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Waterfront Bar & Grill

2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1751 (Downtown)
619-232-9656
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Ranked #351 of 4,055 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $10
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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Contributor
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
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
37 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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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Waterfront Bar & Grill in Little Italy. Good drinks. Good burgers. Good dive bar. If you like football, come watch it here.

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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We finally made it here, after 3 months of trying to get to it on Saturday night- date night. The obstacle wifey & I had in the past was the parking excursion jaunts we experienced in & around Little Italy & Middletown. Coming to this fine establishment - on a St. Patty Day Saturday 2014 lunch meal - made it... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

One of the longest standing licences in the area (apparently Wyatt Earp frequented here) and the place has a great atmosphere and really good burgers. It's a little off the beaten track and doesn't look much from outside but I would go here again.

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