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Waterfront Bar & Grill

2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751 (Downtown)
619-232-9656
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Ranked #347 of 4,059 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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pebble beach
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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hac0y7
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a hidden treasure. Staff is friendly and made me feel like I was a regular customer. Food is great and open early for breakfast. Check out the memorabilia along the walls too.

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The waterfront gets 4-5 stars on a Sunday afternoon or a weeknight. Its a place for the locals. Strong drinks, good bar food. Friendly staff, people to chat up at the bar. Come the weekend, well, lets just say it must have been featured in some rag's "dive bar" review and now all the hip-kids are coming in and changing... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Service is great, people watching spectacular, food is great..lots of fun and beer too! Fun place to take out of town visitors on a sunny day..take the trolley if you can hard to park, they've overbuilt the area! Great place!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Foods good, nice draft selection, always a good crowd of a mix of people looking for a fun time. Free popcorn, jukebox, bands.. What more do you need!?

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New York, NY
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Can't beat the setting especially at sunset looking out over the ocean. We ate on the porch and it was lovely. The food is just ok with a lot of unnecessary sauces smothering fresh fish. The service was very nice.

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