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On the Waterfront

Steward Parkway, Washington, NC
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Ranked #16 of 51 restaurants in Washington
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Brand new. Seafood, Steaks and more. Beautiful setting, great prices, and out of this world homemade desserts. Also, a shelffish steam bar.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Brand new. Seafood, Steaks and more. Beautiful setting, great prices, and out of this world homemade desserts. Also, a shelffish steam bar.
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sat outside right off the water. Very nice view. Service good. But fried shrimp were terrible. Tasted like precooked. Tough and batter very hard. Scallops also too fried. May try again and hope for fresh seafood.

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Washington, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times, the last being on the fourth of July. The food has been wonderful from the steaks to the shrimp and grits. The waitressess and bar staff are friendly. Would recommend to family and friends

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

From start to finish this place was a disaster. Seated outside on a hot Summer day (our request) the iron table was embedded with human hair. Waitress seemed unphased. Ordered crab dip. Would have been decent if it wasn't tinged with the flavor of low tide. Fried captains platter was oddly small and flavorless. Really just an awful dining experience.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of our party got fish that was not very fresh. Small portions at hight prices. Service was good. If you go check your selection for freshness and send back if you have a problem.

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Winterville, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Spent the day on Saturday 6/7/14 in Edenton with my sister and stopped on the way back for some wine and dine at On the Waterfront. Requested the outdoor seating. We were told because only 2 people in the party, we had a choice of only 2 tables one of which was in the sun. Patio not crowded, plenty of... More

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were visiting my brother & wife over the weekend and she suggested this rather new restaurant which was a 50 minute drive away. It was a belated birthday celebration for her (our gift) and we 4 do enjoy the quaint town of Washington. It was Sunday afternoon & a beautiful day. We wanted a table on the enclosed porch/patio,... More

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Raleigh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We enjoyed the enclosed patio- dinning and riverfront view. Also, the large bars and the good food & drinks. The service was excellent.

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Winterville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We went there for lunch on a Saturday to celebrate my birthday and Mother's Day. We had to wait about 30 minutes to get a table on the patio so we walked down to the waterfront. It was worth the wait. The food was great and the view was spectacular. We will definitely go back.

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Washington, North Carolina, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

On the Waterfront is a great place to go and eat and have a great evening! They serve great food and drinks! It kinda reminds you of Cheers, in that you know alot of people and is a great gathering place!! Love it and the owners are personal friends of mine

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Washington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had a very bad experience after they first opened. Food came out cold and arrived at very different times from two kitchens. We decided to give it another try during the holidays. The food was again very disappointing. Pasta was listed as a sun-dried tomato pesto sauce and came drowned in canned tomato sauce with so much sugar added... More

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