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Thu, 5/23
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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 NFL ticket, sports packages and 4K HD TVs. For your convenience, we serve lunch and dinner daily.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, International
FEATURES
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, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was exceptional as well as the ambience and service Our food was spaced perfectly from the apps to entree, to desert. We will be back !

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed February 21, 2024 via mobile

Houseguests treated us here tonight. Great experience. Calamari for the table, Two cods with Thai rice noodles, one Scallops, one Rainbow Trout, one Seafood Chowder, plus salads. I thought chowder was too thick. Main dishes took v-e-r-y long to show up, but the dishes were...terrific, the atmosphere very pleasant, the service professional. Great menu. Look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 20, 2024

I give this a solid three. The servers were overwhelmed (understaffed with an event on the patio area), so service was quite slow. Appetizers were served 30 minutes after ordering. Dinner came an hour later. Drinks service was slow. I got my scallop appetizer, and...it was delicious. Cooked to perfection. The salad was the shrimp salad and while the shrimp were excellently prepared, they were buried in a sea of mixed greens, with very little dressing on the salad. My steak entree was mediocre at best. I ordered it medium rare and it came ,medium well. Not a pick spot in sight. By the time I got it, we were so late into the evening that I decided to chew it and swallow rather than wait another half hour for it to be replaced. Overall, this was a very disappointing experience for a Thursday night. We deliberately came on Thursday to avoid the crowds, but that didn't work! We probably won't try again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 20, 2024 via mobile

The inside of this restaurant is beautiful, and though busy it provided a nice atmosphere for the two of us to enjoy dinner. We ordered soups to start and although they tasted good, they arrived, barely lukewarm. Our server did kindly return them to be...warmed up, and the piping hot soup hit the spot. Seafood chowder was very good and the tomato bisque with crab was more like a tasty tomato sauce. Our dinners, were both good, but not outstanding. Overall a pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 28, 2024 via mobile

The last night, my son was in town, and we decided to go here since we hadn't been here since May 2023. I ordered the PORK OSSO BUCCO, which is my favorite, and my son ordered the scallops. We are both looking forward to a...great meal. Yet, the pork was nice and hot the potatoes were warm, the carrots were barely warm. I asked for extra gravy to put on the carrots to warm them up. A manager stopped by to check how dinner was, told her about the temperature of the meal, and I got a snid response She said that everything is heated and served right away, so there should be no issues. She asked my son about his meal and he said his was not very warm either. They took his back and heated it. As compensation they offered was dessert and neither if us wanted it. Yet, we got pumpkin cheesecake to go. Not sure what happened since we were there last, at that time it was 6 of us and I spent about $450. Not sure I will go back and I live here.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 27, 2024 via mobile

Really enjoyed this fine restaurant during my vacay time at end of last December. The food is tasty and delicious. Our waitress was very attentive, professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend and be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed January 26, 2024

I am writing this review to shout out our server today, Ryan S. He provided unmatched service! He was attentive and friendly, we never had to ask for a refill. I don’t usually write reviews, but felt compelled to highlight someone who is excellent. Thank...you, Ryan!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 20, 2023 via mobile

Aqua Grill is our go to in the neighborhood. Food was excellent. Service was subpar for lunch on a Monday. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 14, 2023

Friends were visiting from out of town, and we decided to try the Aqua Grill. My wife had the ultimate veggie wrap and I believe peanut butter pie (for dessert, of course). I had the spiced sautéed ruby red shrimp. Everything was ok. Probably will...not return.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 6, 2023

I’ve been here in the past and was hesitant to go back because the service I had last time was truly awful. Well this time was excellent! I had the pleasure of being served by Cassidy! She was so knowledgeable of the menu and had...wonderful recommendations. I had the best evening with my family because of the sweet service we received, she was great with my kids and so patient. I will be back and asking for Cassidy. Thanks for everything, Cassidy!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 6, 2023

Aqua Grill was a short walk from the hotel we were staying at for a conference, and we liked it so much, we returned the following night. Great menu variety, reasonable pricing and fantastic service both nights. The portion size on all dishes was especially...impressive. Can't say enough about the eggplant parm I had on night 1. Probably the best I've ever tasted.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 27, 2023

Located in an upscale shopping strip right off A1A and overlooks a Fountain Pond. The Patio is covered and ceiling fans are used to increase circulation—- great for dining in cooler weather. Patrons can also request a table inside with views. Service has always been...excellent here. The Lunch menu is varied and you can order meals or handheld sandwiches (such as the Philly CheeseSteak) for around $16 to $18. Their French Fries are crispy and deliciously thick and curly. Also, they offer a mash potato puff that is encased by a crunchy crust, but I preferred the fries.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2023 via mobile

We had reservations and showed up early but they were able to seat us. The hostess tried to seat us at a table with absolutely no view and never asked us if we wanted inside or outside. When I noticed there were several open tables...outside and asked to be seated out there, the hostess seemed a little put out but acquiesced and sat us at a very nice table. After that it was all uphill! Our server Becca was pleasant and informative, attentive but not intrusive, and completely honest about the menu. We both had a menu selection she suggested and we’re not disappointed! We ordered the Old Bay shrimp as an appetizer, and I had the flounder dish while my wife enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass. After dinner we had cappuccinos and split a piece of Key Lime Pie. It was a delectable meal from start to finish. This restaurant is not to be missed!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2023

Food was very mediocre. Dirty martinis were horrible Wife started to drink one and it was not good so I ordered her another and asked for it to be more dirty. It was worse. We won't be back. Place needs to do some work in...the kitchen to charge those prices. $240 with tip for two peopleMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 25, 2023 via mobile

We had dinner in the bar. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. Would like to thank our bartenders Barbi,Natalie,Adam,Mia and Madison. Would highly recommend this place to everyone. Look forward to going here again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Response from BobCors | Reviewed this property |
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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Aqua Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5