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“2nd visit and so good again.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar

Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar
1297 Bay St., Florence, OR 97439-9648
+1 541-997-1133
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Ranked #8 of 73 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Eclectic cuisine featuring healthy freshly prepared house made choices. Steaks, seafood, salads, pasta, pizza, vegan . Fun specialty drinks & huge wine selection. Micro brews.
San Antonio, Texas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“2nd visit and so good again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

this was our second visit for lunch. everything is pretty much the same, except they need to replace the dying cane bushes in the restaurant, they really did reflect badly on the decor. our food was very good, the service was ok. nice place but needs some attention to detail.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We went with my husband's parents as we could not get a table at the waterfront depot on a Sunday night. The reviews made it look interesting but it turned out to be nothing special. The best thing I had was the mandarin orange salad. It was the house specialty and was excellent. It came as part of my meal for an extra $1.50 but was well worth it. Mandarin oranges, lots of blue cheese, avocado and almonds. Wish I had made it my meal. The special poppy seed dressing was very good.nthe rest of the meal was a disappointment. For dinner I had the pan seared scallops which had absolutely no taste. Everyone else had the fish and chips which was nothing special either. Overall an average experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We love dining at the Bridgewater Restaurant or sitting at the Zebra Bar and nibbling on their fantastic bar menu items. The waitstaff are so friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent and presented beautifully. The atmosphere is great. I like getting there when the dining area is full so we can sit at the bar and not feel rushed. Speaking of feeling rushed. We have never felt that way there - even when it is crowded! They treat everyone as though they are their very favorite customers. I have to add, after looking below that we have had couples night there, family night, Lots of time with friends and also two business dinners! I'll have to try solo some day!

  • Visited August 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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Christine D, Owner at Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thank you Dorrit. Cheers!
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Reedsport
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Atmosphere is wonderful. A woman played the piano near by, very classy. We were seated and quickly greeted with shrimp cocktail - complements of the chef. Our server was friendly and attentive. Bussers were about looking to clear tables Food was excellent! I went to work the next day telling everyone how pleasantly surprised I was. Love that place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Popular place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a very popular place in the Florence Old Town area. It's noisy with people laughing, talking and eating. Service was decent and staff were helpful and friendly. The food was okay but not spectacular. I tried the seafood pasta dish, and was amazed by the large amount of salmon, large shrimp and scallops. The pasta was overcooked and the marinara was scant and not particularly rich. The house salad was nice. We skipped dessert and went for ice cream down the street. All in all, an okay experience but not as interesting or innovative as we'd hoped.

Visited September 2013
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