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Waterfront Bar & Grill

#420 of 3,688 Restaurants in San Diego
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Downtown
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2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751
619-232-9656
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6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
enjoying the view!!

this is a great place to sit and boat watch....from the ferry's, Navy carriers, sailboats, yachts and fishing boats.....the food is very good....the parking can be a problem on the weekend even though they have valet parking....it was full....the drinks are also good....kid friendly....even though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
SheridanGreymare
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Sheridan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

this is a great place to sit and boat watch....from the ferry's, Navy carriers, sailboats, yachts and fishing boats.....the food is very good....the parking can be a problem on the weekend even though they have valet parking....it was full....the drinks are also good....kid friendly....even though we didn't have any with us....great fish market in front to buy delicious looking seafood...

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My first and only visit to the Waterfront Bar & Grill was ruined by the bartenders who failed to keep track of people's tabs. I had one Sculpin IPA and one brown ale, but was charged for two Sculpins, the brown ale, a Guinness and a Blue Moon. When I pointed out the mistake, the bartender made no apologies, saying... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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201 reviews 201 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I was a bit unsure of what to expect as we entered, but found this place to be great. Seat yourselves, order at the bar. Staff is fantastic - friendly, willing to talk about beer options and provide samples, etc. Food was definitely much better than typical bar food, and everyone in the group enjoyed what they got. Recommended: the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

At the end of the day, the staff are the highlight. The bartender told me that it was the oldest bar in San Diego, that opened the day after prohibition. That was pretty cool. The staff was friendly, and the place always seems to have a crowd. The food is lack luster, but my expectations weren't all that high eating... More 

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just a straight up place. Good food, good service, authentic and friendly vibe, good prices...I have nothing negative to note about this spot. We sat outside and I absolutely LOVED my Ahi sandwich. I'd have it again next time. The fries and onion rings are great as well. Good beer list. If you are near it, it's a great spot.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I didn't know San Diego was known as such a major beer hub. Super diverse crowd, the only consistently late-night place in the Little Italy area. You can even buy beer from them to-go until they close which I think is almost always 2am. They always seem pretty eager to give you local advice, too. First time I went they... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a great bar/grill. Just 5 minutes from the airport, makes this place ideal for waiting on someone arriving at SAN International. One of the old classic bars from the past where fishermen would visit early before going out to fish. The turkey melt is very tasty. Stop here and wait for the plane to arrive.

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Denver
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Right is Little Italy with outside and inside seating, this is a sports bar like none other that I have been to. It is "cozy" (small), but full of super fun people. The grilled tuna sandwhich is worth coming here for. the beer selection is excellent! We made a lot of new friends at the Waterfront and we can't wait... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went to watch a football game but no seating available, so I left. Arrive early on game days in order to see the game you want! They have NFL Sunday Ticket.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Should try Hamburgers! And service is great! I love to go breakfast! They serve Beer 6 morning! Every night is free popcorn! Nice choice of draft beer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-232-9656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?