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American, Seafood
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed July 23, 2021

We were looking for outside seating and stumbled on this place. It’s a gem!! Food was fantastic! The garlic fries….YUM! Fish and chips and calamari were fresh and delicious. Our waitress Kat, was the BEST! She made our visit even better. She was fun, sweet...and so helpful. We will definitely visit again when in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2021

Perfect place for a drink and snack. Just down the road from the Best Western. I needed 20 more char

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Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020

Food was great, service was amazing. Chef Dew is a culinary genius who made our private reserved bday party a total success Menus is tasty and made w the freshest ingredient Prices are reasonable and beer and wine selection is on point you will find...something for everyoneMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner there on 8/4 and it was great. We had just arrived from Tucson for an overnight stay and found this restaurant online so ventured from our hotel for something good to eat and we found the right place. Surprisingly, it was empty...of diners but no worry the food was tasty, well prepared and excellent. They have a great selection of local beers and a great choice of wines. We sat outside and it’s the place to sit overlooking the boats in the marina. All in all I highly recommend it for good local food and a good place to relax.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Surprising , nice waterfront setting in National City, and good service. Comfortable in and out door seating. Found menu to be somewhat limited and overpriced for what you get. I had a blackened salmon sandwich which includes either a tiny salad or homemade potato chips...or fries for $19 The fish was good but really should get two sides for that price My husband ordered the fresh catch for $19 and his fish was smaller than the salmon in my sandwich and came with a tiny salad and small scoop of rice. You choose the marinade and it was tasty. With his son ft drink and a tip: $45More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

From a visit last year. I never knew there was a fine dining restaurant in the Marina Gateway district of National City, CA. The hours are lunch crowd Mon thru Thurs, then Friday, Sat, Sun they are open for dinner too. The serve beer, wine,...and alcohol here. Casual setting at edge of marina where boats are. Good for groups, many tables. I picked the special of the day, Thai Salmon, it was very fresh, cooked to perfection, and digested very easy. Staff at lunch is ver minimal, but they get the job done. I need to go back again.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Very nice marina restaurant. A bit out of the way otherwise. Good variety of salads, sandwiches and burgers. Also wine & beer. We had our pets with us and sat out on the patio, nice day for January. We had the ahi tuna salad, burgers...and the BBQ pork. The garlic aioli fries were delicious!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Marina meet killer food. A small menu, not fancy but great quality! Easy access both for boaters and landlubber alike. Wished they had longer hours.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

It was a good experience all around. Nice atmosphere and view. We all had a great time. We were visiting the marine corps base, went for dinner. Very happy with the experience

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Not bad. Eaten here before twice for breakfast. Once good second bad. Potatoes O'Brien were like rocks!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

We keep our boat at Pier 32 marina and have enjoyed a few lunches at the Waterfront Grill. Their gourmet soups and sandwiches, though a limited menu, offers daily specials, a pleasant patio with a breeze and a great view of boats and water. The...only disappointment we had was their hours are limited to 11-2 most days. The weekend offers longer hours, to sunset.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

We met some friends today for lunch on Pier 32 in National City, at The Waterfront Grill. The Restaurant sits above a beautiful new 250-slip marina on the Sweetwater River that leads to the San Diego Bay. The Waterfront Grill has indoor and outdoor seating...for your convenience. After picking out your table and looking at the menu, and picking out your breakfast or dinner plates, customers will then walk up to the cashier counter where you will meet Debbie Stephenson. Debbie was so nice as she takes your order and you pay your Bill in advance, so your food can be delivered by DJ the nice server, to your table. Waterfront Grill also features many varieties of Sodas, Wines, and Beers, for your pleasure to enjoy. We had the very delicious New England style Clam Chowder, served in a sourdough bread bowl. The soup was really tasty. The Fish & Chips which were very tasty and crispy served with homemade Tater Sauce. And we had the Mesquite Smoked Albacore Sandwich, which was home made with grilled sourdough bread, garlic aoli, shaved red onion, toasted walnuts, and organic greens. It was Sooooo Good ! The Sandwich comes with a side of either garlic fries, mixed greens, potato salad, bean salad or regular crispy french fries. We had the regular crispy french fries which were very good. Great Food, Great Service, Great Prices, and Great Views. How can you Top that. The Waterfront Grill on Pier 32 is a must go place for Breakfast, Lunch or Happy Hour. It's worth the visit !More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We had a great lunch in this casual, waterfront restaurant. The views were of one marina along the harbor. Debbie made us feel at home and she and her staff were very attentive to our needs. The mesquite smoked albacore sandwich was fabulous. The flavors...were unique for tuna and far richer than ordinary. Fish and chips was a great lunch choice as well as the rich clam chowder. Prices were reasonable, especially considering the portion sizes. One orders from Debbie at the counter where several lunch specials are displayed, and shortly afterward food is delivered to your table. Views are pleasant from either the patio or from the large windows inside. What a pleasant place for a nice, casual lunch! We will be back. Give it a try'More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Went here on my lunch break and had the BEST turkey sandwich I've had in a long time. The views were pretty great. The soups were good, and the salads were also pretty great. Service was super friendly and very quick. Definitely can't wait to...go back!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here many times and it's always good. You order at the counter, pay and someone delivers the food to your table that can be inside or outside with view to tthe marina. The food is pretty varied from sandwiches, fish and chips to...prime rib. It is a casual place. They have a great selection of beer and wine as well as mixed drinks. The hours are limited do you dhould call for hours. M-Th it's open from 11-2 and weekends till sunset. Great place for lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Waterfront Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5