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Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar
Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Eclectic cuisine featuring healthy freshly prepared house made choices. Steaks, seafood, salads, pasta, pizza, vegan . Fun specialty drinks & huge wine selection. Micro brews.
Florence, Oregon, United States
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We started out with 2 cod fish n chips, then shared a cobbler for dessert. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs, we usually opt for the vegetarian menu as they have some nice choices, the fish was a nice change. Good job to the chef and crew!

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Thank Michael C
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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you Michael , I'll let everyone know you were pleased! It means the world to us! Appreciate you taking time to post on TA.
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Palm Springs, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
386 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Amazing fish and chips”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We were looking for a great place for lunch in Florence and were in the Elk's thrift shop. We asked the cashier where to eat and had an overwhelming response from everyone in the place. They all said that we MUST eat at Bridgewater. Who could turn down such recommendations. It all starts with the building, which is historic, over 100 years old and nicely decorated. The staff were very welcoming and the service was just right. We had a spectacular seafood pasta, which was over the top full of shrimp, fish and mussels. There was enough for two people and this is something I would order over and over. We also had a shrimp melt, which ended up being two meals due to the size. You have a choice of salad, fries, slaw or onion rings. Our friends at the Elk's said that we must try the onion rings. The side that came with the sandwich were enough for the three of us and were huge, lightly breaded and fried. Not greasy and so tasty. I overheard a woman at the next table exclaim, "these are the best fish and chips I have ever had!". She was right. A plate amply filled with loads of fries and exactly rightly breaded fish that was so tender and tasty. We did not have dessert because we were stuffed, but the marionberry pie looked amazing. The sourdough bread and the garlic toast that come with the meals was delicious. They fly the bread in from San Francisco three times a week and heat it up before serving. So tasty and fresh. Located right in the old town of Florence, this is a place not to be missed!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Steve S
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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, we're glad you gave us a shot and were PLEASED!!! Thank you SO MUCH for posting a great review about the Bridgewater. Hope to see you again!
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Belmont, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very nice diner and bar in the old town area”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Enjoyable dinner, great service, bar has good selection, well located in the old town, perfect for drinks or a meal

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Brendan H
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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Brendan, all the way from Australia? Wow! Thank you for writing about our restaurant. We are glad you had a nice time! Happy Travels
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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
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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