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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
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Spent an enjoyable dinner at Aqua Grill for my birthday. As a member of the restaurant's email club, I received a free meal for my special day. Can't beat that! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Look forward to returning again soon."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Had a great Birthday dinner. Our waitress, Laura or Lara, not quite sure, but she did an excellent job."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner and the food was delicious! Our waitress was AMAZING"
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything about Aqua Grill exceeded our expectations. We will be back fr sure."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had a lovely time. From apps to dessert we can find no fault in either food or the service, especially for a Monday. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Ann was a great server. Helped with gluten issues. Incredible meal!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "very good food for value. large portions. enjoyed it very much"
    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