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“Great food, great view, friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waterfront Grille

Waterfront Grille
800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer Marina, Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 717-0700
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Ranked #18 of 35 Restaurants in Herkimer
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great view, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We've been to the Waterfront several times and have always had great food, lunch or dinner. Lunch menu is smaller, but the open faced meatball sandwich is excellent. Dinner menu is great with daily specials. Veal was excellent. Friendly service makes it feel like home and excellent views of the "Erie Canal." Right across from the Herkimer Thruway exit, so convenient stop.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Convenient stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The restaurant is in the same as the building as the Erie Canal Tour, so it was convenient. The food was average.

Visited June 2013
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Utica, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Tasty food and a view of the Erie Canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stopped here for lunch prior to taking the boat tour on the Erie Canal. The food is freshly prepared and very tasty. The wait staff was very attentive. There are many windows in this restaurant allowing a nice view of the Erie Canal. The prices were average, you can view the lunch and dinner menus on line. We have also in the past stopped here for dinner and it has always been delicious.

Visited June 2013
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Mohawk Valley
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Sl-o-o-o-w boat dining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I'll agree with the others about the slow kitchen and service. Arrived about 2 on a Sunday and place was about 10-20% occupied. Beginning service was prompt but a long wait for the kitchen. Asked the waitress for another glass of wine but she forgot all about it. Had to ask someone cleaning tables to get her.

Food was good. I'll say that. Well prepared hot dish and a tasty salad bowl with steak cooked as ordered. Has a view of the canal but it's not a very interesting scene.

Décor certainly needs an update. Lots of junk on the walls and tables are worn. Carpeting looks dirty.

If you are OK with decent food but don't mind waiting and waiting or just like looking at any kind of water I'd say go. But overall I'd say this is just an average dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shokan, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Lovely!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Got there just towards the end of their "lunch serving" on Sat. afternoon. They were setting up for dinner, but, never made us feel rushed. Food was good, service excellent. A most pleasant experience.

Visited April 2013
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