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“Great mountain views and nice menu.”
Review of Big Water Grille

Big Water Grille
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Country Club
Encinitas, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great mountain views and nice menu.”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Big Water Grill is located just outside the town up the mountain with spectacular mountainside views. The service was friendly, menu varied and food was good. While we ordered entrees we saw the couple next to us ordered hamburgers that had to be four inches tall.

Visited May 2013
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Los Gatos, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Restaurant Great; Bar too Noisy”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We've eaten at Big Water before and the bar noise has always been a problem. But last night was just too much. Why they don't put up a wall between the dining area and bar is just puzzling to me. Hardly anyone was in the dining area. Crossing this off our list even though the food is good and the view is wonderful.

  • Visited May 2013
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Incline Village, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Probably the Best Restaurant In Incline Village...”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have lived in Incline Village for a while and have noticed the Big Water Grille on the way up to Diamond Peak Ski slope and finally checked it out it out recently....everything we tried on the menu was an out of the park experience. You get a panoramic view of the lake, nice atmosphere excellent wine list, unique menu items and great desserts. There are other high end restarants in Incline that cost as much or more, but they can't deliver on the food like Big Water did last night. If you're used to really fine dinning from a large metro area, definitely put this place on your list while visiting Incline Village. Expect to pay between 40 to 70 dollars per person if you get appetizers wine and dessert , but I'm telling we all left the place wearing big smiles!

  • Visited April 2013
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Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Menu inconsistent, view spectacular!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Attentive service and decent, limited wine list. Good for groups, varied but limited menu, fried chicken should be taken off if can't be improved. Burger & venison were hits! GREAT views!!

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Warrenton, Virginia, USA
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great location, not quite as we remembered”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Recently ate dinners here. The tuna tartare was excellent but the lamb special was overdone and dry. We should have sent it back. Nice wine selection. This used to be a staple of ours when visiting the area.

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