Aqua Grill
Aqua Grill

Aqua Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquagrill.net/
  • Phone: 9042853017
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm,, Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mike Thomashunis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Banquet Specialist for over 22 years!
    Aqua Grill provides elegant rooms for your rehearsal dinner, graduation, anniversary party, as well as the ambience for corporate meetings. We can arrange and personalize our facilities and menu to satisfy your event"s specifications and needs. Our lake view private dining room
    can serve up to 60 people. Our lakeside patio seating and private bar can accomadate up to 120 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Cary Paige 9042853017

Getting there

  • Cross Street: A1A and PGA Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Aqua Grill
Consistently chosen as one of the "Top 25 Restaurants" by Jacksonville Magazine, and repeatedly recognized as the "Readers Choice Favorite Restaurant" by Women’s Digest Magazine, Aqua Grill continues to wow its guests with superb cuisine and service for over 25 years. As one of the oldest and most successful owner operated restaurants in the Jacksonville area, Aqua Grill continues to differentiate itself from the masses by always delivering an unforgettable dining experience.
Appreciated by its customers for the expansive menu and seemingly endless choices of eclectic cuisine, Aqua Grill serves only the freshest gourmet seafood, aged Angus steaks, live Maine lobster, creative pasta dishes. Also available are vegetarian selections, and special dietary requests are always honored. Dining choices at Aqua Grill include the casually elegant main dining room, the private banquet room with scenic lake views, al fresco dining with lakefront patio seating or the ever popular lounge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Aqua Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (44)great for outdoor dining (41)romantic (23)notable wine list (21)scenic view (19)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (13)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • thediners
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always, always consistently superb food and service. Creative menu with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Dinner is always excellent, but I was a little disappointed with brunch. The French toast and the waffles were mushy and not cooked through and the portions were way to big. Since I am such a big fan of Aqua Grill and love their dinner menu so much, I will give brunch another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    Nana
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We asked another couple to go to brunch & all 4 of us had a great experience. Quality of food, variety of food, & service was top notch. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The first thing you notice upon entering is the outdoor trash receptacle with stained pavement and stray cats. None of the three are welcoming features. Upon entering the restaurant in the daylight, it is dark and and the interior feels dated, only to become narrow through a hallway and opening to the main dining room that also seems tight and dated. The dinners were extremely large. We would have preferred half the portions at half the price! It was just too much food, although the food itself was good, people from out of town can't take home leftovers! Portion control could be addressed with prices to match!
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  • billy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. As always great food & attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aqua grill is great - VEGAN OPTIONS
    ChipandNancyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Have been enjoying the new brunch menu, but whatever AG is doing now with their dinner menu is also really superb. I had a meal that was so good and beautifully plated, I had to take a photo. I was able to substitute tofu in place of the regular selection which was ahi tuna. For me, being able to eat vegan is important, and a rarity here in Jax. AG will do this for you on any entree they can. It was absolutely delish. Will be back again and agin.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely horrible experience
    pontevedralocal123VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We live in ponte vedra but hadn't dined @ aqua in years - and now we are thankful we avoided it all those years. The food was absolutely horrible - virtually inedible. We went there with a guest from the UK and we were mortified by the horrendous quality of the food. Had our waitress or anyone else bothered to ask how our dinners were - we would have gladly told them. Instead - the best solution is to never return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Antiquated Reception
    JParVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    They received my reservation, but reported to Open Table that I had missed the reservation. Hostess/ Reception needs to move from paper to computer!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can you get a bad meal at AG?
    blakej
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I ask as I have not had one yet. This was my first try for the highly-recommended Eggplant Parmesan. It did not disappoint. The generous portion even provided dinner at home the next evening. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. The staff was accommodating as I had blown it and showed up a day late for our reservation. Be sure to get the calamari!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was disappointing.
    Rouge
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was diasppointing but at least the food was good. The restaurant was not that busy yet I had to stop a server to ask for service. A wine list was not provided and in my reservation I had already stated that it was a birthday celebration. The server did not tell us of their brunch cocktail specials (which we would have enjoyed had we known) I just happened to overhear another server. When we asked for a glass of Prosesco we were given a split of Cava - not the same. I've been dining at Aqua Grill for many years and the past two experiences have been disappointing in the service area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly excellent
    Mark
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a fish special and a filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection and fork tender. The martini list was interesting. The fried green tomato appetizer and the clam appetizer were both dynamite. The portions are generous and the presentation excellent. Our server never missed a beat and anticipated our every need. I highly Recommend Aqua Grill and understand why their success has lasted 26 years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was great fresh and on time service was good just spectacular surf and turf. And be sure and get the fried green tomatoes app great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    phbailey
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good but not exceptional--e.g., fried green tomatoes had too much coating but the sauce was terrific. The server was really friendly & accommodating to our large party. I'd go again if staying close by, but I wouldn't make a special trip to eat here. Prices were rather high but typical for other restaurants in area, I think.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a View
    Nana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Party of 2 had a window table overlooking the lake. Service was prompt and efficient. Food was wonderful and we would hghly recommend the Aqua Grill to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had a great Birthday dinner. Our waitress, Laura or Lara, not quite sure, but she did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a lovely dinner and the food was delicious! Our waitress was AMAZING
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MandV
