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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stooped with friends, there was no one else in the restaurant, it seemed to take forever to get menus, waited on and get our check. Fish dinner ok, will not go back, there are other places to try out.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

Excellent breakfast and views. Restaurant is clean, pretty environment and great food! I can’t figure out why there is a line out the door for a neighboring restaurant and not this one. Open-Closed times listed here are not accurate. We got here at 9:30am and...they were open.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022

We ate dinner here after missing the ferry back to Fidalgo and we are very glad that we did. The steak salad was very good and the service too. We would definitely recommend eating here.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

0/5. Food was disgusting, and over priced. There is way better restaurants In this little town, I suggest downriggers!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

Best fish and chips! Lightly buttered and not greasy. Service was fantastic. Very good selection of beers.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

3 of us from UK did not enjoy the food. Stringy chicken, thick batter on everything we had. We were also sat next to a noisy kitchen with plates clattering throughout the meal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

We visited Blue Water Bar & Grill multiple times on our visit and loved everything we got. Great views, great food, great service.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is just ok. Maybe it’s covid related or maybe it’s off season related. The chicken was stringy and the fries are over cooked drinks were expensive and the wine was not good like it had been opened for a week or more... The...staff was slow. The view was incredible!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021 via mobile

We were trying to eat dinner about 7:45 and almost all the restaurants we closed or had a 45 minute wait. We were able to sit at the bar right away. Slow to get served. Had a tall Gin and tonic. Very good drink. Tomato...basil soup was good and did not take long to come out. Waited about 30 minutes for dinner. Bison burger was very good. Salmon burger good but not great.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021

Staff is friendly and prompt. Selections of seafood is varied. We had calamari & steamed clam appetizers and shared a shrimp pasta entree...chocolate volcano cake dessert. Perfect service and food!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

1 out of 5, would not recommend. Male staff asked my friend and I to leave after we let them know we were waiting for the last ferry and wanted to be warm while we waited. We were outside on the patio and were approached...as if we weren’t welcome. Staff explained they were understaffed and “other” customers needed the outside tables. My friend and I left momentarily but we were cold so we decided to go back inside to grab a table. Our waitress took our order but looked visibly annoyed when we only ordered coffees and walked away. We got our coffees but didn’t get spoons so my friend asked for silverware but was not acknowledged by our waitress in the slightest. Minutes later the waitress brought spoons and the check. We were thinking of maybe grabbing something else but we didn’t get a chance as we weren’t checked on again until the waitress came back to ask if she could take care of the bill. No customers ever sat at the outside patio while we were there. Being a tourist area I really expected different service frankly, and truthfully we had an otherwise lovely time during our first visit to the islands.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Possibly the worst food I have ever been served! We ordered Fish and Chips; the fish tasted like BAIT and was so greasy it was translucent and dripping! The only thing The Blue Water Bar and grill has going for it is the service and...the view.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 13, 2021

The fare is well above what you might expect from a tavern. The atmosphere friendly and the outdoor/rail seating offers nice harbor views. A great place for lunch or dinner, and they even serve breakfast a few times a week.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

We stopped in here after an evening of watching whales. Location was still serving food and we were glad! Wait staff was tired but still provided decent service. We tried the crab cakes - I’d pass on them as they are nothing special, clam chowder-...excellent, oyster poboy- pretty good and the fish ‘n chips - very nice. The tea was freshly brewed and very delicious. Restaurant has a full bar but restrooms are located outside of restaurant snd are a little smelly. We were very glad for the food but service was feisty and the restrooms stinky.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

They’re open!! I know the pandemic has created unusual situations- but when you call a restaurant and actually talk to someone that says they’re open- only to get told when you Walton 5 minutes later- they really aren’t open for another 30 minutes-the BLUE Water...really IS open! ( they are next door to the other one)Thank you Blue Water grill for being open, Friendly, and great service and food! You’re the nice neighbor next to the “crabby “ place!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Blue Water Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4