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“Fun bar, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aqua Grill

Aqua Grill
950 Sawgrass Village Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082-3052
+1 904-285-3017
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: A1A and PGA Blvd
Description: Since opening in 1988, we are a "Top 25" restaurant known for its eclectic seafood,steak and pasta dishes. Private dining room for parties up to 60. Lake-view, covered patio dining. Separate sports theme lounge with 7 HDTV's with NFL Ticket, ESPN Game Day. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7PM. Half-price drinks, house wine and draft beer. Online reservation accepted through Open Table.
jax beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun bar, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We like to sit in the bar area for a more fun atmosphere. Food is good. Some entrees are pricey but the quality is great. Depending on the night, it can get quite crowded seems to be a place for regulars. If you want a great fish dish you can find one here!!!!! My service has always been good but we tend to sit in the bar which creates problems with service.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago area
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Gigantic portions of delicious food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner at Aqua very much! Had we known how generous the entree would be we would have skipped the appetizer. Appetizer of duck confit spring rolls was really delicious. Dirty martini was made perfectly with what seemed to be had stuffed bleu cheese olives, not the usual soggy jarred ones. The local snapper was absolutely delicious, an huge filet, served with tomatoes, capers, and local grilled shrimp alongside Mac and Cheese! Who does that? It went together perfectly. House specialty parmesan shrimp was really good and served with a garlic al dente fettuccine. Service was good, the place was packed, so make a reservation. Would definitely go back. Wheelchair accessible.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“WOW!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

While visiting Jacksonville recently to watch Northwestern compete in the Gator Bowl, my friends and I had the pleasure of dining at Aqua Grill in Ponte Vedra Beach. We were thrilled!! We all live in Chicago--no shortage of fantastic restaurants there--and Aqua Grill belongs right up there with them. The atmosphere was fun and friendly, the staff, attentive and knowledgable, and the food was absolutely fantastic--from appetizers to dessert--so delicious. Service was a TOUCH slow, but the restaurant was packed and they did a fantastic job, considering! If I'm ever in the area again, this will definitely be first place I return for dinner!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Average but good food. Very pleasant waitress who know the menu. The wine menu was average but good labels as well. Restaurant was not crowded so service was good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

On a recent trip to Jacksonville, visited a couple of new spots and this is by far the best. We had a reservation and had to wait a few minutes, but were greeted by everyone who passed by. The meal was excellent, really great seafood, and the suggested wine complimented it very nicely. It was very busy, but we didn't feel rushed and throughly enjoyed dessert (very unusual for us). We will definitely return and bring friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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