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“Great atmosphere. All else disappointing.”
Review of Waterfront Grille

Waterfront Grille
Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Herkimer
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere. All else disappointing.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Very nice gift shop and great atmosphere with seating right on the Mohawk River, but the food was overpriced, undersized and unimpressive. (e.g. $9.95 for 4 flat chicken tenders in a plastic basket - no fries, no slaw, nothing)

Waitress didn't know anything about the menu or wines available, "We have red, white and white Zinfandel." Really? Wearing a t-shirt with her chest tattoos showing. Didn't match the classy appearance of the place. (Other waitresses were in black slacks and white buttoned shirts.)

Probably okay for lunch, but I wouldn't go again for dinner.

Visited June 2014
Thank tsterling
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A lovely restaurant by the Erie Canal”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Went on a boat trip on the Lil' Diamond II at Herkimer.Great place for lunch at the end of the boat trip.Excellent panini and coffee.Very friendly staff. Would recommend that you visit if you are in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Hat1304
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Bay Shore, New York
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

The restaurant is connected in the same building as the canal cruise and the large gift shop, which makes it very convenient. It is right on the water and makes for a nice view. We had less than an hour to eat before our boat left. The waitress was very good about getting us our order, so we had plenty of time to eat and still make the boat with time to spare. The food was good, not great and for a tourist destination the prices were very reasonable. If you are there for the canal ride, it is a good choice for lunch.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Gart W
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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103 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not bad for Central NY”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

If you come here looking for gourmet food you are in the wrong place. But if you come here looking for a mix of average/good food and some really good food but kind of pricey then you will be ok here. Really good foods we had, pulled pork sandwich, always a winner. Dessert of dutch apple pie was also really good if you like a soft texture. The fries that came with the meal were great. The Ribeye sandwich was so so. The creme brulee was kept in a fridge then just crusted before serving. My experience with creme brulee is that is usually at room temp with a light brunt top. But the slightly burnt top with cold custard underneath was not very good. View of the Eire Canal is great, nice shop next door, pleasant atmosphere. I will return.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Frank V
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Napanee, Canada
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286 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Nice Food & View”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stopped at this restaurant 3 days ago for lunch. We didn't have to wait at all to be seated. The waitress came and took our beverage order and when she returned she asked if we were ready to order as there was a large party being seated and they would be busy. We gave her our order and the meal arrived a very short time later. It was a delicious meal and while we dines we viewed large boats cruising the Erie Canal which was a nice touch. It was an enjoyable lunch and the staff were friendly, attentive and tried very hard to please. We would definitely return if in the area again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank PJ M
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