrival and shown to a table with a vantage point of both the harbour and the pier. What grabbed our attention was the excellent lunch specials, available from 11am to 6pm, consisting of either a vegetarian platter, meat platter or seafood platter. We all opted for the seafood platter, at a nominal amount of R58,00 which included a crisp and fresh and beautifully presented green salad, 3 mussels, crumbed prawns, calamari strips, line fish, potato wedges and rice served with a tartare sauce and salad dressing. We were all stuffed to the gills after this delicious meal, so much so that we didn't have space for a pudding. The service was great and the restuarant has a lovely atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

I had previously eaten at this restaurant and had a really good meal so looked forward to going back. The service was horrible! I ordered a fillet steak (Medium rare) and calamari with garlic butter. When it came, the calamari was with a cold tartare sauce. Waitress apologised and took away. When it came back the steak was pretty much well done. When I told the waitress, she went off to call the manager. He came and took the meal away and returned with it the way it should have been. What a pity it could not have been done first time round. Bad experience and there are enough good restaurants to go to in PE without having to try again. Pity!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

With very good food and a great view over Shark Rock Pier and Humewood, breakfast was delightful. This was our second visit to Blue Waters and I suspect it will be a regular stop when we go back to Port Elizabeth.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Lovely steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Good food, nice wine. Only problem was when I asked for no butter on my potatoes I was told they were "pre-made"? They weren't too buttery anyway though. Rare steak was more med rare

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jo C
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