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The Waterfront

$$ - $$$, Barbecue,
269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604
+1 262-275-9034
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Barbecue, Grill, American
$$ - $$$
269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the sweetest waitress and she took great care of us. I had a southwest salad and my husband had salmon. The view of the marina was gorgeous and it made for such a pleasant experience.

Thank Ashley39440
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caroline was our server. Her suggestions were spot-on and she was so accommodating to this high-maintenance couple! The Spotted Cow cheddar is to die for. Had the Friday fish fry w/broiled cod and walleye, and we couldn't decide which was more superb. The potato pancake...More

Thank joemagno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice open restaurant with plenty seating. Food was good and service above average. We had nachos that were very good. For dinner we had the bbq pulled pork and it was very good.

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a nice Thursday afternoon and sat at a table outside. I ordered the new Bloody Mary Burger and it was one the best burgers ever! The service was great and the beer selection is also good. The only suggestion I would...More

Thank D986CRdavidr
Reviewed April 9, 2018

My family and I (14 total, 6 kids under the age of 5) dined here on a Saturday night. Now, I'm sure the vibe in the summer is way different since it was only 27 degrees F so I cant speak for the warmer months....More

Thank Gobadgers0302
Adrienne S, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. I'm sorry that a few things through out your experience weren't up to par. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our restaurant staff. This critical...More

Reviewed February 12, 2018

Visited The Waterfront twice during our stay at the Abbey. Enjoyed our bartender Rick and he remembered us and our preferences on the second day. Great brandy old fashioned, amazing Bloody Mary and yummy pretzels with beer cheese soup. Didn't eat a meal but all...More

Thank mamieof3
Adrienne S, Marketing Coordinator at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your positive experience with us! I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our resort!

Reviewed February 4, 2018

I have never been in a place where you are offered a choice between cod and walleye for the same price. The fry was all you can eat, good except for some bones in the broiled walleye in both my wife's and my fish. Very...More

Thank allaboutthefamily
Adrienne S, other at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you for your candid feedback! We're glad to hear that overall, your visit was good. We hope you will join us again as we will definitely exceed your expectations upon your next visit with us.

Reviewed January 21, 2018

The restaurant was so good that I would go back if in the area, even if not staying overnight. That should convey a lot because very few restaurants located in hotels or resorts are much to write home about. Food was prepared as expected and...More

Thank Richard M
Adrienne S, other at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Thank you for your review and for choosing our restaurant! I'm happy that you enjoyed your visit and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our restaurant.

Reviewed January 11, 2018

We stopped in for a last minute dinner, it wasn't very busy but we still had a nice quiet dinner. The food was great!

Thank yjacobson
Adrienne S, Marketing Coordinator at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

I am so glad to hear that we were able to offer you a refuge from your busy schedule! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed December 19, 2017

I ove the view from this restaurant. Wait staff is friendly. I loved the spotted cow fish fry and the brisket! YUM! I love that they keep different barbeque sauces on the table from a local company. I bought a bottle in the gift shop!

Thank inlove13
AbbeyMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2017

I appreciate your positive feedback about our restaurant! We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. If you're traveling to our area again soon, don't hesitate to call us.

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Leanne S
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Adrienne S | Property representative |
Yes, we are running our "Pulling Up The Docks" special on Sundays through March. Its an all day special from 11:00am - 10:00pm with $3 draft beers and your choice of pit-smoked BBQ pulled pork, BBQ chicken wings or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Bar, Barbecue, Grill, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604
    (Highway 67)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fontana
  • Phone Number: +1 262-275-9034
  • E-mail
The Abbey Resort's very own Waterfront Restaurant is known for its casual, laid back vibe. It's the perfect place to unwind, either on the patio or indoors, and serves lunch, dinner or drinks. We use the techniques of award-winning Pitmaster Matt Whiteford to create specialties like the Waterfront's famous mouthwatering barbecue, salads and wraps . The Friday Fish Fry is a fun and delicious experience, especially when there's live entertainment. And did we mention drinks? From Wisconsin's own Spotted Cow beer to signature cocktails like the Bloody Mary with a touch of bacon (yes, bacon!), you're in for a one-of-a-kind experience. There's also a full children's menu and take-out.
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