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“Doesn't get any better” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Water Bay Restaurant

Blue Water Bay Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Melrose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gainesville, Florida
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Doesn't get any better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

This visit was a guick idea while passing through Melrose and was so worth the stop,we were not sure if they served late lunch but were plesantly surprised by there great menu and staff.
The Mango Salad was supperb, I was impressed by the seafood platter that was fried but so lightly breaded and delicious.
Friday and Saturday evenings are Seafood Buffet nights and there is a large variety of excellent and fresh seafood.
The atmisphere is very nice also.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank drummerbrat
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  • English first
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English first
Melrose, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worth the trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Food, ambience, wait staff all great. Because it is a destination restaurant, one often meets surprise guests. Also nice wine list, good top shelf bar selections and great deserts.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Wayne S
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High Springs, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious Lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into this restaurant in Melrose while passing through. The tables had tablecloths, the chairs were comfortable and the waitress was fun, friendly and very attentive. Typically, I don't eat fried foods. However, I have a memory of excellend fried clams from my distant past so I decided that would be my lunch. The clams were light, cooked perfectly, and delicious. The serving was huge. I also ordered a side salad and was impressed with the freshness and size of the salad. The menu is very diverse and the fish can be fried, grilled or broiled so don't be disuaded by the "fried" menu.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cheyenne28
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Palatka, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went to thier opening week in Crystal
Cove and were not disappointed. Missed all the art work and stained glass from the Melrose location, but this one will take on it's own personality as time goes on. It's the same quality menu and we look forward to many nice evenings with friends at the new location

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Sally F
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“try it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

First time we were invited In Blue Water Bay restaurant in February 2012. we met friends. Next to the bar was nice music, nt loud. and you know how it usually works: if you like it , you will try to make it ones again. So last week we were on our way back from horse show in Ocala and have chance and opportunity to visit this lovely place . even it was Saturday around 5 PM, crowdy , we were offered good seats. We had buffet: variety of sea food( my favorite shrimps and sushi, ummm!) and meat as well .Good service( yes ,our waitress asked what kind of butter we prefer and etc) smiling and polite staff. Besides, the location of the restaurant very convenient: the intersection of Interstate 26 and 21 .

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yu T
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