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The Waterfront

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Bar, Grill, American, Barbecue, Pub
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269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604 (Highway 67)
12622759034
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived after the lunch hour. I waited for 15 minutes for a server to greet us after being seated by the host. I actually stopped a server to request drinks and to order. The food was okay. The server apologized and even took $10 off our bill because of the wait. But there were lots of servers standing around... More 

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Thank AW1016
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

AW1016 Thank you for your review. We are deeply disapointed to read of your experience and apologize as this is not the level of service we strive to provide. We are making changes at the restaurant and hope that we can welcome you back in the future. More 

Saint Charles
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I asked for a wine menu and was told " we don't have one you'll have to go upstairs to the wine bar - I know they do have a wine menu it's a bar the problem was the bar tender didn't want to be bothered

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Thank Jodie R
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Jodie R Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very disappointed to read of your review as this is not the service that we strive to provide. I understand that you have been in touch with our management team to resolve your concerns. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are other items but the best choice on any Friday would be fish fry! The staff is very friendly and helpful. They care that you get th best service

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Thank Grandpaof4
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Grandpaof4 Thank you for your compliments! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here several times while staying at The Abbey over the 4th of July weekend. The service is good but very slow. THe food was OK but not really outstanding. The advantage is that it is convenient if one is staying at the hotel.

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Thank Pete_and_Tara
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Pete_and_Tara Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope that on your next visit we exceed your expectations in all areas. More 

Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All in all, this was a good place when we wanted convenient and simple. I ordered some BBQ sliders with sweet potato fries, and they were pretty good. My son had a steak, and raved about it. My daughter ordered the chicken wrap and said it was greasy. Our server was attentive and pleasant, and there was a bar area... More 

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Thank wondergirl_il
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Wondergirl_il Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your compliments about the steak, sliders and also your server. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1,654 reviews
897 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

It was too chilly to enjoy the amenities of the outdoor patio and the live music was too loud for our taste (Sinatra, it wasn't) but we were told that pitmaster Matthew Whiteford smoked the best barbecue north of Memphis and east of Kansas City so we had to make at least one stop at the Abbey's Waterfront restaurant. We... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Taylor B Thank you for your five star review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our delicious barbecue. We have won a few local awards and our pitmaster has won many national awards. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. More 

Homer Glen, Illinois
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

In the area for the weekend, we stopped here for a drink and to sit outside and enjoy the view. The one bartender was slower than a turtle and would definitely be voted Mr Grumpy. We got our drinks, which weren't that great, a mediocre Bloody Mary and a tasteless Sangria. Gave the guy $20 for a $16 bill and... More 

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Thank Val N
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Val N Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with. Please know that this is not our standard and your comments have been addressed by our management team. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back so that you may have the positive experience that we are known for. More 

Chicago
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Mary our server was amazing. However it took a while to get our order going. The table next to us actually left because no one took their order. My ordered a Margarita frozen. When she got it it was unfrozen and a bit watered down. The food finally came and we had a "loaded burger" I had the pulled pork... More 

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1 Thank rpm1774
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Rpm1774 Thank you for your review. We appreciate your wonderful compliment about our server Mary and have passed along your feedback to her and her manager. We have also shared your compliments with our chef. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Racine, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Went there for their AYCE friday night fish fry. Restaurant almost empty. There were 4-5 servers around. Ours took our order, came back with two pcs of fish each. We asked the server to put in two more pcs for each of us right away. Twenty plus minutes later not only was there no more fish coming, but we hadn't... More 

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1 Thank Edmracine
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Edmracine Thank you for your review. You will be pleased to know we are making some changes to our Friday Fish Fry and overall menu. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back again and exceed your expectations with our new experience. More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The fried fish and hush puppies were too greasy and lacked flavor. I would go back only because it's in the hotel and easily accessible to food.

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1 Thank Melissa L
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Melissa L Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We have shared your feedback with our chef, who is exploring some new features for our fish fry. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, American, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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: 12622759034
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?