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Aqua Grill
Aqua Grill
  • Address:
    950 Sawgrass Village Drive
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
    Neighborhood:
    Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Aqua Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquagrill.net
  • Phone: (904) 285-3017
  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (904) 285-3017

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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The Aqua Grill is truly an outstanding restaurant. We look forward to return1ng soon !!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "very good food for value. large portions. enjoyed it very much"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant w/ excellent service. Entree selections for the evening are always outstanding."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary...our kids sent us a bottle of pro secco-- Ashley our waitress was great and a wonderful waitress"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was overpriced and not very good. I don't think I will be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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! "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Lisa the server was just amazing and the manager was just as accommodating they went over and above or what you would expect from a restraunt. Good was exceptional. Awesome from start to finish' "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Given the high rating of Aqua Grill. I made reservations with much anticipation of a great dining experience. What a disappointment! A small table was pulled into the aisle beside our booth to accommodate our 5th diner. My food was less than desirable- the shrimp was over cooked and rubbery. The service was mediocre. For the fees they charge, you would expect exceptional food. Not the case. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Took long time friend and his wife, and they enjoyed it very much. We come there often, and always have a good meal."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Am long time, part time resident of the area and finally tried Aqua Grill. Service was excellent which may cause us to give it another try in the future. The decor is in need of a serious upgrade as it is pretty drab. Menu ambitious but needs to be simplified and let the fresh seafood stand on its own without all of the sauces, coatings, etc. Offer seafood simply grilled, broiled with simple sauces on the side for the true seafood lover. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Selecting a restaurant while traveling in an unfamiliar location is always challenging, so when one finds a 'winner', it is especially rewarding. The Aqua Grill in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, is adjacent to the Marriott Sawgrass. We were able to make a last minute reservation on Open Table (which by the way, is a great and reliable way to make reservation at participating restaurants when traveling). We were seated promptly by very friendly staff; our server Buddy was attentive, helpful and fun. We had specials and the trigger fish and Ahi Tuna were both fabulous, fresh and perfectly prepared. Portions were generous and the homemade Key Lime pie was dressed with blueberries and strawberries; it was a terrific conclusion to the meal. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was so good and cooked perfectly. The specials were certainly noteworthy ."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Good food but took way too long to arrive. Server continually interrupted conversations. Very noisy on balcony. Just an okay spot."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Expensive and not good. The service exceeded the quality of the food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time as a first timer. The service was excellent.Charity our server could not have handled the ten of us better. The food was fresh and very well prepared. The manager check in with us to assure our satisfaction. We will return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We found the menu to be stale & out of date; including the salad starter. The fried fish in my husband's seafood platter was very watery and unappetizing. It was a struggle for me to get what I wanted- an appetizer and a $4 side. I specifically requested no salad & nothing more be added to my plate, but it arrived with a mushy side of veggies. Finally, it was not worth the $25 they charged me for the items that added up to $13 separately. We will not be dining at Aqua again, very disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food, service were fantastic.Ross was attentive and knowledgeable. My wife had the best lobster of her life and I thoroughly enjoyed the Osso Bocco. Portions were generous and everything was cooked to perfection. We will be back whenever traveling in the PV area. Seafood chowder was also amazingly good. Had no room left for desert."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Aqua Grill is my go to restaurant when I want a great meal in a comfortable environment and good wait staff. My wife and I have never been disappointed with any meal. The seafood selections are always solid and the kale caesar in a nice change of pace."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Aqua Grill is a wonderful restaurant. They did it all right last Saturday evening. Great table, great service, great food. We will return !!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great Food...Great Service...Prices high but, good quality...will be going again..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our experience at Aqua Grill was great. In relation to other reviews, the hostess was a bit "cool". However, our waitress Ann was very friendly and helpful, giving recommendations and explanations when asked. We had scallops for a starter and then a BLT wedge salad, which was very fresh and flavorful. My husband's entree was the vidalia crusted flounder, which was excellent. I had the Mediterranean salmon with orzo, which I enjoyed. For dessert we shared the banana creme pie. This was fresh made and very good. The overall experience was very good, and we'd visit again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was very good, very friendly. We ordered the fish Hemingway, selecting grouper over tilapia. The food was scorching hot when it arrived at the table, far too hot to eat. We both felt the reflected heat on our faces. It was 8-10 minutes before we could safely eat. By then, the fish had overlooked and was a bit dry. The sauce over the fish amounted to about a teaspoon, far too little for the portion size. The potato selection with the fish was a baked, sliced, somewhat crispy variety, which looked very good. It was far too salty to eat though. We remarked that it was potato flavored salt. All-in-all the food was inferior compared to a number of similar restaurants in the Beaches area, many of them less costly."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Have dined here several times and have always had a good experience. Extensive menu with many interesting twists on seafood. Notable wine list. Service is exceptional. They obviously do a great job training their servers."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "we were seated at nice table without asking, wait staff well informed and knowledgeable about menu. appetizers were quite good, fried green tomatoes were among best we have ever had. main courses shrimp dish was excellent. However, blackened fish a la "Atkins" was overwhelmed by strong blue cheese flavor amidst the vegetables and fish. Fish itself was good, We felt it was too expensive. noisy group at nearby bar area was a little issue for conversation. Overall we enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Always a great time at Aqua Grill. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Aqua grill met all expectations. Wobbly outdoor table fixed quickly. Food terrific"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining. Great salads and seafood. Always a constant great place to go."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are visiting the area and ate at the Aqua Grill three times during the week. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food and service were outstanding too. We will definitely return again when we're back in the area!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "But service wasn't up to par. Our server was more interested in "turning the table" then giving us excellent service....even though we had told her it was my birthday (special occasion). Server came across "impatient" when I was tossed between deciding a seafood dish or a meat dish. Good thing the food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I travel every week for work and for personal reasons I choose to eat gluten free. I asked the waitress if she had a GF menu which she brought and guided me through with outstanding recommendations. It was evident she was familiar with it. I ordered the blackened triggerfish that was to come with avocado, balsamic and goat cheese. Yummy. I ordered the Kale Caesar which was also highly recommended. Both were absolutely delicious however a couple notes. It is a good thing that I am not a Celiac and GF is a lifestyle choice as the salad came with croutons and the chef substituted Blue Cheese for the Goat Cheese both of which would be a major problem for someone with Celiac disease."
    Dined on 3/18/2014