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our 2nd time to Aqua Grill and we wondered why we don't go more often. Everything was perfect. We will definitely be back more often. The calamari is definitely the best we have had in this area. I had the mahi and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SavannahKiteman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything about Aqua Grill exceeded our expectations. We will be back fr sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The fried green tomatoes appetizer was delicious. Our entrees - seared mahi mahi, shrimp parmesan and pork cutlets - were all very good and tasty. Service was attentive and responsive. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food and service
    love4food
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Four of us came over from The Villages, Florida and stayed at Sawgrass. We picked this restaurant for one of the nights of our stay and found the food, waiter, and cocktails to be fabulous. We had appetizers, main course and dessert along with several different martinis and everything was terrific. Can't say enough about the food and our waiter was also very attentive and personable. Will definitely be over again soon to bring some more friends!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    JMDII
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was good. The wait for our salads and entrees was longer than should be, but flavor of food was good. Best thing on the menu was the carrot cake stuffed with cheesecake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aqua Grill
    HWPSU
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Have been going here for many years - one of our favorites. Often use for a special occasion; this time for my 78th b'day. It's the menu and great food that keep us coming back. They have a nice variety of seafood with unique preps.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aqua Grill
    Beauties
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and great service. The soup was out of this world! Our server and others that helped her, were attentive and very friendly. I would highly recommend Aqua Blue to any one who is going to the Jacksonville, FL area whether it be for business or vacation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food
    Enzel
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had a lovely time. From apps to dessert we can find no fault in either food or the service, especially for a Monday. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • skjjj
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Ann was a great server. Helped with gluten issues. Incredible meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood
    golfer
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was excellent and the kitchen was very accommodating with substitutions on sides. Service was attentive and knowledgeable without hovering. All-in-all a very pleasurable dinning experience. We will definitely return and bring others with us. We dined outside but inside looked very nice as well. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it !!!
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Aqua Grill is truly an outstanding restaurant. We look forward to return1ng soon !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • 4th of July spectacular
    TouchdownVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    What a gem. The food and service was top notch. Place was busy and I can see why. Wholefish special was best I have eaten, my wife had the Salmon special presentation was great and wife loved the flavor. To top it off the carrot cake was unbelievable. I would go there just for that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Was a delicious dinner and excellent service. Only negative was that we were two women and were seated at the exit to the outside dining and a bar stand. There were other available tables. This sort of thing has happened to me in other restaurants. Seems to think that women or seniors are not valuable (gratuity related) customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too good
    noneVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Avoid the terrible version of Oysters Rockefeller. It seems they should take it off the menu. The "blackened" fish was carbon-color. Had to be redone. Altogether there are many better place that are far less expensive than this.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A quality dining experience
    crumugoen
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Two couples made reservations for Thursday evening at 7. The bar was busy. The restaurant was busy, but not slammed. We were greeted and seated right away at a quiet table overlooking the water. The bread was good, the salad was good, the service was very good and the meals were excellent. Two enjoyed a nice piece of tuna cooked to each taste. The swordfish was prepared perfectly with a hint of spice and I enjoyed the Snapper with a sauce that complimented the fish, but did not overwhelm it. Additionally, The Aqua Grill is an excellent value for the quality of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional cuisine
    SnoopSister
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We each ordered a different entree. All were delicious. Two plates were cleaned. The third contained more than the diner could consume. My guests could not compliment the choice of restaurant enough. One guest asked for a quiet table so we were given an amply room. Superb service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quite A Find!
    JLMAVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    HALLELUJAH! Finally, a restaurant where you can enjoy a fine meal, and be able to converse with your party at the table. So few area restaurant owners give any concern to ambient noise levels in their dining rooms. We were pleased to find that Aqua Grill is heads above the pack in this area. Add to the mix a great meal and service. and you have one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in JAX.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Daniel
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Awesome restaurant w/ excellent service. Entree selections for the evening are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lmu8523
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food was good. A little disappointed that plates were being cleared off a little too quickly. Had guests from out of town and she barely got her fork down and her plated was being removed. Have eaten here before and have not experienced that before.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weak sauce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was overpriced and not very good. I don't think I will be returning to this restaurant.
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  • Great Service
    Lovetodine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We dined as a party of 7 on a very busy evening during The Players Championship weekend. Our server Laura was fabulous and made our evening very enjoyable. She did not miss a beat on a busy night and for a large party, she was a gem. As locals, we were a but disappointed to see the menu was limited based on the volume of diners for the evening, however, our out of town guests still enjoyed the meal. A favorite for us is always the Kale Cesar salad. We all enjoyed the carrot and cheesecake combo for dessert, the hit of the evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our experience
    JadeVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary...our kids sent us a bottle of pro secco-- Ashley our waitress was great and a wonderful waitress
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    Paula
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We often go to Aqua Grill, despite it being pricey. The food is always good to excellent, as is the service. We also like the fact that there are vegetarian options on the menu. And the seafood is cooked well. I wish they would update the interior, though: It's "marginal" as far as ambience and the booths aren't really comfortable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Ponte Vedra
    NavyP3
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Aqua Grill is our favorite restaurant in an area where there are quite a few really good ones (Ruths Chris, etc.). Great seafood in particular. Love it there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.