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.

“Great atmosphere, SUNSET view, Good food, A+ service!!”
Review of The Waverly

The Waverly
Ranked #9 of 113 Restaurants in Englewood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Only a 2 minute stroll from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico offering spectacular sunsets and superb food. Voted best of the best year after year. We have a banquet facility for events and specialize in Weddings and set up Beachside Weddings , as well .
Reviewed December 12, 2013

We recently purchased a winter home in Englewood. The Gulfview has been recommended. I have to say from the outside the restaurant looks closed due to the darkened windows. Today We were walking the beach and on way home husband suggested trying Gulfview. This was at 5pm and we were wearing shorts, tank tops and sand. I knew it was a bad idea, but hubby said he read they welcomed casual diners . That may be true at lunch time but not dinner. Anyway, we were not turned away and surprisingly we were seated at the window with wonderful sunset view!! Our server, Pam, was outstanding. I had the crab cakes and hubby had the snapper. I also recommend the blue margarita!!
We plan to return along with many friends and family from up north. Thank you for your friendly service exactly what I expect in the Englewood community!!

1  Thank marker0706
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,230)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

932 - 936 of 1,230 reviews

Reviewed December 7, 2013

We frequently drive down to Englewood Beach to watch the sunset but have never eaten at the beach until the other night. Some friends had mentioned that they'd tried The Gulfview Grill and were pleasantly surprised, so we decided to give it a try! The menu is typical for a beach grill; lots of seafood dishes with chicken, beef, and pork sprinkled about. The wine list was completely unimpressive so we ordered cocktails. The service left a lot to be desired but was not the fault of our waitress Wendi. She tried to keep us happy while we waited. The food was just very slow coming and didn't arrive until nearly an hour after we had arrived! Neither one of us finished our meals because by the time our entrees arrived, we were no longer hungry. I can imagine how long the wait will be in season when all of the snow birds get down here!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ChrisV8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

You want a view, you want a very nice environment, this is your place. On the Beach at Englewood Fl. Beyond that I must say the rest is just average. We went as a group based on a recommendation. Reservations accepted and our table ready. Maybe we were unlucky but our waitress seemed confused and flustered. She never did get anything right. She was unsure of the menu items and content. She messed up on drink order or remembering who had what. We had just received our salads and brought the soups and shrimp cocktails. In the end, check your bills, as that was messed up as well. We could not even get water without extra requests.

Now the food, it was well prepared and plentiful. The bread delicious, the food warm and appetizing. The prices were reasonable for the food. 2 of our group had the Monday rib dinner special, it was 530 and the ribs tasted old and dried out, maybe overcooked earlier in the day for the evening rush. Maybe that is why they are not on the regular menu.

I would give the place a 4, but the slow lackluster, service had everyone distracted at the table. We spoke more of it than the view or why we were there..

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank FloridaBC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 2, 2013

First of all, try the wine blends - they are an awesome treat. We typically skip the appetizers, because there is bread, salad, and a side with the meal. The coconut shrimp is good, as is the jasmine rice. But my all time favorite is the grouper - grilled, broiled, or any way you like it. This is the real deal - not the whitefish that others may serve, calling it grouper. Get the special sauce - ginger, soy, pineapple, and probably some other ingredients, but it's a fantastic add to the grouper. They are known for their greens - It was my first try of greens, but they are delicious - a sort of sweet and sour flavor. The bread is hot and plentiful. We've had the prime rib on Thursdays, with baked potato and all the trimmings. This is one place we always take our visitors, because the food is always great!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Carol S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 1, 2013

As close to a home cooked Thanksgiving traditional meal as you can get. Had a reservation and was seated within 5 minutes. Lovely dining with gulf sunset views. Would give it a try if you find yourself wondering where to eat with a beach setting for Thanksgiving or any day.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank jillyfish1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Waverly also viewed

Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to The Waverly? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing