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Waterfront Bar & Grill

2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751 (Downtown)
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Ranked #351 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $10
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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
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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pebble beach
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

we visited the waterfront bar n grill to experience one of the oldest dive bars.we ate and drank and had a really good time. this bar may be considered a dive bar but the clientel does not match.we had to order a burger because of the good reviews and yes the burgers are good.

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Sylvan Lake, Alberta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After arriving in San Diego after a long day of travel, we were looking for lunch & a cold beer- Waterfront was the answer! I like all things vintage & the slightly divey, old time pub atmosphere drew me in. The food was way better than I expected!! My husband & I had the Ahi Tuna Sandwich & it was... More 

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National City, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you love a great local beer variety and great service this is it. The food is not your common bar menu. I had the spinach salad w glazed walnuts and cranberries. Yum!! They will accommodate to make your meals to your likings with a smile. The pricing is extremely reasonable for the area. If you love to people watch,... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Love the specials and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. As a visitor it's great when you are in a place where everyone is chill and welcoming. I meet new friends every time I visit. Food is good and drinks are generous. Love the wings!

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was staying nearby in the Gaslamp and I had some time for a late lunch before I was going to the Padres game in the Gaslamp. I decided to find a meal near my hotel, and ended up going to the Waterfront Bar. I am glad I did, it was much better than the Padre food offerings. I recommend... More 

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Additional Information about Waterfront Bar & Grill

Address: 2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751
Phone Number: 619-232-9656
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 10
Cuisine: American

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