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“very nice atmosphere”

Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar
Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, International
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Eclectic cuisine featuring healthy freshly prepared house made choices. Steaks, seafood, salads, pasta, pizza, vegan . Fun specialty drinks & huge wine selection. Micro brews.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great live music, good lighting and decor,great hospitality, comfortable, not overcrowded. Great location in old town. Glad we came here :-) the food was delicious. Little spendy but it was worth it.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Steve M
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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Steve. Glad you had a good time with us. Hope to see you again. We appreciate the review!
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SF Bay Area, CA
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Character, nice touches, good food”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Enjoyable dinner here. Kind of loud (two of our party mostly deaf) but that's due to the cool, original wood floors (1901?) and high ceilings, which add to the airy atmosphere. Loved that a fresh shrimp cocktail arrived as we sat down. Good price on the quaffable cava got the dinner off to a happy start. Onion rings are HUGE - if you order, hope you have about 5 others to help you. Soup of the day, lima bean, was a complete surprise and ended up being the favorite of the table. Poppy seed dressing for the salad good, but a bit heavy on the raw onion. Dad said the spicy jambalaya was the best he'd ever eaten. He didn't share, which is part testament to that. Salmon was nicely cooked but a bit lacking in overall flavor (no sauces came with it). Varied choice of sides come with entrees, e.g., yams, potatoes, rice, soup or salad. Large menu. Only gluten free dessert was an ice cream sundae. Friendly service.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lv2TrvlWelt
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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Hey Love to travel! That was surely a nice review you gave us! Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope we're on your "to do " list again! (Next time we'll make sure you have some sauce choices with your salmon,ok?)
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oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Thank You Barbara”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I were in Florence for an extended weekend vacation, We come here often and enjoy both the Bridgewater and the waterfront depot. We enjoyed two great meals at Bridgewater this weekend. We had reservations to go to the Waterfront Depot tonight. We ended up walking out of the Waterfront Depot after the very abrupt unwelcoming behavior by the lead receptionist. Our table was not ready on time and she was abrupt in just shuffling us through the process. Very unwelcoming! The Bridgewater was bustling and Barbara was very welcoming and had us seated at a great private table for two within 5 minutes. We had lovely full meal at the Bridgewater. Barbara turned the negative experience we had across the street into a great night out.

- Chris

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank cjc88
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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Hey cjc88, glad we could get you in and you had a good time! I've told Barb her kind attention to you was well received. Thanks for posting this and see you next time in Florence!
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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great seafood!”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We had the crab cakes for an appetizer that were good. They came with a spicy jalapeno as well as a milder option for sauce. The coconut prawns were large and juicy, though you only get 6, they were pretty filling. The salmon pesto pasta was also filling, and the salmon was delicious without the super "fishy" taste. Even though I had to box my dinner, we decided to go for dessert: chocolate brownie. It looks a lot smaller on the menu, and was warm and gooey. It definitely sent us from satisfied to full! Our only issue was our waiter disappeared several times and we didn't get many drink refills. A couple times he even cleared plates, but didn't notice the need for drinks. The times we did get Regis it was tryin the blonde gal upfront, who was very good at checking in with ALL the tables periodically. Overall a great place!

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1 Thank Megan M
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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Megan, thanks for the great review.We are so happy you chose to dine with us and glad you liked the food.. Although ultimately it's the bussers job to refill drinks I'll make sure the servers are acknowledging and reassuring you'll have one coming!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“PCH road trip stop”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

On our way down the pacific coast highway we stopped for the night in Florence. We stayed at the old town inn for the night and they suggested that we walk to the downtown area back behind the hotel for dinner. The Bridgewater fresh fish house was just around the corner so we decided to check it out. It looked like they were starting to close up, only a few people were left in the bar area. (It was almost 10pm, we got into town pretty late) we told them we could go find somewhere else but they very will only allowed us to sit and order dinner. The food was good and the prices on the zebra bar menu were reasonable! Overall, great experience! Friendly staff! Thanks for having us last night!

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2 Thank Muoio23
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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Hi Muoio...glad our staff treated you right. Thanks for giving us and try and writing a nice review!
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