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“What a little Gem in Napanee” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace

The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace
22 Water Street, Napanee, Ontario 22 Water Street, Napanee, Ontario, K7R 1V4, Canada
+1 613-354-2053
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Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Napanee
Cuisines: Fusion, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Craft Beer, Local Wines, Spiffy Cocktails and a Cutting Edge Culinary Team in a limestone pub on the river.
Toronto
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“What a little Gem in Napanee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We recently had a "family" get together for Thanksgiving at the Waterfront. None of us knew this place existed prior to the visit.. found it on the internet. What a great find.

Beautiful restored building.. great patio right on the water and it was a beautiful warm October afternoon. We sat inside.. upstairs (had the room to ourselves 14-people) Food was great, the service (just one waitress to handle all of us but you'd never know she was great)

Plan to return next summer and sit on the patio... but I'm sure to visit any time would be a good experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheWaterfrontPub, Owner at The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you very much Ladybuggy. I know who that server was and I will ensure your comments are passed on. :) Glad we were able to be a part of reconnecting your family and we look forward to your summer visit. :)
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The Villages, Florida
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“New restaurant with good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Had dinner there 10/14. We were plesently surprised to find such a good dining establishment in the small town of Napanee. It is located near the center of town with plenty of parking and outside dining if desired.

We arrived a few minutes before they opened for dinner at 5pm, but were able to get their Thanksgiving day turkey dinner special served by a friendly and efficient waitress. Food and drinks arrived quickly. Had some wings which were also excellent, a few beers and a cheese desert plate that was beautiful, but much more than we could eat.

The restaurant is only several months old and is nicely furnished. You'll love the food and service. Price is a bit higher than we expected, but for the quantity and quality of what we ate, it was fair value. Recommend that you give it a try.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheWaterfrontPub, Owner at The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you very much Jerry. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. :) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels back to Florida. We look forward to seeing you on your next vist!
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Goderich, Canada
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“Classiest Pub Ever !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

A lot of effort and thought has gone into the restoration of this historic limestone building on the riverfront in Napanee. The result is a charming pub with a warmly welcoming ambiance. The Waterfront serves a great selection of beers complemented by a slightly edgy menu; appetizers and traditional pub fare upgraded by an imaginative chef to appeal to the most discerning tastes.
This property also boasts the largest, most amazing outdoor terrace area. Located on the riverfront with it's own dock for boating guests; individual gazebos create a private feeling with plenty of green space for your enjoyment. Last but not least is the team of experienced staff that work their hardest to ensure your visit is the best it can be.....my personal favourite is Dustin ....friendly, efficient and with a great sense of humour. All in all, I wish I had reason to travel in this area more often; The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace would surely become my favourite "Pub" !!

  • Visited September 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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TheWaterfrontPub, Owner at The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you very much Karicktruck. It is such a pleasure to read reviews from folks who appreciate what we do and the experience we want to bring to our guests. We hope you do indeed find lots of reasons to travel our way. :)
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Napanee, Canada
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“Enjoyed lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Enjoyed a great lunch. The very large Roquefort Pear Salad was delicious.Everyone in our large group thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our wait staff was quick and friendly. Looking forward to another visit to The Waterfront

Visited September 2013
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TheWaterfrontPub, Owner at The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you Bandit234. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back. :) (Yes, the Roquefort is pretty yummy, isn't it? :) )
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Halifax, Canada
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“good and bad points but disapointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch on Saturday Sept 14 around 1. There were lots of tables available on both the patio and inside, we chose inside. The server was pleasant and helpful immediately bringing us lunch menus and a beer menu but I had to ask for the wine list. This restaurant must be selling itself as a beer pub as there was a huge beer list vs a rather small wine list.

Husband ordered the pulled pork sandwich and I ordered the pear and roquefort salad only to be told it wasn't available, rather disappointed I settled on a cobb salad. The pulled pork was okay but unfortunately came on a pretzel bun which was not listed in the description, very disappointed, husband wouldn't have ordered it if he knew it came on that type of bun. My salad was good not great, eggs cooked well but if you want to be a top restaurant don't serve bottled salad dressing. Overall good but nothing on the menu jumped out at us.

Near the end of our lunch a group of women came into the restaurant I was surprised at how loud the restaurant became which I attribute to the acoustics. I wonder how loud it would be when the restaurant is full.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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TheWaterfrontPub, Owner at The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Hi lisa_napanee; thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I will inquire about the roquefort pear and why it was not available as I would have been dissapointed too! I assure you, though, that all our dressings are house made. We hope you try us again as we continue to refine and grow.
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