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The Waterfront Dining

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Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pasta
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590 Liverpool Rd south | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
+1 905-420-2020
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A...
The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A. Located at Frenchman's Bay overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. The Waterfront features one of the most desirable patios with a view in an undeniable setting. Take in the atmosphere as you enjoy Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktails, offering you a casual and comfortable dining atmosphere featuring a modern, yet classic inspired menu. The Waterfront is a Perfect Spot for a "Year Round" Getaway. Est.1996
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  • 50
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot for drinks, lunch or a nice meal.

I have been to The Waterfront a number of times in the past few years for lunch, drinks and an evening meal. Food has been good and a great setting. Nice to sit outside by the water for lunch and they offer good music if you are looking for a spot to have dinner or drinks where you can actually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
LouiseT791
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Whitby, Canada
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Whitby, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to The Waterfront a number of times in the past few years for lunch, drinks and an evening meal. Food has been good and a great setting. Nice to sit outside by the water for lunch and they offer good music if you are looking for a spot to have dinner or drinks where you can actually... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been to the Waterfront a few times and have always had an 'ok' experience. I like sitting on the upstairs patio but the bugs in the evening can be a little off-putting. The food and decor are decent but nothing to write home about. The service is also satisfactory and the owner comes by and checks on tables from... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Will never return to this establishment. The hostesses are extremely disorganized. We were told it was going to be a 25 minute wait. It was about 20 minutes into our wait and 2 parties came after us who did not have a reservations but were seated. We went back up after we saw this and were told there was a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went there for dinner tonight. The restaurant was very loud. It was hard to talk. The restaurant didn't have draft Coors Light so we ordered steam whistle. After a solid 10 minutes, our waiter came back to say they didn't have it. Strange it took so long to find that out. We ordered Bud Light. I saw the bartender pour... More 

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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We attended a retirement banquet for a friend the other night. Our friends rented the upstairs in the restaurant. The view of the harbour was spectacular, especially when there was a beautiful sunset. The food was well prepared and good quality. Service was excellent. We would recommend it to anyone.

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Pickering, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were there for Valentines day, the service was very good and the waitresses took their time and did not rush the courses to the table so we had time for small talk. I had the Pasta Del Mar and it was delicious my girl friend had the 8oz sirloin steak and it was done to perfection.we shared a melt... More 

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Toronto
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a favorite location as we can always count on a good meal, very good service and it is nice to be so close to the lake. It is wonderful in the summertime to go for a short walk after dinner. Definitely one of our favorite local places!

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Pickering, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for ambience, it has lots of that, with the casualness of a modern day pub. Many locals frequent the place, all knowing each other's names. The food is wonderful. I always like going there, even if we have chosen another restaurant, we end up there. In the summer they have and upstairs and downstairs patio, overlooking... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a night out without the baby. We just moved to the area, so exploring the waterfront. Received a gift card as a treat. It was nice just to get out for a date night. The food was good. The service was average. The atmosphere was okay but we were late in the season, too cool to sit outside.... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great restaurant - great location. Excellent menu and food. Offers both casual and fine dining. Wonderfeul location in the summer overlooking the marina and Lake Ontario.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 590 Liverpool Rd south | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +1 905-420-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pasta

Description

The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A. Located at Frenchman's Bay overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. The Waterfront features one of the most desirable patios with a view in an undeniable setting. Take in the atmosphere as you enjoy Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktails, offering you a casual and comfortable dining atmosphere featuring a modern, yet classic inspired menu. The Waterfront is a Perfect Spot for a "Year Round" Getaway. Est.1996
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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