We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Waterfront

$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, American
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604 (Highway 67)
+1 262-275-9034
Website
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 110: English reviews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The food is good and reasonably priced. The alcohol is pricey and the bar doesn't have enough bartenders if a big group comes in!

Helpful?
Thank beth1980354
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

beth1980354 Thank you for your review. We have shared your comments regarding bartending staff levels with our management team so it can be addressed in the future. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Amazing food and atmosphere. The beer cheese soup was the best I have ever had! I also had the BBQ pulled pork, it also was fabulous. Definitely will go back. Staff was good friendly and on task.

Helpful?
Thank Laura H
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Laura H Thank you for your wonderful compliments. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Carol Stream, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I have been there for lunch several times. The food is always very good and fresh. The veggie bean burger is delicious. Large portions!

Helpful?
Thank Kerry12013
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Kerry12013 Thank you for your wonderful compliments. We appreicate your repeat business and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Fontana, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This place has the potential for greatness. It is located in a nice setting right on the Abbey harbor marina waterfront which is connected to Geneva Lake. Very picturesque with areas for outside dining and a very cool fire pit. The food is good and the prices are in line with other restaurants in the area. What could make it... More 

Helpful?
Thank berford1
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Berford1, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We have reviewed your comments with our management team and apologize for the inconvenience. We are making changes to the restaurant and look forward to sharing those soon. We hope you will consider dining with again so we can exceed your expectations. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a burger and 2 appetizers for 4 of us and couldn't eat all the food. Was delicious and a beautiful view.

Helpful?
Thank yourfriend3
Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Yourfriend3, Thank you for sharing your experience and for your compliments. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again! More 

Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 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

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

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

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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.

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

Helpful?
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 

Travelers who viewed The Waterfront also viewed

 

Been to The Waterfront? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, American
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
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
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: +1 262-275-9034
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Waterfront staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?