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“Ready to go under”
Review of Ocean Grille

Ocean Grille
Price range: $2 - $11
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 3rd Avenue North
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ready to go under”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were here on a weeknight and of sat outside. Not a lot of customers. They were out of oysters! Our waiter was spread way too thin and apparently there was just one cook in the back. We waited over an hour for our food but it never came. Also, when we ordered drinks the waiter said they were out of a lot of different alcohol brands but he'd check to see if they had what we wanted which was Johnny Walker Red. We finally told the waiter we couldn't wait any longer, paid him for the drinks, and left.

So disappointing and such a prime location. Next owner please!

  • Visited May 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor view”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

They were out of gator bites unfortunately. I ordered the house salad with shrimp and there were a lot of shrimp. The food was good, but not remarkable. The service was good.

  • Visited May 2013
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MINNESOTA
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food......needs direction!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited on a Friday evening. We were unable to be seated outside as that was full, but were directed to a table indoors, where we were ignored for at least 10 minutes until we tracked down the hostess, who informed us she was trying to find a server for us and then disappeared. Another 5-10 minutes later, we tracked down a server from outside who came in to get drinks for her customers and told her we needed a server. Mental assent was given....with no action. We finally were able to track down someone who appeared in charge...don't know his position. He apologized and got someone to give us water and sent someone to take our order. Another couple near us were also being ignored and we pointed that out to him as well.

We were given complimentary appetizer and drinks while someone came to get our order.

Once we did get our food.......the food was delicious and very tasty.
This restaurant is in a very prime location and has great food -- but until they get their service figured out, they will lose customers if something isn't done.

We were also given some coupons to use on a return visit before we left.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Spoken09
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Ambience - less than great food”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We went there on a Saturday early afternoon while hanging out at the beach .

They had a one man band playing island style music , which was excellent for setting the "vibe" . We sat at the outside bar , and overall were pleased with the visit . Prices were reasonable, service was good.

The only downside was the food quality . We had the fish and chips. The fries were nasty greasy, and pretty limp. Fish was so so.

We will go back, as this is a neat place to hang out . We will just eat somewhere else .

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Traveler2012a
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Looks can be deceiving!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Came here because of groupon deal and was impressed walking in, very modern and clean looking with a beautiful ocean front patio area. This is where the good stopped. Many of the tables outside were dirty, Service was marginal at best, had two waiters somehow, didn't have gator in stock on a Friday night! How do you run out of a main menu item on a Friday! Also my soda was hardly refilled and ended up a watered down mess.

Will not come back...like others said it may be better as just a bar

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Mike L
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