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Wed, 5/25
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Established in 1988 and reinvented for 2016, Aqua Grill offers guests a beautiful, new contemporary restaurant concept located directly on the lake in the renovated Sawgrass Village shopping center. Guests will enjoy award-winning cuisine from an eclectic, multi-ethnic menu featuring the freshest of local ingredients prepared to order. We offer private banquet facilities, a fully covered lakefront deck with climate control, and a lively full service bar with all DirecTV sports packages and 4K HD TVs. For your convenience, we serve lunch and dinner daily.
$10 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood, International
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the flounder entree-unfortunately, it wasn’t flounder. Though the entree was tasty, it wasn’t flounder. And, wasn’t worth what was charged. I brought it to management’s attention, but, nothing was done. Won’t be back any time soon.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Favorite place to eat, 3 flight red blend wines, caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, pork osso bucuso, mashed potatoes, carrots with spinach. The favors are amazing when you take your time. When they bring you the pork osso busuco, you can see the steam coming...off the food, the smell of rosemary wafts from it. The pork is so tender you savor the 1st bite and the next and next for the rest of your meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From entering to leaving this restaurant was fabulous. The food was so spot on while our waitress was top notch. Great view of the pond while sitting inside. The blackened snapper was so good with plantains, pineapple salsa , rice and black beans and the...vanilla Creme brûlée with berries was over the top. The Visalia Crusted flounder with roasted sweet cirn, fresh Maine lobster risotto and South Carolina peach chutney was very good. Our friends had bang band wild Alaskan cod and slow braised boneless short ribs and had no complaints. It does not open to 5:00 pm for dinner.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 19, 2022

We enjoyed an impromptu lunch there one afternnoon afer pulling into the little galleria off the main road. INterior decor and ambience is cool and cubist, however we opted to dine on pation overlooking the small pond. Menu is high-end "coastal eclectic", but has a...range of options for all palates. Service was absolutely professional and without fail. Sarah was wonderful and suggested the "Peel and Eat shrimp" which were essentially mini-lobsters and which I ordered three times...as we returned for dinner the following evening and which I reordered the same again. An exceptional restaurant in every way.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

This is by far one of my NEW favorite restaurants. Our server Tamar was impeccable! Literally awesome. She knew so much about the menu and was extremely kind…even on a Friday. What we loved most was the vast menu selections and the quality food items....Be sure to try the grouper! The manager, Tera, even came by to mingle….she has great charisma. I was so impressed from the moment we walked in. My family and I will definitely be back as we love visiting Jacksonville.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 8, 2022

My two sons and I arrived at 5pm to a packed house and were seated in the bar area… our waitress seemed a bit distracted but NOTHING could prepare Us for the 1 1/2 hour wait for our Steak(supposedly for servings of 3) and my...11 yr olds burger to arrive… my glass was topped off ONLY once I requested the check as well as the food to go…(they did bring my 11 yr olds burger out at my request, shortly before I had decided the wait was excessive even for a steak) The only other shameful thing besides the poor service and disappointing size of our steak…was the fact that I was literally looking forward to my next trip as so to order the Red Snapper(which looked delicious btw) Aqua Grill’s saving grace was the fact that my 14 year old son got to experience Tomahawk Dry Aged Steak for the first time…apparently a desired item on his culinary Bucket ListMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 1, 2022

Aqua Grill is a nice option for a good lunch when visiting Ponte Vedra Beach. Our family tried an array of options and they were all good. The server (presumably) made two communication mistakes with the kitchen causing our food not to be delivered as...we expected. It was still good however. The philly cheese steak was delivered with no grilled veggies when we had asked to have them on the side and salad came with dressing already on it rather than on the side. The shrimp and lobster roll was excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 15, 2022

The Aqua Grille is without a doubt the finest dining experience in Ponte Vedra and in Jacksonville as a whole. The food is carefully curated to never disappoint. The mussels were some of the best that I have ever had in my life. You can...really tell that the kitchen is examining every dish that goes out. We had the Flounder and Tuna entrees and they were amazing. The service was top notch and the team was working as one cohesive unit. I recommend this restaurant for everyone looking for the "real deal" dining experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 29, 2022

We were treated like royalty once again by the Aqua Grill Team. Tara, the manager and her staff ALWAYS makes everyone feel special. I had the Vidalia Grouper. It was amazing! The short rib my husband had was phenomenal and of course the bang bang...cod pad thai. I Love this place. You are missing out if you do not eat here.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 18, 2022

We chose this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were seated on the patio that offered heaters for more comfortable dining on a chilly evening. The menu offers a good selection of items, heavy on fish dishes. Our meals were quite good. The server...was very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere here is casual and noise level was not a problem. We were given a nice dessert for our birthday evening and the overall experience met our expectations.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 17, 2022 via mobile

We had lunch here on a cool but sunny day. We sat outside on the heated veranda, which was perfect. Delicious meal. My husband had a great chicken Cobb salad and I had the Pasta Giulia, but the star was the shrimp lobster roll my...son ate. Generous portions. We also shared a peanut butter chocolate cookie pie, which was tasty.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed October 26, 2021 via mobile

We were able to get reservations for 8 for the night and time we wanted. We stayed at Sawgrass Marriott and they shuttled us to the restaurant and picked us up afterwards. The restaurant is very nice. We were seated in an area where we...could talk without being too loud. The service was excellent as was the food. I highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 22, 2021

We came for lunch several months ago --ordered fish tacos and the meatball sub. We were ready to return until I discovered the meatball sub was removed from the menu. Too good of a deal it was--a delicious and hearty lunch that included fries. Now...meatballs can only be purchased as an appetizer--but at nearly the same price as the now-deleted meatball sub! No thanks.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 12, 2021

Made a reservation for my husband's birthday..they asked if it was a special occasion and I let them know. They sat us in the middle table on the patio..so uncomfortable. I requested a dessert at the end of the meal to celebrate..they told me they...will make a note..but I might want to whisper this to our wait person...??? Why bother asking than. The food was horrible..I sent mine back only to be berated by the owner and handed my 42 dollar filet back that was overcooked and had about the worst glaze I have ever tasted. I tipped our waitresses 20 percent because she deserved it..otherwise a horrible dining experience..and of course there was no birthday cake at the end. Suprise. This had nothing to do with staffing..I blame the owners for this terrible experience 🙄More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 23, 2021

We recently ate here as a party of 3. Our seating was outside on their nicely appointed (and covered) deck, which overlooks a small lake. We were treated with flocks of beautiful birds flying to their evening roost to the South, a good omen for...our meal. The wine list is excellent and bar service made a good whiskey sour. We started with a cheese plate and a plate of mussels, both excellent. I ordered the special, a take on surf and turf using lobster tails and lamb. My companions both ordered fish. The lobster was excellent, but the "turf" was a heavy handed mess of gummy noodles with small pieces of lamb stirred in, not in the least appetizing. The fish also suffered a bit, with the snapper over-cooked. The other fish was done correctly. I would describe our meal as a bit too much hit or miss with too much ham-handed kitchen work, definitely well short of the kind of finesse the menu promised. Dessert was so-so, but I at least was able to have nice glass of port from their list, which included a number of high quality ports. I can recommend the restaurant for its bar offerings, its wine list, and its starters, but if I return I would have to think twice before ordering an entree prepared by their kitchen.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Like most places in Florida tourist areas, there is no particular dress code. We did not feel out of place wearing decent looking shorts and tops.
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Web site says 11.30 am until 2AM , suggest you call at 1 (904) 285-3017
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Yes, Aqua Grill offers takeout services.

Aqua Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5