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The Waterfront Dining

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590 Liverpool Rd | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
+1 905-420-2020
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do hope the owners or managers of the restaurant do read these reviews. This is a beautiful place by the water to relax with friends. You feel as if you are away on holidays...My friend and I had a delicious dinner and drinks and our waitress was very nice, friendly and attentive. Having said that, she ended her shift... More 

Thank SylviaToronto
Markham, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had lunch and the view of the marina is nice , especially at the upper deck patio. Food and service was good however, the restaurant need a bit of reno and some new furniture to make it even better. I would recommend it.

Thank Thai H
Pickering, Canada
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times. The patio upstairs has a great view of the harbor and lake. The service has always been good and the food is better than average. I do find the menu a bit limiting as I don't eat red meat or port.

Thank Andrea B
Pickering, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Waterfront for lunch at the end of June. We were a little concerned at first, because there were about 20 of us and we were not greeted very warmly by the manager. He warned us that because we had not made a reservation, the kitchen wasn't prepared, the food might take a long time, etc. I thought he... More 

Thank effyk2016
Toronto, Canada
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374 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So the good - so innovative things on the menu - they have LOTS of gluten free choices or they can make them GF - just ask. The patio is large and great. The service was good and very friendly. They had live music Saturday night so very busy and good. The bad part is parking - there is none... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Pickering, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have my 50th hear great service and ambitious by the lake. Everyone had a great time. Great place for a private party.

Thank Cathy E
Pickering, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a place I really looked forward to trying. The location in stunning. The service was extremely poor starting with the manager yelling at us because we came in the wrong door. We were made to feel stupid and like they didn't want to wait on us. The food was not that good and quite frankly the whole experience... More 

1 Thank Michelle G
Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Summertime on the balcony overlooking Lake Ontario, watching the sunset. Winter tucked in listening to great music. The best atmosphere, either with friends or couples. good food (love the mussels), amazing staff! But don't tell too many people....:)

Thank Sue O
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We booked the restaurant for a party of 8 and when we arrived we advised the hostess we infact had 9 for dinner. You would have thought we were asking for a million dollars. It decame such a big commotion to seat one extra person.... Rediculous!!!!! That just set the mood for the rest of the night. Our server was... More 

1 Thank George F
Ajax, Canada
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161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We've been to this restaurant many times over the years the food and service have always been good. The view of Frenchman's Bay is beautiful. Tonight we felt that the prices had increased considerable and it seemed like the menu had gotten smaller since we last visited.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $22
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Liverpool Rd | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +1 905-420-2020
The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A. Located at Frenchman's Bay overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. The Waterfront features one of the most desirable patios with a view in an undeniable setting. Take in the atmosphere as you enjoy Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktails, offering you a casual and comfortable dining atmosphere featuring a modern, yet classic inspired menu.

The Waterfront is a Perfect Spot for a "Year Round" Getaway.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?